Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis Competition IGARSS 2022

3MT®, founded by the University of Queensland, is an academic competition that cultivates students’ presentation and research communication skills and challenges them to describe their research within three minutes to a non-specialist audience with one static slide.

Join us to cheer for the 10 finalists presenting their research live in only 3 minutes.

As a part of the audience, you can vote for your favorite finalist at the end of the session since we have a “People’s Choice Award” as well.

The following judging panelists will select the top 3 presentations based on the 3MT competition rules :

  • Dr. Keely Roth, Planet, USA
  • Dr. Avik Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
  • Dr. Ronny Hänsch, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Enjoy the competition!

    3MT Program:

    1. Abhishek Ravindran
    2. Active Learning Based Semantic Segmentation of Minute Objects from Multi Spectral Satellite Images
      Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Kurnool, India

    3. Gunjan Joshi
    4. Multi-Sensor Data Fusion using Explainable Neural Networks
      The University of Tokyo, Japan

    5. Maitrik Shah
    6. Surface Reflectance Retrieval of Remote Sensing Images using Deep Learning
      Ahmedabad University, India

    7. Jose Agustin Barrachina
    8. Complex-Valued Neural Networks for Radar Applications
      CentraleSupélec / University of Paris-Saclay, France

    9. Rajat Shinde
    10. Why Scan More!
      Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

    11. Ismail Abiola Olaniyi
    12. Developing a UAS Data Hub for the Wheat-Coordinated Agricultural Project
      Purdue University, USA

    13. Koushikey Chhapariya
    14. Identifying Objects from Space!
      Indian institute of Technology Bombay, India

    15. Purbita Chatterjee
    16. Estimation of Ionospheric Total Electron Content using GPS Signals and its Characterization Sikkim
      Manipal University, India

    17. Stefano Principe
    18. SAR Processing Applied to GNSS Reflectometry
      University of Sannio, Italy

    19. Subhadip Boral
    20. What is Normal?
      Indian Statistical Institute, India


    If you want to take the challenge and participate in the competition, submit a 3-minute video describing your thesis and research topic to a video platform (YouTube, TikTok, etc.) or to a site accessible only by the evaluation committee with a private URL. The judging criteria for this phase are presentation skills (40%), scientific quality (40%) and originality (20%) of the topic presented.

    The top 10 submissions will be selected and invited to the final round, which will take place virtually on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

    Three winners will be selected by the judging panelists based on these competition rules, and awarded cash money of 500$, 300$, and 200$ and “IEEE GRSS Excellence in Technical Communication Student Prize Award” certificates.

    For the initial phase, please submit your videos by June 30, 2022, through this form.

    If you have any questions about the competition, please send us an email at

    Timeline of the competition

    By June 30, 2022: Submit a 3-minute video for the first stage of the competition.

    July 5, 2022: Top 10 submissions are invited to the final round.

    July 19, 2022: 3MT™ live competition and announcement of the winners.