What is it?

  • The Graduate Research and Discussion Seminars (GRaDS) are student-organized lunch talks open to CS graduate students in any area.
  • Students speak at GRaDS to practice for conference or job talks, inform their fellow students on their research, or simply build their presentation skills.
  • As a more informal venue than most, GRaDS is a great resource for students to practice important talks and get feedback from their peers.
  • It also allows the graduate student body to remain informed about the research going on in other labs at UMN.
  • GRaDS is held biweekly on Fridays, announced on the cscigrads@umn.edu email list.
  • Students (used to, before COVID-19) gather in Keller Hall 2-212 for a catered lunch and an hour of presentation.

Want to participate?

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List of previous GRaDS talks