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SMCSE PhD Symposium 2018




The City SMCSE PhD Symposium is the inaugural conference for PhD students in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. This is an opportunity for us all to celebrate the research culture in our school. All full-time PhD students in the School are expected to attend; part-time PhD students and staff are strongly encouraged to do so. The Symposium will be followed by the PhD Summer Party.

The Symposium will be held on the afternoon of 10th July 2018 in Drysdale Building at City (ELG02 and 04). There will be presentations, posters and a 3-minute thesis competition.


*Best Talk

£100 1st & £50 2nd

* Best Poster

£75 1st & £50 2nd

**Best 3 Minute Thesis Presentation -

£75 1st & £50 2nd

*Abstract Submission Instructions: Talks and Posters

PhD students in SMCSE are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the Symposium as either a 15-minute talk or a poster.  Submissions are welcome from students at any stage in their PhD.

Abstracts should be at most 500 words long, not counting bibliography. They should summarise your research in a manner that is accessible to a non-expert.  All submissions will be reviewed by a committee of PhD students and academic staff. Abstracts should be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) using the CUPS18 submission site at Easychair. The abstract submission deadline is 25th June 2018.

Abstracts will be selected for either an oral or a poster presentation. Authors are requested to state their preference for a 15-minute talk or poster presentation during submission. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 29th June 2018.

** 3 Minute Thesis Competition

The 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) is an academic research communication competition originally developed by The University of Queensland. It is a competition that challenges research students to communicate their work to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. Competitors can have one static slide but no other props. It is particularly relevant to students who are in the later stages of their PhDs.

To enter: Create a single static slide and submit it via the CUPS18 submission site. The 3MT submission deadline is 25th June 2018.

Authors will be notified of acceptance to the 3MT by 29th June 2018. Accepted authors will be asked to prepare a 3 minute talk for presentation at the Symposium, see here for guidance.

Event Registration

All attendees will be asked to register via Eventbrite. Further details will be released soon, along with the full programme for the Symposium.

Best wishes and see you on the 10th July.

Ry Goodman (PhD Student)

Steph Wilson (Senior Tutor for Research)

Panicos Kyriacou (Associate Dean, Research and Enterprise)

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When and where

1.00pm - 5.00pmTuesday 10th July 2018

ELG02 Drysdale Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom