Deadline for receiving all written material:
Friday, Dec 13 at noon in my mail box in McConnell
The goal of the project/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. I will be looking for the following:
Class presentations are usually descriptions of applications including
problem formulation, case studies, or new theoretical developments. Your
topic should be registered with me (email is OK) by November 7. Give
me your source document title, authors, journal name or URL.
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).
There is no fixed format or length for projects. Keep in mind that it
is worth the same as two
homework assignments - 20 marks. Of these, 5 marks are given for the choice of topic,
suitablility, level of difficulty and research materials used. 5 marks are give for the clarity
and structure of the report, particularly the introductory material and conclustions.
10 marks are give for the body of the project.
A project can either be a software implementation, a case study or a theoretical
For a project, I require a written proposal (email is OK) by November 7 containing: