CS 854: Advanced Topics in Computer Systems
Experimental Performance Evaluation
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About the Course
An in-depth study of issues, challenges, techniques, and pitfalls associated
experimental performance evaluations.
The course will
focus on papers related to conducting scientifically sound
experimental performance evaluations and drawing valid
conclusions from the results.
The goal is to help students to critically evaluate performance
experiments in existing papers and to design and carry out experimental
performance evaluations in their own work.
Mostly weekly discussion of 2-3 papers but this
format may vary. Some meetings may involve reading and critiquing
the experimental performance evaluation performed in the papers read
that week. We may perform some case studies, especially if students in
the course are planning on conducting performance evaluations for papers
or thesis work. This would involve a short presentation that describes
a problem being studied and the methodology being used to evaluate the
performance and the expected outcomes. The class will then evaluate and
discuss the methodology.
Some of the content may be dictated by the interests of
- good communication skills
- systems programming skills (not stricly required)
- operating systems (not stricly required)
- networking (not stricly required)
The systems and networking background
are not strictly required but some of the papers and
discussion are likely to revolve around computer systems and/or networking
so a bit of a background in those areas might be helpful.
Thu Nov 5 11:05:29 EST 2020