General Objectives

The project aims to empower students by fostering initiative, independent research capability, and creativity. Through this endeavor, students will have the chance to identify and explore problems of their personal interest, approaching them from their unique perspectives. This hands-on experience will not only provide valuable insights but also offer the joy of making personal discoveries. Undoubtedly, the project demands a significant investment of time, energy, imagination, and hard work.

Project format

The class project will be done individually, meaning collaboration with other students is not permitted. It will require approximately 30 hours spread over the entire semester. The project encompasses several phases: selecting a topic, crafting a project proposal, conducting the research, composing a final project report, and making a presentation.

Typically, a project involves delving into relevant literature on the chosen topic, analyzing and comparing various approaches' performance, and potentially suggesting your own algorithms or enhancements. Additionally, students may have the opportunity to implement one or two of these proposed solutions.

Preparing your project proposal

Your proposal is to describe the problems you want to explore, list references you have read, and specify your research objectives and how to achieve these objectives. Before you submit the proposal, you can discuss with me about the possible topics, either during my office hours or through email. There are some requirements regarding your project proposal:

  • 2-page limitation - Your project proposals should be concise, limited to 2 pages in length.
  • Project title and your name - For proper identification.
  • Abstract - An overview of your research problems and intended objectives.
  • Project plan - List the tasks you plan to undertake. For each task, describe your approach and set a deadline for completion. Allocate time not only for reading and programming but also for searching the project subject, conducting an initial literature search, preparing the final report, and making your presentation.
  • Reference list - Include a comprehensive reference list of all the relevant sources you have read for your project. This list should encompass papers, documents, and web links. Ensure each reference has a complete citation, including author(s), article title, journal or book name, and URL if applicable.
  • Format - Adhere to the official IEEE publication format, and make use of the Word or Latex templates provided by IEEE for consistent formatting.

Preparing your project report

The project report consists of
  • (50%) A written report for your project
  • (25%) Computer programs that you develop for your project
  • (10%) Powerpoint file of your presentation
  • (15%) Your presentation/demo video on YouTube

The length of a report must be no more than 10 pages and the report must adhere to the official IEEE publication format, and make use of the Word or Latex templates provided by IEEE for consistent formatting. There are some requirements regarding your project report:

  • Project title and your name
  • Abstract - A paragraph that summarizes the problem and the results.
  • Introduction - Sets the context, describes the problem, and describes your solution.
  • Description - One or more sections that describes the problem and your approach to the solution in detail.
  • Evaluation - A section that quantitatively evaluates your ideas.
  • Related work - Describes representative works related to your work, and summarizes the pros and cons of each work.
  • Summary and Conclusions - Summarize what you did and what interesting things you learned from the project.
  • Reference list