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Weekly update 8th June 2010

June 8th, 2010 No comments

In my last update, I identified the following tasks:

  • 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?)

Since then, if I am honest, I haven’t achieved much, partly due to my being useless at time management, and due to various commitments that required more time than I thought, and in hindsight I should have avoided (Demonstrating, ODCSSS, Computer Science Summer School, visiting family, buying a car) my plans have gone out of the window. I am also obliged to give up more time this week (CSSS, Tues 2 hours, Wed 5 hours, Thurs and Friday 8 hours each!) which I would rather have avoided.

I really want to get up to speed, and I am very conscious of the little amount of time I have left, so after my commitments this week, I will dedicate all of my time to my PhD work, and will endeavour to get my work back on track. But in order to do so, I need to have a clear path to completion, so I propose the following tasks:

Overview Tasks

  • Meet with Paddy to discuss a plan for completion
  • Investigate options for continued funding

Project specific tasks

  • Plan short experiment to collect ground truth location data
  • Prepare to show Paddy the finished vector clock implementation (workthrough), picking out interesting parts and identifying next steps
  • Summarise findings from vector clock implementation (workthrough)

Other tasks

  • Implement vector clocks in simulator, based on location
  • Read Knox’s thesis.
  • Read Barabasi’s book.
  • 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 (any suggestions would be appreciated!)

And in context, my conflicting obligations and plans etc. are as follows

  • Computer Science Summer School – w/e 13 June  (23 hours!)
  • ODCSSS Student  – until w/c 9 August
  • Planned trip (home 1week,  Germany 1 week) – Fri, 30 July – Sun, 15 August
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