CS888 - Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics


Offered every second term by the faculty of the computer graphics and human-computer interaction research groups, this course offers a research-level view of a sub-field of computer graphics and/or human-computer interaction, preferably "and". After an organizational meeting at which a time and place for regular meetings is chosen, there are one or two orientation lectures by faculty, followed by presentations of recent or classic papers related to the topic by students.

Presentations are forty minutes long and are followed by a discussionin which the entire class is expected to participate. Normally, two papers are presented in each weekly meeting.

Course Prerequisites

Often, students in the course are expected only to have a basic knowledge of computer graphics and human-computer interaction. In some terms, however, topics are chosen for which more advanced knowledge is required. Check the pages associated with the particular offering you have in mind.

Expectations of Students who Take the Course

Students may attend this course in one of two modes: audit or credit. Free-riders are not welcome.

Audit students present a paper and engage actively in discussion.Credit students present a paper, engage actively in discussion and do an end-of-term project, which is usually - but need not be - related to the paper they present. The project and its deliverables are negotiated with faculty members teaching the course. Marks are assigned to credit students in the following proportions: 30% class participation, 30%paper presentation, 40% project.

Making a Good Presentation

Here are a few suggestions.


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