2020 IEEE Radar Conference: Call For 3 Minute Thesis

The Technical Program Committee of the 2020 IEEE Radar Conference decided to introduce a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) contest, where PhD students present a compelling oration on their thesis in three minutes. It is an exercise for students to consolidate their ideas so they can present them concisely to a broader audience. Provided the scientific and technical quality is guaranteed, the contest aims at promoting oral and presentation skills of PhD researchers. The contest also aims at providing PhDs the opportunity to gain visibility of their work.
To PhD students: If you are devoting or have devoted at least 2 years to your PhD, you could devote 3 minutes to explain it to a more general public!

Submission instruction

    1.  Create a video that best explains your work in a language appropriate to a general audience. The video should not exceed 3 minutes.
      You can find the general rules here: https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/resources/competition-rules.
    2. Upload your video to a site accessible by the evaluation committee. The video should be accessible for viewing and downloading. It is acceptable for the video to be hidden from search engines and accessible only with a private URL. However, it should not require a username/password to be viewed. You can use, for example, DropBox, Google Drive, or your institution’s web server.
    3. Submit your entry via email at 3MT@radarconf20.org. Please include a Title, 1-page abstract/summary, Name, Affiliation and a link to the video location. Your one-page abstract will be included in the 2020 IEEE Radar Conference proceedings.
    4. A dedicated jury will select a shortlist of five finalists.

Please address any questions related to the 3MT contest to 3MT@radarconf20.org.

3MT Awards

Five finalists will be invited to present their 3MT video to 2020 IEEE Radar Conference audience who selects the winner based on the live 3-minute presentation. The award will be presented to the winner during the conference Award Ceremony, which will take place at the banquet. The award consists of a certificate and a check amounting to 1,000 Euros. All the five finalists will receive a certificate during the 3MT session.
The video of the winner will be posted online at the 2020 IEEE Radar Conference website.

Important Dates:

3MT video and one page abstract submission: 5 April, 2020
Shortlist announced: 7 June, 2020