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PhD Day Computer Science

Dear Fellow PhD Candidate,

We're excited to invite you to the CS PhD-day on 30 November, specially designed for all of us who are pursuing our PhDs and EngDs in Computer Science.

This event is packed with exciting opportunities – from inspiring keynotes to hands-on workshops and, of course, ample chances to connect with other passionate PhD candidates in our field.

The overarching theme of the day is "Impact." We'll explore the significance of our research and what could be your personal impact.

Here's what the day will look like:


  • 10:15 - 10:30: Walk in
  • 10:30 – 10:45: Kicking off with a welcome from Prof. Dr. Marieke Huisman, Chair of the Computer Science Department.
  • 10:45 – 11:30: An engaging keynote talk by a prominent guest speaker (to be announced).
  • 11:30 – 11:45: We'll take a coffee break, a perfect time to catch up with fellow researchers.
  • 11:45 – 12:45: In the first multi-track session, you can choose a theme – Health, Sustainability, or Security – and explore how Computer Science can impact these crucial areas, shedding light on ways our research can drive positive change.
  • 12:45 – 13:30: Lunchtime! Enjoy a meal on the CS-department and the opportunity to network with fellow attendees.
  • 13:30 – 14:30: In the second multi-track session, you can again choose a theme – Networking, Publishing, or Dealing with Imposter Syndrome. Delve into how these aspects can influence and affect the impact of your research.
  • 14:30 – 14:45: Another coffee break – because we all need that extra boost sometimes.
  • 14:45 – 15:45: A thought-provoking panel discussion featuring experts from both academia and industry, discussing their journeys and evolving impacts.
  • 15:45 – End: We'll wrap up the day with (free!) networking drinks – the ideal way to unwind and reflect on the day together.


This fantastic mini-PhD symposium will be hosted at the DesignLab on the campus of the University of Twente.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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On behalf of the organisation team,

 Swikar Bhandari, Chakshu Gupta, Schisin Ndongson, Bram Kohlen, Ella Velner & Anne van de Maat