DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

CSE 252C Project Guidelines


Following is the schedule for the projects. You are encouraged to discuss your project throughout the quarter with the instructor and TA during their office hours.

(1) On or before Monday, April 30, at 11:59 PM, you must submit a project proposal in pdf format by email to the instructor and TA.  This should explain explicitly and clearly what you will do.  In particular, the proposal should include:

The proposal should be written in well-organized continuous English, as opposed to just an outline.  Most of its text should be reusable in your final report.

(2) On or before Monday, May 7, at 11:59 PM, you must submit a revised project proposal in pdf format by email to the instructor and TA. Since you will have to use LaTeX eventually, you should start now with the revised proposal.  In the first phase of the project, some important tasks include:

These are tasks that can and should be performed mostly in parallel, not sequentially.

(3) On or before Monday, June 4, at 11:59 PM, you must submit a complete, polished draft of your project report in pdf format by email to the instructor and TA.  The report should resemble as closely as possible a good submission for a computer vision or pattern recognition conference.  You must follow the CVPR formatting instructions. You may find Charles Elkan's notes on machine learning projects and reports helpful.

(4) On or before Monday, June 11, at 11:59 PM, you must submit the final version of your project report in pdf format by email to the instructor and TA. You must follow the CVPR formatting instructions. Project reports will be evaluated using these grading criteria.

While doing the project, remember that winning at research is similar to winning in many other fields of endeavor.


Last update: April 1, 2018. Content adapted from previous CSE courses by Serge Belongie and Charles Elkan.