IEEE Progress Workshop @ ICIP 2023

Congratulations to the travel award winners:

  • Kevin Hyekang Joo, University of Maryland, United States
  • Sara Atito Ali Ahmed, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Sahar Sadrizadeh, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Yaping Zhao, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
  • Navya Prasad, Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam, India
  • Lekshmi Unnikrishnan, A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, India
  • Sun Jiaqi, University of Jinan, China
  • Mark Vincent, University of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Badiu Badams, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Mohammad Rakibur Rahman, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Thomas K Gimmy, IBM India Software Labs, India
  • Duan Zhijian, Ningxia University, China

Session 1
Date: Monday, 9 October 2023, 18:00-21:00
Location: Room 410

Session 2
Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 10:30-13:00
Location: Room 308-309

PROGRESS is designed to inspire and prepare women and underrepresented minorities to pursue academic careers in signal processing.

Graduate, and undergraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, interested in academic careers will be able to ask questions and find valuable resources as they pursue a successful vocation in academia. What does it take to be successful? How do you find the best position? Why would you choose this vocation?

Attend PROGRESS and discover what a career in academia can offer you.

Is this your first time attending PROGRESS? You will experience a unique environment, inspiring talks, Q&A sessions, and professional development sessions to discuss success in academic careers.

Have you attended PROGRESS previously? You will experience a new and different design of the program with new speakers and follow-up sessions, new professional development activities, and often staged interviews. In follow-up sessions, you will gain additional information complementing what you learned in previous PROGRESS events.

Take a look at previous programs, videos, and more information on

Program Itinerary

Session 1: Monday, October 9, 2023
Venue: Room 410, KLCC
Time Agenda Designated Person
18:00 Buffet Dinner
18:30-18:35 Opening Remarks Prof Athina Petropulu, IEEE SPS President
18:35-19:15 Keynote 1: "Opponency Revisited" Prof Sabine Susstrunk
19:15-19:55 Keynote 2: "My Journey in Engineering" Prof Celia Shahnaz
19:55-20:00 Coffee Break
20:00-21:00 Panel Discussion: "Widening Access and Success in Higher Education" Dr. Malarvili Balakrishnan (Moderator)
Prof Chiou-Ting Hsu
Nour Aburaed
Camila Laranjeira
Session 2: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Venue: Room 307-309, KLCC
Time Agenda Designated Person
10:30-13:00 Professional Development Hands-on Session Mr Nik Akmal, Career Cube
13:00-13:15 Closing Remarks Prof Athina Petropulu

Local Organizing Committee

Zaid Omar (ICIP 2023)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Usman Ullah Sheikh (ICIP 2023)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Siti Armiza Mohd Aris (ICIP 2023)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia