Manyam Wins Second Prize in 3MT Competition
Computer science Ph.D. student Rameshbabu Manyam finished second in Georgia State’s Spring 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. 3MT is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in Australia in 2008 to develop students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills by requiring them to explain their research to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.
Georgia State’s 3MT competition consisted of two rounds, during which contestants were given three minutes to present their research. Twenty-seven graduate students from various disciplines across the university gave talks in the preliminary round on March 5. During the final round, held on March 25, seven master’s students and seven doctoral students competed in separate categories. A panel of judges awarded prizes to the top three contestants in each degree category. In addition, the audience voted for a people’s choice winner in each category.
As the second-place winner in the doctoral category, Rameshbabu received a travel award of $250. His presentation was titled “Deep Learning Model for Predicting Readmissions Following Cardiac Surgery.” His doctoral advisor is professor Yanqing Zhang. Support for the competition was provided by the University Library and the Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs.