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DDP Induction Roderich Gross. Welcome CDT schedule Month 1: Induction, training needs analysis Month 10: Confirmation review report (draft) to supervisory.

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1 DDP Induction Roderich Gross

2 Welcome

3 CDT schedule Month 1: Induction, training needs analysis Month 10: Confirmation review report (draft) to supervisory team Month 12: Confirmation review report (final) to department Month 13: Confirmation review meeting Month 36: Submission of dissertation (Month 48: Hard submission deadline)

4 DDP (compulsory elements) Faculty Professional Behavior and Ethics (FCE6100)* * Faculty requirement for passing the confirmation review.

5 About professional behavior Read & respond to s daily Be considerate about working in offices with others – Respect others and get to know them – No personal skype/phone calls – When using skype for business, use a headset – When using the kitchen, please clean up any problem you may have caused

6 DDP (compulsory elements) Attend all departmental seminars (Wednesdays 2pm) – Confirmation review: 100% attendance should be your target (any student with a below 66% level of attendance will not be eligible to pass)

7 DDP (compulsory elements) Departmental Research Symposium – Year 1: Attend – Year 2: Present poster – Year 3: (Not compulsory) Give oral presentation

8 DDP (compulsory elements) Presentation to supervisory team and CDT Director of a critical appraisal of an important paper identified by your supervisory team

9 DDP (compulsory elements) Departmental Research Training sessions – DDP Skills – Presentation Skills – Academic English (where English is not your first language) – Unfair Means – Laboratory Demonstration (required for teaching in ACSE) – Introduction to Matlab – Voice Coaching – Writing Skills – Mentoring Skills – Case-study talks illustrating the research process from idea to output

10 DDP (compulsory elements) Departmental Research Training sessions – Department keeps attendance register – Additional departmental training sessions may be offered – we will advise whether they are compulsory or not – Confirmation review cut-off point: 50%

11 Summary of the DDP process Complete Training Needs Analysis (TNA) At the end of each year, discuss your training with supervisory team and update TNA When submitting your confirmation review report, submit your ePortfolio summary to the department When submitting your final dissertation, submit your ePortfolio summary to the DDP team

12 ePortfolio Keep a record of all your training activities Include a summary of your monthly training in your progress reports to supervisory team See Section 4.5 in PGR Handbook! The ePortfolio Summary (next slides)

13 List of gained research skills (with evidence) Reviewing, e.g. reviewer for ICRA 2015 (2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Writing, e.g. submitted 1 conference and 1 journal paper (see Section x) Mentoring, e.g. Student Mentor of A. Spring and J. Jones (1 st year PhD students), 2015/16 Organising, e.g. Co-Chair of 2014 ACSE Research Symposium, 28 th November, 2014

14 List of departmental research seminars attended : “Monte-Carlo Methods for Bayesian filtering in High-Dimensional spaces and/ or Likelihood-free models” by Dr Francois Septier (Telecom Lille, France), ACSE Research Seminar …

15 List of training courses attended Passed DDP module ACS Embedded Systems and Rapid Control Prototyping Participated in 2014 Machine Learning Summer School, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK Participated in 2014 ACSE robotics hackathon

16 List of completed and submitted items of work Parrott C, Dodd TJ, Groß R. HiGen: A High- Speed Genderless Mechanical Connection Mechanism. Submitted to IROS 2014 (2014 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems) Chen J, Gauci M, Li W, Kolling A, and Groß R. Occlusion-based cooperative transport with a swarm of miniature mobile robots. Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Robotics

17 List of conference/ workshops attended Attended GECCO 2015 (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference), July 11-15, 2015, Madrid, Spain Oral presentation of “….” at ACC 2015 (American Control Conference), July 1-3, 2014, Chicago, IL

18 List of teaching activities Laboratory demonstrator for ACS Embedded Systems and Rapid Control Prototyping Co-supervision of MEng final year project student M. Smith, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

19 List of any outreach activities Performed live-demo of Kilobot robot swarm at Science Museum, London, March 14, 2015 Exhibited XY technology platform at The University of Sheffield The Festival of the Mind public event, 28 September, 2014, Barker’s Pool, Sheffield Exhibition of smart fire-fighter helmet as 2014 Gadget Show LIVE, NEC, Birmingham, UK

20 List of any extracurricular activities (if you wish to note)

21 Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

22 Progress reports As submitted to your supervisory team E.g. monthly ones (e.g. 1 pager following PPP style): – Progress – Problems – Plan

23 English Language Training ELT Speaking Skills for Research Purposes (classes start 14 th October) Writing Advisory Service

24 Discussion


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