Computer Science Talks and Events
Monday, November 18, 2013
Philip Guo, University of Rochester
Why Pursue A Ph.D.: Three Practical Reasons
This talk presents three practical reasons to pursue (and not to pursue) a Ph.D. degree, from the perspective of a computer scientist who has seen both the pros and cons of academia and industry. It is most relevant for juniors and seniors who are thinking about post-graduation plans. This talk will be as interactive as the audience makes it; come prepared to interrupt and ask questions!
Philip Guo (www.pgbovine.net) is an assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester, focusing on human-computer interaction and online education research. He previously worked as a software engineer at Google after graduating from MIT and Stanford. In 2012, he wrote "The Ph.D. Grind" (www.phdgrind.com), a free e-book that is the first detailed account of an entire Ph.D. experience; over 100,000 people have downloaded it so far.
4:00 pm in Seeley Mudd 206 with refreshments in Seeley Mudd 208 at 3:30.