To facilitate productive class discussions, everyone must submit a review of each of the two assigned papers to Piazza by 6am the day of each class. Each review should be its own Piazza private message that is tagged with the "Reviews" tag. The morning before each class, all of the reviews will be made visible to other students in the course. You are expected to read other students' paper reviews before class. Late paper reviews will receive no credit.
In this class, we'll be reading two types of papers: research papers presenting novel results and "systemization of knowledge (SoK)" papers, which summarize existing work in a particular area.
Reviews of research papers should answer the following questions:
Reviews of SoK papers should answer the following questions:
During each class, each of the two required papers will be presented by a student. Please sign up to present papers via the link shared on Piazza.
For paper presentations, you should prepare slides for a talk of roughly 15–20 minutes. The presentation should include:
You should be able to explain the work in your own words, and the talk and slides should be your own. You may, however, use figures from the paper or from slides of talks given by the paper's authors as long as you include attribution.