Upcoming PhD Student Seminars
Previous Ph.D. Student Seminars
Information for Presenters
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.
- 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. Please plan as though you were presenting at a conference:
- Practice your talk before you give it
- 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 your 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.
If you have any questions when preparing for your presentation, please email MICDE.