Tim Randolph-Demystifying the Dissertation-PhD Research Discussions - Shared screen with speaker view
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Undergrad, Junior, 2nd BA (GS), goal is PhD
Graduated May '20 Undergrad. Trying to figure out what to do lol
Undergraduate, Senior, CS (SEAS), Still deciding
Undergrad, rising junior (Barnard), studying math
Graduated in May BA (GS), Starting MS in CS at UT Austin this fall. Debating whether research is what I want to do.
You might have explained it, but what exactly is TCS in "TCS research style"
Will these slides be published?
How did you decide which projects to take on?
Yes I missed writing the crypto stuff down
This was a really eye-opening presentation, thanks! It seems like PhD experiences vary hugely based on project, professor, university, etc — how do you find the best fit for you? (Since there are so many possible combinations)
Just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you the recording from today!
Second that question from Julia
With so many papers coming out, how do you pick what papers to read?
I love this
What are some of the cons of research?
Awesome, thanks Tim!
Wow that last slide was so good — can you go back for a second so I can take a screenshot LOL
Yeah I've been caching them lol
Oh the 3 truths
Got it thanks! Haha yes
def true! :)
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.
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us!
So needing the time to learn that
How would I handle something like that
So just keep working at it and being honest with those around me I guess
I’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?
Justin you can reach out to me and I will direct you to the PhD admissions committee
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.
thanks a lot!!
Thank you! So helpful
I'll try to hop on for sure. Thanks.