Taking up the challenge

Explain your thesis in three minutes: A challenge taken up by graduate and post-graduate students

Friday, March 29, 2019
winners of three minute thesis thesis
Ruben Rodrigo Lopez-Salazar, Khedidja Ayache, Mohammadhadi Farzanehkaloorazi and Valentin Vallageas.

The finals of the "Ma thèse en 180 secondes – Three Minute Thesis" competition were held on March 27, 2019. The challenge is to present your research topic in only three minutes. The competition is open to students completing a Master’s with thesis program or a Doctoral program. The topic must be explained in one of the two official languages during a single presentation.

This year, five candidates took up the "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" challenge in French, while six candidates opted for English.

Winners for "Ma thèse en 180 secondes"

First prize ($1000 value):
Khedidja Ayache, for a presentation entitled "Adaptation d’un système photovoltaïque dans un milieu nordique" (Adaptation of a photovoltaic system in a Northern environment). Ms. Ayache is a Doctoral student whose Director is Professor Ambrish Chandra of the Electrical Engineering Department.

She will represent ÉTS in the national finals of the competition, which will be held at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) during the ACFAS Congress on May 29, 2019.

Watch the presentation by Khedidja Ayache

Second prize ($750 value):
Valentin Vallageas, for a presentation entitled "Impact de l’incarnation sur des perturbations durant un apprentissage moteur" (The effect of embodiment on disruptions during motor learning). Mr. Vallageas is a Doctoral student whose Director is Professor David Labbé of the Software and Information Technology Department.

Watch the presentation by Valentin Vallageas 

 

Winners for "Three Minute Thesis (3MT)"

First prize ($1000 value):
Ruben Rodrigo Lopez-Salazar for a presentation entitled “Thinking Small to Produce on a Big Scale”. M. Lopez-Salazar is a Doctoral student whose Director is Professor Vahé Nerguizian of the Electrical Engineering Department.

Watch the presentation by Ruben Rodrigo Lopez-Salazar

Second prize ($750 value):
Mohammadhadi Farzanehkaloorazi, a Doctoral student whose Director is Professor Illian Bonev of the Systems Engineering Department. The presentation is entitled "Task Placement Optimization in Robotic Workcells".

Watch the presentation by Mohammadhadi Farzanehkaloorazi

Chantal Crevier
Communication Officer, ÉTS 
514 396-8800 ext. 7893

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