CSC 334: Topics in Computational Biology
Homework 5: In-class paper presentation
The goal of this assignment is to help you get started on a potential
final project topic, by reading a paper that interests you. This
assignment is designed to help you practice distilling information and
making it understandable to an audience. I will give you feedback on
both your understanding of the material and your presentation
style. The goal is to prepare and improve for the final presentation.
- Choose a paper from the list below, or another paper related to
the course material. Email me your choice and schedule a meeting
with me (in the next week or so). We'll discuss what might be good
to focus on when preparing your presentation of that particular
topic, and also how it might relate to a final project.
- Prepare and give your 10-15 minute presentation in class (we'll
set up a schedule over the next 2-3 weeks). Things to think about:
do you want to use slides and/or the board? How will you explain a
difficult part of the paper in a way that makes sense to the class?
Make sure to clearly explain the motivation, methods, results, and
discussion sections of the paper.
- The last part is to participate in the presentations of your
classmates and read the papers they present *before* class! Ask questions if you don't understand something they
explain. Ask them how this paper relates to the class
material. Questions can help the presenter feel more comfortable and
adjust their pace.