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ECE's Jingting Yao Wins 2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition

Nov 16, 2017

After boiling years of research on cardiac imaging down to a three-minute presentation, Jingting Yao took home first place in the Ph.D. competition at the final round of Georgia Tech's Three Minute Thesis event.

Yao, a doctoral student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, was one of 10 doctoral students and three master’s students to compete in the final round of the competition on Nov. 13. Her presentation, Enhanced Diagnostic Cardiac Imaging with Lower Risks, earned Yao a $2,000 prize.

The following Ph.D. and master’s students also took home prizes ranging from $500-$1,500:

  • Ph.D. Runner-up: Shushruta Surappa, Mechanical Engineering
    Ultrasound Based Wireless Power
  • Ph.D. Third Place:
    Kelly Michie, Biology

    Gotta Screen ‘Em All: Discovering Bacterial Genes Required for Wound Infection
    Alexis Noel, Mechanical Engineering
    Grip, Grab, and Groom: Adhesion of Soft Biomaterials
  • Master’s Winner: Vedant Mehta, Nuclear Engineering
    Boosting the Role of Nuclear Technology
  • Master’s Runner-up: Richard Li, Interactive Computing
    EarBit: Using Wearable Sensors to Detect Eating Episodes in Unconstrained Environments
  • People’s Choice Award: Jayraj Joshi, Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering
    Natural Gas Purification Using Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

For more information about the annual competition, visit grad.gatech.edu/3MT