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 March 1, 2017 - 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, if any
  • Instructions for posting the lecture notes, reading materials, etc.

    Here is the list of topics to be presented by students in the chronological order:

  • Mastering Google-Fu by Jason Yu (April 3, 2017)

  • Dynamical System Modeling by Andrew Pendergast (April 3, 2017)

  • Nanotechnology by Ravi Malik (April 10, 2017)

  • Impact of Computer Technology in Molecular Biology and Genetics by Abtahi Tishad (April 10, 2017)

  • Wearable Technology by Omsai Meka (April 10-12, 2017)

  • Autonomous Driving by Will Benson (April 12, 2017)

  • Self-Driving Cars by Gordon Cory III (April 12, 2017)

  • Artificial Intelligenceby Chengtao Wang (April 17, 2017)

  • Digital vs. Traditional Media by Matt Schaefer (April 17, 2017)

  • Effects of YouTube on Society and Pop Culture by Kevin W. Cao (April 17, 2017)

  • Computer Animation by Disney and Pixar by Landon Powell (April 19, 2017)

  • Computer-Music by Sam Lowe (April 21, 2017)

  • Impact of Technology on Language Development/Acquisition in Children by Katherine Blandford (April 21, 2017)

  • Assisted Technology by Jocelyn Rives (April 21, 2017)

  • Impact of Technology on Healthcare by Victor Brown (April 24, 2017)

  • Computer Gaming Engines by Everett Desern (April 26, 2017)

  • 3D Modeling for Games by Tom Nguyen (April 26, 2017)

  • Cryptography by Benjamin Twara (April 26, 2017)

  • Cybersecurity by Jace Jordan-cornell (April 26, 2017)

  • 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%)