WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science Department

CS534 Artificial Intelligence 
Showcase Presentation Schedule - Spring 2019


WARNING: Changes to this schedule may be made during the course of the semester. 

See below:


  1. Sign up for a showcase topic of your interest:

  2. After all the students in the class have signed up for a showcase, the professor will distribute the list of students assigned to each showcase topic.

  3. Work together with the group of students assigned to the same topic to identify a real-world application of the AI topic you are assigned to. These are the requirements for this application: As an example, IBM's Watson could be a possible choice for the Search Showcase or for the Natural Language Processing Showcase.

  4. Discuss your group's chosen AI application with the professor and get the professor's approval before you start preparing your slides, at least 2 weeks in advance of the date of your presentation.

  5. Please cc every member of your showcase team in every email communication with the professor about the showcase.

  6. The team should investigate the application in depth and prepare and deliver a 10 minute in-class presentation describing this application in as much detail as possible, focusing on its AI aspects.

  7. Your presentation should contain the following sections:

  8. Email the following materials to the professor (cc'ing eveery member of the showcase team) by the day of the lecture PRIOR to your scheduled class presentation. That is:
    • If your presentation is on a Monday, then email your materials to the professor by the PRIOR Wednesday.
    • If your presentation is on a Wednesday, then email your materials to the professor by the PRIOR Monday.

    Meet with the professor right at the end of the PRIOR lecture to go over your draft slides and have a dry run rehearsal.

    1. Your presentation slides. Please name your representation slides as follows:
      CS534S19_Showcase_<AI Topic>.<file extension>
      If at all possible, please send us the slides in an editable format (e.g., pptx) so that we can make small edits if needed.
    2. A short description of your application (3-4 sentences) to be included in this webpage under "Short Description" in your showcase entry below.

  9. Rehearse your oral presentation as a group to make sure it is polished, transitions between speakers work well, and the full presentation stays within the time allowed (10 minutes maximum). The time allowed should be split evenly among all members of the group and each group member will be graded based on the amount and the quality of their contributions to the showcase presentation.