Class Presentations by Students

Each student is expected to lead a lecture of his/her choice of topics, with the instructor's apporval. All students are required to meet the instructor on one-to-one basis to discuss the lecture materials in detail prior to the presentation. One week before the scheduled presentation, s/he will be expected to submit a draft version of the presentation materials and an initial treatment of the selected topics. The instructor will provide timely feedback about the pre-talk. Reading materials and/or discussion issues will be posted on the course web site, at least one day prior to each lecture. All class members will be expected to have read the listed readings, by the start of the relevant class.

Important Deadlines:

  • By Oct. 9, 2013 - Choose a presentation topic and inform the instructor
  • One week before the presentation - Submit a draft of presentation materials
  • One lecture before the presentation - Hand out copies of reading materials, if not available online
  • One day before the presentation - Post the presentation materials on the web, if any
  • Instructions for posting the lecture notes, reading materials, etc.

    Here is the list of topics to be presented by students in the chronological order:

  • The Effects of Gaming: Good? Bad? Ugly? by Daniel Larimore (Oct. 28, 2013)
  • Survey on Computer Gaming by Aaron Mays and Sebastien Finucane-Courreges (Oct. 28, 2013)

  • Robotic Prosthetics by Sam Hammock and Nicholas Bui (Nov 1, 2013)

  • Artificial Intelligence by Steven Williamson (Nov 4, 2013)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery & Medical VR by Kimberly Fernandez and Courtney Gaddy (Nov 4, 2013)

  • Enabling Technology by Sara Muharemovic (Nov 8, 2013)
  • Social Network by Nalini Bernadette Peres-da-silva and Jacob Suggs (Nov 8, 2013)

  • Journalism in Digital Age by Lindsay Carbonell (Nov 11, 2013)
  • Computer Aided Sustainability & Green Computing by Bryan W. Iddings (Nov 11, 2013)

  • The Impact Of Technology On Crop Production And How It Has Progressed by Atemnkeng Forwang (Nov 25, 2013)
  • Behind the Scenes of VR by Christopher Lowder and Keerthi Nandipati (Nov 25, 2013)
  • The TOR Browser and Network Anonymity by Jackson Wright (Nov 25, 2013)

  • Analysis Applications and Systems in Golf by Leslie Cloots (Dec 2, 2013)
  • RightView Pro - Analysis Applications and Systems in Baseball by Matt Orth (Dec 2, 2013)
  • Live Streaming by Daniel Sprick (Dec 2, 2013)

  • Each student presentation will be graded based upon:

  • Advanced Preparation According to the Specification (40%)
  • Analysis and Discussion of the Materials (40%)
  • Style and Clarity of the Actual Presentation (20%)