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 Jan 31, 2003 - 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
  • Instructions for posting the lecture notes, reading materials, etc.

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

  • Simulation Level of Detail by Jonathan Robbins (Feb 10, 2003)
  • Graceful Degradation of Collision Detection by Timothy Terriberry (Feb 26, 2003)
  • Collision Detection for Subdivision Surfaces by Jingyu Yan (Feb 26, 2003)
  • Collision Detection for Deformable Objects by Nolan Walker (Mar 3, 2003)
  • Modeling of Flocking/Group Behaviors by Luv Kohli (Mar 24, 2003)
  • Physically-based Modeling of Sound by Jeffrey Feasel (Mar 24, 2003)
  • Haptic Rendering by Max Smolens (Mar 26, 2003)
  • Haptic Rendering using Simplification by Sung-Eui Yoon (Mar 26, 2003)
  • Introduction to Finite Element Methods by Jason Stewart (Apr 2, 2003)
  • Free Form Deformation by Gabe Su (Apr 9, 2003)
  • Volume Preserving Deformation by Gennette Gill (Apr 14, 2003)
  • Interactive Deformation Technique by Eli Broadhurst (Apr 14, 2003)
  • Animation of Brittle Fractures by Chad Hantak (Apr 16, 2003)
  • Introduction to Fluid Dynamics by Brandon Lloyd (Apr 16, 2003)
  • Physically Based modeling of Fire by Scott Larsen (Apr 21, 2003)
  • Nonrigid Deformation based on Fluid Dynamics by Brad Davis (Apr 21, 2003)

  • 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%)