Graduate students compete in 2023 Three Minute Thesis

March 03, 2023

This week, the annual Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) heat Three Minute Thesis (3MT) 2023 was held virtually with a total of thirteen graduate student presenters from all four schools: computing science, engineering science, mechatronics systems engineering and sustainable energy engineering. The initial plan was to hold the competition in-person. Due to snow, presenters, judges and organizers quickly adapted as the event transitioned to a virtual one.

Computing science student Parsa Rajabi was announced as the People’s Choice Award winner based on audience voting. His presentation titled, “Impact of an Intro Computer Science Course on Computational Thinking” led to much discussion amongst the audience.

See who participated in this year's FAS 3MT event from the School of Computing Science below!

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2023 FAS 3MT Computing Science Student Participants

People's Choice Winner

Parsa Rajabi, Computing Science MSc Student

Impact of an Intro Computer Science Course on Computational Thinking

Supervisor: Dr. Diana Cukierman, Dr. Tenzin Doleck

S. Mahdi H. Miangoleh, Computing Science PhD Student

Boosting Monocular Depth Estimation to High Resolution

Supervisor: Dr. Yagiz Aksoy

2023 Judging Panel

Dr. Diana Cukierman
University Lecturer, School of Computing Science

Dr. Atousa Hajshirmohammadi
University Lecturer, School of Engineering Science

Dr. Ramtin Raksha
Lecturer, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Dr. Mina Xu
Lecturer, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering

Please note that the judging panel was required to report any conflicts of interest and not score presentations of students they are supervising.