I have been invited to the second round of interviews for a PhD position in a research programme in Informatics. I haven't submitted any research proposal, but now I have 2 and a half days to prepare a 15min presentation on the potential topic of my research "How to use X models to evaluate Y systems" (allow me to disclose some information) and do it via Skype - the panel will include my future supervisor, the director of the group and the programme coordinator and 3-4 other people.
The thing is I don't know much about the X models that will be used in the research, I only know them from a course in my master studies. My potential supervisor is aware of this since I have admitted it in my first interview. I have practiced many methods of evaluation in many kinds of systems, hence the acceptance to the second round.
I would really like any tips and suggestions on what to include in this presentation. Naturally, I can't learn everything in 2 days for X models.
I have thought the following points:
- outline how X models work
- include limitations and strengths
- examples on how they have been used in the Y field/ other fields
- a potential methodological approach (how to do it will be difficult since I lack technical knowledge)
- Expected findings
I also believe I should showcase the ability to think critically and that I can focus on the main frame.
Should I include my research experience/skills and how they relate to the work?
Any other advice?