Professional Development

APEX: Lightning Talks

April 25, 2016
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Getting ready to present at a conference or talk this spring? This session is an opportunity for you to practice your talk informally to a multi-disciplinary audience. 

  • Date: WednesdayMay 4, 2016
  • Time:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Burnaby, Bennett Library room 2020
  • RSVP: The session is capped at 10 presenters, so register early via MyInvolvement!

Participants are challenged to convey the essential elements of their research in a way that is accessible--all in 8 minutes or less!  There will be a judging panel who will score your ability to communicate to them--each participant will receive the judges' written feedback to help you improve your presentation for that next conference or talk. The presenters who score in the top 3 will receive a $20 giftcard! 

*Light refreshments will be provided.  Audience members are encouraged to attend and cheer on their friends and colleauges! 

Meet the Judges:

Dr. Peter Kling is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Computing Science. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2014 at the University of Paderborn in Germany and spent the following year with Prof. Kirk Pruhs, one of the leading experts in energy-efficient algorithm design, at the University of Pittsburgh. At SFU, Dr. Kling designs efficient algorithms for huge networks and develops methods to provide quality guarantees when solving non-linear optimization problems as they appear in energy aware scheduling. 

Peter is VP Operations & Finance of SFU's Postdoctoral Association.

Dr. Gertjan Lucas is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Beedie School of Business. Dr. Lucas earned his Ph.D. at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. Dr. Lucas' research interest include decision-making, performance feedback, strategic management, cognition, and attention. Currently, he is applying these theories and topics in a research project on the North-American feature-film industry.

Gertjan is VP External Communications for SFU's Postdoctoral Association.

Gertjan Lucas is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Beedie School of Business. He holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from University College Maastricht, graduated from Research Master programs in both Business as well as Organization Studies at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), and earned his Ph.D. at Tilburg University. Gertjan's research interest include decision-making, performance feedback, strategic management, cognition, and attention. Currently, he is applying these theories and topics in a research project on the North-American feature-film industry.
Gertjan Lucas is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Beedie School of Business. He holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from University College Maastricht, graduated from Research Master programs in both Business as well as Organization Studies at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), and earned his Ph.D. at Tilburg University. Gertjan's research interest include decision-making, performance feedback, strategic management, cognition, and attention. Currently, he is applying these theories and topics in a research project on the North-American feature-film industry.

Dr. Emma Griffiths obtained a PhD in Comparative Genomics and Phylogeny at McMaster University in Ontario.  At SFU, Dr. Griffiths works in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB), using next-generation sequencing technology and bioinformatics tools to create a platform for infectious disease outbreak investigation and disease tracking-- in collaboration with the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

Emma is the President of SFU's Postdoctoral Association. 

This session is part of the Knowledge Translation Series.  Click here to find out about other workshops in the series. 

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