Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research competition developed by The University of Queensland. The competition develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

The Three Minute Thesis Competition for 2022 was held virtually.  Participants were asked to make a video submission which were evaluated by a committee of Graduate Faculty. Below are this year’s winners and honorable submissions. 

First Place  

Abhishek Shah 
Advisor: Dr. John Sullins 
Program: CSIS 
Title: Eye Tracker Analysis of Driver Visual Focus Areas at Simulated Road Network

Second Place  

Van Nguyen 
Advisor: Dr. Joe Simeonsson 
Program: Chemistry
Title: Development and Application of an ICP MS Procedure for the Determination of Metals in Soils, Sediments and other Environmental Samples

Humra Ahsan 
Advisor: Dr. Alina Lazar
Program: MCIS  
Title: A Study of Machine Learning Interpretability for Tabular Data with Mixed Data Types

Michael Deak 
Advisor: Dr. Michael Butcher 
Program: Biological Sciences
Title: A Buff Bradypus or an Elephantine Edentate? Physiological and Ecological Insights into Giant Ground Sloth Integument

Bhanu Sri Pilla 
Advisor: Dr. Frank Li 
Program: Electrical Engineering
Title: Smart Drone Three Phase Motor Drive

Mitchell Topf
Advisor: Dr. David Simonelli
Program: History
Title: Falling Into Place: Israel, Syria, Arlen Specter, and the Greater Prospect of Middle Eastern Peace