UNSW 3MT 2020 - Shantanu Chakraborty: Self-driving lanes - a seamless transition to future mobility

Congratulations to Shantanu Chakraborty on his award as the Runner-Up and ASPIRE Winner in the 2020 UNSW 3MT (announced 15 Sept 2020) for his presentation:

Self-driving vehicle lanes - a seamless transition to future mobility


Other presentatations can be found in this link.



Active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by 15 September are eligible.

Please Note: Australian students enrolled in any of the following programs are not eligible to enter the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition:

  • Professional Doctorate (Research) (program composed of at least 2/3 research) funded via the Research Training Program;

  • Masters (Mphil and coursework);

  • Professional Doctorate (coursework)


  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.

  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through speech (timing does not include the 3MT title slide and commences from when the competitor starts speaking, not the start of the video).

  • A single static slide is permitted in the presentation (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description). This can be visible continuously, or ‘cut to’ (as many times as you like) for a maximum of 1 minute.

  • The 3 minute audio must be continuous - no sound edits or breaks.

  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment and animated backgrounds) are permitted within the recording.

  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).

  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted within the video recording.

  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

  • Submissions via video format (mp4). Files sent in other formats will not be accepted.

  • Entries submitted for final adjudication to Wildcard or University Final are to be submitted from the School/Faculty/Institute 3MT Event Coordinator. Competitors should not submit their videos directly to 3MT


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