Reading reports

Reading reports


There are around 10 paper presentations by the instructor in total and you should submit no fewer than 8 reading reports, in canvas, 30min before the beginning of the presentation. You can only submit at most one reading report for one paper for each lecture. So please plan ahead. 

Each report will be graded as a check- (1pt), check (1.5pt), or check+ (2pt). 

You may submit more but we only count the 8 reports with highest grades. And you can earn up to 15 points from readings. 


Reading Report Format:

Write a ~400 word critical response and comments to each required paper. Focus on the following:

  • State the problem that they try to solve and the main contributions.
  • Describe the key insight or novelty of their proposed work or approach.
  • What are the limitations of the paper? Write the criticisms.
  • Any improvements or related ideas that you can suggest?

Your most important task is to demonstrate that you've read the paper and thought carefully about the topic. No copy and paste of the original paper text!

Paper responses are due 30min before the class. Submissions are on canvas

Bring a copy of the paper in each lecture with your notes about what you find interesting and want to know more about (they can be questions, critics, etc.).


(Modified from Dr. Zhiyun Qian's course