Adv Topics in Pattern Analysis
Adv Topics in Pattern Analysis COSC 6343
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Date Created: 09/19/15
Giving Technical Talks Acknowledgements I Slides by Jaspal Subhlok UHCS I Based on a talk by Scott Drysdale Dartmouth College who in turn acknowledges I Paper by Ian Parberry httpwwwengunteduianguidesspeakenhtml I and a talk by Bill McKeeman A technical talk is great forieonve ing 7 I context I What has been done before I Why is the research important I What problems are still open I An overview and framework I What does this research contribute I What methods were used to solve problems I Enthusiasm and excitement The Parts of a Technical I Introduction I Body I Technicalities I Conclusion I Questions Introduction of I Define the problem I Motivate the problem and hook audience I Introduce needed terminology I Discuss earlier work I Explain the key contributions I Provide a roadmap for the rest of the talk I Describe the main hypothesis experiments analysis I List the major results I Explain the significance of the results Technicalities I Present a key lemma or technical idea I Descend into detail briefly slowly and carefully I Do not loose your audience Conclusions w I Summarize the key points regain ost audience I Make observations that would have been confusing in the beginning I Summarize key contributions I Give weaknesses open problems I Indicate that the talk is over Questions 7 I Genuine request for information gt answer the best you can I Malicious questions I be polite and measured in response I Move questions of ine if needed I Say I don t knowquot with assurance if needed Addressin your Audience I General public Introduction Body Technicames I CS folks Introduction Body Technicalities I CS folks in your area Introduction Body Technicalities I Experts Introduction Body Technicalities Use ALo ical glider I You are telling a story What order will make the best sense to the audience I Avoid forward references I Motivate each step tie it back to the overall outline I Remember that the audience is not as familiar with the material as you are SizeIaIk to Iime I Leave time for audienoe interaction I Plan to end at least 5 minutes early I Plan what to leave out if you get behind I You can t include everything Keep the most important stuff the rest can be read from the paper The TennCommandmentS a I Repeat key concepts I Remind don t assume I Give examples not proofs I Use logical order I Size talk to the time I Maintain eye contact I Maintain ear contact I Simple visuals I Employ pictures I Do not get anxious