Assignments

Assignment 1

Assignment 1: Area selection

Due: 3/7, 10am (Thu)

What do I do?

Choose a research area for the purpose of this course (you are free to select a different area for your research career!). We provide you with the list of areas and a top conference for each area. You should browse through the recent program of conferences that interest you from the given list.

Submit a max-500 word essay describing (i) why you chose that area and (ii) the research trend you noticed from the conference.

How do I submit?

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  • Assignment 2

    Assignment 2: Paper selection

    Due: 3/19, 10am (Tue)

    What do I do?

    From the research area and corresponding conference you selected in Assignment #1, choose a paper that excites you the most. Submit (i) a max-500 word essay describing why you chose that paper, why you think it’s a good paper, major contributions of the paper, your critique, etc., and (ii) PDF of the paper.

    How do I submit?

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  • Assignment 3

    Assignment 3: Rewriting the abstract

    Due: 3/26, 10am (Tue)

    What do I do?

    Re-write (not revise) the abstract of the paper you selected in Assignment #2. In your submission, include the title and author information of the paper, the original abstract, and your abstract. Some of your writings will be discussed in the writing workshop.

    How do I submit?

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  • Assignment 4

    Assignment 4: Reviewing papers

    Due: 4/23, 10am (Tue)

    What do I do?

    Write a review of the paper: G. Laput, W. S. Lasecki, J. Wiese, R. Xiao, J. P. Bigham, and C. Harrison, “Zensors: Adaptive, Rapidly Deployable, Human-Intelligent Sensor Feeds,” Proc. of ACM CHI '15. Review form provided.

    Submit PDF file of your review.

    How do I submit?

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  • Assignment 5

    Assignment 5: Writing a resume

    Due: 5/14, 10am (Tue)

    What do I do?

    Write a customized resume for a specific job posting. Job postings provided. Selected resumes will be discussed during the resume workshop. We welcome volunteers.

    Job posting list

    For undergraduate students

    For graduate students

    • Find your internship position: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/careers/
    • In "Current career opportunities in research," you can filter an internship program using "Filter by Position Type." Find the internship program you want and write your resume.
    • You have to submit your resume with your intern job posting.

    How do I submit?

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  • Assignment 6

    Assignment 6: Reviewing proposals

    Due: 5/20, 10am (Mon)

    What do I do?

    Write a review of 3 proposals written by your classmates. Review site & form will be provided: HotCRP. The HotCRP account has been sent to your KAIST e-mail.

    Common pitfalls to avoid

    • Write your reviews in the third person. Avoid “I think that …”, instead say “The reviewer is of the opinion that …”
    • Do not write your review as bullet points. Please write complete statements.
    • Be careful of writing blanket statements such as “This work has been already done before”. Please provide proper attribution (i.e. publicly available references) for such statements.
    • Please adhere to review templates. The panel can work much faster if you write the appropriate content in each section, instead of mixing up content.
    • Ensure your reviews are in before panel starts. A proposal cannot be discussed with missing reviews.

    How do I submit?

  • HotCRP
  • Assignment 7

    Assignment 7: Essay on the course

    Due: 6/4, 10am (Tue)

    What do I do?

    Submit a max-500 word essay describing how your view on research has changed after taking this course, what you liked and disliked, your suggestion for the future course, etc.

    How do I submit?

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