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Weekly report for week ending 16th May 2010

Last week I set the following tasks:

  • Continue/Finish worked example of interaction network using vector clocks
  • Plan short experiment as above (or at least think about whether it would be useful)
  • Get a better understanding of Graph Theory by finishing Barabasi’s book.
  • Make some enquiries about datasets

and

  • Implement vector clock code in the simulator, based on proximity, and work towards a location based one.
  • Read Knox’s thesis.
  • Generate a rough outline of chapters for my thesis, and identify the main areas for the background section
  • Write down ideas about how to define locations (draft)
  • Dig out reviews on DTN’s- especially about patterns and finding important nodes
  • Find out about funding from September 2010, (IRCSET, CSI, Lero, more?)

I have got a good way through doing a worked example; I have created 6 characters (based on real people) and have given them home, work, and leisure locations. I have created a notation for recording movement events, and have generated skeleton location graphs for all individuals. I have started to generate the characters daily movements.

I have given a little more thought about planning the experiment suggested in my previous post, and have identified some participants (the same ones I based the workthrough on), and I believe collecting this information will be useful to get a good idea for people’s real movements.

The following week is a busy one for me, as I have to demonstrate (Monday 3 hours), attend and mark presentations for the HDIP class on Wednesday (all day) and on Friday I am visiting family in the UK (volcanoes permitting). After this I have very few demonstrating responsibilities. So the following is my plan for then next two weeks.

  • Finish worked example of interaction network using vector clocks
  • Plan short experiment to collect ground truth location data
  • Finishing Barabasi’s book.
  • Prepare to show Paddy the finished worked example, picking out interesting parts and identifying next steps

other tasks

  • Implement vector clock code in the simulator, based on proximity, and work towards a location based one.
  • Read Knox’s thesis.
  • Generate a rough outline of chapters for my thesis, and identify the main areas for the background section
  • Write down ideas about how to define locations (draft)
  • Dig out reviews on DTN’s- especially about patterns and finding important nodes
  • Find out about funding from September 2010, (IRCSET, CSI, Lero, more?)
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