Discover

Need a place to practice your thesis, project, general research, or conference presentation? Discover gives you a great opportunity to practice your presentation skills, get some useful feedback, and build collaboration opportunities with others in the Faculty.

What is DISCOVER?

Discover is a series of talks by students, which allows them to share their research with the rest of the Faculty and can set the environment for collaboration opportunities. Each session in the Discover series may include one or more of the following:

Practice (thesis / project / conference) presentations:

If you are a student is having thesis presentations in the near future or is preparing to present his / her work at a conference and wish to practice before the big day, you could practice your presentation at Discover.

Introduction to thesis / project topics:

Brief introduction to the topic you might be working on for his / her thesis / project. The introduction to thesis topics talks are not to exceed 25 minutes, and must cover only the basics of the particular topic, without delving into the details of the your work (this is taking into account any intellectual property matters that may prevent students from presenting their work at such colloquia).

How to’s:

You may deliver talks on how to accomplish something. An example may be how to write an academic paper or how to create effective presentations. The How to talks are not to exceed 25 minutes.

Click here to see the list of presentations from Past Discover Sessions.

Other interesting topics:

If there is a topic you are interested in that you might wish to share with your colleagues, you could present this topic and have more time assigned for discussion at Discover.

CSGS is always looking for speakers for our bi-weekly CSGS Discover events! If you would like to practice your thesis / project / conference presentations, share your research area or acquired wisdom about how to or how not to do something in academia, or, if you would like to share a topic you find interesting, send us an email to DalCSGS@dal.ca and you can become our next speaker!

All Faculty of Computer Science graduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Faculty, and Staff are welcome to attend our Discover Sessions. However, only CS graduate students, invited guests, and eligible 4th year CS undergraduate students who might be pursuing Honors theses / research assistantships are eligible to present at our Discover talks.

All CS students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff at the Dalhousie Faculty of Computer Science are welcome to attend.

Past Discover Sessions

2015

  • “A computational model based on personality, mood and emotion” – by Somayeh Fatahi, Ph.D. Candidate (University of Tehran, Iran) Visiting Researcher, Dalhousie University
  • “What She Said: Barriers and Enablers to Career Advancement for Women in the Nova Scotia ICT Sector”
    – by Jules Fauteux, Ph.D. Candidate
  • “A Googler’s Typical Day” – by Ryder Ziola, Google Maps and Dal FCS Alumnus
  • “Distribution of News-Related Tweets Over Geographic and Time Dimensions” – by Ghada Amoudi, Ph.D. Student

2014

  • “Getting Hyper About Research Data” – by Daniel Yule, Ph.D. Student
  • “Anonymity in the Digital Society” – General discussion
  • “Mobile Cloud Computing & Security” – by Saurabh Dey, Ph.D. Student
  • “Cloud Computing” – General discussion
  • “Context Technologies: What’s Really at Stake with Canadian Privacy” – by Colin Conrad, MEC Student
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