PTC YOUNG SCHOLAR PROGRAM

The PTC Young Scholar Program (YSP) aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies. Outstanding applicants present their research at the PTC annual conference.

Some of the institutions represented by past YSP recipients include: Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Carnegie Mellon University, Chalmers University of Science and Technology, Korea University, The Pennsylvania State University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of the Philippines, University of the Witwatersrand, and Waseda University.

The 2018 Young Scholars are recognized during the Innovation Awards Gala at PTC’18.

Submission Deadline:
3 September 2018

Notification Date:
8 October 2018

PTC’19: From Pipes to Platforms will explore the industry transformation as platform business models lead the digital economy, resetting the future of ICT. Selected participants for the 2019 PTC Young Scholar Program will be invited to present their research at PTC’19: From Pipes to Platforms, which will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii from 20-23 January 2019.

PTC YOUNG SCHOLAR PROGRAM

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2016 Young Scholar Ai Phuong Hoang at PTC’17

The PTC Young Scholar Program (YSP) aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies. Outstanding applicants present their research at the PTC annual conference.

Some of the institutions represented by past YSP recipients include: Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Carnegie Mellon University, Chalmers University of Science and Technology, Korea University, The Pennsylvania State University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of the Philippines, University of the Witwatersrand, and Waseda University.

The PTC Young Scholar Program is open to actively enrolled Ph.D. students and to individuals holding post-doctoral positions. Applicants should be 35 years old or under at the time of the application deadline. Individuals from emerging economies are encouraged to apply.

  • Present your research in a high-visibility academic and industry forum
  • Engage in research discussions with esteemed academic faculty
  • Participate in PTC’19 activities and meet attendees to share ideas, gain new insights, and identify practical research applications
  • Gain exposure to current industry issues and trends
  • Network with industry professionals, members of international organizations and NGOs, government officials, and academics from more than 80 countries.
  • Conference registration and travel expenses for selected applicants will be covered by PTC. Covered expenses include:
  1. Full conference registration
  2. Round-trip economy airfare*
  3. Allowance for duration at conference
  4. Five (5) nights hotel accommodation
  5. Reimbursement of travel visa fees** (if applicable)

* Travel itinerary must be pre-approved by PTC Secretariat before making any reservations.

**Fees only refer to the amount charged by the U.S. Embassy of respective country (must provide a receipt for reimbursement) to obtain a travel visa. Transport fees to embassy NOT included.

  • Obtain your travel visa (if needed) in a timely manner
  • Must attend the entire PTC conference
  • Must attend all YSP events: welcome orientation, presentation session, poster session, awards lunch, and any other official conference-related events deemed necessary by PTC
  • YSP paper submissions will be included in the PTC conference proceedings, which are available online (these proceedings are not indexed), and you may publish your paper elsewhere AFTER the PTC conference
  • If your application isn’t selected, you may reapply in the following years
  • Promote PTC’19 conference as a whole, and your participation in particular (before and after conference), using social media and other marketing platforms, e.g., university/institution website, newsletter, professional societies’ platform, etc.
  • Serve as an “ambassador” for PTC and the Young Scholar Program in the future
  • Allow PTC to use your image and likeness, be it photo or video, on the PTC website, social media, and other materials used to promote the Young Scholar Program and annual conference
  • Make your own flight arrangements within reasonable parameters*

*Prior approval must be obtained from PTC before booking your flight.

Application Process

An application consists of the following:

  • 2019 PTC Young Scholar Program application form (.pdf)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page statement of interest
    • Please provide a one-page statement explaining your interest in this program and how your research aligns with the vision, mission, and interests of PTC and its community
  • Single-authored paper
    • (20-page maximum) Include an abstract, one-page executive summary, and references.
    • Paper topics should be relevant to telecommunications and to information and communications technologies (ICTs) (i.e., policy- or industry-related topics, development-oriented studies, etc.). Research topics may be interdisciplinary or grounded in a specific discipline (economics, political science, business, communications, public policy), may reflect regional and/or cross-regional perspectives, and can employ any established research methodologies

Please note:

  • Applicants may submit only one paper for consideration.
  • Please format your supporting materials according to standard style guidelines (e.g. 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins).

To submit your application materials, please compile the relevant files noted above and compress them into a single .zip file. Please send an email with the complete .zip file to youngscholars@ptc.org no later than 3 September 2018 by 6 PM (HST).

Selection Criteria

Submitted papers and supporting application materials will be evaluated based on overall quality, originality, clarity, and relevance to the PTC community. Both the selection committee and the broader PTC community represent a wide range of interests, disciplines, and regions.

After submissions close and YSP members have yet to be announced.

2018 PTC Young Scholars

PTC’s Young Scholar Program (YSP) is designed to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies.

The 2018 Young Scholar Program is now closed. Please refer back to this page for more information on the selected young scholars.

If you are interested in applying for the 2019 Young Scholar Program, you may refer to the guidelines and benefits listed below (for reference only and subject to change).

Past YSP participants were from schools such as University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Singapore Management University; University of Rome, Sapienza; and Korea University.

List of YSP that were selected.

2018 PTC Young Scholars

PTC received many high-quality submissions for this year’s Young Scholar Program (YSP). After several stringent rounds of reviews, the Research Committee has selected the following young scholars to participate in the PTC’18 conference:

  • Anis Hamidati, Ph.D. Student, Communication and Information Science, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
  • Manda More, Ph.D. Candidate, Information Systems, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Melchizedek Alipio, Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines
  • Zhiye Jin, Ph.D. Candidate, Management Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Peoples Rep. of China
  • Maria Massaro, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Ayushi Tandon, Ph.D. Candidate, Information Systems, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

The 2018 PTC Young Scholars presented their findings in the Young Scholar sessions on Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 0830-0945 and 1400-1515.

If you are interested in applying for the 2019 Young Scholar Program, you may refer to the guidelines and benefits listed below (for reference only and subject to change).

Past YSP participants were from schools such as The Pennsylvania State University; Singapore Management University; University of Auckland; University of Southern California; City University of Hong Kong; and Carnegie Mellon University.

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