To facilitate productive class discussions, everyone must submit a review of each of the assigned papers to Piazza by 7am the day of each class. Each review should be written in prose, not as bullet points and should be its own Piazza private message that is tagged with the "Reviews" tag. The text of the review should be in the message itself. 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 be structured as follows:
Reviews of SoK papers should be structured as follows:
During each class, each of the required papers will be presented by a student, and that student will lead the class discussion on the paper. Please sign up to present papers via the link shared on Piazza.
For paper presentations, you should prepare slides for a 15 minute talk. Please stick to this time limit so that there is time for discussion. 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. Also, please post your slides to Piazza in PDF format prior to class.