Doctoral Consortium

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FG 2013 hosts a Doctoral Consortium on Tuesday, April 23 from 12:30 to 14:00 in VIP Hall. The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a forum for Ph.D. students to discuss their research and career objectives with other students and senior researchers working in the same area.

As part of the main conference program, there will be a Doctoral Consortium Poster session with a catered lunch. During the session, the accepted student participants will meet an invited committee of faculty and industry researchers in the relevant area. Each student participant needs to present his/her thesis work or a recent paper, which is part of the thesis work. The committee members will discuss the work with the student and provide constructive comments and guidance on his/her research in a feedback form.

Student participants accepted in the Doctoral Consortium are eligible for consideration for some level of financial support on their travel.


• Sign in prior to 12:30 at the front desk of VIP hall
• 12:30-12:50  (Location: VIP Hall) One-on-one meeting between the mentor and the primary mentee to look over the poster.
• 12:50-13:30  (Location: Comely Buffet Restaurant on the 2nd floor) One-on-one lunch meeting between mentor and student.
• 13:30-14:00  (Location: VIP Hall) The “Open” poster session. Mentors go around and also look over the poster of the secondary mentee if time permits.

Student Participants:

Tadas Baltrusaitis (University of Cambridge) Piotr Bilinski (INRIA)
Cunjian Chen (West Virginia University) Xin Cheng (Queensland University of Technology)
Meng Ding (Oklahoma State University) Neslihan Köse (EURECOM Institute)
Yongqiang Li (Harbin Institute of Technology) Mengyi Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Ping Liu (University of South Carolina) Daniel Jonathan McDuff (MIT)
Raymond Ptucha (Rochester Institute of Technology) Alvaro Marcos-Ramiro (University of Alcala)
Michael J. Reale (SUNY at Binghamton) Bernardino Romera-Paredes (University College London)
Karan Sikka (UCSD) Laura Trutoiu (CMU)
Dan Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences) JunJie Yan (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Xiao Zhang (University of Denver) Xing Zhang (SUNY at Binghamton)

Doctoral Consortium Committee of Faculty and Industry Researchers:

Vassilis Athitsos (UT Arlington) Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze (University College London)
Liming Chen (Ecole Centrale De Lyon) Xilin Chen (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Jeffrey Cohn (University of Pittsburgh) Jean-Luc Dugelay (EURECOM INSTITUTE)
Guoliang Fan (Oklahoma State University) Roland Goecke (University of Canberra)
Hatice Gunes (Queen Mary University of London) Zakia Hammal (CMU)
Irene Kotsia (Queen Mary, University of London) Zicheng Liu (Microsoft Research)
Simon Lucey (CSIRO) Louis-Philippe Morency (University of Southern California)
Stan Sclaroff (Boston Univ.) Shiguang Shan (CASIA)
Yan Tong University of South Carolina) Georgios Tzimiropoulos (University of Lincoln)
Michel Valstar (University of Nottingham) Stefanos Zafeiriou (Imperial College London)
Guoying Zhao (University of Oulu)


We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students who are already working on their dissertations with some results already published or close to publish. Preference will be given to students who are far enough along to have formulated their dissertation topics.
It is not necessary to have a paper appearing in FG 2013 in order to apply to participate.

Application Requirements

To apply for participation, please prepare the following materials:

• A research statement to summarize the research topic, the working plan, and the progress to date. (Max 2 pages)
• A CV. (Max 1 pages)
• Title and abstract of paper accepted by FG 2013 or the workshops in conjunction with FG 2013, if applicable. This is not a mandatory material for application.
• Applicants who did not submit a paper to FG 2013 or the workshops in conjunction with FG 2013 should submit an extended abstract (Max 4 pages) following the FG 2013 paper format. It should describe original work that is part of the doctoral work of the student applicant. We encourage the submission of work that is still in progress.
• A supporting letter from the thesis advisor endorses the student’s application to this Doctoral Consortium and briefly describes the progress or status of the student’s thesis work. It is desirable that the thesis advisor joins in the Doctoral Consortium.

Please combine all the application materials into a single pdf file and sent it by email to Yan Tong (, Xiaoming Liu (, and Louis-Philippe Morency (

Review Process and Financial Support

Selection will be based on the expected benefit to the student, taking into account the quality of the submission. Students with a first-authored paper accepted by the conference have higher priority to be selected. Successful applicants are expected to actively participate in the whole program.

Note that only students who apply and are invited for participation in the Doctoral Consortium can be considered for financial support for travel, lodging and registration expenses up to a limit of $1,500 for each participant. However, the number and size of actual offers of financial support are contingent upon available funds.

The Consortium Co-Chairs reserve the right to consider late applications provided they are given less weight than those submitted on time.

Important Dates

Application deadline: January 25, 2013 (deadline extended)
• Notification date: February 15, 2013

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

• Xiaoming Liu, Michigan State University,
• Louis-Philippe Morency, University of Southern California,
• Yan Tong, University of South Carolina,