Project 2: Applied Project

CS 441 Project, Dr. Lawlor

A substantial chunk of your course grade comes from the two semester projects.  Project 1 was more research-oriented: write a paper, and give a talk.  Project 2 is more applied and implementation-oriented: write some code, test it out, speed it up.

Here's what's left of the semester:
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10 11 12 13 14 <- Project topic writeup due
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24 25 26 27 28 <- Rough draft code due, Thanksgiving break

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8 9 10 11 12 <- Presentations, last day of class
15 16 17 18 19 <- Final exam, final code due
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Please have your project 2 topic (see list below) written up by midnight on Thursday, November 13.  Please write up a little one-page summary in HTML, with lots of hyperlinks, listing both:
The rough draft code (working, but not necessarily polished or tuned) is due at midnight on Tuesday, November 25th just before Thanksgiving break.

We'll do the presentations on Tuesday December 9.  There are five people in class, and one 90-minute presentation class, so that's about 15 minutes per person.  You should prepare about 10 minutes of interesting, informative content, which leaves 5 minutes for questions and 5 minutes to change speakers.  PowerPoint is NOT required, but you MUST have a clear idea of what you will present AND some sort of examples/illustrations/code/graphs.  Performance numbers are key to your presentation, so benchmark well!

Topics presented in class will appear on the exam, so ask questions if the presenter stops making sense!

The final code is due at midnight on Tuesday, December 16.  This should be fully working, tuned, benchmarked, and include a short README explaining what it is, and what performance it gets.

Possible Project 2 Topics

Or choose your own topic!  Topics should all be of the form "Build an X", not "Learn about X".