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Theory I

Reading Assignments:

Please read assigned papers (for each ID number, you need to choose one paper) before its due date, and prepare a short review and email it to the fwei@informatik.uni-freiburg.de with subject "Th1-reading-PaperID" before the due date. You have to cover the following in your review:
  • Important ideas and results of the paper;
  • Things you do not quite understand in this paper, and the reason (for instance, extra knowledge on ... required);
  • At least one thing that you did not like about the paper.
The length of each review should be 1-4 pages.

Here you can find a sample report.

Latex Example: Tex Data, Bib Data

PaperID Title Paper Deadline
01 The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine, Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page, Stanford, 1998 HTML 19.05.2009
02 Chord: A Scalable Peer to peer Lookup Service for Internet Applications, Ion Stoica, Robert Morris, David Karger, M. Frans Kaashoek, Hari Balakrishnan, SIGCOMM, 2001 PDF 31.05.2009
03 Twenty Years of Attacks on the RSA Cryptosystem, Dan Boneh, Notices of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), Vol. 46(2), 1999 PDF 14.06.2009
04 A* searching algorithm (Section 4.1), Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (Second Edition) by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig PDF 29.06.2009 (note: only Section 4.1 is required)