There are nine projects:
- Automatic video director (JC)
- Maximizing influence in social networks (JC)
- Aircraft collision avoidance (JC)
- Image restoration (JM)
- Financial portfolio optimization (JM)
- Face recognition (JM)
- Fitting piecewise-linear models to data (JX)
- Fault detection (JX)
- Selecting reliable sensors (JX)
Please find the corresponding pdf files below.
Each project has one supervisor---Joana Correira (JC), João Martins (JM) or João Xavier (JX)--and consists in implementing an optimization algorithm from the corresponding paper, or exploring some reformulations. To know more about the goals of each project contact the corresponding supervisor in his/her office hours.
Note: you are not supposed to fully understand the application described in each paper---we will only examine a small portion and focus on the optimization issue (you will be given all the necessary background from the project supervisors).
On October 15 you apply for a project topic: we will make available a online Google form in which you state your group---three students per group---and your three favorite topics. On October 16 we will assign a project to each group by respecting all wishes the best we can (we also have to distribute the topics uniformly among groups).