The purpose of this paper presentation is to help students to practice giving talks in front of public at research conferences or other situations.
After each lecture, there will be three to ten recommended readings. Everyone is asked to select one paper from the list, and prepare a 15-minutes presentation for the class. One paper can only be presented by one student. Students are required to prepare the slides by themselves (the original authors' slides are not allowed to be used for this presentation).
It is preferred that the students could present the paper on the day when the topic is covered in the lecture, such that the audiences can get different flavors of the topic. If it is the case, the student presentation will be placed at the end of the class; otherwise, it will be at the beginning of the course. It is not recommended to select a date when the topic has not yet been covered in the lecture.
Both the instructor and other students will grade the presentation. The detailed grading criteria are as follows.
|Slides content was clearly visible and self-explainable||1||5||10|
|Important messages of the paper were properly highlighted||1||5||10|
|Organization and logic of the presentation were easy to follow||1||5||15|
|Explained approaches/methods clearly||0||5||15|
|Presenter did not just read off of the slides||0||5||10|
|Responded to audience's questions well||0||5||10|
|I have learned something from this presentation and would like to read the paper in future||0||5||10|