This year, the journal club will have eleven student-run sessions. Each session will require reading one paper, and will have two presentations: one giving necessary background for the paper, and one giving the results of the paper itself. There will also be a discussion of the paper.
Each session will be run by a team of three students. A second-year student will present the background material, a first-year student will present the paper's results, and a third-year student will lead the discussion, and also act as the "team lead". Besides leading the discussion the "team lead" is responsible for: recruiting the team; picking a paper and date; supervising a dry run of the presentations, and sending the draft presentations and the comments on them to William; and moderating the talks.
Dry runs materials are due by midnight Tuesday before the talk. URLs for the papers being presented should be posted one week in advance.
With a few exceptions (necessary to make the numbers work evenly), first- and second- year students will be on one team this semester, and third-year students will lead two teams. All students should read the papers in advance so that they are able to participate in discussion.
William Cohen will organize the Journal Club this fall. Sharon Cavlovich, his assistant (sharonw -at- cs.cmu.edu) will help administer it.