PhD in 3 minutes (3MT)

The Winner is

Karam Naser, Universite' de Nantes, France

Congratulation !


The 4 Finalists

Guillaume Terrasse, Telecom Paris Tech, France (50MB)

Marcelo Alejandro Colominas, CONICET - Argentina (100 MB)

Karam Naser, Universite' de Nantes, France (9MB)

Redouane LGUENSAT, Telecome Bretagne, France (28MB)

3MT videos will be presented on-site at 11am on Wednesday  in the room Levente and Béla, which is on the 1st floor at the end of the ballroom foyer.


If you are devoting or have devoted 3 or more years to your PhD, you could devote 3 minutes to explain it to a more general public, we challenge you!!

After the successful 2015 Edition, PhD in 3 minutes will be a feature of EUSIPCO 2016. The Technical Program Committee is offering a 3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) contest, where PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. It is an exercise for students to consolidate their ideas so they can present them concisely to an audience specialized in different signal processing fields. Together with scientific and technical quality, EURASIP wants to promote transversal skills of PhD researchers such as oral and presentation skills, also it wants to help PhDs to gain visibility of their work.

The winner of the 3MT EUSIPCO contest will opt for the following prize. As a taste of what your presentation can be have a look at The 3MT brand should be evident in all components of communications, from the content to the format, and from the imagery to the tone of voice.

If you want to participate you just have to follow these rules for competition.

About 3MT

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or ‘dumbing-down' research but forces students to consolidate their ideas and crystallise their research discoveries.


The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 PhD students competing. In 2009 and 2010 the 3MT competition was promoted to other Australian and New Zealand universities and enthusiasm for the concept grew. Due to its adoption in numerous universities, a multi-national event was developed, and the Inaugural Trans-Tasman 3MT competition was held at UQ in 2010.

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide.

In November 2013, the first Universitas 21 (U21) 3MT competition was held with several universities from around the world competing in a virtual competition.

Rules for Competition

The 3MT EUSIPCO competition will be performed according to the following basic rules:

  • Eligibility: any PhD student
  • The competition will be announced in both EUSIPCO and EURASIP web pages.
  • Every participant is required to submit a video of 3 minutes and 1 page summary of his PhD, following the same template as the one of the conference papers.  In case one of the finalists decides to attend EUSIPCO 2016 to participate in the 3MT contest day, only one day registration will be requested. Students with accepted papers in the conference are not required to make any additional registration.
  • Out of all the submissions a maximum of 10 videos and a minimum of 5 will be selected. The selection will be carried out by the 3MT Committee.
  • Acceptance of participation will be based on the submitted video and final registration and attendance confirmation.
  • The final contest will take place during EUSIPCO 2016. The video of the winner will be posted on EURASIP video channel.
  • Video submission requirements: all video formats will be accepted. The name of the video file should have the same name of the participant and should not exceed 3 minutes of duration. 

Submission Instructions (new)

  1. Visit the Dropoff service of the University of Southampton:
  2. Click the "Drop-off" button.
  3. Fill the required fields with your name, organisation and email address. Check the "I'm not a robot" box and click the "Send confirmation" button.
  4. Wait for the email message from the Dropoff service to arrive and click on the link in it.
  5. Press the green "+" button in the "To:" field and fill in the following details:
       Name: Panagiotis Botsinis
       Click the "Add Recipient" button.
  6. Fill the "Short Note to the Recipients" field with the following sentence: "EUSIPCO 2016: 3-Minute Thesis Competition"
  7. Next to "File 1", press the "Choose File" button and select your 3-minute video to upload. Write "3MT video" in the "Description" field next to it.
  8. Next to "File 2", press the "Choose File" button and select your 1 page summary of your PhD to upload. Write "PhD Summary" in the "Description" field next to it.
  9. Make sure the "Send e-mail message to recipients" check box on the right-hand side of the screen is ticked. This is very important, since it is the only way the recipient will be notified.
  10. Click the "Drop off Files" button in the center of the page and wait for the "Uploading..." bar to be filled.


Tommaso Melodia, Northeastern University (

Important Dates:

Video Submission Deadline:  July 22nd, 2016
Acceptance notification:  July 25th, 2016




EURASIP will give a 1.500 euros research travel grant to the first prize
so that the PhD student can cover the attendance to EUSIPCO!

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PhD in 3 minutes (3MT)

3MT videos were presented on-site
at 11am on Wednesday 
in the room Levente and Béla,
which is on the 1st floor
at the end of the ballroom foyer.

Videos are available on-line too


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