The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with a panel of established researchers in computing. Ph.D. students who are at least in their third year or have defended their dissertation proposal (successfully or unsuccessfully) are eligible to submit. Doctoral Consortium proposals must include the following the following documents:
1. Document consisting of background information
- CV (up to 2 pages)—Include the number of years enrolled in your doctoral program and the contact information for your dissertation advisor in your Education Section; this section should be first and bold the number of years and the contact information.
- Statement of expectations (up to 250 words, stating what you expect to gain from presenting and participating in the Doctoral Consortium)
- Abstract of your proposed research (up to 300 words)—Conclude your abstract with the heading Keywords; then provide four that define your computing research area (ex. Machine learning, High performance computing, Operating systems, Human computer interaction)
- Recommendation from your thesis advisor
2. Summary of Dissertation
A pdf document consisting of a maximum of 4 pages including all text, figures, tables, and references. It must conform to the Tapia Format and Submission Guidelines and include the following headings:
- Background and Literature Review
- My Relevant Past Research
- Research Gap(s), Problem Statement, Research Questions and/or Hypotheses
- Proposed Methodology
- Results and Future Steps (Future Steps only if you don’t have any results yet)
- Potential Contributions to the Research Area
Travel Scholarships are awarded only to accepted presenters studying at colleges/universities in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. Accepted Doctoral Consortium presenters at international universities are responsible for providing their own travel, hotel and registration to attend the conference. You MUST submit your application for a Tapia scholarship by March 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm Hawaii Time.
Important Note: If you DO NOT submit an application for a Tapia Scholarship and you are accepted into the Doctoral Consortium, you will be responsible for covering your conference registration, travel and hotel accommodations.
For questions regarding submissions please contact Tapia Scholarship Committee.