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, 2000 - 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:

  • Particle Systems & Applications by Susan Fisher (February 9, 2000)
  • Inverse Kinematics by Bill Baxter (February 21, 2000)
  • Impulse-Based Rigid Body Dynamics by Stephen Ehmann (March 20, 2000)
  • Modeling Friction by David O'Brien (March 27, 2000)
  • Dynamics of Juggling by Tanner Lovelace (March 29, 2000)
  • Haptic Rendering by Scott Cooper (April 3, 2000)
  • Simulation of Particle Systems by Ruigang Yang (April 10, 2000)
  • Cloth Simulation by Ajith Mascarenhas (April 10, 2000)
  • Simulating Deformation Using FEM by Tom Lassanske (April 19, 2000)
  • BEM & ArtDefo by Mark Harris (April 24, 2000)
  • Applications by Wesley Hunt (May 1, 2000)

  • Each student presentation will be graded based upon:

  • Advanced Preparation According to the Specification (50%)
  • Analysis and Discussion of the Materials (30%)
  • Style and Clarity of the Actual Presentation (20%)