CVPR 2012 hosted a Doctoral Consortium on Monday, June 18th from 11:50 to 13:00 in room 555/556. The goal of the Doctoral Consortium was to provide senior Ph.D. students (i.e., those who have recently submitted or will soon submit a thesis) the opportunity to discuss their research and career objectives with senior members of the community from outside their institution.
The event consisted of a dedicated poster session and catered lunch, and was attended by the selected student participants and an invited committee of faculty and industry researchers. Prior to the meeting, the student participants each prepared research statements and related materials which were reviewed by designated members of the committee. At the meeting, each student presented a poster overviewing his/her thesis work or a single recent paper. The designated committee members discussed the work with the student, offering constructive feedback and guidance for possible future directions. Participants received some level of travel support -- at least $700 for US students and $1000 for Non-US. Exact support amounts were determined by the level of participation.
Interested in participating? The application deadline was Sunday, May 6th, 23:59 EST
We seek Ph.D. student participants who have determined the direction of their thesis research---with some results already published---but who still have substantial work to complete. Students who have either recently submitted a thesis or who will soon submit a thesis would be good candidates that we think could benefit from this event.
Note that it is not necessary to have a paper appearing in the conference in order to apply to participate.
To apply to participate, please prepare the following:
1) Research statement: summarize the problem, proposed plan, and progress to date. (Max 2 pages)
2) CV: Include the expected graduation date. (Max 1 page)
3) Statement of expected benefits of participating in the DC. (Max 1 paragraph)
4) One first-authored paper.
5) Name of paper accepted to CVPR 2012, if applicable. This is not required to apply.
6) Advisor's support: a short email from the thesis advisor stating support for the student's participation in the DC, describing the current status of the thesis research.
Concatenate items 1 through 5 above into a single pdf file, and email it as a single attachment to hay...@cs.brown.edu, by May 6th, 23:59 PM EST. Item 6 should be emailed to hay...@cs.brown.edu.
Approximately 30 students will be invited to participate. Selection will be based on the clarity of the submitted materials and the student's stage of research. We will also take institutional representation into account; we are unlikely to invite more than two students from the same institution. Applications not adhering to the provided guidelines (including page limits) will not be considered. Notification of acceptance will happen before the CVPR early registration deadline on May 14th, 2012.
Questions? Email James Hays, hay...@cs.brown.edu