IEEE PROGRESS Workshop at ICIP 2023

PROGRESS is designed to inspire and prepare women and underrepresented minorities to pursue academic careers in signal processing.

Graduate, and undergraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, interested in academic careers will be able to ask questions and find valuable resources as they pursue a successful vocation in academia. What does it take to be successful? How do you find the best position? Why would you choose this vocation?

Attend PROGRESS and discover what a career in academia can offer you.

Is this your first time attending PROGRESS? You will experience a unique environment, inspiring talks, Q&A sessions, and professional development sessions to discuss success in academic careers.

Have you attended PROGRESS previously? You will experience a new and different design of the program with new speakers and follow-up sessions, new professional development activities, and often staged interviews. In follow-up sessions, you will gain additional information complementing what you learned in previous PROGRESS events.

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The Local Organizing Committee is as follows:

Zaid Omar (ICIP 2023)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Usman Ullah Sheikh (ICIP 2023)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Siti Armiza Mohd Aris (ICIP 2023)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Program Itinerary

Session 1: Monday October 9th, 2023
Venue: Room 410, KLCC
TimeAgendaDesignated Person
18:00Buffet Dinner
18:30-18:35Opening RemarksProf Athina Petropulu, IEEE SPS President
18:35-19:15Keynote 1: “Opponency Revisited”Prof Sabine Susstrunk
19:15-19:55Keynote 2: "My Journey in Engineering"Prof Celia Shahnaz
19:55-20:00Coffee Break
20:00-21:00Panel Discussion: "Widening Access and Success in Higher Education"Dr. Malarvili Balakrishnan (Moderator)
Prof Chiou-Ting Hsu
Nour Aburaed
Camila Laranjeira
Session 2: Wednesday October 11th, 2023
Venue: Room 307-309, KLCC
TimeAgendaDesignated Person
10:30-13:00Professional Development Hands-on SessionMr Nik Akmal, Career Cube
13:00-13:15Closing RemarksProf Athina Petropulu