CS657: Class Presentations
Each student will be required to give multiple 30 minute
talks on a
topic chosen after consultation with the instructor.
Here is generally how it will work:
- You will pick a topic to give a presentation in class. You
will present ONE paper in depth.
- Your talks will generally be during the class lecture. Say
your talk is on week X.
- You will go off and find more related readings.
A week before your presentation (week X-1) you will send me a list of papers
from where you will draw additional material for your talk.
- By Sunday of the previous week (i.e. the Sunday of week
X), you will send me your
- I may ask
you to come in on Monday of week X
with your presentation. We will go over it together. I may
modifications etc. which you will have to incorporate before the class.
- During your talk, I will hold you to a strict 30 minutes,
5-10 minutes for questions after the presentation (so other students
have a chance to ask questions).
- I will grade you based on your talk. In general, I will be
grading you on presentation, understanding of the material and te
quality of your slides.
- Do not steal slides from the Web!
You may use some material (e.g. pictures) but you should acknowledge
source in your slides (e.g. in a footnote).
- Remember, in preparing your presentations for this class
examples often and effectively. Use as many pictures as possible and
avoid slides with dense text.
- You shouldn't need more than about 20 slides. They will be
divided as follows:
- 2-4 slides for introducing the problem, motivation and
background. This is very important!
- 10-14 slides describing the work in depth.
- 2 slides comparing and contrasting with related work.
- 1-2 slides on future directions of the area.
- 1 slide for conclusions.
You should rehearse your talk at least once. Here is a list of
advice on the presentations.
Last Modified: Aug 2009