This full day workshop will take place on July 7th, 2012, and will comprise of presentations by selected students pursing research in some aspect of evolutionary computation. Students will present their work to an audience that will include a 'mentor' panel of established researchers in evolutionary computation. Presentations will be followed by a question and discussion period led by the mentor panel.
The goal of the workshop is to assist students with their research: methodology, goals, and plans. Students will also receive feedback on their presentation style. Other attendees will benefit by learning about current research, engaging in technical discussions and meeting researchers with related interests. Other students are encouraged to attend as a means of strengthening their own research.
Students will also be invited present their work as a poster at the evening Poster Session - an excellent opportunity to network with industry and academic members of the community.
The group of presenting students will be chosen with the intent of creating a diverse group of students working on a broad range of topic areas. You are an ideal candidate if your thesis topic has already been approved by your university and you have been working on your thesis or dissertation for between 6 and 18 months.