Course ObjectiveThe 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 ContentThe 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
described, as well as the novelty compared to existing work in the
how it fits in the context of the overall research project. The student
describe lessons learned, and reflect how the project builds on
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 MethodsIndividual study under guidance of the supervisor.
Method of AssessmentTo be decided by the supervisor.
LiteratureTo be decided by the supervisor.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. W.J. Fokkink|
|Examiner||prof. dr. W.J. Fokkink|
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