CSC 9000 - Guided Study: Advanced Topics in Nanocomputing


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Schedule

Task Description Deadline Deliverable
Task 1. Develop a web page of annotated and categorized Nanocomputing references.

Each reference should link to online resources including papers and web sites. The page should have a title, one paragraph introduction, and a number of categories of references. Each annotated reference should be in a standard bibliography format:

  • Author(s) Names. Title of paper that links to paper. Name of publication or conference, location, volume & issue number if applicable, pages if available, date of publication.

Categories may include: books, magazines, journals, research labs, companies, software, web sites, nanoelectronics, nano-mechanical, general nanotechnology, nanocomputing, etc.

Refer to the web page of the ACT Lab's Computational Nanotechnology group to get some initial links.

Sept. 26, 2008

HTML web page, either posted on your student account or emailed to me as attachment.

Upon completion, meet with Dr. Way to be evaluated on the results of your work.

Task 2. Create a nanocomputing glossary web page.

Create an HTML glossary of all relevant terms to nanocomputing and the application of nanotechnology to computer science. Limit the definition of each term so one, or at most two, sentences. Feel free to base this on numerous online resources, taking care to list the used resources at the end of the document.

Oct. 10, 2008

HTML web page, either posted on your student account or emailed to me as attachment.

Upon completion, meet with Dr. Way to be evaluated on the results of your work.

Task 3. Write a first draft literature review paper on some aspect of nanocomputing.

Discuss with Dr. Way the specific topic for your paper. Then synthesize the paper, drawing on the Background and Related Work (and similar) sections of the available references from your annotated reference web site.

Nov. 7, 2008

Word document, emailed to me as attachment.

Dr. Way will prepare revision notes and return the document to you within one week of the deadline.

Task 4. Prepare a final draft literature review paper by revising your first draft.

Following guidance, prepare a final draft of your literature review paper. This will include revising the writing and possibly adding additional material, reorganizing the paper, and other common research paper revision tasks.

The paper will include a new section that proposes one or more viable directions for future research, based on the ideas the student uncovered in performing background research. Students also have the option of performing research in collaboration with other graduate students or faculty who are performing research in this area and report on that work instead.

Nov. 21, 2008

Word document, emailed to me as attachment.
Task 5. Prepare a 10-15 minute PowerPoint presentation based on the paper and present it to a class or colloquium (to be determined).

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation that distills the most important information from the final paper and includes one or more slides introducing ideas for future work.

Date TBD

Possible dates:
Wed. 12/10 or 12/17, 6:15-9pm

Powerpoint document, emailed to me as attachment.

Presentation, date and time to be determined.

last updated: 09/02/08