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Tim Randolph-Demystifying the Dissertation-PhD Research Discussions - Shared screen with speaker view
Tim Randolph
08:46
Testing chat. Don't be shy!
Ruchit Desai
09:20
yep
Tyler Franklin
09:25
Undergrad, Junior, 2nd BA (GS), goal is PhD
Ruchit Desai
10:04
Graduated May '20 Undergrad. Trying to figure out what to do lol
Noah
10:21
Undergraduate, Senior, CS (SEAS), Still deciding
mirahshi
10:49
Undergrad, rising junior (Barnard), studying math
Chris
11:46
Graduated in May BA (GS), Starting MS in CS at UT Austin this fall. Debating whether research is what I want to do.
Ruchit Desai
42:08
You might have explained it, but what exactly is TCS in "TCS research style"
Ruchit Desai
42:31
Gotcha
Noah
42:39
Will these slides be published?
Chen Chen
43:02
How did you decide which projects to take on?
Ruchit Desai
43:06
Yes I missed writing the crypto stuff down
Julia Guo
43:37
This was a really eye-opening presentation, thanks! It seems like PhD experiences vary hugely based on project, professor, university, etc ā€” how do you find the best fit for you? (Since there are so many possible combinations)
Ivy Elkins
43:42
Just email me (ivy@cs.columbia.edu) and I will send you the recording from today!
Ruchit Desai
44:33
Second that question from Julia
Ruchit Desai
48:24
With so many papers coming out, how do you pick what papers to read?
Ruchit Desai
49:52
Great thanks
Ruchit Desai
54:38
I love this
Ruchit Desai
54:39
haha
Chris
56:24
What are some of the cons of research?
Chris
58:14
Awesome, thanks Tim!
Julia Guo
01:02:11
Wow that last slide was so good ā€” can you go back for a second so I can take a screenshot LOL
Julia Guo
01:02:12
Thank you
Ruchit Desai
01:02:38
Yeah I've been caching them lol
Julia Guo
01:06:09
Oh the 3 truths
Julia Guo
01:06:28
Got it thanks! Haha yes
Ivy Elkins
01:06:55
def true! :)
Ruchit Desai
01:08:50
I've done some research in my last semester and I enjoyed parts of it and other parts seemed frustrating in terms of not knowing certain things. For example. There were some mathematical jumps I needed to make that I was not ready for.
laddylynn
01:08:55
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us!
Ruchit Desai
01:09:01
So needing the time to learn that
Ruchit Desai
01:09:07
How would I handle something like that
Ruchit Desai
01:09:21
Yeah exactly
Ruchit Desai
01:10:28
So just keep working at it and being honest with those around me I guess
Justin Wong
01:11:04
Iā€™m curious; do you have thoughts on how Columbia is planning to adjust for a potentially more remote application cycle in light of the pandemic?
Ivy Elkins
01:11:47
Justin you can reach out to me and I will direct you to the PhD admissions committee
Ruchit Desai
01:12:09
I have to run right now Tim & Ivy. Thank you for your time today and I'll reach out to you as I digest the slides. The information was super helpful and I just need to distill it into the context of what I plan on doing.
Ruchit Desai
01:12:12
Thanks again.
Serdil
01:12:25
thanks a lot!!
Tyler Franklin
01:12:34
Thank you!
mirahshi
01:12:35
Thank you!
Julia Guo
01:12:36
Thank you! So helpful
Chris
01:12:44
Great info
Ruchit Desai
01:12:53
I'll try to hop on for sure. Thanks.