Project/Presentation Information                      COMP566    


Each  presentation is for 15 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)


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 summary of your talk, including all references, in 4-5 pages.
These could be made from your slides (if you use them) set 4 to a page.
If you prepare them in advance, we can distribute them before your talk.
In any case, send a pdf file containing this to Conor by December 1, 2008 at the latest.