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Mingming Cai wins People's Choice Shaheen Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

Tiffanie Sammons • DATE: March 28, 2017

Representing the college of Engineering, Mingming Cai (Electrical Engineering) won the People's Choice Award, at the Shaheen Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition, receiving 3/4 of the votes. 

Cai out talked other graduate students from the College of Engineering, College of Science and College of Arts and Letters, and walked away with $1000. The title of his thesis was "Technologies for Wideband Spectrum Access: Database-Aided Distributed Spectrum Sharing and Millimeter Wave Beamforming." Nicholas Laneman, Professor, and Co-Director of the Wireless Institute is his Advisor. 

The goal of the Shaheen 3MT® competition is for Ph.D. students across all disciplines to explain their research in a language appropriate to an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike in under three minutes. Competitors must address a live audience and a panel of judges. Their presentations must be accompanied by a single static slide.

Representing the College of Arts and Letters, Mimi Ensley (English) placed first and from the College of Science, Julie Beck (Biology) placed second. Ensley will go on to represent the University of Notre Dame at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3MT® Regional Conference which will take place April 5-6, 2017.