Presentation of your project will be on the last two weeks of this semester (April 16 ~ April 27)
Only individual project or group project (two students in a group) is allowed
You must turn in your final project materials (slides and/or short report showing that you can "fill in" all the technical details from scratch) by April 15.
As of March 14, 12 students are registered in this class, so we will have at least 6 presentations (if all are in groups)
Entire 75 minutes will be given to each group presentation, and 35-40 minutes will be given to each individual presentation
We will have two additional meetings for the presentations in the last two weeks (will find out the time slot everybody agrees)
For group-based project, both students will get the same score for the project
The purpose of this project is to evaluate your understanding and knowledge of the materials covered in the class
You (individual or group) must demonstrate ("show off") your understanding/knowledge (newly obtained here)/capabilities, and how the analytical tools covered in the class can be used
Basically, you can think of your presentation as a "lecture" or "educating" the rest of us about the papers you have chosen.
Either (i) you can develop a new paper (rough outline and formulation) out of this course, or (ii) choose relevant papers and give a presentations as follows:
Your choice of papers must be technical ones, from recent journal or conferences such as IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Infocom, ACM Sigmetrics, etc.
If individual project, you need to choose at least 2 related papers; If group project, each group needs to choose at least 3 papers or more. (given that you choose "typical" papers from Infocom, ToN, etc) If you choose a big technical survey type paper of length 60 pages or more, that will count as two papers.
Strongly higher precedence will be given to case (i)
Optimization-based approach toward network/protocol design and analysis: Resource Allocation in TCP, Wireless, MAC, peer-to-peer networks; Fluid-based vs. Stochastic approach toward network design and analysis
Cross-layer protocol design and optimization; TCP/Routing, TCP/MAC, TCP/PHY, TCP/Routing/MAC, etc;
Network protocol design through pricing, network economics
Optimization-based or control-theoretic approach toward traditional or wireless/ad-hoc/sensor networks
Impact of network topology or power-law graph on routing, epidemics, and network protocols
Any other relevant topics
Example of survey type papers (just to give you an idea):
M. Chiang, S. H. Low, R. A. Calderbank, and J. C. Doyle, "Layering as Optimization Decomposition," Proceedings of IEEE, December 2006.
Leonidas Georgiadis, Michael Neely, and Leandros Tassiulas, "Resource Allocation and Cross Layer Control in Wireless Networks", Foundations and Trends in Networking, Apr. 2006
M. E. J. Newman, "The Structure and Function of Complex Networks", SIAM Review, vol. 45, Issue 2, pages 167-256, 2003
To do list:
By March 20: Discuss among yourselves and determine whether you want to do individual project or group project (in this case, indicate your partner as well). Also, send me your list of papers by that time for approval.
By March 27: I will resolve any conflict (in case papers of your choice overlap with others) and post the list of papers and member of any group based project with their choices of papers, so that everyone can see what others have chosen.
Presentation will take place during April 16~27
During your presentation, you will be asked to show/demonstrate any technical details (by me or by other students). You (individual or group) will need to submit short report with your response or answers to any of those questions/challenge by May 1 (send me pdf file by email)