Graduate Studies

Thesis & Direct Track Seminar Lecture

Thesis & Direct Track Seminar Lecture

Toward the end of their Master’s and Doctoral research, candidates must lead a seminar session describing their study and research outcomes. Likewise, candidates requesting to transfer to a direct doctoral track must first complete a seminar presentation. The date of the seminar session should be scheduled with the graduate studies coordinator, with the advisor’s consent.

The Graduate School’s instructions for publishing your seminar lecture are available here. Download and edit this template. Keep special attention to the time and place format (leave them in the exact format as in the template). Also note that all fields except ‘Abstract’ must be on a single line. Edit with a simple editor: vi, Emacs, Notepad, not MS-Word, for example.

Once you have completed those steps, please send the file to Rivka Zur, who will share it via the departmental list-serve system. The system will automatically add the seminar to the existing roster of lectures on the departmental website (may take up to half-an-hour) and will send notification of the upcoming seminar, roughly three days prior to the lecture, to the CS-GRAD-SEMINARS-L distribution list (which includes faculty, Master’s and Doctoral graduate students, the graduate studies coordinator, the Technion distribution list – – as well as to anyone who wishes to be added to the list). The system will not send further automatic reminders and we ask that you refrain from sending broad-scale reminders as well.

Seminar lectures for Master’s and Doctoral candidates must be delivered at least two weeks before submitting your thesis and may be delivered as early as a year before submission. To avoid last-minute problems, we recommend holding your seminar session at least two months before submitting your thesis.

Direct Ph.D. Track Seminar: In addition to publishing in departmental distribution, the seminar should be published also to the referees. The direct track seminar will be published as an M.Sc. seminar (M.Sc. Thesis Seminar).

We recommend giving your lecture during either the winter or spring semesters, rather than during the summer semester when faculty members and advisors tend to be less available.

Please Note 1:

During COVID-19 period,

Until further notice, the seminars will be delivered online using Zoom. The date of the seminar must be coordinated in advance with the supervisor and the link to the zoom must be included in the publication of the seminar.

In order to prevent outbursts of foreign sources to lectures, the zoom meeting should be protected by password, which should not be included in the link itself and not published publicly, but distributed to invitees only on Technion and other mailing lists, and by email to participants who request the password (an example of a zoom seminar published on the CS website, and for the password directed the participants to the lecturer’s email address).

For help, go to the Computing and Information Systems website for information on using and securing information in Zoom software.

Please Note 2
1. Before publicizing the date of your seminar lecture, please check with your advisor that the date is suitable for him/her. The date should not be changed once the lecture has been publicized.

2. If there are scheduling changes nonetheless, please resend the information to Rivka Zur, and note that you are updating an existing notification. If the original notification remains on the site, let Rivka know so that she can remove it. Other details can be modified, if necessary, via the same process, while noting that you are updating an existing notification. The system will not send out an update following modifications. You may send your own notification of scheduling changes to: CS-GRAD -SEMINARS-L

3. Any notification that goes out via the department distribution list and on the department website will appear under your name. If your name has changed, please request that it be updated on the website (prior to sending out the notification). See Personal Information for instructions on updating your personal information on the site.

4. In the unlikely event that your name does not appear in the student index on the department website, the site mechanism might not work. Should this occur, please contact Rivka Zur and ask her to add you to the index.

5. To confirm that your notification has been registered by the system, check the lecture schedule on the department website to make sure your lecture appears. If it does, the list-serve will automatically send out a notification roughly three days before your lecture, as stated above.

6. Any form of notification other than the one described above will not be recognized as the official notification required. Specifically, a seminar lecture integrating a separate field seminar (like the Pixel Club) should be publicized both on the field seminar mailing list as well as via the distribution channel detailed above.

Computer Science Department, Technion, Graduate Studies, Limor Gindin: +972 4 8294226 email