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Darwin Project & Industrial Team Project

Darwin Project proposals

# Proposed Projects Supervisor/s Group
1 Image deblurring and interrogation Joab Winkler  
2 Taming the Most Dangerous Code in Your Browser Achim Brucker, 2016-10-07-darwin-taming-the-mib.pdf  
3 Distributed Algorithms for Optimal Decision Making James Marshall  
4 Evaluating the performance of evolutionary algorithms for combinatorial
optimisation
Dirk Sudholt & Peter Oliveto, darwinproject.pdf
 
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6      

Industrial Team Projects

# Proposed Projects Supervisor/s Group
1 The Children's Book Test by Facebook Andreas Vlachos, presentation  
2 Torafugu-MSc-Project.pdf by Torafugu Eleni Vasilaki  

Taught Component

Below is detailled the taught component of the Darwin & Industrial Team 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 (30/09/16): Introduction, course outline and structure, the wiki, project deadlines. ACTION: Start forming teams.
Darwin 2 (30/09/16): Research and Scientific Method.

Darwin 3 (07/10/16): Project presentation by Prospective Supervisors and project selection.

Darwin 4 (14/10/16): Writing a Literature review and Technical writing.
Darwin 5 (14/10/16): How to give a presentation.

Darwin 6 (04/11/16): Pitch Presentations by each student on the Darwin project/ Industrial Team 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/

Technical 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 for Darwin Projects - Computer Science Students - Autumn & Spring Semester

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 Fri
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 Mon
         
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 Mon
Team Journal paper 10%

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

sem 2 week 12 Mon
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 Fri

Assessment for Industrial Team Projects - MSc in Data Analytics Students - Autumn Semester

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 Fri
Team Research Report 65% 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 potential future work. sem 1 week 12 Mon

Students

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

Name 02/10/15 09/10/15 16/10/15 1st Choice 2nd Choice 3rd Choice Project
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               

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PDFpdf 2016-10-07-darwin-taming-the-mib.pdf r1 manage 2810.0 K 07 Oct 2016 - 11:21 eleni  
PDFpdf Darwin_1.pdf r1 manage 838.3 K 27 Sep 2016 - 18:20 eleni Slides of the first Darwin Project lecture
PDFpdf Darwin_2.pdf r1 manage 495.8 K 27 Sep 2016 - 18:00 eleni Slides of the second Darwin Project lecture
PDFpdf Social_Finance-MSc-Project.pdf r1 manage 56.4 K 27 Sep 2016 - 18:17 eleni  
PDFpdf Torafugu-MSc-Project.pdf r1 manage 1923.4 K 27 Sep 2016 - 18:15 eleni  
PDFpdf darwinproject.pdf r1 manage 3732.8 K 07 Oct 2016 - 11:21 eleni  
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