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Does this new algorithm improve query performance? Will this protocol ensure our system is robust to attack? How does response time vary with server load? Understanding behaviour – the performance of a task by a computing system in an environment – is critical in both industrial and scientific practice. In this course, you will conduct an individual research project into the behaviour of a computing system. You will develop knowledge and understanding of rigorous methods to: explore computing system behaviour; identify questions about behaviour; design experiments to answer those questions; analyse experimental results; and report on the outcomes of your research.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
In all the topics covered the emphasis will be on understanding the diversity of issues in and approaches to computing research, and imbuing the ability to select and utilise the appropriate tools for your research.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: in-course assessment; submission of an assignment of up to 5,000 words in which the student describes a problem, the approach they have taken to investigate it and the details of their investigation (100%).
Resit: No resit.
During lectures, the Personal Response System and/or other ways of student interaction will be used for formative assessment. additionally, practical sessions will provide students with practice opportunities and formative assessment.
Formative feedback for in-sourse assessments will be provided in written form. Additionally, formative feedback on performance will be provided informally during practical sessions.