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The SIGGRAPH Doctoral Consortium provides a unique opportunity for senior PhD students to interact with established researchers in the SIGGRAPH community, and to receive both feedback on technical aspects of their research as well as mentoring about different career options. Ideal applicants will be within a year of completing their PhD and well into their dissertation research on a topic related Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. The range of topics appropriate for the Doctoral Consortium is the same as the topics covered in the SIGGRAPH Technical Papers program, and includes, among others, the technical aspects of modeling, rendering, animation, and imaging research. Accepted students will receive a complimentary full conference registration.
The Doctoral Consortium committee will select approximately ten students to participate. Participants will be selected based on their anticipated contributions to the breadth and depth of the intellectual discussions at the meeting. Each applicant should provide a short written paper (no more than four pages (including references) in the official SIGGRAPH publication format, as described in the author’s guide. Note that a doctoral consortium submission, unlike a paper submission, is not anonymous; doctoral consortium submissions should be single-authored, where the student applying is the sole author. The paper should summarize both ongoing work as well as future plans, similar to a thesis proposal.
Each student will be expected to give a short presentation of their work (20-25 min), which will be followed by extensive discussion with the panel and the other student participants. Each participating student will also be asked to prepare a poster describing their work for presentation in the SIGGRAPH posters program.
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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology