The project report must be written in English using LaTeX. The following template files can be used as a starting point. The report should be around 15 pages (including cover and references) and will be submitted by e-mail to your supervisor along with your presentation and relevant project files.

The relevant project files should be sent in a zip archive and include:

  • Source code of your report (LaTeX, EPS, GIF, etc)
  • Source code of your presentation (LaTeX, PPT, etc)
  • Source code of your implementation or a link to the repository with the code if it is accessible.

The title page should include the following information:

  • Name and affiliation of the student(s).
  • Name of the supervisor.
  • Name of the responsible (Prof. Bryan Ford).
  • Title of your project.
  • Type of project (Semester Project, Diploma Work, Graduate School Project, Internship).
  • EPFL logo and lab name (DEDIS).

The content of the report should ideally cover the following topics:

  • Introduction of the subject and the problem.
  • Goals of the project and motivation.
  • Corresponding background.
  • Step-by-step description of your design/implementation/evaluation/analysis.
  • Theoretical and practical limitations of the project and its implementation.
  • Results.
  • Evaluation of the results and comparison with other approaches if applicable.
  • Future work.
  • Step-by-step guide for installation, including dependencies, and running of the final product.

You will give a presentation of 15 minutes (with 10 minutes for questions afterward). You may request your advisors help to organise a dry-run before presenting before Professor Ford. After your presentation, you should send the presentation materials to your advisor for our archives.

Schedule for Spring 2019

  • Dates of Spring 2019 semester: 18.02.2019 – 31.05.2019
  • Delivery of the report to the lab: 07.06.2019
  • Oral defence: within 10 days of the hand-in date
  • Grades to be given to the Registrar’s office (SAC): 21.06.2019