CSE 515T Project notes

The main goal of the project is to give you hands-on experience applying Bayesian methods to a real-world dataset. The use of real-world data can have many interesting (and potentially frustrating!) aspects that are difficult to convey without getting your hands dirty. The scope of the project is intended to be more than a homework problem, but less than a full-fledged research paper. We will read your proposals and suggest tweaks to bring them into the intended scope, if necessary.

Note that I don't necessarily expect your idea to "work." Part of research is trying out ideas, regardless of whether they're ultimately successful. If your idea does "work," I expect you to think about why it was succesful. If not, I expect you to think about why not!

Project ideas

Below are some potential project ideas, but please absolutely feel free to come up with your own!

Datasets