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, 2005 - 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:

  • Implicit Methods by Patrick Quirk (Feb 10, 2005)
  • Continuous Collision Detection by David Knott (Mar 1, 2005)
  • Group Behavior and Artificial Life by Claire O'Shea (Mar 24, 2005)
  • Skeleton-Driven Deformation by Ipek Oguz (Apr 12, 2005)
  • Physically-based Sound by Nikunj Raghuvanshi (Apr 19, 2005)
  • Interaction between Fluids and Objects by Jeff Schoner (Apr 26, 2005)
  • Harmonic Analysis and Applications in Natural Phenomena by Jason Sewall (Apr 28, 2005)

  • 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%)