Over the years, I have mentored and collaborated with over a dozen Ph.D. students and found a set of challenges that prevent them from progressing better in research. This article is my attempt to offer some tips as guidance to Ph.D. students in computer science. My research area is cybersecurity and hence students in this specific area may find it more relatable due to the examples I will give (but it should also generalize to other practical areas such as networking, systems, and architecture). In case you are interested in what I do, you can visit my homepage. The opinions…

Zhiyun Qian

Computer Science Professor @ UC Riverside

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