# General Thesis Outline

## What is the problem?

### Exactly what are we trying to solve?

### Why is it significant?

### What are 2-3 compelling examples of the problem and its solution?

### How will we measure success?

## Prior work

### What have others done

#### To attack the problem

#### To attack similar problems

#### To create a foundation technology

### Why do these other approaches not solve the problem

## Overall Approach

### What is the general outline of your solution approach

### Key Challenges

#### What are the things that must be done to solve the problem

#### Examples of how they relate to the problem

## A Chapter for each key challenge

### What was the challenge & how does it relate to the problem

### How did you solve the challenge

#### Algorithms

#### Architecture etc.

### Examples

### Evaluation of success

## Evaluation

### How did your solution fare relative to your evaluation

## Summary

### What was the problem

### Briefly how did you solve the problem

### What remains to be done