Project

 

For the course project, you are expected to select or propose your own project from the options below. You can work as a team of 1-3 people.  You are encouraged to discuss with the instructor on your project ideas, plans and progress throughout the project period.

Project options

1.      A survey paper focusing on a subtopic of big data analytics (e.g. see http://surveys.acm.org/author_info.html and http://surveys.acm.org/charter.html)

2.      An experimental survey of a small set of state-of-the-art approaches for big data analytics problem (e.g. see http://www.vldb.org/2014/experiments_analysis.html)

3.      An open ended research project.

Grading Guidelines

Project Proposal

Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 11:59pm. (I¨ll provide you with feedback and suggestions within a week.)
Requirements: The proposal should be 1-2 pages (in PDF) and contain the following content for each option.

 

Option 1:

        The topic you will survey and the motivation (why it is interesting and/or important)

        A collection of 10-15 papers related to the topic and related survey papers if any

        A rough categorization or taxonomy of the papers

        A collaboration plan on how the workload will be distributed among the team members if you work as a team

 

Option 2:

        The problem and algorithms you will evaluate and the motivation (why it is interesting and/or important)

        Identification of 3-5 papers or algorithms that you plan to evaluate and compare

        An experiment plan (including datasets, experiment platform, experiment parameter settings, etc)

        A collaboration plan on how the workload will be distributed among the team members if you work as a team


Option 3:

        The problem you will investigate and the motivation (why it is interesting and/or important)

        A brief review of existing approaches to the problem and their limitations

        Your proposed work

        An evaluation plan to validate your result

        A collaboration plan on how the workload will be distributed among the team members if you work as a team

In-Class Project Presentation

Dates: Thursday, April 17, Tuesday April 22, and Thursday April 24
Requirements:
The presentation serves as a midterm report of your project. It should include an introduction of your project, related work, your approach, the work you are surveying, the results you have obtained so far, remaining work, etc. You can plan for 20-25 minutes for the presentation and 5-10 minutes for questions/discussions.  This is also a good opportunity to get feedback from the class.

Project Deliverables

Deadline: Friday, May 9, 11:59pm
Requirements:
The project deliverables should contain the following for each option:

 

Option 1:

        A 20-30 page survey paper

        A collaboration statement on how the workload are distributed among the team members if you work as a team

 

Option 2:

        A collaboration statement on how the workload are distributed among the team members if you work as a team

 

Option 3:

        A collaboration statement on how the workload are distributed among the team members if you work as a team