The MICDE PhD Student Seminar Series showcases the research of students in the Ph.D. in Scientific Computing. These events are open to the public, but we request that all who plan to attend register in advance.

If you have any questions, please email

Upcoming PhD Student Seminars


Previous Ph.D. Student Seminars

DateSpeaker (Click on link for bio and abstract)
March 12, 2024 Workshop / Seminar:MICDE Ph.D. Student Seminar: Hannah Van Wyk and Musawer Ahmad Saqif
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March 05, 2024 MICDE Ph.D. Student Seminar: Lingfeng Luo
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January 30, 2024 MICDE Ph.D. Student Seminars 2023-2024: Jeffrey Hatch
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November 28, 2023 MICDE Ph.D. Student Seminars 2023-2024: Guoer Liu
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November 14, 2023 MICDE Ph.D. Student Seminars: Jamie Holber
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November 07, 2023 MICDE Ph.D. Student Seminars: Bernardo Pacini & Srinivasan Arunachalam
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October 03, 2023 MICDE Ph.D. Student Seminar: Dean Price
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September 26, 2023 MICDE Ph.D. Student Seminar: Haowei Sun
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March 16, 2023 PhD Seminar: Xintao Yan
March 16, 2023 PhD Seminar: Xingmin Wang
March 09, 2023 PhD Seminar: Jiahao Shi
March 09, 2023 PhD Seminar: Kashvi Srivastava
February 23, 2023 PhD Seminar: Shirlyn Wang
February 23, 2023 PhD Seminar: Pei-Hsun Huang
January 26, 2023 PhD Seminar: Gurmeet Singh
January 26, 2023 PhD Seminar: Alex Hrabski
January 12, 2023 PhD Seminar: Ismael Mendoza
December 01, 2022 PhD Seminar: Meichen Liu
November 17, 2022 PhD Seminar: Khoi Dang
November 03, 2022 PhD Seminar: Srihari Sundar and Vishwas Goel
March 25, 2021 PhD Seminar: Chanese Forte and Hyeon Joo
March 18, 2021 PhD Seminar: Vishwas Goel and Benjamin Yang
March 11, 2021 PhD Seminar: Anna Redgrave and Agnit Mukhopadhyay
March 04, 2021 PhD Seminar: Karthik Ganesan & Ryan Sandberg
February 25, 2021 Ph.D. Seminar: Anil Yildirim & Jiale Tan
February 18, 2021 Ph.D Seminar: Matthew Duschenes & Yi Zhu
February 11, 2021 Ph.D Seminar: Saibal De, Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics & Scientific Computing

Information for Presenters

Sign up

If you enrolled in the Ph.D. in Scientific Computing after December 2021, you must present at the MICDE Ph.D. Student Seminar series in order to graduate with a Ph.D. in Scientific Computing. Before presenting, you are strongly encouraged to attend as many sessions of the the Ph.D. Seminar Series as you can, from students in your department and outside it. This will give you an opportunity to learn the style of these presentations.

Please sign up for a day/time slot using the MICDE Ph.D. Student Seminar Sign-up form.  When possible, please select the remaining time slot on a day that has already been selected – this will allow us to schedule more efficiently.

The Working Title that you use on the sign-up form will be used for early promotion before you fill out the ‘talk details’ form with your final talk title. If you don’t even have a working title at the time you sign up, please list your degree program and Scientific Computing, e.g. “AIM and Scientific Computing” as a placeholder.

If you need to present in order to graduate and are unable to present during one of the scheduled seminar times, please contact MICDE early in the semester to make other arrangements. We recommend planning to present before your final semester if possible, so that you have time to make these arrangements.

When you sign up, please add your talk date and the talk details deadline (in column I of the spreadsheet) to your calendar.

Provide talk information to MICDE 4 weeks before

When you sign up to present, please make note of your talk details deadline (in column I of the sign-up form). This is four weeks before your talk, and is the date by which you must submit your speaker information form. This will give us ample time to promote your talk.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the speaker information form.

Tips for your seminar presentation
  • If you want MICDE to record your seminar for your personal use, please let us know in advance.
  • Students typically present from their own laptops. Please make sure that you have whatever devices or dongles you need to connect to a classroom projector. If you want to present from the classroom computer, please reach out to MICDE in advance to arrange this.
  • Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early so that we can get set up and troubleshoot any problems. If you’re in the second presentation slot, it would be ideal for you to show up a few minutes before the first presentation, so that we can prepare for the transition.
  • Each speaker will have 30 minutes, so you should plan for a 20-minute talk followed by 5-10 minutes of questions.
  • The Ph.D. Student Seminar Series is an opportunity to get practice presenting your research, so it may be helpful to plan as though you were presenting at a conference:
    • Practice your talk before you give it so that you’re more comfortable speaking
    • Dress as though you were attending a conference
  • Know your audience. The Ph.D. Student Seminar Series is an opportunity to learn how to simplify the explanation of your research problems and methods in order to talk about them to colleagues outside of your lab or your home department, which will help you prepare for future job searches. There will be attendees from different departments or even different schools/colleges than your own, so please prepare to speak on your topic in a way that will be accessible to people from a wide range of disciplines.
  • If you would like to receive feedback on your presentation, please let attendees know how to reach you.
  • Invite your friends and colleagues. The PhD Student Seminars are open to the public and food will be provided. Let your department(s) and advisor(s) know about your presentation so that they can help us promote it. Please encourage folks to register for the session.

If you have any questions when preparing for your presentation, please email MICDE.

Mark your calendar for the MICDE SciFM 2024 Conference on April 2nd & 3rd, 2024!