CS5970 is a 2-credit course graded ‘S’ through ‘U’ (and ‘W’).
Seminar presentations will be held during Sep.-Nov. 2016. The seminars are mostly planned for Tue. afternoon (in ‘Q’ slot) – but this might be different for different students. The detailed schedule will be posted soon on Moodle.
If you need to change your scheduled slot for genuine reasons, you can swap with another student with the consent of your faculty advisor.
There are four groups of students, under their respective faculty advisor.
Each student MUST attend ALL the seminars in his/her group, unless there are parallel sessions of CS5970 seminars. 85% Minimum attendance rule will be applied; ‘W’ will be granted for those who fail to attend adequate seminar sessions and the course will have to be repeated in subsequent year.
Each student is allotted EXACTLY 20 minutes for presentation; and ten minutes for Q&A. Marks will be given based on content, organization, clarity of delivery and ability to answer questions.
The seminar should be TECHNICAL in nature and related to Computer Science and Engineering. It need not be related to your M. Tech. project. Some suggestions are:
A detailed literature review of a specific research problem. This can include: background related to the problem, categorization of approaches, specific approaches, etc.
One selected journal/TOP-tier conference paper published by others (e.g. ACM SIGMOD, ACM SIG-COMM, ACM PODC, ACM TALG, ACM TOPLAS etc.)
A research problem with well-identified solution and partial results, based on your own work. The student MUST inform their respective faculty advisor of their selected paper/topic by Aug. 31, 2016.(by uploading the selected paper/topic on Moodle).
Two students will not be allowed to present on the same topic/paper.
ALL slides including diagrams should be prepared by you. Any cut-and-paste of content/diagrams will result in the ‘U’ grade. The course will have to be repeated in subsequent offering.
Guidelines/Suggestions on how to prepare a good talk will be made available on Moodle.
Students attending each seminar may be asked to fill out an evaluation/comments sheet that will be handed over to the presenter.
The FINAL PDF of the presentation must be submitted to Moodle, 24 hrs before your allotted time. Failing to do so will result in a 25% reduction in the seminar grade.
Practice your talk at least thrice in front of your friends/lab members/other students.
In addition to presenting a paper and attending talks of your groupmates, each student is expected to attend at least 3 departmental seminars. Departmental seminars give you a chance to listen to eminent researchers visiting our department. Watch out oor seminar announcements (email@example.com) and plan to attend any 3 talks that are most interesting to you. Attendance at these seminars is mandatory and will be counted towards attendance for the course.