SICSA PhD Research Competition

In previous years we have run a Poster Competition at the SICSA PhD Conference, and this has been a yearly highlight. This year we are changing the name to the SICSA PhD Research Competition and submission guidance has changed slightly to reflect this.

PhD students are invited to submit a 2-page abstract about their research area (please note that references are not part of the 2-page limit). This abstract can either be about their entire PhD programme or a highlight from one particular study. All students that submit to this will have their submission peer-reviewed and should present a poster of their work at the main SICSA PhD Conference.

Research abstracts will be peer reviewed according to the following criteria and reviewers will be asked to comment on each of the points:

  • Problem and motivation
  • Background and related work
  • Approach and uniqueness
  • Results and contribution

Top reviewed papers from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year will have their posters judged at the conference itself. Participants will be informed by judges before they are being judged. Review criteria for poster presentations will consist of:

  • Oral presentation
  • Visual presentation
  • Research methods
  • Significance of contribution

Prize Winners

  • 1st Year Winner: Jacob König (GCU): ‘Deep Learning Surface Crack Segmentation’
  • 2nd Year Winner: Ryan Gibson (University of Strathclyde): ‘Using Tablet Technologies to Promote Communication Between Adults with Mild Learning Disabilities and General Practitioner’
  • 3rd Year Winner: Sofiat Olaosebikan (University of Glasgow): ‘Algorithmic Results on the Student-Project Allocation Problem
  • People’s Choice Award: Mila Goranova (University of Stirling): ‘Multi-Objective Evolutionary Optimisation of Antibiotic Treatments