Each student (or in groups) must submit a final report and give a final presentation. You have a choice of either:
Writing a literature on a sub-field of systems (e.g. extensible key-value stores) that could serve as the background section.
A course project. Ideally this is either augments research you are doing anyway or an early bootstrap of a research project.
The final report should be an appropriate length to showcase your work succinctly. Most reports should probably be 4-6 pages in USENIX conference style excluding figures and references.
March 18th - Proposal due
March 18th & 23rd - 10min Proposal presentations
May 4th (Dean’s day) - Final reports due
Last few class meetings (depends on number of projects) - Final presentations