CSE914 Assignment Page

Homework 1: Uncertainty Definition and role of uncertainty in your research

Homework 2:

Homework 3: Safety-Critical Systems and Uncertainty

  • Therac-25 Article by Nancy Leveson

    Homework 4: Uncertainty Aspects

  • Link to Background Papers


    Paper Presentations Schedule

    Paper and Questions Directory directly from Dropbox



    Title of Paper

    Jan. 23

    No class due to travel

    Sample Questions to be addressed:

    1) What is (are) the problem(s) that this paper attempts to address? Also, what is the proposed solution?

    2) Uncertainty:

           What type of uncertainty is addressed?

           What is the role of uncertainty?

           How is it handled?

    3) What are the shortcomings and the limitations of the method presented
    in this paper?

    4) What are good research challenges posed by this work?

    Slides for presentation (PPT)

    Summary of Discussion (to be prepared by scribe)

    Jan. 28


    For each paper, please see below for responsibilities and deliverables:

  • Presenter : 1) Provides questions to be addressed one week in advance; 2) presents paper; 3) Submits powerpoint file and hardcopy of slides to instructor on day of presentation
  • Scribe:       1) Takes notes during the presentation to capture the questions/answers/discussion; 2) Focus on uncertainty issues and research challenges for roadmaps; 3) After conferring with presenter, submit summary within 1 week of presentation
  • Audience: 1) Submit a 1-page written summary that addresses questions posed by the presenter, due on day of presentation; 2) Participate in discussion on the day of presentation

  • Jan. 30



    Feb. 6

    Matt Nizol

      "Transportation modeling: an artificial life approach," P. Lucic and D. Teodorovic, in Proceedings of 14th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, pp. 216-223, 2002.

  • Questions from Matt
  • Presentation Slides from Matt
  • Scribe: Jason Greenberg (Discussion Summary)
  • Feb. 13 (Feb. 18 @ 3:00 p.m.)

    Haitham Seada

      "Evolutionary optimization in uncertain environments-a survey." Jin, Yaochu, and Juergen Branke, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 9, no. 3 (2005): 303-317

  • Questions from Haitham
  • Scribe: Rodney Pickett (Discussion Summary)
  • Feb. 20 @ 2:45 pm

    Jason Greenberg

      "On Design and Implementation of Neural-Machine Interface for Artificial Legs," X. R. Zhang, Y. H. Liu, F. Zhang, J. Ren, Y. L. Sun, Q. Yang, and H. Huang, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 8, pp. 418-429, 2012.

  • Questions from Jason
  • Scribe: Erik Fredericks (Discussion Summary)
  • Feb. 27

    No class due to travel


    Mar. 6

    Spring break


    Mar. 13 @ 2:45 pm

    Rodney Pickett

      "Task planning under uncertainty using a spreading activation network," Bagchi, S.; Biswas, G.; Kawamura, K., IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, vol. 30, no.6, pp.639,650, Nov 2000, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=895887&isnumber=19398

  • Questions from Rodney
  • Scribe: Byron DeVries (Discussion Summary)
  • Mar. 20 @ 2:45 pm

    Erik Fredericks

      "Dealing with Uncertainty: A Survey of Theories and Practices," Y. Li, J. Chen and L. Feng, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 2463-82, 2013.

  • Questions from Erik
  • Scribe: Matt Nizol (Discussion Summary)
  • Mar 27 (8 am-4 pm)

    MSU Graduate Students


  • Graduate Research Symposium @ Breslin Center
  • Apr. 1 @ 3:00 p.m.

    Byron De Vries

      "Uncertainty in Self-Adaptive Software Systems", Naeem Esfahani and Sam Malek, by Naeem Esfahani and Sam Malek, Software Engineerings for Self-Adaptive Systems II (SEFAS II) 2013, LNCS p. 214-238, Springer.

  • Questions from Byron
  • Scribe: Osama En-Nasr
  • Apr 10 @ 2:45 pm

    Osama En-Nasr

      "Capturing heterogeneity in gene expression studies by surrogate variable analysis." Leek, Jeffrey T., and John D. Storey, PLoS Genetics 3, no. 9 (2007): e161

  • Questions from Osama
  • Scribe: Haitham Seada
  • Apr 17 @ 2:45 pm


    (Live Document)

    Apr 22 @ 3 pm

    4 project presentations

    Haitham, Byron, Jason, Osama

    Apr 24 @ 2:45

    3 project presentations

    Matt, Erik, Rodney

    Apr 30 @ 12:00 noon

    Final version of project materials due. Hardcopy of written report submitted to instructor; PDF of written report and all other project artifacts uploaded electronically.


    Term Project Schedule




    4/22  (4 pres)


    Short Term Traffic Flow Forecasting



    Title: TBD



    A Survey on Communication Methods in Delay Tolerant Networks



    Title: TBD


    4/24 (3 pres)


    Exploring the Configuration Space of Self-adaptive Systems using Evolutionary Search



    Title: TBD



    Title: TBD




    Updated January 30, 2014 by B. Cheng