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 30, 2004 - 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:

  • Free Form Deformation by Jeremey Wendt (Feb 16, 2004)
  • Cloth Simulation by Nathan Beddes (Feb 18, 2004)
  • Rigid Body Dynamics (I) by Chris Vanderknyff (Mar 1, 2004)
  • Rigid Body Dynamics (II) by Christopher Ashworth (Mar 3, 2004)
  • Generating Dynamic Character Motion from Keyframes by Brad Hinson (Mar 22, 2004)
  • Automatic Synthesis of Human Motion by Alex Krstic (Mar 22/24, 2004)
  • Motion Capture by TVN Sriram (Mar 24, 2004)
  • Articulated Body Dynamics by Christopher Oates (Mar 29, 2004)
  • Haptic Rendering by Jingdan Zhang (Mar 29/31, 2004)
  • Modeling Deformation by Russell Gayle (Mar 31, 2004)
  • Facial Animation Synthesis by Nicolas Galoppo (Apr 5, 2004)
  • Muscle-based Facial Animation by Jason Jerald (Apr 7, 2004)
  • Introduction on Fluid Dynamics & Applications by Nitin Jain (Apr 7/12, 2004)
  • Animating Explosion by Sean Hanlon (Apr 12/14, 2004)
  • Modeling and Animating Fire by Alan Levicki (Apr 14/19, 2004)
  • Modeling Air Flow using Lattice Boltzmann's Model by Naoshad Eduljee(Apr 19/21, 2004)
  • Physical Simulations on GPUs by Michael Henson (Apr 21, 2004)

  • 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%)