CSE 590u Ubiquitous Computing Seminar (Winter '22)
This quarter we will read and discuss papers from Ubicomp researchers around the world.
Each week will feature a different researcher and one person will be asigned to present a
summary of that researcher's work as told with 4-6 publications. The presenter will summarize
the motivations and main findings from each paper and present a research timeline that shows how
the author's work evolves over time.
Tips for Presenters
Since UbiComp is a highly interdisciplinary field, everyone in seminar has a different technical
background. Tailor your presentation for an audience with a general computing background, but
don't assume knowledge in specific topics like signal processing, FPGAs, machine learning, RFID
etc. Please check the previous course homepages to make sure you don't repeat a paper from within the
last two years of seminar.
Here is a sample presentation outline:
Please save about 10 minutes for discussion after your presentation. Although it is tempting to
focus on the flaws in a paper, it is also important to celebrate its strengths. Be constructive and
frame your criticisms as opportunities for improvement in future work. A good presentation contains
mostly pictures (figures from the paper) with relatively few bullet points.
- Brief introduction to the researcher, their lab/advisor, and frequented venues
- A timeline showing key papers from the author's career
- An overview of main findings and key ideas from each paper
- A brief analysis of themes and methodologies common in the author's work
- Open questions for discussion.
Wrapping up the quarter