Selected Topics in PDCS


Course Objective

The goal of this course is to treat special topics to individual
students, in the context of an ongoing research project
on parallel and distributed computer systems. It should address topics
that are otherwise not included in the regular curriculum.

Course Content

The actual content of the course is to be decided after consultation of
and agreement by one the PDCS staff members, who will act as project

Let the student get hands-on experience with developing systems-level
software in the context of ongoing research projects

Selected topics in PDCS are related to existing research programs in
computer systems. There is no set course description, as each project is
negotiated individually with the permanent staff member supervising and
grading it.The assignment aims to offer students a challenging project
that is research-oriented by nature. Students are supposed to talk to
staff members individually to see whether they have a project that
matches the student's interests.

A written report must be produced in which the achievements of the
project are
described, as well as the novelty compared to existing work in the
literature, and
how it fits in the context of the overall research project. The student
should also
describe lessons learned, and reflect how the project builds on
knowledge acquired
in earlier Bachelor and especially Master courses.

The final mark is based on the quality of the achieved work (50%),
the written report (30%), and the academic excellence shown and effort
invested by the student during the project (20%).

Teaching Methods

Individual study under guidance of the supervisor.

Method of Assessment

To be decided by the supervisor.


To be decided by the supervisor.

Target Audience


General Information

Course Code XM_400379
Credits 6 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. C. Giuffrida
Examiner dr. C. Giuffrida
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

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Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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