How to PhD-research (10 steps)
- Select topics – preferably choose
emerging and hot areas unstudied by others. Talk to your advisor for help. For computer vision, see
Keith Price Bibliography Annotated Computer Vision Bibliography
- Determine what you want to do for
the selected topic. State the
problem in general terms.
- Thoroughly collect
materials of previous work – papers, projects, etc usually by
web search, paper search, or person-lab search.
- Be prepared to understand
those materials – mathematics, notation, statistics, key
ideas. If you are not ready,
read relevant textbooks and study relevant
materials. Talk to
area specialists for help.
Even talk directly to paper authors for help.
- Be sure to implement
their ideas by yourself.
You may talk to the authors for help.
- Specify your problem in details. What is your specific goal? What is your approach compared
with others? What are your
- Think and think – improvement, apply
different methods, create your own algorithm, develop new techniques, and
create new concepts.
- Implement your idea and compare it with theirs. Review.
- Make reports and demo and publish them.
- Discuss topics with colleagues and make
connection with them.
Computer Science Department
University of Maryland, College Park