XP33RG2 – Reading group

Responsible person: Jan Kybic

This is a reading group-type course aimed for PhD students. The students will present preselected scientific papers in front of their peers. We will study interesting or important papers in the field through moderated discussion. Seeing good examples should also improve our own writing.

Please enroll early, no later than the beginning of the semester. We need to know how many you are to plan the schedule. The course is organized in several sections, see below. Find the one most suitable for you depending on your research interests. Contact your section organizer and let him/her know what your topic is and who is your supervisor. If no section is suitable for you, talk to your supervisor whether he would be willing to organize one. Multidisciplinary students may combine several sections or even other reading groups. Talk to the organizers if you are interested.

The organization details given here are subject to change, mainly as a function of the number of people enrolled.

This page is a work in progress.

Common rules and recommendations

  • Each student will present 1-2 papers (depending on the number of participants) from a good journal or a good conference. The paper(s) needs to be approved in advance by the organizer. The paper should be of general interest to the group, well written, present a significant contribution and be accessible even for non-specialists. Each student is expected to suggest a paper to present within the first 2 weeks of the course. After that, a paper may be assigned to them.
  • The student will prepare a critical presentation of the paper of about 45min, highlighting the main ideas and achoring the paper in the broader theoretical framework. Let us know what you think: Are the ideas good? Are the assumptions correct? Are the experiments convincing? The presenter will then actively participate in the discussion, answering questions. The presentation should be sent to the organizer and the opponents at least 24 hours in advance. We also assume that the presentation was seen and approved by the PhD supervisor of the presenter.
  • We recommend planning two weeks to read the paper and prepare the presentation, one week as an absolute minimum.
  • 1-2 students will be designated as opponents. They should also read the paper carefully and be ready to give a short statement, and ask and answer questions. Unlike the presenter, they do not have to prepare a presentation. If you wish to become the opponent for a specific paper, put your name+email into the opponent column in the planning table (links below). If there are no volunteers, opponents will be assigned by the organizer.
  • All other students are expected to read the paper as well and to actively participate in the discussions. They may send their question to the presenter in advance (with a copy to the organizer).
  • All students are expected to attend all presentations.
  • Students should keep a record of the scientific articles they read during the semester, containing their own summaries and critical evaluations (e.g. a paragraph or a few bullet points). Use whatever software you find appropriate (e.g. Zotero, Mendeley, or just a spreadsheet). You are expected to read at least 5 other papers (apart from the presented ones) during the semester and be able to answer basic questions about them. The list will be checked at the end of the semester.

Robotics section

Organizers: Karel Zimmermann, Miroslav Kulich

Reading group takes place every Wednesday 9:00-10:30 either in KN:E-218 or JP:B-335 (CIIRC). The reading group schedule summarizes, dates, rooms, names and papers for all (past and planned) reading groups.

Students should select a paper from top-tier conferences and journals such as TRO, IJRR, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, PAMI, IJCV, NeurIPS, AAAI, IROS, ICRA, RSS, ICAPS.

Karel Zimmermann will approve papers about the machine perception (e.g. convolutional networks, deep learning, SLAM), Mirek Kulich will approve papers about planning.

Medical and medical imaging section

Organizer: Jan Kybic

We will discuss papers related to medical imaging, medical signal processing, medical devices, applications in biology etc.

Papers should be selected from top conferences and journals such as: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Medical Image Analysis, MICCAI or IPMI (this a non-exhaustive list).

The presentations will take place on Tuesdays 9:15-10:45 at Karlovo náměstí (tentatively, subject to agreement).

Energy economics and policy section

Organizer: Michaela Valentová

The section will take place on Mondays from 16:00 - 17:30 in room JP:B5-534 (Jugoslávských partyzánů 3, Building B, entrance B3).

The reading group schedule contains the dates, topics, and presenters.

It is open to anyone whose topic of PhD relates to broad scope of energy and climate policy, energy and climate economics, and related topics (including social science and humanities of climate change and sustainability).

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