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October 31, 2022 to November 5, 2022

CS Research 101

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00:00 - Introduction

01:23 - Motivation - why research?

05:05 - Audience question 1 - Is doing a PhD right after BTech alright?

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Road map

 

Why research?

- Explore and introspect whether I enjoy research

- Find ways to get started w that exploration

- Understand that it's going to be a slow process

 

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Why research?

- DOES NOT pertain to applying to grad schools etc.

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Modules 3 and 4

What skills you should look to pick up before/while doing research

 

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Modules 5

 

Enjoyed doing some research? Now consider grad school.

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"whats ur opinion about phd after btech??"

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"does participatory research is a good thing to start wid it as a new researcher??"

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"What does qualify as "good" research? I mean there are papers which target very specific domains and have practically no use.

Should it have an out-of-the-box idea or something like that which can actually imapct the world?"

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module 2

how do i start?

(continued from module 1)

Take your coursework seriously. Best place to start your journey

 

Some topics will stick and some won't: that's fine

 

Goal: get a good understanding of breadth of topics, and poke a few to go deeper

how do i start?

(continued from module 1)

Gets harder when no access to good courses: most colleges.

 

Online resources; Ensure you problem solve. GATE problems perhaps.

 

 

how do i start off? goal

Move from a romantic notion of a subject to a concrete one

 

Catch: Process will likely be hard

I find some topics very fascinating but I suck at them

what a research career is not

Huge commitment

what a research career is not

Expensive

what a research career is not

Will lead to a high paying job

what a research career is not

Makes you this invincible authority

what a research career is not

Irrelevant to reality

what a research career is not

Requires a Ph.D. or similar advanced degrees

what a research career is not

Culminates in academia

Academia vs. industry

Lifestyle - increasingly this gap is reducing

Academia vs. industry

Autonomy:

 

Academia ~ entrepreneurship

 

Industry - depends on the role, but most have limited autonomy

Academia vs. industrial research

Nature of problems tackled

 

Monetary benefits vs stability

module 3

- We've appreciated the importance of research; started assessing fit.

 

- We want to get started--liked a few courses.

Where are we in our journey?

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What next?

- Talk to a professor

let them know what you found exciting in your course.

What next?

- Appreciate some basics

 

- Build skills

 

- Document these skills

What next?

You are being trained to be an entrepreneur

basics: taking initiative

The operative word in all this is you.

 

It does not matter what problem your advisor/manager finds exciting.

 

For you to enjoy working on a problem, you truly have to be bothered and intrigued by something you have identified.

basics: taking initiative

Why though?

Feynman on finding a problem that works for you

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CS Research 101: Part 2

By Neeldhara Misra

CS Research 101: Part 2

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