Dear graduate students,
GRADSTAR (GRADuate STudent Academic Research workshop) is a yearly research event organized by a committee of graduate students from the METU EEE Department. It aims to provide a platform for graduate students to present and share their research studies. Since 2014, the workshop has been evolving according to the feedback that the contributors provide. This year, submissions are sought in two tracks, one with a focus on hardware/materials, and the other on theory, algorithms and system design. There will be separate evaluation committees for each track.
We would like to invite you to enjoy and share your research!

→ Share your research results with young researchers, faculty members, and colleagues.
→ Get feedback from expert academic researchers at poster submission and during your presentation.
→ Take the opportunity to improve yourself through educational seminars (overseas research programs, entrepreneurship donations, graphic design principles).
→ Win appealing financial aid awards.
→ Your poster will be exhibited on department walls for a full semester.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission (Max. 300 words):  December 5 December 13, 2019
Poster Submission (Electronic): January 2, 2020
Poster Presentations: March 6, 2020
Finalist Talks & Award Ceremony: March 13, 2020

Topics and Tracks

Hardware and material design, optimization and implementation
Algorithmic/Computational system design and optimization


Poster presentations will be held in Ayaslı Research Center. The award ceremony will take place on D-231 Sevim Tan auditorium.

How to Participate in GRADSTAR

All METU EE Grad students, regardless of the level of progress in their research, are invited register to GRADSTAR by sending an abstract that briefly describe the research they would like to present, and specify a track. After the abstract collection phase is complete, external reviewers will be assigned for each submitted work, categorized by their field of study. Next, the participants submit a poster (electronically) that describe the work. Upon receiving feedback from the reviewers assigned to you, the participant revises the poster and submits the camera-ready version to be presented during the Poster Day, to a broad audience including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and attendees from the industry and academia. Several posters will be selected with a process of voting during the event, and those that are selected will be invited for an oral presentation in the award ceremony, in front of panelist judges (one panel for each track). The highest ranked presentations will be presented with awards. Each participant will also receive a certificate of participation.

We are looking forward to see graduate students participating in this exciting event!

GRAD STAR Organization Committee