State the problem that the paper tries to solve; and
Summarize the main contributions.
In one or more additional paragraphs:
Evaluate the paper's strengths and weaknesses;
Discuss something you would have done differently if you wrote the paper; and
Suggest at least two interesting open problems on related topics.
List any areas you had trouble understanding. I'll try to explain them in class.
Your most important task is to demonstrate that you've read the paper and thought carefully about the topic.
Your responses should be no longer than ~400 words per paper.
Paper responses are due before the start of class. Email your responses to . Paste the text of your responses into the body of the message (no attachments, please!), and use the subject line [reading588].
This list is subject to change. Updates will be posted by the end of the day on the Friday before each lecture.
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Tuesday, January 11No written response required for today.