Research Success Story  in the Making Ahmed Saeed Egypt-Japan University for Science and Technology www.ahmad-saeed.co.cc/
Background <ul><li>Computer and Systems Engineering Graduate, Class 2010
Research Assistant at Egypt-Japan University for Science and Technology (2010 - Now)
Research Intern at Nile University (2009)
Sun Campus Ambassador at Sun Microsystems (2008 - 2009)
Junior Software Developer at eSpace technologies (2008 - 2009) </li></ul>
Background (Cont'd) <ul><li>Author of 2 journal papers
Author 2 conference papers one accepted at PerCom'12 (Acceptance Ratio  11% )
Third Place award winner at Graduate Student Research Competition at MobiCom'11
Second Place award winner at Undergraduate Student Research Competition at MobiCom'09 </li></ul>
Agenda <ul><li>What I do
How it all began
Why I am doing it
How you can do it too
The life of a Research Assistant (RA) </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Research Success Story in the Making Ahmed Saeed Egypt-Japan University for Science and Technology www.ahmad-saeed.co.cc/
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Computer and Systems Engineering Graduate, Class 2010
  3. 3. Research Assistant at Egypt-Japan University for Science and Technology (2010 - Now)
  4. 4. Research Intern at Nile University (2009)
  5. 5. Sun Campus Ambassador at Sun Microsystems (2008 - 2009)
  6. 6. Junior Software Developer at eSpace technologies (2008 - 2009) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Background (Cont'd) <ul><li>Author of 2 journal papers
  8. 8. Author 2 conference papers one accepted at PerCom'12 (Acceptance Ratio 11% )
  9. 9. Third Place award winner at Graduate Student Research Competition at MobiCom'11
  10. 10. Second Place award winner at Undergraduate Student Research Competition at MobiCom'09 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Agenda <ul><li>What I do
  12. 12. How it all began
  13. 13. Why I am doing it
  14. 14. How you can do it too
  15. 15. The life of a Research Assistant (RA) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Research
  17. 17. Research <ul><li>Solving (new/old) problems using (old/new) methods </li><ul><li>Playing with unsolved riddles
  18. 18. Identifying new riddles to work on </li></ul><li>Contributing to the body of human knowledge </li><ul><li>Advancing our local community
  19. 19. Pushing the boundaries of the known </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. My Work <ul><li>Cognitive Radio Networks (2012 – Now)
  21. 21. Device Free Passive Localization (2010 – Now)
  22. 22. Weather Forecasting Implementation Acceleration (2009 – 2010)
  23. 23. Bandwidth Aggregation (2009)
  24. 24. Surveying Chaotic Systems and Nonlinear Systems (2008)
  25. 25. Surveying Computational Theory (2007) </li></ul>
  26. 26. How it all started Creative Commons Photo Credit by zachklein
  27. 27. How it all started <ul><li>Frustration with the System </li><ul><li>No Innovation Support
  28. 28. Bad Evaluation System </li></ul><li>Frustration with the Curriculum </li><ul><li>Is what we are taught enough ? </li></ul><li>Passion for learning </li><ul><li>How can we be better Engineers ? </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Why Research Creative Commons Photo Credit by photojonny
  30. 30. Why Research ? <ul><li>Mentality </li><ul><li>Challenge everything
  31. 31. Support System (failure is not the end) </li></ul><li>Freedom </li><ul><li>You set your own base
  32. 32. You control your environment </li></ul><li>Sense of Achievement </li><ul><li>Contribution to our community and humanity </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Be a Researcher Creative Commons Photo Credit by gmacorig
  34. 34. Be a Researcher <ul><li>Read -> With critical thinking
  35. 35. Think -> And write everything down
  36. 36. Work Hard with Perseverance
  37. 37. Learn from your Advisor
  38. 38. Have fun and don't forget the big picture </li></ul>
  39. 39. The Life of a Research Assistant <ul><li>Keeping up to date with the field
  40. 40. Working on the research point
  41. 41. Writing Papers
  42. 42. Helping other RAs
  43. 43. Having fun (if you can manage your time) </li></ul>
  44. 44. References <ul><li>Matt Might's Blog http://matt.might.net/articles/
  45. 45. (re)made Blog http://jackalopekid.com/ </li></ul>
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