Anfiteatro da PUC-Rio

The dome of the Amphitheater Junito Brandão in PUC-Rio houses a space of 17x12m in a total of 200m² of covered area. Since it was inaugurated in 2014,
the Amphitheater's dome hosts events, presentations, shows, lectures, and plays. The Amphitheater is also used by students and staff for leisure, rest and reading.
Location: PUC-Rio - R. Marquês de São Vicente, 225 - Gávea, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22451-045

Annual 3MT-Three Minutes Thesis contest at IEEE SSP 2021

The Technical Program Committee of IEEE SSP 2021 is organizing a 3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) contest, where PhD students have three
minutes to present a compelling oral description on their thesis and its significance. This activity is sponsored by IEEE SSP 2021.
It is an exercise for students to consolidate their ideas so they can present them concisely to an audience specialized in different areas. Together with scientific and transversal skills of PhD researchers such as oral and presentation skills as well as aims to
help PhDs to gain visibility of their work.

To PhD students: 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!

Submission instruction:

  1. Create a video that best explains your work in a language appropriate to a signal processing general audience. The video should not be strictly longer than 3 minutes. Any video format is allowed.
  2. Upload your video to a site accessible by the evaluation committee. The video should be accessible for viewing and downloading. It is ok for the video to be hidden from search engines and accessible only with a private URL. However, it should
    not require a username/password to view. You can use, for example, DropBox, Google Drive, or your institution’s web server.
  3. Submit your entry via email at no later than 1st May 2021. Make sure you include a Title, 1-page abstract/summary, Name, Affiliation and a link to the video location. Your one-page abstract will be included in the IEEE SSP 2021 proceedings.
  4. A shortlist of ten finalists will be selected by a jury of IEEE SSP 2021 TPC members. Please address any questions related to the 3MT contest by sending an email to

3MT Contest

Finalists are invited to give their 3MT presentation at IEEE SSP 2021. The three minutes duration of the presentation will be strictly controlled.

Among the ten finalists, the top-three finalists will be selected by the audience based on their live 3-minute presentation. The winner will be announced during the conference banquet and awarded with a prize and a certificate. The runners-up will receive an award certificate.

The video of the winner will be posted online on the IEEE SSP 2021 website.