COMP 735: Distributed and Concurrent Algorithms
It is perfectly fine to use research from an RA position as the basis for your class project. However, your project may not be based on work from another course without the permission of me and the instructor for that course (permission will be granted only if the total work involved is commensurate with the amount of effort expected in both courses combined).
Step 1 (approved) should be completed by March 9 (the last class before spring break). Step 3 should be completed by March 30. If possible, you should try to complete Step 3 earlier than this, as it leaves more time for getting all the work done. Your final report is due on May 4 by 5pm in my mailbox. Deductions will be taken from your final project grade if you miss any of these deadlines (barring some sort of emergency).
Alumnus Steve Goddard has put together a nice webpage on paper formats. Please have a look at this webpage before writing your proposal or final report. I'm quite picky about writing and will grade accordingly. If you are a non-native English speaker, you may find a tool called grammarly useful.
Format: At most 10 pages, 10-point font, single-spaced, reasonable margins. Stay within these limits.
Plagiarism: Do not copy sentences (or pieces of sentences) out of other papers without adequate citations. Plagiarism is an honor code violation.