Project/Presentation Information                      COMP566    

Schedule TBA

Revised August 7, 2006
Presentations will be held: Nov. 28, 30 and Dec 5.
Each  presentation is for 20 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions.

Your topic should be registered with Conor (email is OK) by November 10.
You can schedule your talk when you register - first come first served.
Give him your source document title, authors, journal name or URL.

Course Presentation Schedule (TBA)

Deadline for receiving all written material: Friday, Dec 8 at noon in my mail box in McConnell 318


The goal of the class presentation is for you  to find an interesting application or extension of the material we covered in the class, preferably in some area in which you have additional knowledge. An important part is the selection of a suitable topic. We will be looking for the following:


Class presentations are usually descriptions of applications including problem formulation, case studies, or new theoretical developments.
The choice of how you present the material is up to you. 

Here is  the grading scheme we used last year :
Formalities (3 points)
  1pt - introducing self  1pt - gave title, authors and references   1pt - finished with alloted time
Clarity of Explanation (6 points)
  3pts - structured the presentation well
 3pts - conveyed main ideas well
Interest/Motivation (5 points)
  2pts - speaker was clearly interested & motivated
  3pts - audience was interested (asked questions?)
Mechanics (4 points)
  2pts - use of overheads, blackboards, handouts (& other visuals)
  2pts - established good contact with audience (voice level, eye contact)
Pertinence (2 points)
  1pt - choice of details to present
  1pt - speaker related the topic to course material
Lecture notes (5 points)

Total = 25pts   (Converted to mark out of 20 for final grade).

Lecture Notes

Please prepare a set of lecture notes for your talk, summarizing the material presented and giving all the references.
They should be between 5-10 pages long, and may be distributed during the talk, or handed in by December 8 in my mailbox, McConnell 318.