Choosing Your Research Topic

AMS Club Seminar
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:00am for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
J.D. Walsh – School of Math
Robert Rahm
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.