HOW TO KICKSTART YOUR RESEARCH CAREER

HOW TO KICKSTART YOUR RESEARCH CAREER

  • Instructor: Anand Seetharam
  • Delivery: This is a free, self-paced online course with a total of one hour of video lecture materials. There is no exam for this course. To assess their own understanding, participants are encouraged to apply the methods learned in this course in their research projects.
  • Credentials: A Binghamton University-issued course participation certificate will be available upon request to participants who complete the course.
  • Who can take this course: This course is open to all engineers, professionals, faculty and students at Binghamton University and beyond.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Most college students are exposed to research for the first time during their undergraduate or graduate studies. Conducting research is challenging and many students find it difficult to get started. This course is intended to enable students to kickstart their research career. While this course will use computer science examples to help students navigate the different aspects of research, the ideas discussed here are universal and the course will be helpful for students across disciplines. This short course contains videos related to reading a research paper, conducting effective literature survey, writing a research paper and reviewing one.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course student will be able to:

  • Quickly and effectively read research papers.
  • Collect articles and research papers most relevant for their research.
  • Identify the main sections of a research paper and learn how to assimilate and present their findings in the form of a research paper.
  • List the main steps involved in reviewing a research paper as well as avoid some of the common mistakes while reviewing a research paper.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Anand Seetharam is an assistant professor in computer science in the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University. Dr. Seetharam is broadly interested in the field of computer networking. His research interests include wireless networks, information-centric networks, ubiquitous computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart grids.