# Projects

From My first scientific paper

The list of active projects is in Proposals.

## Contents

# Requirements to the problems

A student research project must solve one particular well-formulated problem and must carry one clear message. The suggested research problems should meet the following requirements:

- A problem should have a novel solution, suggested by the expert or the course advisor (
**novelty**). - Solution of the problem should have a practical application, anticipated by a number of experts (
**importance**). - Ideally, the solution should influence the problem statements and research in the research area (
**significance**and citations). - The topic of the problem should correspond to some
**narrow**field of Machine Learning and Data Analisys. - Completion of the tasks, associated with solving the problem, performing computational experiments and the paper should take the
**planned**amount of hours.

## Evaluation criteria and key features of a nice paper

- The paper regards one particular problem, proposing new and clear solution.
- The solution is theoretically justified. The properties of proposed method are studied.
- The theoretical problem is illustrated with practical examples. The paper contains a comprehensive description of computational experiments with error analysis.
- The author understands to whom the paper is addressed. The author is able, after some publication analysis, to name a journal for submission.

## Some indicators of a weakly stated problem

- An extensively researched problem is solved by a well-known method, though such combination may have not have been widely used (lack of novelty).
- A new solution to the problem is proposed, but the algorithm is tested on the UCI data (lack of importance).
- The solution is essentially a number of heuristics (lack of justification).

# The project description template

**Title:**a title of the paper to be submitted in a scientific journal.**Problem:**a short informal problem statement. An optimization (\(\text{arg}\min\) style) problem statement is welcome. Put a link to a classic problem statement, if any.**Data:**a brief description of your data set, a link to the data.**References:**List of the papers and supplementary materials, which includes a comprehensive problem statement, links to new results, comprehensive reviews in the field.**Basic solution:**a nearest simple algorithm, which solves he problem to start from.**Method:**a proposed solution of the problem with details about quality criteria and error analysis.**Novelty:**the main message convey to the reader and to defend.**Authors:**the expert and the consultant. Link to the project, is it has been started.