CS 653: Static and Dynamic Program Analysis (Spring 2006)


Presentation Guidelines

The presentation should satisfy the following guidelines:
  • Your talk should be 15-20 minutes long and therefore only include 7-10 slides.
  • The presentation should cover the same questions that are expected in paper reviews. In other words the presentation is NOT a summarization of the paper, but instead a review of the paper. Focusing on one aspect of the paper and elaborating that aspect with an example is a good approach.
  • Tell us what you are going to tell us and why we should care, tell us, and then conclude by summarizing the main points.
  • Plan a definite purpose for each slide.
  • Do not put too much information on each slide and use big fonts.
  • Make eye contact with your audience.
  • Do not read your slides.
  • Speak clearly, project, and practice aloud in advance.
Here is Simon Peyton Jones' site with more information on how to give a good research talk.

Michelle Strout
Last modified: January 13, 2006