Bardia Azizian - Engineering Science PhD Student
Privacy-Preserving Visual Coding for Machines
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to present their research and its significance in just three minutes and one slide. The competition cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills, and celebrates exciting graduate research taking place at Simon Fraser University. Students in thesis and non-thesis based graduate programs in computing science, engineering science, mechatronics and sustainable energy engineering are invited to participate in the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) heat for a chance to win cash prizes and advance to the SFU Final.
In 2023 the FAS heat will be held in-person, where students will present their research in front of a live audience and panel of judges.
2023 FAS 3MT Heat
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Online - Zoom
First Place - $600*
Runner Up - $200*
People's Choice Award - $200
*The top two winners determined by the judge's scoring will advance to the SFU Final to compete for cash prizes and the chance to represent SFU at the Western Regional and National Competitions.
Updated on April 6, 2023:
Sustainable Energy Engineering MASc student, Yameena Naqvi placed as runner-up at the SFU 3MT Final on April 5, 2023.
First Place ($600) - Hengameh Delbari
Runner Up ($200) - Yameena Naqvi
People's Choice Award ($200) - Parsa Rajabi
Thank you to all FAS 3MT contestants! The top two winners determined by the judge's scoring advanced to the SFU Final to compete for $1000 and the chance to represent SFU at the Western Regional and National Competitions.
Privacy-Preserving Visual Coding for Machines
Powering the Future: Electrical Energy + AI
Highly-sensitive and stable buckling-based MEMS gravimeter for lunar exploration
Combined Modelling for Policy Support
Ionic Liquid Systems for Hydrogen Compression in Refueling Stations
Impact of an Intro Computer Science Course on Computational Thinking
Wheel/Rail Profile Pre-processing
Injection and Ignition Characteristics of Gaseous Fuel Jets for Low emission Engines
Integrated Multi-Axis MEMS Gravimeter/Seismometer for Lunar Explorations
Boosting Monocular Depth Estimation to High Resolution
Hydrogen storage in the fuel cell cars
Hybrid EV Charging Station Powered by Solar Photovoltaic & Biogas Generator: A Casestudy for BC Remote Communities
University Lecturer, School of Computing Science
Faculty Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Diana Cukierman is a university lecturer at SFU’s School of Computing Science and the Faculty Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. She received both her MSc and PhD in computing science at SFU. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in computing science and programming, and computer design. Her research interests include learning strategies tailored to CS and STEM disciplines, pedagogy, and artificial intelligence. In 2021, Cukierman received the SFU Excellence in Teaching Award.
University Lecturer, School of Engineering Science
Atousa Hajshirmohammadi is a university lecturer at SFU’s School of Engineering Science. Prior to joining SFU, she was a senior design engineer at LSI Logic Inc. in California. She received her MSc in electrical and computer engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology and her PhD in communications engineering from the University of Waterloo. Her research interests are in digital communications with focus on multimedia communications, cognitive radio networks, unequal error protection and engineering pedagogy.
Lecturer, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Ramtin Rakhsha is a lecturer at SFU’s Mechatronic Systems Engineering. He received his MSc at the University of Tehran and his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Victoria. His research interests are in haptics, nonlinear passivity-based control and underwater robotics. His teaching interests include robotics and control, computer aided designs and vibrations.
Lecturer, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering
Mina Xu is a lecturer at SFU’s School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, with a vision of cultivating responsible engineers in promoting sustainability in our society. She earned her PhD in chemical and materials engineering from the University of Alberta and postdoctoral training from the University of British Columbia. She teaches undergraduate courses in engineering ethics and engineering economics. She also co-teaches graduate seminar courses where students are always encouraged to participate in the 3MT competition each year.
Please note that the judging panel will be required to report any conflicts of interest and not score presentations of students they are supervising.