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Course pages 2020–21

Advanced Topics in Mobile Systems and Mobile Data Machine Learning

Presentations and Reports

Because of the pandemic, this year the course will run live but virtually. To obviate absences, time differences and connectivity issues, all sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be kept and made available only to the students of the module for the duration of the course.

Each week a student will be assigned either a presentation or a report on a paper. The order of student presentations and the assignment to papers has been decided randomly by the lecturers. Depending on the number of students, on average, a student will present about 1-2 papers in the course and will write a report on 5-6 papers. A class list of attendance will be kept. Apologies for absence should be sent to the lecturers prior the lecture.

The assigment of presentations and reports per week to students is listed here.

Presentations A presentation will be of 20 mins in length, excluding questions and discussion which will last approximately another 8 mins, and will be streamed during the classes. Presentations will be assessed for technical content, clarity, engagement, timeliness and question answering. Slides in PDF format should be submitted together with a prerecorded presentation video of the right length in mp4 format. The video will be played during the lecture (instead of the student presenting live to avoid bandwidth and connectivity issues). Here are some guidelines for the presentation which might be useful to some.

Reports Each student not due to present will prepare a report each week about on one of the papers. Assignment linked above. Each report should follow this format of headings, should be no more than 1000 words and submitted in PDF. Guidelines on how to write this report can be found here. Reports will be assessed for clarity, detail, accurate critique, linkage of related work and sound proposals of work expansion.

Marks will be awarded and penalties for late submission applied according to the ACS Assessment Guidelines. In the week a student is presenting, no report should be submitted by that student: instead a PDF of the presentation slides AND the recording will be submitted.

Each report or presentation will contribute 1/7th of the course mark. Feedback will be given in the form of a mark. An additional tick for general contribution and presence to the classes in the discussion will be awarded. Your reports in PDF (and PDF of slides and the video recordings) are due by Noon on the working day prior to the class via Moodle.

Michaelmas Term Deadlines:

  • Assignment 1 due Wednesday 21 October, noon
  • Assignment 2 due Wednesday 28 October, noon
  • Assignment 3 due Wednesday 4 November, noon
  • Assignment 4 due Wednesday 11 November, noon
  • Assignment 5 due Wednesday 18 November, noon
  • Assignment 6 due Wednesday 25 November, noon

Lent Term Deadlines:

  • Assignment 7 due Friday 22 January, noon

The University's rules on plagiarism can be read here.