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COM4520 Darwin Project (30 credits)

Project proposals

# Proposed Projects Supervisor/s Group
1 Formula 1 data analysis Neil Lawrence and Industry Group1
2 Monitoring lifestyles using mobile phones Fabio Ciravegna Group2
3 Image Deblurring Without The Fourier Transform Joab Winkler projet not running
4 Can a Rear-Projected Animated Head Improve the Effectiveness of Human-Machine Interaction? Roger Moore projet not running
5 Behavioural and Evolutionary Theory: Modelling Honeybee Vision on a Robotic Flying Platform James Marshall, Alex Cope and Chelsea Sabo Group3
6 3D Model of Rat neck to support Cancer research Daniela Romano, Saba Balasubramanian, Ramez Antakia projet not running

Taught Component

Below is detailled the taught component of the Darwin project, which will take place from week 1 to week 6 of the first semester. The planned content of each week (subject to minor variations) is as follows:

Darwin 1 (03/10/13): Introduction, course outline and structure, the wiki, project deadlines. ACTION: Start forming teams.
Darwin 2 (03/10/13): Research and Scientific Method.

Darwin 3 (10/10/13): Project presentation by Prospective Supervisors and project selection.

Darwin 4 (31/10/13): Writing a Litterature review and Technical writing.
Darwin 5 (31/10/13): How to give a presentation.

Darwin 6 (07/11/13): Pitch Presentations by each student on the Darwin project they have selected.

NOTE!! From week 3 you should contact your project supervisor to start the weekly project supervision.

Self-Taught Lab Sessions

Tutorial on the web - Academic writing: Features of academic writing (see http://www.uefap.com/writing/feature/featfram.htm)

Tutorial on the web - Writing Technical Articles (see http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~hgs/etc/writing-style.html)

You tube video on Writing the Literature Review: Step-by-Step Tutorial for Graduate Students

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IUZWZX4OGI

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoYpyY9n9YQ

Getting Started with LaTeX: http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~dwilkins/LaTeXPrimer/

Tecnical Tools: Unix, Emacs/Latex/Matlab (see Research Computing Tutorials (tutorials on computing facilities available within the department) (see https://wiki.dcs.shef.ac.uk/wiki/bin/view/Guide/ResearchComputing)

Assessment

The assessment for this module is 100% coursework, marked as following and described below:

Team/Indv. Item to be delivered Weight Short Description Deadline

Individual

Individual Performance during project

30%

Individual weekly performance during the course, the weekly supervision, and the team work. This will be judged in particular by the project supervisor during the weekly meetings.

weekly during the course and project supervision

         

Individual

Initial Presentation

5%

Proposed solution to the project given as expressed in both a powerpoint presentation and its oral delivery.

sem 1 week 6

Team

Interim Research Report

20% Concise and exhaustive description of the state of the art, the proposed advancements, any pilot study or demo created in sem 1, and clear plan of work to be undertaken in sem 2. sem 1 week 12
         
Team Final report 30%

Concise, exhaustive description of the project to include a review of the start of the art, desciption of the work undertaken, a clear indication of the innovative aspect of the project beyond state of the art, and any testing conducted.

sem 2 week 11
Team Journal paper 10%

Publishable version of the work done during the project, clearly highlighting the contribution to knowledge.

sem 2 week 12
Individual Final Presentation 5%

Individual presentation of the work undertaken during the project as expressed in both a powerpoint presentation and its oral delivery.

sem 2 week 12

Students

In the table below the attendance and the project choices are recorded.

Name

03/10/13

10/10/13

31/10/13

1st Choice

2nd Choice

3rd Choice

Project

Robert Chisholm

X

X

X

3

Group3

Peter Heywood

X

X

X

1

Group1

Christopher Hunt

X

X

2

Group2

Thomas Morley

X

X

X

1

Group1

Adam Petterson

X

X

X

3

Group3

James Ridgway

X

X

X

2

Group2

Aaron Thompson

X

X

X

1

Group1

Linus Cash

X

X

X

2

   

Group2

Darwin2013 Web Utilities

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PDFpdf Darwin_Oct3.pdf r1 manage 364.6 K 03 Oct 2013 - 16:26 mharders Slides of first Darwin Project lecture
PDFpdf Darwin_Oct31.pdf r1 manage 232.5 K 30 Oct 2013 - 15:57 mharders Slides of the second and third Darwin project lecture
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