To help students learn to clearly communicate technical material with others.


Each presenter will prepare a 30-35 minute talk on the paper(s) that he or she presents that week. Slides for the talk must be emailed to the professor by midnight before the class. The presenter also leads another 20-30 minutes of discussion during/after the talk. For this, the presenter will prepare questions that lead to a deeper analysis of the paper's content, presentation, strengths, and weaknesses. Students do not need to write critiques for weeks in which they present. You may adapt slides from other presentations as long as you acknowledge your sources.


I shall evaluate your talk on a ten point scale. There is one bonus point available. Most talks will receive a ten.

This guide for presentations comes courtesy of Antony Hosking