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We are excited to announce our Student Pitch Competition Winners! Congratulations to all!

  • Ali Henriques – Best Overall
  • Mao-Hua Zhang – Honorable Mention
  • Olaniyan Ibukun – Honorable Mention

We will be organizing three virtual, student-focused events during IEEE ISAF-ISIF-PFM 2021. These events will include:

  • Student Social: Monday, May 17th, 06:00 PM AEST
  • Student Professional Networking: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021, 10:00 AM AEST Thursday, May 20th, 05:00 PM AEST
  • Student Pitch Competition: Thursday, May 20th, 05:00 PM AEST


Monday, May 17, 2021 06:00 PM Sydney / 04:00 AM New York / 10:00 AM Berlin / 04:00 PM Beijing

Duration: 1 hour

This casual social event is designed to fuel connection between attendees and create future friends. It will start with a short introduction followed by a chat Roulette. Attendees will be randomly assigned to smaller four-person breakout rooms for 8-10 minutes intervals. No registration required! Sign up for a reminder email:

Should there be any issues opening the Google Doc, please email your interest to Kerisha.



Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

9:00 AM Sydney / 07:00 PM New York (May 18th) / 1:00 AM Berlin / 07:00 AM Beijing

Duration: 1 hour

This will be a networking event for students to meet both academic professors and industry representatives. All participants will be asked to append their display name on Zoom with either “_S” for “Student” or “_P” for “Professional,” to facilitate organization. After a welcome from the student representatives, participants will be sorted into smaller breakout rooms of 4-6 people, with at least 1-2 professionals in each breakout room (exact numbers here will depend on ratio of attendees). Register today:

Should there be any issues opening the Google Doc, please email your interest to Kerisha.



Thursday, May 20th, 2021

05:00 PM Sydney / 03:00 AM New York / 09:00 AM Berlin / 03:00 PM Beijing

Duration: 1 hour

This event will be a live student pitch competition. The live event will kick off with a welcome and introduction, then followed by the live competition where student participants will deliver a 60-second pitch about their research, supplemented by a single slide if desired. The competition will be limited to a maximum of 15 student participants (first-come, first-serve), and the single slide must be submitted during the sign-up (minor changes will be allowed after submission if needed). Register today:

Should there be any issues opening the Google Doc, please email your interest to Kerisha.

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