Department of Computer Science HKBU
Student Report and Presentation

Your report and presentation must be of high quality. Each report and presentation will be reviewed by THREE panel members. For year 1 students, the presentation lasts for 20 minutes (including 10 minutes Q&A); for year 2 and 3+ students, the presentation lasts for 25 minutes (including 12 minutes Q&A). The detailed requirements and assessment criteria are listed below.

1st year study
(1~12 months)
The report should include:
  • Literature survey: a clear description of the most relevant background material you have learned so far;
  • The tentative research questions to be explored;
  • Description of the methods that will be used;
  • Results obtained, even if preliminary ones;
  • Future plan;
  • References;
  • Your co-authored publications if any (listed at a separate page).
Presentation (20 minutes), suggested rundown for your reference:
  • Introduction/Motivation: 2 minutes
  • Literature survey: 3 minutes
  • Research questions: 2 minutes
  • Proposal/plan: 3 minutes
  • Q&A: 10 minutes (must)
Assessment criteria:
  • Students should demonstrate their understanding of the field of study;
  • Student have made a reasonable start to the specific project;
  • Students can demonstrate an understanding of the direction of their project;
  • Students should have the potential to pursue research.
2nd year study
(13~24 months)
The report should include:
  • Clear statement of your research problem and objectives;
  • Detail the research methodology being used/proposed;
  • Discuss the implications of any results obtained and how they relate to previous work;
  • If the project has not reached the stage of generating significant amounts of results, more emphasis needs to be placed on the relevant design/building/theoretical issues;
  • What you need to do to complete the work;
  • References;
  • Your co-authored publications if any (listed at a separate page).
Presentation (25 minutes), suggested rundown for your reference:
  • Introduction/Motivation: 2 minutes
  • Related work: 3 minutes
  • Proposed methodology: 4 minutes
  • Results: 3 minutes
  • Future plan: 1 minute
  • Q&A: 12 minutes (must)
Assessment criteria:
  • Students should have understood the research problem;
  • Students should have acquired the skills required to solve the problem;
  • Students can write clearly about an scientific topic in their report;
  • Students can explain and defend their work in the oral presentation;
  • Students’ plan for completing the work within the deadline is realistic;
  • Ideally the report can be turned into a published paper, or into a chapter of the student’s thesis.
3rd or 4th year study (25~ months) The report should include:
  • Clear statement of your research problem, which is to form the core of your thesis;
  • Present relevant theoretical and methodological issues;
  • Original contribution to knowledge in the field of study. The originality shall be shown by the discovery of new facts or theories, or the development of new methods;
  • Technical and procedural aspects of data collection and analysis;
  • Any significant results obtained and how they relate to previous work;
  • What you need to do to complete the work;
  • References;
  • Your co-authored publications if any (listed at a separate page).
Presentation (25 minutes), suggested rundown for your reference:
  • Introduction/Motivation: 2 minutes.
  • Related work: 2 minutes
  • Proposed methodology: 4 minutes
  • Results: 4 minutes
  • Conclusion: 1 minute
  • Q&A: 12 minutes (must)
Assessment criteria:
  • Students should demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and understanding in the field of study;
  • Students should have taken the initiative to develop and structure a research problem, rigorous solution, and analysis;
  • Student should show high integrity in all tasks of collecting, analyzing, and presenting research data;
  • Students can explain and defend their work in the oral presentation;
  • Students’ plan for completing the work within the deadline is realistic;
  • Students can write-up the research in a clear, organized and concise manner.

Template

  • For year 1 students: minimum 6 pages (2 columns) + 1 page of your publications (since the start of your PhD study);
  • For year 2 and year 3+ students: minimum 8 pages (2 columns) + 1 page of your publications (since the start of your PhD study).
Important: you should clearly indicate the progress made since the last PG Day (including the new papers completed) in the submitted report and presentation.

Submission link

The report must be in PDF format, and size should be less than 50 megabytes. Please submit here by 18:00, June 11 (Friday), 2021 .