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PROGRESS Initiative

PROGRESS: PROmotinG DiveRsity in Signal ProcESSing

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PROmotinG DiveRsity in Signal ProcESSing Workshop is held each year at the IEEE ICASSP and IEEE ICIP conferences.

The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) has launched PROGRESS - an initiative aiming to motivate and support women and under-represented minorities to pursue academic careers in signal processing.

PROGRESS’ overall objective is to improve diversity in the field of signal processing. Towards that goal, the project will proactively motivate and prepare women and other under-represented segments of the population in signal processing to pursue academic positions. PROGRESS includes a workshop as an integral part of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) and the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) as well as follow-up surveys and mentoring teleconferences.

The PROGRESS workshop

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Logo by: Marija Iloska, PhD Student, Stony Brook University

Why attend PROGRESS?

Graduate and under-graduate students who are women or under-represented minorities 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.

Who can attend?

Attendance is by application only. Those who are eligible to apply must be a student interested in signal processing related field and be a female and/or an under-represented minority.

Applicants will be required to submit the following material:

  • CV: Applicant’s CV (optional for undergraduate students)
  • Statement: A brief statement detailing your intent to apply for a Development Grant, in addition to your experience, career plans, and what you expect to gain from participating in the PROGRESS Workshop.

Additional Information

For more information on the PROGRESS workshop and to apply, please visit the PROGRESS website:

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