Talks & Seminars
Title: How to be a good graduate student
Professor Biswanath Mukherjee, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Davis
Date & Time: July 29, 2010 15:30
Venue: SIC -305 classroom, 3rd floor, KReSIT building
Based on his many years of experience in mentoring graduate students, including 35 completed PhDs, Professor Mukherjee will discuss methods which students can use to become successful in graduate school (and in professional life). Junior faculty, who are at the early stages of mentoring graduate students and postdocs, will also benefit from this talk. The talk discusses aspects of professional interaction, business relations, technology planning, technology startups and other such exciting avenues for students and faculty. Perspectives on how to achieve impactful research are also discussed in the talk.
Speaker Profile:
Professor Biswanath Mukherjee received the B.Tech. (Hons) degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) in 1980 and the Ph.D. degree from University of Washington, Seattle, in June 1987. At Washington, he held a GTE Teaching Fellowship and a General Electric Foundation Fellowship. In July 1987, he joined the University of California, Davis, where he has been Professor of Computer Science since July 1995, and served as Chairman of Computer Science during September 1997 to June 2000. He is a winner of the 2004 Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award at UC Davis. He is co-winner of paper awards presented at the 1991 and the 1994 National Computer Security Conferences, the 2008 IEEE Globecom best-paper award, the 2004 best graduate student mentoring award (at UC-Davis). He has published more than 400 papers in top journals and conferences. Prof. Mukherjee is a Fellow of the IEEE, a past chair of the IEEE ONTC and a ComSoc distinguished speaker. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Network, ACM/Baltzer Wireless Information Networks (WINET), Journal of High-Speed Networks, Photonic Network Communications, Optical Network Magazine, and Optical Switching and Networking. He also served as Editor-at-Large for optical networking and communications for the IEEE Communications Society. He served as the TPC Chair of OFC 2009 and General Chair of OFC 2011. He served as the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE INFOCOM ’96 conference. He is also the chair of the steering committee of IEEE ANTS. He also serves as Chairman of the IEEE Communication Society’s Optical Networking Technical Committee (ONTC). He is author of the textbook Optical WDM Networks published by Springer in 2005. Earlier, he authored the textbook Optical Communication Networks published by McGraw-Hill in 1997, a book which received the Association of American Publishers, Inc.’s 1997 Honorable Mention in Computer Science.
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