MSc seminar I 2022 Spring
ITX8301 Magistriseminar I / MSc Seminar I
Spring 2022: Tue 16:00-17:30 online only in [MS Teams Team for ITX8301 in Spring 2022].
- Jan 25: Introduction. How to perform search and evaluate sources I
Google Scholar, DBLP, Tallinn University of Technology Library, Theses defended in Software Engineering MSc in Tallinn University of Technology. To access the research papers in various portals, please consider using EduVPN
- Feb 1: How to perform search and evaluate sources II.
- Task: deadline March 1: Pick a research paper (with the help of supervisor / seminar lecturer), read it and be prepared to present the results.
- Feb 8 - Discussion on how research papers are written and how to read them. Please watch the following video before the seminar: 
- Feb 15 Research talks by example. Please watch some talk videos, e.g. ESEC/FSE2019 keynotes Satya Nadella's keynote at CVPR2020 (Current videos from the CVF youtube channel ) (more links to be provided according to your interests).
- Feb 22 Discussion on how to give research talks. Please watch the video ahead of the seminar 
- March 1: Student presentations round I (research paper of interest or problem statement, 20 min presentation)
- March 8: Student presentations round I (research paper of interest or problem statement, 20 min presentation)
- March 15: Student presentations round I (research paper of interest or problem statement, 20 min presentation)
- March 22 : Student presentations round I (additional slot) (research paper of interest or problem statement, 20 min presentation)
- March 29: What constitutes a good Problem Statement for MSc thesis?
- April 5: Interactive session on planned problem statements
- April 12: Structured writing in Latex
- April 19: Discussion of submissions (submissions due on April 30)
- April 26: Student presentations II
- May 3: Student presentations II
- May 10: Student presentations II
On your MSc topic
April - May
The discussions in Teams.
Methods for research
- 50% Written problem statement.
- 20% Presentation of research paper (peresentation session I).
- 30% Final presentation and participation in sessions where fellow students give presentations.
- 20% of 100%: Problem statement and methodology.
- 50% of 100%: Written background and related work submission.
- 30% of 100%: Your mock defence talk and participation in seminars where other students give talks. Note that you will need to submit your current draft of the thesis by the time you give the talk. The draft is not marked, but it will be used for questions after your talk.
The final grade will be calculated as follows from the sum of the above results:
- 90% or more: 5
- 80% or more: 4
- 70% or more: 3
- 60% or more: 2
- 50% or more: 1
- less than 50%: 0