CS 840 Assignment 3
Due November 22, 2016
This assignment deals with persistence and developments regarding it. I realize that some members of the class have much more background on this topic than others, so I am hoping each of you can find the appropriate aspect upon which to concentrate.
Read/ review the original on the topic Driscoll, Sarnak, Sleator and Tarjan paper.
Have a look two or three of the key follow-up papers:
Fiat and Kaplan (on confluential persistence)
These will give a general feel for some of the basic work on persistence.
Pick one of the four and write a 2 to 3 page review of the paper. (Note the original DSST paper is very long and the others give a better opportunity to focus)
Your review should:
a) Outline the main results of the paper
b) Outline the approaches of the proofs of the main results … and the difficult aspects of the proofs
And especially your own comments
c) Note the key ideas in the proofs and indicate your level of understanding/clarity of paper.
d) Comment on any possible (nonobvious) extensions.