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, 2006 - 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:

  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations by Giff Ransom (Mar 7, 2006)
  • Crowd Simulation by Ilknur Kabul (Mar 9, 2006)
  • Modeling & Simulation Using Implicit Surfaces by Liangjun Zhang (Mar 21, 2006)
  • Modeling of Natural Phenomena by Paul Mecklenburg (Mar 23, 2006)
  • Speech Driven Facial Animation by Michael Noland (Apr 11, 2006)
  • Dynamics of Falling Leaves by Suddha Basu (Apr 11-13, 2006)
  • Modeling of Electromagnetism by Tim Thirion (Apr 13, 2006)
  • Introduction to Fluid Dynamics by Jacob Hicks (Apr 25, 2006)
  • Modeling of Fluid Phenomena by Vinay Reddy (Apr 25-27, 2006)
  • Fluid Interaction with Solids by Craig Bennet (Apr 27, 2006)

  • 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%)