A good part of my job involves giving advice on a daily basis. As a professor,
Behind every research result is a box of assumptions. That box is a set of constraints for your research. These constraints breed creativity. It’s important to learn to think creatively inside that box, instead of worrying about the box, the size of the box, or that the box even exists. View the box of assumptions […]
When you try something in research and it doesn’t work out, when you hit a research dead-end, tell the world. Shout it out from the rooftops. Write the paper you wish you had read before you went down the wrong path. Get a publication out of your research dead-end. Write about the negative result. Write […]
Bad examples are powerful teachers.
Good examples are aspirational, but bad examples are practical.
Hercules went in search of the things that would be painful,
Who carries your paper into the room? Today, I listened to a remarkable TED talk from Carla Harris on How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work. There’s no question that you want to have a mentor for your professional life. A mentor tells you the good, the bad, the […]
His words stayed with me and changed something in me.
What I would tell my younger Ph.D. self about how to handle the day-to-day aspects, the longer-term aspects, and the emotional aspects of a Ph.D. career.
And how to cherish and use your own useful..
Madrid knows how to throw a party. A running party that is 10 kilometers long.