In this seminar participating students review, present, and discuss (mostly recent) research papers in the area of computer networks. During the fall semester of 2019, the seminar will focus on topics blending networks with machine learning and control theory.
The two main goals of this seminar are: 1) learning how to read and review scientific papers; and 2) learning how to present and discuss technical topics with an audience of peers.
Students are required to attend the entire seminar, choose a paper to present from a given list, prepare and give a presentation on that topic, and lead the follow-up discussion. To ensure the talks' quality, each student will be mentored by a teaching assistant. In addition to presenting one paper, every student is also required to submit one (short) review for one of the two papers presented every week in-class (12 reviews in total).
The students will be evaluated based on their submitted reviews, their presentation, their leadership in animating the discussion for their own paper, and their participation in the discussions of other papers.
The seminar will start with two introductory lectures in week 1 and week 2. Starting from week 3, participating students will start reviewing, presenting, and discussing research papers. Each week will see two presentations, for a total of 24 papers.
The course content will vary from semester to semester. During the fall semester of 2019, the seminar will focus on topics blending networks with machine learning and control theory. For details, please see: https://seminar-net.ethz.ch
The slides of each presentation will be made available on the website.
Communication Networks (227-0120-00L) or equivalents. For fall 2019, it is expected that students have prior knowledge in machine learning and control theory, for instance by having attended appropriate courses.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)