poster presentation display

Last Friday we held our bi-annual graduate research event for all of the research students and supervisors in the School of Computer Science. Many of the graduate students in the School are associated with different research centres (including the Insight Centre for Data AnalyticsLEROADAPT and Systems Biology Ireland) or with specific training programmes such as the SFI Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning. While many of these centres have their own regular seminars and research days, the CS research event is an opportunity for all of the students from all programmes to present their work and to hear what other students are working on.

The event opened with a talk from Dr. Georgiana Ifrim, Director of Graduate Research in the School, on some of the practical aspects of doing a PhD in the school. Mansura Khan, PhD Student Representative, then presented the results of a recent survey of PhD students in the class. Lastly there were talks from Dr. Colm Ryan and Antonio Bevilacqua giving advice from the supervisor and student perspective respectively. 

Subsequent to the talks each student and supervisor gives a one minute pitch on their research. As at previous events, it was clear that the students are much better at giving a brief overview of their research than supervisors...

Finally, there is a poster session where everyone has an opportunity to discuss their work in more detail. There is an award for both the best pitch and the best research poster. This time best pitch was awarded to Barbara De Kegel, for her work on the computational analysis of genes in cancer, and best poster was awarded to Yu An, for her work on modeling geological faults using machine learning.