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. 1, 2015 - 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:

  • Self Driving Cars - The Safer, More Convenient Future by Hari Chittilla and Dennis Sun (Oct. 28, 2015)

  • A Beginner's Guide to 3D Video Game Design and Immersion by Nick Rewkowski (Nov. 2, 2015)

  • A Comparison Between Nvidia G-Sync and AMD Freesync by Fisher Yeargan (Nov. 2, 2015)

  • A Comparison between HBM and GDDR5 by Zach Kessler (Nov. 4, 2015)

  • Visual Python & TK Tools by Chase Fortier (Nov. 4, 2015)

  • How to use BYOB by Yixuan (Ami) Zou (Nov. 4, 2015)

  • 3D Animation by Megan Cruz (Nov. 9, 2015)

  • Special Effects in Film and Television by Jin Lin (Nov. 9, 2015)

  • Technology as a Learning Tool by Kishin Aruwani (Nov. 11, 2015)

  • Assistive Technology by Tia Holmes (Nov. 11, 2015)

  • Data Mining & Applications in Marketing and Business by Gaby Matalon (Nov. 11/18, 2015)

  • Text Data Mining by Anthony Yang (Nov. 18, 2015)

  • Swarm Intelligence: Learning From Biological Creatures Around Us to Further Technology and Computation by Sankar Akshay (Nov. 18, 2015)

  • Revolutionizing Medicine with Technology by Sanjna Iyengar (Nov. 23, 2015)

  • Impact of Drones on our Society by Gene Sosankin (Nov. 23, 2015)

  • Smartshirts-The new direction of "wearables by Shawn Ahuja (Nov. 30, 2015)

  • Steganography: Hiding Data in Plain Sight by Ryan Gibson (Nov. 30, 2015)

  • Bitcoins & Cryptocurrency by Alec Vtorov (Nov. 30, 2015)

  • Public/Private-Key Methods in Encrypting Messages by Scott E. Chappell Jr. (Dec. 2, 2015)

  • Technology in Sports by Hardin Lucas (Dec. 2, 2015)

  • 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%)