Research School in Information and Communication Technology
Annual Meeting

ICT Research School Annual Meeting 2021

Every year the Research School in Information and Communication Technology invites to a seminar where the PhD candidates have the possibility to exchange research ideas and experiences, to build and broaden their research networks, and to improve their presentation skills.


Main content

The ICT Research School's annual meeting is organized by and for PhD candidates enrolled in the PhD program at the Department of Informatics. The aim of this event is to strengthen networking and collaboration among the candidates, as well as to give them the opportunity to hold a seminar/lecture on an individually selected subject to complete 1 of the 3 required ECTS in the dissemination part of the training component.

Registration is now closed. You can find the agenda by following this link.

The following PhD candidates will hold a seminar/lecture on an individually selected subject:

  • Ermes Franch, Polar codes
  • Emmaunel Sam, The Dynamics of Echo State Network (ESN) Model
  • Cosimo Persia, The Axiom of Choice
  • Issam Maarouf, Essentials of Communications theory and engineering
  • Nidhi Purohit, Explainable Clustering
  • Natacha Galmiche, Inside the mind of a deep neural network
  • Thomas Trautner, What Non Security Experts can learn from CTFs
  • Hans Heum, Quantum Money: On the legacy of Stephen Wiesner

If you have questions about the annual meeting 2021, please contact this year's organizing committee: Philip Turk, Ammar Malik, and Emmanuel Arrighi.

Specifications and requirements for the lecture

  • The topic is proposed by the PhD cand. and supervisor and approved by the department.
  • The department appoints a committee of two members who assess the seminar/lecture. The committee sends the result of the assessment to the department.
  • The criteria for seminars/lectures on self-selected subjects are the same as for a trial lecture on a given topic. The purpose of the lecture is to give the PhD candidate an opportunity to document their ability to disseminate research-based knowledge. The lecture should normally be structured so that it can be followed by an audience with previous knowledge one could expect to find among master's students in the field of study. Both academic content and the ability to disseminate are emphasised in the assessment of the trial lecture.
  • The topic of the given subject must not be obtained from the key issues in the PhD thesis.