Santiago Segarra - Talks

Postdoctoral Research Associate (segarra@mit.edu)
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For a list of recent and upcoming invited talks, go to the main page.

The idea of this section is to share with you a few videos of me delivering talks in different contexts. These talks have varying formats and were geared towards disparate types of audiences. The Penn iTalk is quite informal and was presented to a broad audience, where the key was to convey the main message in a non-technical manner. The student colloquium, on the other hand, is a more technical talk with a format closer to a traditional academic seminar. Lastly, the three-minute thesis is an unconventional format, a sort of “elevator pitch” version of your thesis where you have to transmit only the key aspects of your work in a concise manner.

Penn iTalks: University of Pennsylvania interdisciplinary talks

Every year there is an event featuring short interdisciplinary talks delivered by graduate students from the schools of Engineering, and Arts and Science. The idea is to convey in a non-technical way some interesting interdisciplinary project. In 2016 I participated and talk about our work in authorship attribution and how it has helped to shed light on some of the controversies surrounding Shakespeare's plays. I had a lot of fun preparing this presentation and, fortunately, it was voted the audience's favorite. You can watch my presentation here.

PhD Student Colloquium

It has become a tradition in the Electrical and Systems Engineering department at UPenn that once a week a PhD student presents his latest work in front of other students and professors. In this way, once a year you get to listen about the exciting projects that each of your colleagues is undertaking, fostering collaboration and a sense of unity across the department. In the 2015 edition, I talked about Graph Signal Processing and how it can aid our understanding and analysis of diffusion processes in networks. You can watch the presentation here.

3 Minute Thesis

A three-minute thesis competition was held in EUSIPCO 2015 where PhD students were asked to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes and with the backup of one static slide. The idea was for students to consolidate their thoughts so they can present them concisely to an audience specialized in different signal processing fields. You can see my three-minute presentation here, which was selected as one of the finalists.