Workshops

We are excited to announce the NZCSRSC'09 workshops that will run on Wednesday 8 April, 4:00-5:30pm.


Each workshop will run for 30 minutes, and each one will run 3 times during the afternoon (they will all run in parallel).  So please feel free to choose to attend any three of the following workshops.  You can attend the workshops in any order you like, and there is no need to pre-book them - simply turn up on Wednesday afternoon!


The publication game

 Ian Witten

Ian Witten

Research is fun ... fun that we take very seriously! ... seriously enough that we want to tell others about what we have discovered. We will discuss why people publish, where you might publish, writing books (or not), how to get published, the refereeing process, and what the most important parts of a paper are.


Writing, with a focus on your thesis

Peter Andreae

 

Peter Andreae ("Pondy")
 

(a) Who are you writing for, and what does that mean for the thesis?
(b) Top down or bottom up: writing strategies.
(c) Writing nitty-gritty: avoiding some of the traps.



Industry vs Academia

Brian Carpenter 

Brian Carpenter

Brian will talk about his experiences on both sides of the fence and about the pros and cons.


Linking research with industry

John Grundy 

John Grundy
 

John Grundy has worked with many companies on joint research projects from one semester undergraduate student projects to multi-year, multi-million dollar FRST and company funded projects.  He'll share a few examples; some tips for finding contacts and funding for such ventues; and discuss a few things to watch out for!


Time management

Robert Amor 

Robert Amor
 

How to stay in control of your postgrad life and maintain your productivity! A whirl-wind tour through the processes, tools and techniques which can reduce the stress levels and deliver the results. We'll also touch on bad habits and how to kick them.


Presentation skills

Andrew Luxton-Reilly

Andrew Luxton-Reilly

Presenting your research to an audience can be a daunting task, and even experienced researchers sometimes have difficulty communicating effectively.  This workshop focuses on preparing and delivering effective research presentations.


From PhD to Platform: developing a viable research agenda

John Hosking 

John Hosking

I will discuss how to develop a successful research career in computer science moving on from individual projects, such as a PhD, to the development of ongoing research platforms. Along the way we will examine a variety of lessons that assist in research career development.