The syllabus is subject to change; always get the latest version from the class website.
|MGH 058, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00–11:20 am
|Tuesday, June 11, 12:30–2:30 pm, Allen Center atrium
|Noah A. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Instructor office hours:
|by appointment, CSE 532
This class will provide students with an intensive 10-week experience in successfully completing a challenging, well-scoped research project.
Participants will work in small groups (approximately 3 people in each group) to hone their technical skills to quickly absorb and adapt new technical knowledge, gain experience in complex programming, perform thorough experiments and analysis, and learn how to find a path when faced with negative results.
Additional objectives of this class include:
By each of the following dates, you will make a blog post that describes exciting progress (new trials, results, failure, insights) your team has made. You will submit to Canvas the URL to your new blog post each week. Keep in mind the overall milestones when planning out your project activities.
List of blog posts (those in boldface carry extra weight in the final grade):
Your team is also expected to give five five-minute updates over the course of the quarter (between April 11 and May 30). You should sign up for these in advance (contact the TAs); they should be spaced out over the quarter and we will only have four presentations per class meeting. You are required to use no more than three slides (including the title slide) for each update.
The course culminates in a poster session, held on Tuesday, June 11, at 12:30, in the Allen Center atrium.
Students will be evaluated as follows:
Your team may use up to three late days for blog posts (but not for the project proposal or final report). Feedback to other teams will only count if it is provided within twenty-four hours of their blog post or in-class presentation.
CSE has reserved GPUs nlpg00 through nlpg03 for you to use for this course. See here for information about other resources.