Presentations on the status of the PhD studies

Each year, students give two presentations on the current status of their PhD studies: the first presentation is in June and the second one is in September. The presentations in September are part of the annual evaluation (admission to next year for first and second year students, admission to final exam to third year students). The presentations in June focus on getting you ready for the September presentations. Send your slides to your tutor before the presentation, so that you can get a preliminary feedback. There are some items that we expect you to include in your presentations, as described in the following:

First year students (10-minute presentation and 5 minutes for questions’)

Main focus of the presentation

  • The problem to be solved in the student’s research; justify why this problem is important and make clear that previous research and related work has not yet solved that problem.

Title

Your research area

Additional information (final part of the presentation)

  • Expected publication venues
  • Publications (if any)
  • Courses taken and planned
  • Name of your supervisor(s) (only in September’s presentation)

Second year students (20-minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions)

Main focus of the presentation

  • The problem to be solved in the student’s research; justify why this problem is important and make clear that previous research and related work has not yet solved that problem,
  • The research hypothesis or claim,
  • The expected contributions of the research,
  • How the student plans to evaluate the results and to present credible evidence of the results to the community,
  • A description of the results achieved so far,
  • The planned timeline for completion.

Title

A tentative title of your thesis

Additional information (final part of the presentation)

  • Expected publication venues
  • Publications
  • Courses taken and planned
  • Plans for your period abroad
  • Thesis title proposal

Third year students (25-minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions)

Main focus of the presentation

  • The problem attacked in the student’s research; justify why this problem is important and make clear that previous research and related work has not yet solved that problem,
  • The research hypothesis or claim,
  • The contributions of the research,
  • A description of the results achieved so far, and of their relevance in the scientific field

Title

The title of your thesis

Additional information (final part of the presentation)

  • Publications
  • Courses taken
  • Status of your period abroad
  • Status of your PhD thesis