3 Minute Thesis Competition

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

About 3MT®

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.


  • Notification of Finalists: July 12, 2019
  • Event: September 24, 2019
  • Submit your Research Summary and other documents together tothe link

List of Finalists

  • Yueru Chen (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Sanjay Ghosh (Indian Institute of Science, India)
  • Che-Tsung Lin (National Tsing Hua University, Tiawan)
  • Woei-Tan Loh (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia)
  • Pierre-Etienne Martin (LaBRI - University of Bordeaux, France)
  • James Noraky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Pauline Puteaux (LIRMM University of Montpellier, CNRS, France)
  • Tushar Shinde (Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India)

Participation Rules for Competition

The 3MT ICIP competition will be performed according to the following basic rules:

  • Eligibility: candidates should be PhD students in September 2019
  • The competition will be announced in both ICIP and related web pages
  • Organisers reserve the right to disseminate the call for participation in other venues including (but not limited to) mailing lists and social media
  • Every participant is required to submit a 2-page summary of his PhD, following the same template as the one of the conference papers.
  • In case one of the finalists decides to attend ICIP 2019 to participate in the 3MT contest day alone,  only one day 3-MT registration rate will be requested (USD$80 for non-IEEE member, $50 for IEEE member before July 15). This specific registration is sent to the 3-MT finalists individually.
  • The shortlisting selection will be carried out by the 3MT Committee based on the submitted summary, CV and status of the student
  • Final confirmation of acceptance is subject to registration and participation confirmation (of the student)
  • The final contest will take place during ICIP 2019
  • The organizers reserve the right to collect audio-visual material at the day of presentation for media coverage
  • "Presentation rules and judging criteria" can be found here


The winner(s) will be selected to receive a cash prize and also be invited to attend the conference banquet.


Prof. Kenneth Lam (enkmlam@polyu.edu.hk) and Prof. Andrea Cavallaro (a.cavallaro@qmul.ac.uk)