University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
CS851: Malware Seminar, Spring 2004

Project Presentations

The next two classes will be presentations of your projects.

23 November

Joseph Calandrino, Matt Spear
Patrick Graydon
Nora Soravel
Jing Yang
30 November
Tony Aiello
Michael Crane, Wei Hu
Nguyet Nguyen
Michael Spiegel
Each presentation will be strictly limited to twenty-two minutes with up to 5 additional minutes for questions. If you plan ahead and use your time wisely, this is plenty of time. You should endeavour to make your presentation interesting, informative and memorable.

The goal of almost all presentations is to get your audience interested enough in what you are talking about that they will want to learn more. For your project presentations, the goal is to make your audience understand and remember the most important idea from your project. You cannot expect to convey a lot of technical information, but you should be able to motivate your work and convince your audience why it is important and interesting, make it abundantly clear to your audience what you actually did. There should be some technical content in your talk, including an explanation of one nugget that came out of your work.

All talks should tell a story. Don't fall into the trap of reading a list. All good stories:

Nearly all stories follow this model, and nearly all presentations should also.

Project Reports
Final project reports are due December 7. You should turn in a paper printout of your report at my office and emailing me a URL for your project report (which should be either .html or .pdf). I will read the paper you turn in, but make the web reports available from the course site.

Like talks, papers should also tell stories. Your reports should include substantial technical details, though.

The final report should motivate, describe and evaluate your work. You may organize your final report into sections as you see fit. It should include (but is not limited to):

There are no length constraints for the final report, but you should aim to be as concise, clear and organized as possible. The writing and presentation should be at a high quality. It would be highly worthwhile to exchange reports with a classmate and review each others reports before submitting them. Your reports will be posted on the course website (unless you have a reason to object to this).

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Department of Computer Science
CS 851: Malware Seminar