School of Information Sciences

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Thursday, February 4, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Information Sciences Building, 3rd floor


The 2016 winners are...

Winner – Xidao Wen - $500 in travel money
Runner up – Marcela Gomez - $300 in travel money
People’s choice – Chun-Hua Tsai - $150 in travel money

Congratulations to everyone who competed! It was a wonderful first 3MT and we look forward to growing this competition in the future.

2016 competitors:

Pedram Gharani
Degree in Progress: PhD in Information Science & Technology
"Context-Aware Obstacle Detection for Navigation by the Visually Impaired"

Marcela Michel Gomez
Degree in Progress: PhD in Telecommunications
"Spectrum Markets: From 'Naked' Spectrum to Virtualized Commodities"

Chun-Hua (Hyman) Tsai
Degree in Progress: PhD in Information Science & Technology
"A Personalized People Recommender System Using Global Search Approach"

Xidao Wen
Degree in Progress: PhD in Information Science & Technology

Call for Participants

Calling all doctoral students and candidates! SIS is hosting its first ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition during iFest 2016 and you are invited to participate. Download the Call for Participants.

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students and candidates to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages them to communicate the importance of their research to the broader community.

Developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, enthusiasm for the 3MT concept and its adoption in numerous universities led to the development of an international competition. In SIS' localized version of the 3MT, all doctoral students and candidates are eligible to compete. Don’t miss this opportunity to practice your presentation skills and have a chance to win a research travel grant!

Register to Compete

Register your intent to compete by completing this form.

Competition Rules

Judging Criteria

Comprehension & Content

Engagement & Communication


Presentation Resources


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