Progress report: due April 11, 11:59:59PM
The progress report should be two-four pages and should contain the following:
- An updated statement of the project definition and goals. If there are any changes, discuss them specifically, together with the reasons for these changes.
- Current member roles and collaboration strategy. Who is responsible for what? How are the code and data shared/maintained? How does the group interact -- e.g., are there regularly scheduled meetings?
- Proposed approach in the form of a detailed outline, pseudocode, or prose description. Be specific about how you plan to implement each step with references, pointers to external code, etc. One or more references are required at this stage.
- Data: specific description, including number of images, type of images and annotations, URL (if applicable), etc. Examples of your actual data are required.
- Initial results: brief description of which steps (if any) from #2 above you have already implemented. As a minimum, you should have collected your data (or have the collection process well underway) and compiled and tested any external code.
- Current reservations and questions (if any).
The progress report should be uploaded on Compass (Project Progress Reports under Course Content) by one designated group member (but make sure that everybody's names are on the document). The report will not receive a separate grade, but its content and quality will contribute holistically to the overall project grade at the end of the semester. Late submission will incur a 10% per day penalty on the final project grade.
Presentations: in class May 3, 8-11AM May 9
- Presentations will be 4 minutes long, with a possibility for one audience question afterwards. The time limit will be strictly enforced. Any videos or demos are counted in the 4 minute limit.
- All team members must be there for the presentation.
- We will compile all the slides on the same computer to ensure fast transitions, and make sure all the videos play properly. Please email the slides in PowerPoint format, including any videos or supplementary materials, to Liwei Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org). If the slides are large, email a link at which they can be downloaded.
- If you are presenting on May 3rd, you must email the slides by noon on Monday, May 2nd. If you are presenting on May 9th, you must email the slides by the end of Friday, May 6th. IMPORTANT: If you do not send us your slides by your deadline, your project grade will be reduced by 50% and you will not get a chance to present.
Final report: due date May 11, 11:59:59PM
The final report should be submitted in PDF format by one designated group member on Compass.
It should be (the equivalent of) at least six pages (single-spaced, 10 point font) and mimic
the style of a research paper. It is not necessary to submit code. Here is a rough outline to follow for the report:
- Introduction: Define and motivate the problem, discuss background material or related work, and
briefly summarize your approach.
- Details of the approach: Include any formulas, pseudocode, diagrams -- anything
that is necessary to clearly explain your system and what you have done. If possible, illustrate
the intermediate stages of your approach with results images.
- Results: Clearly describe your experimental protocols. If you are using training and
test data, report the numbers of training and test images. Be sure to include example output figures.
Quantitative evaluation is always a big plus (if applicable). If you are working with
videos, put example output on YouTube or some other external repository and include links in your
- Discussion and conclusions: Summarize the main insights drawn from your analysis and
experiments. You can get a good project grade with mostly negative results, as long as you show evidence of extensive
exploration, thoughtfully analyze the causes of your negative results, and discuss potential
- Statement of individual contribution: Required if there is more than one group member.
- References: including URLs for any external code or data used.
Grades will be based on the quality of the project (originality, thoroughness, extent of analysis,
etc.) and the clarity of the written report and presentation. Ideally, you will try
something new or apply ideas from class to your domain or research. More will be expected of
larger groups. You can still get a good grade if your ideas do not work out, as long as your presentation and
report show evidence of extensive analysis and exploration, and provides thoughtful explanations
of the observed outcomes.