Paper Presentation (Once during the course): Each regular class in the course will be a series of papers on a particular topic presented by one or two students. As presenter, you will be expected to have read all papers listed for the day (including any available code), present them, and lead a discussion. You will also choose one of the three papers for the class to read and summarize before the class. Discuss with Abhinav 2 weeks before the presentation and then again 5 days before the presentation.

Paper Critic (Once during the course): Each regular class in the course will also have one or two designated "critics." As a critic, your job is to read the chosen paper and review it like a CVPR reviewer: list strengths and weaknesses, and dig up any reasons we might doubt the papers results or contributions. You will post your review on the blog and then raise points from your review during discussion.

Summaries & Blog (Every regular class): For each class, read the paper chosen by the presented and write a short (~1 paragraph) summary, to be submitted in hardcopy during class. Also, post a comment on the blog. For the blog, don't just summarize the paper; point out something others might have missed, give a critique, or respond to someone else's post.

Project Proposal (October 31 November 7): A 4-page research proposal. This does not have to be related to your course project, although we expect most will be. It should present your idea as if you were asking for a grant or venture capital. Describe why you think it would work (provide evidence from papers, images, etc.), and discuss the impact the research would have on the field, both in the near term (in terms of work you might do yourself) and in the long term (e.g. if other researchers build on it).

Project: An opportunity to work on that crazy idea that your advisor won't let you work on! A good project should:

  • Be Crazy (the more different it sounds, the better). Note that your project does not have to "work" in order to get a good grade.
  • Require a significant amount of work/code (remember this is a 12-unit class...)
  • Have a polished report/presentation, the sort that you would be willing to publish/present at a conference.
  • Projects should have a webpage with the project goals and teaser results.
September 15: 1-Page Project Proposal
November 26 5-8pm: Project Presentations
December 10 11:59pm: Final Project Reports