Three minutes Thesis (3MT) Contest

The IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing 2022 is organizing a 3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) Contest. This year, the competition will be virtual and open to all students in a research-based masters or doctoral program worldwide.

If you want to take the challenge and participate to the competition, submit a 3-minute video describing your thesis and research topic to a video platform (YouTube, etc.) or to a site accessible only by the evaluation committee with a private URL. The judging criteria for this phase are presentation skills (40%), scientific quality (40%) and originality (20%) of the topic presented.

The top 5-10 submissions will be selected and invited to the final round of the competition, which will be online to an audience and adjudicating panel during the MLSP conference.

The top 3 presentations as judged by the panel will be awarded to be announced soon and a certificate from conference.

For the initial phase, please submit your entry via email no later than Jul. 18st, 2022. Make sure you include a Title, 1-page abstract/summary, Name, Affiliation and a link to the video location.

If you have any questions about the competition, please send us an email at

Rules of the competition

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations should not include your affiliation and name information.
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.