Upon successful completion of the course, the students are able to:
Set-up and execute their own research in the field of Databases and/or Information Retrieval using a proper research method involving experiments.
Report verbally about their research to other researchers.
Write a research paper on their research contribution good enough to be included in the CTIT Technical Reports Series.
+ (in the process) students deepen their knowledge of a particular area in the fields of Databases and/or Information Retrieval.
The course REDI is meant as a follow-up for other courses in the fields of Databases and Information Retrieval. In these courses, the required knowledge about the research field has been studied. In REDI, the student will do a research project, which can be either empirical research or the design of an algorithm or system that is experimentally validated. The goal of this course is to obtain experience in doing research, especially in conducting experiments, communicating about them verbally and in writing, and to deepen the knowledge about the research field.|
The student will need to set up and conduct an entire research project and communicate these findings with presentations and a research paper. The research will be conducted alone or in pairs. There are several sessions during the quartile: one to explain the possible project assignments and the organization of the course, one or two to explain in more detail how to conduct and write about experimental research, and two sessions for the groups to present their project to the other students (halfway and at the end).
Every year, a theme is chosen for a coherent set of project assignments. In 2021/2022, the theme is “Explanations” meaning technology for providing explanations such as explaining the predictions/decisions of AI, and process mining for explaining the business processes of organizations. All the research projects contribute to ongoing research of EEMCS research groups.
The number of participants in this course is limited. Signing up is handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Besides a grade for the course, the student(s) also receive a review on their research paper as if it was sent to a scientific workshop. Although this review will have no (direct) influence on the grade, it will give an indication of the quality of the paper and how far one is from being able to participate in the international research community. Some papers may be selected for submission to an international venue outside the scope of the course.