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My experience as a PhD Student


Clotilde Lopes

on 27 February 2013

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Transcript of My experience as a PhD Student

What is a PhD? Doctor of Philosophy About Me ... Agenda About me...
What is a PhD?
Why pursue a PhD?
The PhD process.
The PhD challenges.
After PhD?
The end. Why pursue a PhD? Individual experiences;
Make a contribution to science;
Enhance career opportunities;
Continuing the learning process;
Satisfaction of accomplishment;
Doing something special;
Meeting many interesting people. The PhD Process The PhD Challenges My Experience as a PhD Student "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science."
Albert Einstein The end. Graduate in Computer Science (Pre-Bologna) 2007 FCT research grant in project "CEBIO – Rede de Computação para a Bioenergia" FCT researh grant in project “SPAM Telescope Miner: detecção a nível mundial de correio electrónico não solicitado via técnicas de data mining” 2008 Now 2006 FCT doctoral grant in
Technology and Information Systems (PDTSI) Clotilde Lopes Thank you! Aim: Conduct and publish scientific research respecting the rules imposed by the standards of academic quality and integrity;
Contributing to the development of scientific knowledge and understanding a particular field of research; Until one day, the boundary gives way: Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge: By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more: Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge: And, that dent you've made is called a Ph.D.: You push at the boundary for a few years: Once you're at the boundary, you focus: A master's degree deepens that specialty: With a bachelor's degree, you gain a specialty: By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little: The PhD is ... "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science."
Albert Einstein The end. Clotilde Lopes Because... Identify a field of interests Identify possible topics Construct a plan with supervisor Thesis proposal:
What has been done before?
What needs to be done? How? Data collection and analysis Development of an artifact Publish results Final writing up Personal Balance Isolation;
Working alone on a topic;
Repetitive work;
Not enough time to do everything;
Getting papers accepted. Psychological aspects PhD is not a mystery but a task;
Determination and application rather than brilliance will lead you toward a PhD;
Set realistic goals as short term achievements;
Long term goal - getting a PhD;
Ask your supervisor/colleagues;
Give your self a treat;
There is a life after the PhD! (be prepared). Summary Clotilde Lopes
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