The following is the description of the project that you will be working on toward the end of
this course. You will be working in a group with two other students.
12:30 PM: One-page proposal due
(Wed) 12:30 PM: Interim report due
4/25 (Mon) 11:00 AM:
Project presentation files due
4/25 (Mon) and 4/27 (Wed)): Project presentations
4/29 (Fri) 5:00 PM:
Project final report due
will count 15% of the total grade. Please "design" the difficulty and
scope of your project so that you will spend the time and effort that
you would spend for approximately three Problem Sets.
You can choose either a "Survey Project" or a
In a Survey Project, you are asked to
find at least 12 technical papers on your topic from conference
proceedings and technical journals. Read these papers, summarize
problems, categorize previously proposed approaches, discuss the
pros and cons of each approach, give discussion and observation. and
wrap up with future directions that you think might be promising.
In a Programming Project, you are asked
to define a problem (just like in a Problem Set), write a code, show
the results with several test cases, and wrap up with discussion and
observation. Define your programming task so that the difficulty and
the coverage of your project is appropriate, that is, approximately
three times of programming assignments in Problem Sets.
How you proceed:
Think about topics related to CAE that you are interested in. Find two other
students who share similar interests.
Choose the type of your project, Survey Project or Programming Project.
Write and hand in a one-page proposal (Due: 3/30 (Wed) 12:30 PM). This is to give the
instructor a chance to offer you feedback on your topic if it seems too easy
or too tough. (You can later change the description of the proposal with the
permission from the instructor.) Include the following items in your
Group member names
Project Type: "Survey" or
Describe the goal and coverage of your project.
Explain why your team is interested in this problem. Also give some
background, for example, if this is a part of one of the members' senior
project, MS project, or Ph.D. project.
Work hard for a couple of weeks and submit an interim report as a printout
of a PowerPoint file, or a PDF file, by 4/13 (Wed) 12:30PM. Create under your
team's hand-in AFS directory and upload the interim report and other files
that show the progress of your team's work.
Work on the project presentation files and the final report.
You may submit as many files (stl, wrl, images, and video files)
as you like in your project directory. Your presentation and final report should include the
Survey Project: problem
summary, classification of previous approaches, discussion of pros and cons
of each approach, discussion and observation, and a list of the references.
Also hand in one copy of all the reference papers.
problem summary, description of your algorithms, results of some test cases,
and discussion and observation. Hand in your source code.
Project Presentation: 4/25 (Mon) 4/27 (Wed). Each team has 20 minutes
to present its project and answer questions. Hand in all of your project
presentation files by 4/25 (Mon) 11:00PM on your AFS hand-in directory.
Submit the final project report by
4/29 (Fri) 5:00PM.