Micro Mentoring Experience Program (MiME)

The micro mentoring experience (MiME) program is a new program sponsored by SPS, and aims to enhance the conference experience for first-time conference attendees and other society members that believe they can benefit from a short-time mentoring experience during ICASSP. MiME aims to help first-time conference attendees navigate and find the events and technical sessions that could greatly benefit their conference experience. The program will also provide an opportunity for mid-career researchers to connect with more experienced ones and gain helpful insights about career development and assist with their research topics. For experienced researchers, this could be an interesting venue to find prospective students and new candidates for open positions.

Date: 27 October 2024

Location: TBD

Program Events

To improve the program’s effectiveness, Mentors and Mentees are invited to participate in three meetings:

Online call between mentors and mentees, that should take place up to two weeks before the start of the conference. In this online meeting, the mentees should describe what they expect to benefit from participating in the program. Mentors will advise the mentees of any actions they should take or material they should prepare prior to the conference start, including possibly registering for additional tutorials and/or social events.

At the beginning of the conference, before the start of the technical sessions mentors and mentees will be invited to join a lunch event (free of charge) at the conference where they will have the opportunity to meet in person, learn more about the conference program, and plan their attendance to the conference. This event offers great opportunities for networking between different mentors and mentees.

To learn more about the application process and the MiME Program, visit: https://signalprocessingsociety.org/professional-development/micro-mentoring-experience-program