Preliminary Committee Meeting - Slides and Notes
Posted on 24 Oct 2011
Today was my first ever committee meeting. I presented a quick (~20 minute) Keynote presentation, then we discussed problems, concerns, potential areas of exploration, etc. for the rest.
I originally had the following potential areas of exploration:
- Backend algorithms
- Concurrency and scalability
- UI design
After discussing the above options with my committee, I decided that focusing on the UI design would by more difficult than previously thought. Measuring effectiveness of a UI is difficult and requires random test subjects. These user studies would require approval from the UOIT research ethics committee, making them cumbersome to schedule and slowing progress to a crawl.
The focus will thus likely be on backend algorithms, as well as techniques for making the proposed algorithms scale.
I have also learned that Ken loves demos.
Special thanks to my committee.