Poster Symposium

Poster Symposium




The SCS, SCP, and CSE Graduate Student Associations in partnership with the CoC are hosting the College of Computing Graduate Poster Symposium on January 26th from 1-3pm in the Klaus Atrium. The Graduate Student Poster Symposium is an opportunity for students throughout the school to network, present their work to a variety of audiences, and familiarize themselves with the spectrum of research performed across CoC. Take advantage of this opportunity to present your research to the community and hone your presentation skills. Each poster will be evaluated by a panel of faculty judges and the winners of the poster competition will be announced on the same day at the end of the event. Participation is open to all CoC students (see details below). Please submit by January 22nd to ensure there is time to assign posters to judges.

When: Friday, January 26th (1-3 pm)
Where: Klaus Atrium

Awards: We will have $4000 in prizes.

How to Register and Participate
Fill out the form ( – to submit your abstract and enter the Research Poster Symposium.
Once you have registered for the event, you will receive follow-up emails and instructions before the competition. Please contact us ( if you have any questions.

Judging Rubric
Please note the poster symposium is to highlight presentation skills, and will be judged for our best Poster Awards (with prizes) by a panel of faculty judges. Posters will be judged in 2 tracks: 1st/2nd year students (a perfect opportunity for CS7001 posters) and MS students; and 3+ year PhD students. The goal of the symposium is to provide a platform where students can present their work to a wide range of audiences. The criteria for judging the posters can be summarized below:

  • Presentation Skills: Does the presenter understand and explain details in a reasonable way?
  • Poster demonstrates Intellectual Merit: How innovative and significant is the research?
  • Overall Impact of the Display (Poster Design): Does the poster communicate the intended message? Research is displayed in a logical way.

Creating an effective poster – By John Wilkes (Google)  

Basic Details

  • It will be an in-person symposium. 
  • Students are required to print and bring their posters on the day of the event. Please reach out if you have concerns about how to prepare your poster and we can provide resources for how to print posters (using the GT Library).
  • There is no strict template or format. Typically posters hover around 24″ x 36″. However this is by no means a requirement and we accept all poster sizes (we only provide this size as a suggestion here for anyone creating a new poster).
  • Do note – you are not required to present new work, however, we would request you to present your (new/old) original work. You cannot re-present the same work as last year’s Poster Competition.
  • You must be either a CoC PhD student or a PhD or Masters student who worked with a CoC Professor on the research work. Students from all CoC schools (SCS, SCP, IC, or CSE) are welcome to present.