Resources for Students & Scholars

by Frédo Durand

Stuff I wrote

Write Good Papers! guest lecture for 6.UAR, March 2013

How to Write a Bad Article (endnote I gave at the MIT Student Oxygen Workshop, 2003)

The choices we make (talk at Harvard where I discuss the many levels of choice involved in research and how much importance we should give them in a paper/presentation) (ppt, pdf)

Notes on writing (draft, work in progress)

Notes on talks (draft, work in progress)

Life after the PhD (slides for a group discussion we had.)

Peer review (slides)

External resources

Excellent writing paper slides and video, Giving talks slides & video, bySimon Peyton

How to write a siggraph paper, Siggraph Asia course

Good Writing by Marc Raibert

How to do research by Bill Freeman

How to speak by Patrick Winston, with summaries here and here. And lecturing heuristics by Patrick.

How to get a faculty offer by MIT's John Guttag

Shortcomings in scientific writing by Jean Luc Doumont (excellent!!)

English communication for scientists

Effective graphical displays by Doumont

Publications: Publish like a pro (Kendall Powell, Nature)

The Science of Scientific Writing by George Gopen, Judith Swan

John Owens's advice and notes on common errors in technical writing.

Three Sins of Authors in Computer Science and Math by Jonathan Shewchuk

Aaron Hertzmann's links

Writing good technical papers by Aaron Hertzmann

Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Been Taught, by Gian-Carlo Rota

Nature's guide for mentors.

Writing Bad Papers, Writing Good Papers (and other cool talks) by Tamara Munzner

CRA-W resources

Richard Hamming ``You and Your Research''

On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research

Advice on Research and Writing (at CMU)

How to Succeed in Graduate School by Marie desJardins

Advice compiled by Michael Ernst

How (and How Not) to Write a Good Systems Paper by Roy Levin and David D. Redell

How to Get Your SIGGRAPH Paper Rejected by Jim Kajiya

Things I Hope Not to See or Hear at SIGGRAPH by Jim Blinn

How to write a siggraph paper by Jim Blinn

Advice on good/bad writing (list compiled by Fabrice Neyret)

Non-Technical Talks by David Patterson, U.C. Berkeley (advice on writing and career)

How to Have Your Abstract Rejected by Mary-Claire van Leunen and Richard Lipton

Simon Peyton Jones: How to write a great research paper

Lots of advice at the Journal of Machine Learning Gossip

How to Get a Paper Accepted at OOPSLA

What it's like to be a POPL referee

The Elements of Style

Greg Turk’s advice on reviewing

A Guide for New Referees in Theoretical Computer Science

Rules for Referees by Bernard K. Forscher

The task of the referee by Alan Jay Smith

David Gifford. How to referee a research paper

About the word paradigm:

http://skepdic.com/paradigm.html
http://www.robertfulford.com/Paradigm.html
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=139035
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradigm
http://www.highereducation.org/crosstalk/ct1099/voices1099-sallo.shtml
http://home.btclick.com/scimah/paradigm.htm

Online articles are more cited

Experimental demonstration of the tomatotopic organization in the Soprano (Cantatrix sopranica L.) by
Georges Perec

Alan Sokal on the "Social Text Affair"

Misc.

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1439