Practice Presentations 2
In the 2nd set of practice presentations, every group must present their proposal.
The format of these practice presentations is as follows:
- Group presentations. Each group presents about their project; all members of the group must present for (approximately) the same time.
- Duration: 8 minutes. Each group has 8 minutes to present. Groups should aim to talk for exactly 8 minutes (plus/minus 30 seconds): not too long, nor too short.
Each group is allowed to use up to 3 slides. In addition, 1 title slide (with project title, group number and student names) will be provided. It will work as follows
You submit your 3 (or less) slides as a PDF on SVN at least 2 hours before the start of your session (i.e. 7am Monday). The file must be on SVN (no email) and be named: proposal-practice-presentation.pdf,e.g. senior/bs1/doc/proposal-practice-presentation.pdf.
Your 3 slides may contain whatever you like. Note that you don't need to include a title slide in those 3 - a separate title slide (i.e. a 4th slide) will be created for you. You can see the current titles in the Schedule at the bottom of this page.
Your title slide will be automatically created by the Project Coordinator. The group, title, students and advisor will be taken from the README.txt file in your directory on SVN. If your project title has changed, then you should edit the README.txt file before 7am.
At 7am on Monday, all submitted slides on SVN will be combined with their titles, to create a single PDF for the entire session. This PDF will be available at the start of your session. You don't need to bring any files, nor do you use your own computer.
Groups that don't submit a correctly named PDF on SVN by the deadline will only have their title slide available for the presentation.
Students should not use hand held notes (written or electronic). Students should not use other computers (e.g. laptop, phones) for demonstrations. The only supporting material for your presentation is the 4 slides (title + 3 of yours).
What should you talk about?
- Give a concise overview of your project: what are you going to do? You can give technical details, such as initial design and how you are going to implement your idea.
- Explain why your project is important, e.g.:
- Are the existing systems that already do what your project will do?
- How is it different from existing systems? Better in what ways?
- What new knowledge and insights will be gained by completing your project?
Your presentation should focus on what you are going to do, how you are going to do it, and why it is important. You don't have to present project management details (such as schedule, budget, references).
After your presentation the audience should know what your project is about, why the project is important and what you will do.
Each student must attend the entire session that they will present in (see Schedule below). For example, a student in group A must attend all other presentations in group A. Students are not required to attend presentations from other groups.
One or more faculty members or TAs will be in each session. They will provide scores, and optionally questions/comments, for each presentation.
In addition, every student in the same group must evaluate all other presentations in the same group. For example, a student in group A will give scores to all other students in group A. It is important that these evaluations are fair and thoughtful, e.g.:
- Give a score based on the presentation, not based on what you know about the student or their project.
- Be consistent in your scoring across groups.
- Don't be too generous (or too mean). For example, the top scores should be given to only a few groups, not all groups. Your average score across all groups in a session should be about "Average"!
- Listen to all presentations; don't give random scores.
- If you miss a presentation for some reason (e.g. bathroom), then no score should be given (don't guess a score). If you miss 1 or 2 presentations, you will not be penalised.
Below is an example of the student evaluation form (right click and view image to zoom in).
The evaluations from faculty, TAs and other students do NOT count towards your grade for Project Development. They are just for feedback. However failure to attend or evaluate most other groups in a fair and thoughtful manner will result in penalties in your grade.
This set of practice presentations will be split across two weeks, and in each week two sessions (in separate rooms). The sessions are:
- Session A: Monday 9 Sep 9am-12noon BKD 3207. Faculty: SG. Slides.
- Session B: Monday 9 Sep 9am-12noon BKD 3509. Faculty: KW. Slides.
- Session C: Monday 16 Sep 9am-12noon BKD 3207. Faculty: SM. Slides.
- Session D: Monday 16 Sep 9am-12noon BKD 3509. Faculty: NH. Slides.
Presentations will be in the order as listed below.
|A1||CN6||Educational Games for Primary and/or High School Students on Andriod|
|A2||BS4||iLearning Tool for Graph Algorithms|
|A3||CN3||Web Application for Mathematical Education on Tablet|
|A4||SG4||EduNet: Educational Software for Networking Courses|
|A5||NH1||A comparative study of argument visualization tools|
|A6||BU2||Modern responsive Web Application|
|A7||GS1||A Music Notation Tablet App|
|A8||TT1||Machine Translation Management Enhanced With Statistics Techniques|
|A9||BU4||Pattern Recognition problem|
|A10||SU3||Design and Develop an Organizational Self|
|B1||SM3||Defeating Digital CAPTCHAs using adaptive thresholds for binarization|
|B2||PA1||Improvement of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)|
|B3||PA3||Making Interactive Educational Website|
|B4||SG2||Sensor Network Web Application|
|B5||BS2||Structural Analysis of Concepts in an Ontology|
|B6||NH3||Argument visualization tools in smart phones|
|B7||GS3||Application of Numerical Optimization|
|B8||SU1||Semantic Web based Service System|
|C1||PA2||3D Game Development|
|C3||TT2||Learning Management System|
|C5||SG3||Peer-to-peer Web Application|
|C6||BU3||Medical Image Processing topic|
|C7||NH2||Dialogue visualization tools|
|C8||SM4||Phase portrait analysis for segmentation of complex objects in digital images|
|C9||CN1||Game using Microsoft Kinect|
|C10||EN2||RDF/RDFS and OWL Semantic Web Applications|
|D1||BS3||Structural Analysis of Concepts in an Ontology II|
|D2||KW2||Virtual Networking and Cloud-Based Technologies|
|D3||EN1||Generating Sequence Diagrams from Operation Contracts using Design Patterns|
|D4||SM1||Generating explicit surfaces from STL (STereoLithography) files|
|D5||BU1||Wordpress Extension Development of Online Testing|
|D7||SG1||Personal Network Security Testbed|
|D8||SU2||Service Systems Design Tool|
|D9||CN4||Classroom Collaboration Platform using Android Tablet|
|D10||GS2||A Mathematics-Inspired Game|