

Current Events
Every Friday at the start of class, a group of 3 students
will make a powerpoint (or pdf) presentation of networking related
current events centered on a published article in nonscholastic
outlets (e.g., news clips, magazines).
The article should be current (at most one month old).
Another group of 3 students is responsible
for leading the questioning. This second group will
then be responsible for presenting the following week. The
presentation and discussion are timelimited to (at most) 15 minutes.
Schedule

09/03/04: Brian Johnson, Steve Mellema, William Speirs;
Ultra Wideband Wireless Peripherals by Year's End?
(M. Hachman);
presentation slides

09/10/04: Bryon Gloden, Murat Senel, Waseem Sheikh;
Wireless sensor networks looking to Zigbee Alliance
(T. Krazit);
presentation slides

09/17/04: Mohamed Ali, Javed Siddique, Haiying Xu;
Intel Preps New Wireless Sensor Technology
(M. Hachman);
presentation slides

09/24/04: (Mike) Yu Cheng, YuWei Sung, Yuldi Tirta;
Philly Considers Wireless Internet for All
(D. Caruso);
presentation slides

10/01/04: Michael Huffman, Abhinav Jain, Changjiu Xian;
Verizon's Net phone service takes wing
(B. Charny);
presentation slides

10/08/04: Mike Bishop, Tomek Czajka, Matthew Henkler;
Taking WiFi to the Max
(S. Diaz and D. Takahashi);
presentation slides

10/15/04:
Hansang Bae, Hwanjo Heo, Seungjai Min;
A quantum leap: Researchers create supersecure computer network
(T. Emery);
presentation slides

10/22/04:
ChiBun Chan, Mummoorthy Murugesan, Jayesh Pandey;
FCC ruling sets stage for broadband surge
(H. Bray);
presentation slides

Guidelines

The presentation should not take more than 5 minutes; this
implies that there are at most 45 slides. The presentation
should be practiced and timed to achieve this constraint
in the absence of questions.

The presentation should first summarize the gist of the
article. At most 4 bullets should suffice. Following
Einstein's recommendation, make it as simple as possible
but not simpler. Important
terms should be defined, verbally or in the slide.

Indicate why the article is interesting and/or
relevant, i.e., why you have chosen the article.

Indicate if the article is accurate, its strong points and
weak points.

Inject your own viewpoints. If they differ from the
article specify why. Be logical/factual.

