You are a first year graduate student and your advisor says that s/he thinks there is a great thesis to be had by combining the "Towards Optimization-Safe Systems: Analyzing the Impact of Undefined Behavior" work of Wang et. al. with the "Enforcing Forward-Edge Control-Flow Integrity in GCC and LLVM" work of Tice et. al. with the "Making information flow explicit in Histar" work of Zeldovich et. al.
You should either:
You have been hired as the CTO of Fastdata.com. The first thing you need to do is analyze existing data management solutions for their ability to scale. Outline your plan for conducting this analysis, citing relevant papers from this course where appropriate.
Explain one of the following things: