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Survey a Social Media Platform or a NLP Research Group : In-class Presentation (30 points)

You will pair together (2 students) and give a 8-minute presentation (plus 2-minute Q&A) in class on a social media platform or a NLP research group of your choice.

First, please sign up to pick a date you want to present, and pick a social media platform (a list here) or a NLP research group (a list here).

Second, after your presentation in the class, upload your slides to OSU’s Carmen system. Your slides will be also published on this course website.

For social media platforms, you may focus on:

  • Market: When it was founded, purchased, and etc?
  • Interface: How people use it, and why?
  • Software Development: Any API available?
  • Academic Research: Any interesting studies? Any useful datasets?
  • and any other things you think are important

For NLP research groups, you may focus on:

  • Who? What are the prominent researchers, famous students or alumni?
  • What do they do? What research topics they are working on?
  • Any interesting or notable paper(s) that worth mentioning?
  • and any other things you think are important

Some examples on how to deliver a short survey type of presentations effectively:

Speaker Title
Abhishek GAdiraju Iceland’s Crowdsourced Constitution
Shreshth Khilani Silk Road
Morgan Snyder and Tiffany Lu Kiva: Loans That Change Lives

Slides from student in-class presentations in Autumn 2016:

Date Speaker Title
Octorber 5, 2016 David Palzer NLP/CL: Carnegie Mellon
Octorber 12, 2016 Wuwei Lan and Wei Sun NLP Research Group: MIT
Octorber 12, 2016 Evan Kozliner and Evan Jaffe Stanford NLP
Octorber 19, 2016 Sankeerth V S and Pravar Mahajan IIT – Madras: AIDB Lab
Octorber 19, 2016 Amad Hussain and Rob LaTour NLP at Cambridge
Octorber 26, 2016 Fang Cao and Venkata Sai Mandadapu NLP: UC Berkeley
Octorber 26, 2016 Subash Chebolu and Jacob Hoylman NLP: Georgia Tech
November 9, 2016 Nikhita Vedula and Ashish Konda Cornell University NLP Group
November 9, 2016 Sourav Chakraborty NLP Research @ UCSB
November 16, 2016 Dushyanta Dhyani and Karan Grover Johns Hopkins CLSP
November 16, 2016 Brett Bejcek Facebook
November 30, 2016 Zhuoer Wang & Chuhan Feng Instagram