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  1. 1. Seminar Three / Professor Zarnoch October 18, 2011 Amanda Favia, ITF, Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College *(with slides borrowed from Craig Willse, Emily Sherwood & Kiersten Greene)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Understand project expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the basics of poster design </li></ul><ul><li>Begin planning your posters </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Visual means for communicating research to an academic or professional community. </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of research that serves to create interest by highlighting the most important things. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Each group must produce one poster </li></ul><ul><li>Posters must be made either with Keynote or PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Poster dimensions must be 48” x 36” (or vice versa) </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Meet with ITF before Nov. 17 th </li></ul><ul><li>Rough Drafts Due: Nov. 22 nd </li></ul><ul><li>Final Posters Due: Nov. 29 th </li></ul><ul><li>Poster presentations at MHC: Dec. 6 th , 8 th & 10 th </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>What makes a poster Succeed ? </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Images should guide the overall layout, not the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid cluttering the poster (too many graphs or photos). </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your color contrasts! Color should be easy on the eyes. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Make sure all components are aligned properly. </li></ul><ul><li>Less text is key! </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of an underlying structure that guides the viewer. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>What makes a poster Fail ? </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>We describe the philosophy and design of the control flow machine, and present the results of detailed simulations of the performance of a single processing element. Each factor is compared with the measured performance of an advanced von Neumann computer running equivalent code. It is shown that the control flow processor compares favorably in the program. </li></ul>We present a denotational semantics for a logic program to construct a control flow for the logic program. The control flow is defined as an algebraic manipulator of idempotent substitutions and it virtually reflects the resolution deductions. We also present a bottom-up compilation of medium grain clusters from a fine grain control flow graph. We compare the basic block and the dependence sets algorithms that partition control flow graphs into clusters. Our compiling strategy is to exploit coarse-grain parallelism at function application level: and the function application level parallelism is implemented by fork-join mechanism. The compiler translates source programs into control flow graphs based on analyzing flow of control, and then serializes instructions within graphs according to flow arcs such that function applications, which have no control dependency, are executed in parallel. We apply a parallel simulation scheme to a real problem: the simulation of a control flow architecture, and we compare the performance of this simulator with that of a sequential one. Moreover, we investigate the effect of modeling the application on the performance of the simulator. Our study indicates that parallel simulation can reduce the execution time significantly if appropriate modeling is used. We have demonstrated that to achieve the best execution time for a control flow program, the number of nodes within the system and the type of mapping scheme used are particularly important. In addition, we observe that a large number of subsystem nodes allows more actors to be fired concurrently, but the communication overhead in passing control tokens to their destination nodes causes the overall execution time to increase substantially.
  11. 12. <ul><li>Color: ah! </li></ul><ul><li>Text: fit & alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Text: too much! </li></ul><ul><li>Images: not enough </li></ul><ul><li>Background: distracting </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Color: easier on the eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Text: fit properly & justify alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Images & Text: less text & more images </li></ul><ul><li>Background: “compliments” images and background color </li></ul>
  13. 14. Poster Critique: Why is this poster successful?
  14. 15. <ul><li>Images guide the overall layout, not the text </li></ul><ul><li>Not cluttered </li></ul><ul><li>Good use of color </li></ul><ul><li>Text & Images aligned properly </li></ul><ul><li>Underlying structure guides viewer </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Break up text with bullets or numbers (hint: this slide!) </li></ul><ul><li>Indenting shows subordination </li></ul><ul><li>- Like this, see? </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Avoid lengthy paragraphs talking about why you did what you did and whether you dislike positivism because there is such a thing as reality out there and it operates in a certain way and we should be able to access that in some shape, form, or fashion and besides it’s all from some stuffy old dead guy thinking too hard, anyway. </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Make sure your font color stands out against the background. </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent with colors and use them to guide the reader. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- e.g., you can use one color for headings, another for body text </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Teeth are ideal for studying life history because they grow incrementally, are not remodeled during an individual’s lifetime, and are not highly subject to environmental stresses. </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth & Life History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incremental growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not remodeled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resistant to environmental stress </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Templates for Poster Layout </li></ul>
  20. 21. Title & Authors
  21. 22. Centered Image & Peripheral Explanations Title & Authors
  22. 25. <ul><li>Advice on designing scientific posters (Swarthmore College) </li></ul><ul><li>Do’s and Dont’s of Poster Presentation (American Society for Cell Biology) </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Effective Poster Presentations (NCU) </li></ul><ul><li>Design of Scientific Posters (Virginia Tech) </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Development Poster Session ( </li></ul>
  23. 26. <ul><li>File & select  New Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Layouts   (or  Format > Slide Layout ) & select Blank  slide layout. </li></ul><ul><li>Set the dimensions for your slide: File > Page Setup . Width 48” & height 36” (or reverse it, 36 x 48) </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Just click  Okay  on the error window when you get this Error Message “The current page size exceeds the printable area of the paper in the printer…” </li></ul>
  24. 27. Don’t forget! Go to to schedule an appointment before Nov. 17 th ! Amanda Favia ITF, Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College