Research Project in Computational Intelligence (2020-2021)
- Prof.dr. Horia F. Pop, Email:
Good practice rules
These good practice rules stand valid and define the communication between students and instructors at all times.
No recordings allowed
- According to the National Education Act (1/2011), the recording of didactical activity by any means is only possible by explicit agreement of the teaching person.
Consequently, no recording of any didactical activity, by any means and on any support, is allowed.
- The MS Teams online space dedicated to this class is the team Research project ICA. The access code to the team is 4hcimr4.
Please verify that you understand the following
- The syllabus is the official syllabus of this course as published on the Faculty web site.
- The work and the deadlines involved.
- The grading scheme involved.
- All the work has to be submitted by email.
- There are no classroom regular meetings.
- There is time allocated to meet (virtually) face-to-face on an as-needed basis.
- You are encouraged to contact me by email with issues on this project.
- Attendance is not required. Doing the work in time is required.
Study resources relevant for the purpose of this class are available on the MS Teams platform.
- The research project and the internship are related, in that they cover the same topic. The internship report deals with the software written for the whole research, while the research report deals with the actual theoretical and experimental study done as part of this research.
- This work cannot be the work for the dissertation thesis, as that is covered by another class. But it can be related work, derivative work, work that is forms the basis for, or is somehow on the same page with the dissertation thesis.
- DOC/DOCX format progress reports should be prepared and delivered as scheduled. The progress report will include an analysis of the activity performed in the relevant time frame.
- Have in mind that this course is part of the fourth semester, with a length of 12 weeks, and that the last day of the semester is the Friday of the 12-th week.
- The grading will be finalised on that day. This does not mean the work around the thesis to be final by the end of the 12-th week, but that the process of elaboration of the thesis is continuous and documented accordingly.
- From the point of view of submissions, the week ends Friday at 6pm, as specified in the reports' deadlines.
- According to the syllabus, the submission delay penalties are of 1 (one) point per (part of) calendar week.
- Report 1: title and table of contents; deadline week 4, Friday, 6pm;
- Report 2: bibliographical documentation, relevance, assignment to structure; deadline week 6, Friday, 6pm;
- Report 3: full text of the report; deadline week 10, Friday, 6pm.
- The reports presentation from weeks 11 and 12 consists of a 1000 words essay written in DOC/DOCX to be sent to me by week 12, Friday, 6pm.
- The essay will present an analysis of the activity the student has performed for completing all the assignments, in terms of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The essay will have to cover the following:
- strengths: strong/positive points, benefits, what the student learned during the research, etc;
- weaknesses: difficulties encountered, limitations/drawbacks, the things that did not work as expected, results below expectations, etc;
- opportunities: possibilities for improvement, progress, etc;
- threats: risks involved, etc;
- impact of the work.
- The final grades will be written to Academic Info and made visible for students in the premininary grades area, before the catalogues being closed by the Secretariat.
- Please contact me directly concerning these grades.
- In order to have access to the resit session all interested students will confirm their intention via email no later than the previous Sunday early morning.
- All the files not yet submitted can be submitted with the same deadline.
- Any file sent for evaluation will be assessed according to the submission delay and penalised as such.
- No documents resubmission is allowed.
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