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, 2002 - 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:

  • Hair Modeling by Kelly Ward (Jan. 30, 2002)
  • Cloth Simulation by Samir Naik (Feb. 6, 2002)
  • Cloth Simulation by Qiong Han (Feb. 11, 2002)
  • Modeling Ocean Waves by Gokul Varadhan (Feb. 11, 2002)
  • Haptic Rendering by Miguel Otaduy (March 6, 2002)
  • Partitioned Dynamics by Naga Govindaraju (March 18, 2002)
  • Sythesis of Realistic Human Motion by Greg Coombe (March 18, 2002)
  • Dynamic Control of Animated Characters by Thorsten Scheuermann (March 20, 2002)
  • Simulation Acceleration Techniques by Kelly Ward (March 20, 2002)
  • Physically-based Sound by Vince Scheib (April 1, 2002)
  • Finite Element Methods by Suzanne Vogel (April 10/15, 2002)
  • Modeling of Deformation by Andrew Raij (April 15, 2002)
  • Physically-based Deformation by Max Garber (April 17, 2002)
  • Fluid Dynamics by David Marshburn (April 22, 2002)
  • Simulating Smokes by Justin Hensley (April 22, 2002)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics with Particle Systems by Paul McLaurin (April 24, 2002)
  • Computer Modelling of Fallen Snow by Ted Kim (April 24, 2002)
  • Flocking and Group Behavior by Brian Salomon (April 29, 2002)
  • Simulation of Water Droplets by Avneesh Sud (April 29, 2002)

  • 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%)