CPSC 9500.000 - (New) PhD Student Seminar - Fall 2015

Instructor: Joshua A. Levine
Meets: T 5:00-6:00pm, 226 McAdams Hall



This seminar focuses on developing skills for incoming PhD/CS students. We will combine weekly discussions on various reading topics, some minor exercises, and presentations from SoC faculty on research topics of interest.


Schedule (tentative, subject to change)


Week Date Tuesday
1 8/18 -- No Class --
2 8/25 Introduction
3 9/1 Why a PhD? / Finding a Topic
4 9/8 Fellowships and Funding
5 9/15 Time/Advisor Management
6 9/22 Identifying/Generating Ideas
7 9/29 Reading/Reviewing Research
8 10/6 Communicating Research
9 10/13 -- Fall Break --
10 10/20 Ethics
11 10/27 TBA
12 11/3 TBA
13 11/10 TBA
14 11/17 TBA
15 11/24 TBA
16 12/1 TBA




Seminars

Seminar 01 - Introduction

Slides: sem01.pdf

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Seminar 02 - Why a PhD? / Finding a Topic

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Seminar 03 - Fellowships and Funding

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Seminar 04 - Time/Advisor Management

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Seminar 05 - Identifying/Generating Ideas

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Seminar 06 - Reading/Reviewing Research

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Seminar 07 - Communicating Research

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Seminar 08 - Ethics







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