Grad students are required to review a recent paper regarding concurrency.
Pick a paper published in a recent (i.e. in the last ~5 years) reputable conference (e.g. ICSE, OOPSLA/SPLASH, PLDI, POPL, PPoPP, RV) or journal (e.g. ACM TOSEM, ACM TOPLAS, ACM TACO).
The paper should be about concurrent programming.
Send the paper link to the instructor for approval.
Reading papers that cite the picked paper is a smart trick to quickly see what other researchers think about this paper.