2013 ECE Graduate Workshop

Update: A more detailed agenda has been uploaded. Transportation information is provided below.
The 2013 ECE Graduate Workshop is an all-day academic event where graduate students from different lab groups can showcase their recent research accomplishments to their current and prospective peers. Students will have an opportunity to either give a 15 minute talk or present a poster at one of three poster sessions.  In addition to student presentations, we'll also hear from some of the many remarkable professors in the ECE department about their latest research highlights.

This year's keynote speaker will be Professor Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at the Fuqua School of Business.  Professor Ariely has published multiple New York TImes best sellers, given three TED talks that have been collectively viewed over 3.5 million times, and continues to conduct research both at Duke and at the Center for Advanced Hindsight. The insight from his work extends beyond his own academic field and will offer the ECE body a fresh perspective from outside our daily research.

All attendees must register using the link to the right. You may register for the event at any time before January 24th, 2013. 

Students are highly encouraged to submit abstracts for the talks and/or the posters. The abstract submission form can also be found to the right. Students submitting an abstract must also register for the event separately. Abstract submission is now closed.

The workshop will be held on January 24th at the Durham Convention Center in downtown Durham. A detailed agenda can be found here.

Why should you get involved?

  • Share your research accomplishments with your peers
  • Learn about research outside of your lab group
  • Hear from ECE faculty about 2012 research highlights
  • Top three poster presentations win $2,000, $1,000, and $500 travel awards
  • Best oral presentation wins a $2,500 travel award
  • Participate in trivia during lunch to win additional prizes!
  • Socialize with fellow ECE classmates and prospective students
  • Get a free shirt! (Correct shirt sizes are not guaranteed for attendees who register after January 7th)


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served; vegetarian options will be available.

Transportation & Parking

A shuttle will be provided for students to go back and forth from the campus to the Durham Convention Center. The first shuttle service is scheduled to leave the Duke campus at 7:30 am. The service will continue throughout the day roughly every half hour. The pick-up/drop-off location will be the Research Drive bustop (between Hudson Hall/FCEIMAS). The last shuttle will leave from the convention center at 9:00 pm.

While shuttle service is encouraged, limited parking passes will be provided to those who wish to drive. The passes will be available at the parking deck adjacent to the convention center.