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For the first week you need to be thinking about your general topic and learning about it, so you can begin to propose a good project idea.
In terms of reading: for each person, I will suggest some initial readings, and maybe some beyond that. You should also identify other readings that you think are relevant.
With readings, there are different degrees of how much to read:
There's kindof a 0th category, that I'd call "queued." It's a paper that you keep on a list to come back to. Maybe you've glanced at it, our maybe you've just seen a reference to it.
For this "pre-project" reading, you need to do some of #1 to get to know the range of the literature, some of #2 to know what resources are there, and a little bit of #3 to decide if its reasonable to try to implement it. You'll do some of #4 in the future when you implement things. Given the short amount of time, you should have some papers queued as well.
Note: your reading might not necessarily all be papers or books, it might be web pages, or course notes, or documentation for libraries you might want to use.
For this milestone, you must:
Note that 2 and 3 must be done by noon on Friday, so people can do some of #4.
I will also be participating in the discussions, although I will not be able to read as much as everyone else.
How much reading is enough? Your goal is to read enough that you can have a good "conversation" about what a good project should be (and to convince me that you've made a good effort). You probably need to skim a few things, and read a paper or two. If you get to Friday and feel like "I need to read more", that's OK (you can always read more), but you should have a list as to what you need to read before defining your project, which you'll need to do early next week.
If you're concerned you haven't read enough, or aren't finding enough to read, send me a note before Thursday afternoon (earlier - like Wednesday) is better, and I'll give you feedback and suggestions.
What to turn in
Everyone must do Milestone 1 themselves, although it will involve discussions with other people with similar interests. Even if you don't work together on the project, you all should discuss project ideas. But every person must do all of the parts.
Before noon on Friday, February 6th each person must:
Friday afternoon and over the weekend: