Wed, 05 Dec 2007
Publish or Perish
Another deadline of the last month was a paper submission deadline to some conference. Well, I have decided that because I work for the company where academic titles matter, I need to restart my Ph.D. study.
I have submitted a paper about a (herein unspecified :-) problem, which I have tried to solve recently. The results are so far promising, so maybe they will accept the paper about these results as well.
When I have failed my previous attempt, it was mostly because my lack of time for doing a research in a topic that was not exactly related to my job. So I have decided that if I ever want to re-enter the Ph.D. study, the topic has to be something which I am directly involved in. My current plan is to have the sufficient number of publications first, and only then enroll to the Ph.D. studies, with the dissertation thesis topic already written. After defending it, submit the dissertation thesis itself.
Maybe I will have more luck this time.
4 replies for this story:
Honza Holcapek wrote:
Good luck then!
Milan Zamazal wrote:
I wish you good luck with your attempt. I know well how difficult it is to do anything interesting/useful once one enters real life...
It's nice to hear about it. Let me know if you would consider number theory worth of trying, maybe you could use IS cluster for some advanced prime number computations ;)
Yenya wrote: Re: Number theory
Nice try. I have, however, said that the topic of my Ph.D. study has to be something which I am directly involved in, so the number theory is clearly out of scope.