Put yourself in the shoes of the author(s) and present the paper as if it was your own
Length: 20-30 minutes
Presentation is done individually (i.e., no team)
Create a video by recording your presentation at home. It is sufficient to create a set of slides and then to record a narration of your slides. Here is a (non-exauhstive) list of affordable software to record and edit videos:
Powerpoint: you can record narrations directly in powerpoint. Advantage: you can record one slide at a time and you can change a slide without having to re-record the narration. Here is a tutorial for recording presentations in powerpoint. You will need a desktop version of powerpoint. At the moment, a personal subscription to Microsoft 365 costs $8/month.
Screencast-o-matic: record and edit videos. Advantage: professional comprehensive software for both recording and editing. You can record your desktop with narrations and a video of yourself. You can also postprocess the resulting videos (trim sections, combine various tracks, add overlays). There are several tutorials that explain how to record and edit videos. While you can record videos of up to 15 minutes for free, a subscription of US$1.65/month allows you to record videos of any length and to edit them.
Deadline: Friday (11:59pm) before the week in which the paper is scheduled (see schedule). Upload your video to YouTube and send a sharable link with your slides by email to Pascal. Pascal will post your slides and link your video on the course website during the week end to ensure that they can be viewed during the week in which the paper is scheduled (see schedule).
Suggested structure for the presentation
What is the paper about?
What is the problem tackled?
What is the solution proposed?
Explain the problem tackled
Explain necessary background
Content of paper
Explain proposed solution at a high level
Explain advantages and disadvantages of the proposed solution