The CVPR Doctoral Consortium will provide a unique opportunity to students who are close to finishing, or who have very recently finished, their doctorate degree, to interact with renowned and experienced researchers in the field, and discuss with them their ongoing research and career plans. One senior member of the community will be assigned as mentor for each student based on the student's preference or similarity of research interests. At the meeting, each student will present a poster either overviewing his or her thesis research or a single recent paper, which will be discussed with the mentors and other participants.
The resumes of most participants are available upon request to the DC chair.
All Ph.D. students in computer vision who will graduate within the next 6 months, as well as those who have graduated in the past 6 months, are eligible.
Eligible students who would like to participate in the Doctoral Consortium should submit an application via CMT at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/CVPRDC2016/. The application is due on March 23, and should include the following. Items 1-3 will be part of the application form. Items 4-8 should be combined into a single pdf file. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
1. Is your university/college/department a US institution?
2. What is your expected graduation date?
3. Is it ok to share your resume with companies attending CVPR?
4. The applicant's CV
5. A two-page research statement summarizing the applicant's research and progress to date
6. The title and author list of the poster that will be presented at the consortium, which may or may not be presented at CVPR as well.
7. A note from their advisor confirming the date of graduation and stating his/her availability as a mentor
8. The first and last names and email addresses for 7 potential mentors, ranked from most to least preferred
If all applications cannot be supported, selection will be based on the above material and the student's graduation date. Institutional representation will be taken into account; it is unlikely that more than two students from the same institution will be invited.
Selected students will receive travel reimbursements for part of their expenses. The amount is anticipated to be on the order of $800 per participant (depending on the student registration fee). The awards will be in the form of a reimbursement check that you will receive after the conference and after you submit receipts. You need itemized receipts that show what exactly you paid for. Allowable expenses include: