CTVR’s Alexandre Papadopoulos (UCC) and Ahmed Selim (TCD) were strong competitors in the 2011 Thesis in 3 competition on November 9th in the Mansion House. The competition is an ‘elevator pitch’ for PhD work. Each presenter has three slides and only one minute per slide to present what may be four year’s of their work. Ahmed and Alexandre were selected from the Centre’s 23 PhD students to compete for CTVR and their excellent presentations can be found here:
Both did an excellent job of explaining their very complex work in telecommunications to a scientific, though not domain-expert, audience. Speaking after the event Ahmed said “I really enjoyed the event. The competition was not easy, and I’ve learned how to make my ideas clear and simple so that the people can understand my work easily.” For Alexandre, it “was really an eye-opening experience that set a tough intellectual challenge. I surely want to work on this.”
The standard of the presentations from all speakers was very high. Congratulations to Alex and Ahmed and to the winning presentation from Eva Szekely.
For more information see the Thesis in 3 website.