Your graduate-life-in-pictures

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Your graduate-life-in-pictures

  1. 1. Your Graduate Life in Pictures Olivier Danvy (http://images.google.com/) Braga, Portugal, 8 July 2011Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 0 / 42
  2. 2. You make the jump and start PhD studiesOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (Other students wing it, surely you will open up too.) 1 / 42
  3. 3. Your PhD adviser and youOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 2 / 42
  4. 4. You and your PhD adviserOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 3 / 42
  5. 5. PhD adviser, students, and postdocsOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 4 / 42
  6. 6. Thank God it’s FridayOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 5 / 42
  7. 7. Your undergrad studies (memories)Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 6 / 42
  8. 8. Your grad studies (today)Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 7 / 42
  9. 9. Your adviser helps you get organizedOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 8 / 42
  10. 10. But soon you get a funny feelingOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 9 / 42
  11. 11. You don’t quite feel in controlOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 10 / 42
  12. 12. Research quite seems like a mine fieldOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 11 / 42
  13. 13. How should one proceed exactly?Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (“ROAD WORK: to go straight, turn left.”) 12 / 42
  14. 14. Should you rather do something else?Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (In the industry, you could afford a decent vehicle.) 13 / 42
  15. 15. Naah. You’ll be watchfulOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 14 / 42
  16. 16. You study induction (and the domino effect)Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (Yay, pizza!) 15 / 42
  17. 17. You learn to surf (teacher’s view)Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 16 / 42
  18. 18. Or at least you try (student’s view)Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 17 / 42
  19. 19. You experience a new moment of doubtOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 18 / 42
  20. 20. So you take a break to see natureOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (You get away from it all.) 19 / 42
  21. 21. You smell the flowersOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 20 / 42
  22. 22. Your first idea: use a binary structure!Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 21 / 42
  23. 23. You explain your idea to your PhD adviserOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 22 / 42
  24. 24. You give your first research talkOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (Today, the cars. And tomorrow: the cdrs!) 23 / 42
  25. 25. And you submit your first paperOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 24 / 42
  26. 26. You get one kind of peer reviewerOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (“Please look at me, not at where I am looking!”) 25 / 42
  27. 27. You also get the other kindOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (You did not see that one coming.) 26 / 42
  28. 28. The day your first paper was acceptedOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.) 27 / 42
  29. 29. You get to meet other PhD studentsOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (And boy do they look different.) 28 / 42
  30. 30. You reflectOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (Covariantly. Or is it contravariantly?) 29 / 42
  31. 31. You find the bug what slowed you downOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 30 / 42
  32. 32. Now you can go fasterOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 31 / 42
  33. 33. And your system is way faster tooOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 32 / 42
  34. 34. You innovate regarding race conditionsOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 33 / 42
  35. 35. You go to sleep later and laterOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (You always close your window before sleeping.) 34 / 42
  36. 36. Your PhD advisor is as helpful as everOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (“I know, I know.”) 35 / 42
  37. 37. You complete your PhD dissertationOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 36 / 42
  38. 38. And yes, you remember to spell checkOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 37 / 42
  39. 39. Your PhD defense loomsOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 (No man is an island, but right now you feel like one.) 38 / 42
  40. 40. You see a sign from GodOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 39 / 42
  41. 41. After graduation (subjective view)Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 40 / 42
  42. 42. After graduation (objective view)Olivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 41 / 42
  43. 43. And then you move on and fly awayOlivier Danvy, GTTSE 2011 42 / 42

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