Research in CS

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Research in CS

  1. 1. RESEARCH IN CS Neeldhara Misra, Department of Computer Science and Automation, IISc
  2. 2. disclaimer
  3. 3. disclaimer
  4. 4. Why?
  5. 5. Why? Challenges
  6. 6. Why? Challenges Joys
  7. 7. Why? Challenges Joys Mindset
  8. 8. Why? Challenges Joys Mindset
  9. 9. Why? Challenges Joys Mindset
  10. 10. Circumstances.
  11. 11. Perks.
  12. 12. Perks.
  13. 13. Perks.
  14. 14. Perks.
  15. 15. Perks.
  16. 16. Perks.
  17. 17. Fascination.
  18. 18. Why? Challenges Joys Mindset
  19. 19. Why? Challenges Joys Mindset
  20. 20. Eureka moments The dull moments
  21. 21. Eureka moments The dull months
  22. 22. Eureka moments The dull months A problem worthy of attack proves its worth by fighting back.
  23. 23. Eureka moments The dull months A problem worthy of attack proves its worth by fighting back.
  24. 24. GradSchool
  25. 25. “Natural” Talent
  26. 26. Persistence & Patience (with yourself!)
  27. 27. Why? Challenges Joys Mindset
  28. 28. Why? Challenges Joys Mindset
  29. 29. imagecredit.http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Chessboard.html
  30. 30. imagecredit.http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Chessboard.html
  31. 31. Why? Challenges Joys Mindset
  32. 32. Why? Challenges Joys Mindset
  33. 33. Breadthfirstordepthfirst?
  34. 34. Theory “v/s” Practice
  35. 35. If you find that you're spending almost all your time on theory, start turning some attention to practical things; it will improve your theories. If you find that you're spending almost all your time on practice, start turning some attention to theoretical things; it will improve your practice. Theory “v/s” Practice
  36. 36. If you find that you're spending almost all your time on theory, start turning some attention to practical things; it will improve your theories. If you find that you're spending almost all your time on practice, start turning some attention to theoretical things; it will improve your practice. Donald Knu! Theory “v/s” Practice
  37. 37. Come to terms with your limitations.
  38. 38. Come to terms with your limitations. Research can be a very social activity.
  39. 39. Come to terms with your limitations. Research can be a very social activity. Eccentricity is NOT a pre-requisite :)
  40. 40. Come to terms with your limitations. Research can be a very social activity. Eccentricity is NOT a pre-requisite :) There’ll be plenty of room for other interests.
  41. 41. It’s a lot of work...
  42. 42. It’s a lot of work... ... and a lot of fun!

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