As a discussion leader, you should select a paper related to your
research, read it carefully if you haven't already, and present it to
the group. Focus especially on how the paper relates to or may impact
your own research. Please keep your presentation at a high level and shorter than 20 minutes. .
As a discussion attendee, please come prepared to make one contribution to discussion. Its form will depend on your level of expertise in the area. You may want to:
Criticize an aspect of the paper.
Ask an extension question.
Ask a clarification question (as we all may experience similar confusions).
Draw connections to your field.
Make an outlandish claim to provide a spark.
Paper presentations are scheduled well ahead of time, usually at the start of the semester by the AIRG organizer.
Preliminary research/practice talks can be scheduled as needed by contacting the current organizer.
Note that students that have presented a paper have priority when scheduling preliminary research or practice talks.
Tips on choosing papers:
Generally people choose conference-length ones, though longer ones are
okay if you only expect people to skim instead of reading in depth.
Don't choose something that only five people in the world will understand.
Choose something that will lead to a discussion that gives you ideas and
suggestions for your research.
Papers discussed in previous semesters can be found in the archive. See also the schedule for an
from 2004 that covered statistical relational learning.
The AIRG web site is currently maintained by Jeremy Weiss (jcweiss@cs...).