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 encouraged 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 August 27, 1998 - 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:

  • Crystal-Structure Determination by Andy Wilson (Thursday, September 17, 1998)
  • Polygonization of Implicit Surfaces by Kenny Hoff (Thursday, September 24, 1998)
  • Geometric Problem in Cloth Simulation by Mave Houston (Thursday, October 1, 1998)
  • Arrangments and Duality by Sanjay Sthapit (Tuesday, October 6, 1998)
  • Survey on Subdivision Surfaces by Adam Lake (Thursday, October 8, 1998)
  • Applications of Triangulation by Wei-Chao Chen (Tuesday, October 29, 1998)
  • Database Queries for Real-Time Fusion of Sensory Data by Benjamin Lok (Tuesday, November 5, 1998)
  • Convex Hulls & Implementations by Kok-Lim Low (Thursday, November 10, 1998)
  • Model Simplification by Jeff Juliano (Tuesday, November 12, 1998)
  • Robot Motion Planning by Stephen Ehmann (Thursday, November 19, 1998)
  • Distance Computation for Path Planning by Eric Larsen (Tuesday, November 24, 1998)
  • Visibility Computation by Eric Baker(Tuesday, December 1, 1998)