Choosing Your Research Topic

Series: 
AMS Club Seminar
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:00am
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 005
,  
School of Math
Many graduate students struggle to identify a thesis or dissertation
topic. We'll talk about how to choose wisely. Using his own experiences
as an example, JD will describe how graduate students and others
interested in research can use what they know to identify promising
topics and develop them into concrete proposals.
JD has been in
the Math Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech since 2012. Starting out with a
general focus on mathematics, he used directed study courses and other
university resources to identify his dissertation topic in less than a
year. He was awarded a 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate
Research Fellowship for his dissertation research proposal.