The Graduate Student Council and the Graduate School invite graduate students from the University of Louisville along with graduate students from regional universities to share their research at the annual Graduate Student Regional Research Conference (GSRRC). Now in its 15th year, the GSRRC offers graduate students an opportunity to share their research with the University of Louisville community through oral talks and poster presentations, while gaining valuable experience in presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience. It also highlights the diversity of research on campus and across the region, and allows students to engage in meaningful networking opportunities.
There is no fee to present, attend, or register for the conference. All aspects of the conference are free. However, please note that conference registration is required as access will be granted through your email address should we go remote. We ask that you please use the email address associated with your university if possible.
Register for the 2022 conference here!
The abstract submission form is now CLOSED. We welcome all types of research methods, including but not limited to observational studies, experimental studies, case studies, and literature reviews. The recommended length for abstracts is 300 words. All graduate students are invited to present their research via an oral talk and/or poster presentation. Oral talks are expected to be 8-10 minutes in length. More specific requirements and recommendations for oral and poster presentations will be provided to presenters soon. The deadline to submit your abstract is March 4th, 2022, at 11:59pm EST.
2022 Events & Speakers
The Exhibition Fair will be occurring Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 10am-12pm and Friday, March 25, 2022, from 9am-12pm! If your program or organization is interested, please sign up here!
We are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers for the 15th annual Graduate Student Research Conference are Dr. Bin Xie (Thursday, March 24, 2022, 12pm - 1pm) and Dr. Michèle Foster (Friday, March 25, 2022, 12pm - 1pm). Here's a little more about them:
Dr. Bin Xie
Dr. Bin Xie earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from the University of Louisville in 2006. His R&D interests are Cybersecurity, AI/Deep learning, and Mobile Computing. In these areas, he has published 70+ papers. Dr. Xie has co-authored/co-edited books titled (i) Handbook/Encyclopedia of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (ISBN-10: 981283348X); (ii) Handbook of Applications and Services for Mobile Systems (ISBN: 9781439801529, 2012); and (iii) Heterogeneous Wireless Networks- Networking Protocol to Security (ISBN: 3836419270, 2007). His research project on the blockchain is reported on The Block, CryptoGround, Newsbreak, and other media.
Dr. Xie is the Founder and CEO of InfoBeyond Technology. The company is featured as a successful SBIR story by NIST in 2018. The team at the company is specialized to deliver ground-breaking solutions for civilian and federal governments. Customers range from small businesses to public corporations in the U.S and Canada market. Dr. Xie is a recipient of (i) 2021 Alumni Professional Award for Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Louisville, (ii) Innovative Security Solution Award in the 2017 IEEE Big Data and SDN/NFV Summit; (iii) Significant Contribution in Data Reliability and Security by IEEE Communication Society (IEEE Communications Quality and Reliability 2018). Dr. Xie served as a Review Panel Member of NIH Special Emphasis Panel on System Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, ZRG1 HDM-Q (50), 2009- 2017. Dr. Xie has delivered several keynotes for IEEE conferences and was an invited editing chair of multiple journal special issues. He is recognized by Insight Success Magazine, CIO Reviews, and Silicon Review Magazine for his business achievements.
Dr. Michèle Foster
Dr. Michèle Foster is the Henry Heuser Jr Endowed Chair for Urban Education Partnerships and a Professor within the College of Education and Human Development. She grew up on the East Coast. She has worked in education for many years and at varying levels of the educational spectrum. She has been a faculty member at several universities—borh private and public on the East Coast, West Coat and midwest Prior to working at the university level, she taught English at Roxbury Community College in Boston for several years, was a Director for METCO, the oldest urban-suburban desegregation program in Boston and surrounding suburbs, and, for 3 years prior to the court order that desegregated Boston Public Schools, was a substitute and provisional teacher in those schools.
A recipient of the 2007 Spindler Award, the highest award to a scholar for contributions to educational anthropology, Dr. Foster studies the linguistic, historical, and cultural contexts of African American education. One strand of her research focuses on improving the academic achievements of students - primarily students of color - and improving the practice of their teachers. To this end, she created the Learning through Teaching In After-School Pedagogy Laboratory (L-TAPL), funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, and the Institute of Education Sciences grants. Dr. Foster was one of the first academics to undertake studying African American teachers, a topic she stumbled Into accidentally, but is delighted she did.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can present at this conference?
This conference is open to all graduate students from the University of Louisville. In addition, we invite all graduate students from all regional universities to present and attend, including but not limited to Bellarmine University, Eastern Kentucky University, Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, Spalding University, Sullivan University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, and more. Herein, graduate student refers to those seeking a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Who can attend this conference?
We encourage graduate students, faculty (especially mentors of presenters), and staff to attend to support their fellow graduate students. We invite undergraduate students to come and learn about graduate school research.
Is there a fee to present, attend, or register for the conference?
There is no fee to present, attend, or register for the conference. All aspects of the conference are free. However, please note that conference registration is required. The Graduate Student Council (GSC) ensures that all conference expenses are covered through our annual budget so that students can attend and present at a conference without the burden of registration fees.
Can I present both an oral talk and a poster presentation?
Absolutely! You can present your work in both forms. The more, the merrier.
What sessions are judged and awarded prizes?
The poster sessions are judged by faculty and the top poster from each session is awarded a prize during the awards ceremony. The 3-MInute Thesis competition awards prizes for top participants and audience favorites. These are also announced at the awards ceremony.
What are the prizes?
Featured prizes will be announced soon!
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