January 27, 2022


My name is Felix Schwock and I am a Ph.D. student in the ECE department under the supervision of Prof. Les Atlas and Prof. Shima Abadi. I am currently recruiting 3-5 undergraduate students to team up with me for the IEEE Five-Minute Video Clip Contest for IEEE ICASSP 2022. The topic of the contest is “Graph Signal Processing and Applications”. My research project that I want to enter into the contest is on analyzing the flow of information in the brain using novel techniques from graph signal processing.

If you are interested, please contact me at fschwock@uw.edu. Below is some additional information about the contest and the project.



What you should bring:

  • Interest in and basic exposure to signal processing (no need to know anything about graph signal processing)
  • A few hours each week to work on the project during this quarter and the beginning of next quarter. There are 2 deadlines: Mar. 1 (30-min trailer) and Apr. 18 (final 5-min video)
  • If you are not sure if you have sufficient background or lack the technical interest in this project but are interested in “science communication” and how to effectively deliver a complex topic to a broad audience, that is completely fine. I would be very happy to have you on my team!

What this project can give you:

  • Research experience in an emerging field in data science (this looks great on a resume)
  • Public recognition if the video makes it to the final contest at ICASSP 2022 (this looks even better on a resume)
  • Improving your presentation and communications skills

The contest:

The goal of this contest is to present a research project in an innovative way. You can think of it similar to a high quality YouTube video from your favorite science or engineering channel explaining a difficult topic in an accessible and engaging way. Besides merely doing the research and summarizing the results, a big part of this project is to communicate the science to people outside the field and get them excited about this project!

The project:

My research is centered around developing new graph signal processing techniques to estimate and analyze flow signals. Furthermore, I am applying those tools to study neural information flow in the brain. In the 5-min video, I want to highlight some of those novel graph signal processing techniques and demonstrate their applicability to brain signals. No worries if you have never heard of graph signal processing. This project would be a great opportunity to learn about this new and thriving field of research.

Felix Schwock

Graduate Student

Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Washington

Email: fschwock@uw.edu