Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

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Created: 2009-12-03 15:57
Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology
Editors' group: Editors group for "Computer Laboratory".
Description: Lectures from the Research Skills Module on the MPhil in Advanced Computer Science
 

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An example mathematics talk - 2012 Lecture 15c - Research Skills


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An example of how (and how not) to present a mathematical proof in a talk.

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Thu 25 Sep 2014


Authorship and acknowledgements - 2012 Lecture 11c - Research Skills


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Who should be author on your paper? What order should the authors be listed in? Who goes in the acknowledgement section? What are the guidelines for these, sometimes contentious,...

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Mon 28 Oct 2013


Conferences - 2012 Lecture 11b - Research Skills


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The importance of conferences in the field of computer science. How this differs from other scientific disciplines. The different types of conference. Where should you submit a...

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Thu 10 Oct 2013


Examples of creating graphs - 2012 Lecture 12b - Research Skills


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Two live examples of making graphs in Microsoft Excel. This demonstrates both exploring a data set and also the kinds of things that go wrong when using a graphing tool.

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Tue 23 Sep 2014


Figures, Tables, Maths, Algorithms - 2012 Lecture 13a - Research Skills


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Presenting non-textual material in academic papers - tips, pitfalls, and examples

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Tue 23 Sep 2014


Good and bad presentations


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Lecture 8 in a course on Research Skills, presented to the MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, 2 November 2009.
Contents: (1) a research...

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Thu 3 Dec 2009


Graphs - 2012 Lecture 12a - Research Skills


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Good and bad graphs. Based on Edward Tufte's The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Ross Ihaka's Auckland University lecture on good and bad graphs, and Steve Simon's...

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Tue 23 Sep 2014


How NOT to give a presentation - 2012 Lecture 3a - Research Skills


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An example of a bad presentation, demonstrating many mistakes made in presentations. This is followed by a discussion of what went wrong. Lectured to the Research Skills class on...

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Wed 17 Oct 2012


How to prepare a presentation


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Lecture 9 in a course on Research Skills, presented as part of the MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at The Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. The lecture was given on...

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Wed 15 Sep 2010


How to prepare a presentation - 2012 Lecture 16b - Research Skills


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Tips on how to prepare a presentation: what are you trying to do? what questions should you ask yourself? how do you make your ideas stick in the heads of the audience?

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Thu 25 Sep 2014


How to read - 2012 Lecture 16a - Research Skills


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How to read (and write) academic papers - some brief thoughts.

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Thu 25 Sep 2014


How to write a great research paper - 2012 Lecture 6 - Research Skills


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Professor Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, gives a guest lecture on writing. Seven simple suggestions: don't wait - write, identify your key idea, tell a story, nail your...

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Fri 19 Apr 2013


How to write the first draft - 2012 Lecture 5b - Research Skills


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Two ways to write the first draft of a document. Advice on editing and advice on getting other people to comment on your document.

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Thu 7 Mar 2013


Posters - 2012 Lecture 14a - Research Skills


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Making posters for conferences. Examples of good and poor posters.

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Fri 26 Sep 2014


Presenting a paper - 2012 Lecture 3b - Research Skills


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Presenting a paper. A short presentation of basic concepts and mis-conceptions in presenting a paper. This is an introduction to the longer presentations later in the course. In...

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Fri 30 Nov 2012


Reading research papers - 2012 Lecture 1 - Research Skills


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Introduction to the Research Skills module. The research process. The nature of research papers. How to read a research paper. How to produce a reading plan. How to find research...

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Tue 2 Oct 2012


Reviewing papers - 2012 Lecture 2a - Research Skills


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Refereeing academic papers and the reviewing process. This is a recording of a rehearsal of the first part of Lecture 2. There is no audience.

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Fri 5 Oct 2012


The Gettysburg Address - 2012 Lecture 15a - Research Skills


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The Gettysburg Address as an example of a presentation, including context and lessons for preparing presentations.

Collection: Research Skills Module - MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

Institution: Department of Computer Science and Technology

Created: Thu 25 Sep 2014


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