EE364b: Projects

Professor John Duchi (originally developed by Stephen Boyd), Stanford University

The project requirement deadlines are given below. Please read the project guidelines carefully. To do a project, you must submit and pass both the initial proposal and the midterm progress report. You may at any point decide to drop the project and take the final or go Cr/NCr. Do not be shy to utilize the TAs; as soon as you have a project idea, talk to a TA for at least 5 minutes.

The TAs have compiled a list of project ideas here.

Project proposals, reports, and posters must use mbox{LaTeX}, with a style that follows our template.

The final projects from 2014 can be found here, and the final projects from 2011 can be found here.

Schedule

  • Initial proposal (2 page maximum), due Thursday 4/26/18, 5pm.

The project proposal should be brief, clear and concise. You should start by providing some background information on your problem (which should be free from mathematical symbols). Then you should give a clear and simple mathematical description of your problem. You can also include any baseline methods that you have tried, and explain how you propose to solve the problem. Briefly explain the challenges in your problem and any simplifications/assumptions that you have made.

  • Midterm progress report (4 pages maximum), due 5/18/18, 5pm.

    • Sign up for project review groups, here.

    • Send draft to peers, due Monday 5/14/18, 8am.

    • Peer review, due Wednesday 5/16/18, 8am.

    • Midterm progress report, due Saturday 5/16/18, 6pm.

The midterm report should be fairly brief, clear and concise. You should start by providing some background information on your problem (which should be free from mathematical symbols). Then you should give a clear and simple mathematical description of your problem. You can also include any baseline methods that you have tried, and explain your current approaches to solving the problem. Explain the solution strategies you have adopted and their successes or failures, and, if relevant, explain the remaining challenges in your problem, the approach you will take for them, and any simplifications/assumptions that you have made.

  • Final poster presentation, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Packard Second Floor.

  • Final report (6 pages maximum), due Tuesday 6/12/18, 10am.