• Speaker: Prof. Brian Alspach, CARMA, The University of Newcastle
  • Title: How to choose thesis and post-doc project topics
  • Location: Room V111, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle
  • Time and Date: 4:00 pm, Thu, 10th Nov 2016
  • The first in a new series of CARMA seminars.
  • Abstract:

    Targeted Audience: All early career staff and PhD students; other staff welcome

    Abstract: Many of us have been involved in discussions revolving around the problem of choosing suitable thesis topics and projects for post-graduate students, honours students and vacation research students. The panel is going to present some ideas that we hope people in the audience will find useful as they get ready for or continue with their careers.

    About the Speakers: Professor Brian Alspach has supervised thirteen PhDs, twenty-five MScs, nine post-doctoral fellows and a dozen undergraduate scholars over his fifty-year career. Professor Eric Beh has 20 years' international experience in the analysis of categorical data with a focus on data visualisation. He has and has, or currently is, supervised about a 10 PhD students. Dr Mike Meylan has twenty years research experience in applied mathematics both leading projects and working with others. He has supervised 5 PhD students and three post-doctoral fellows.

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