PhD course: Research projects in Scientific Computing, 7.5hp
Agenda for presentations May 3 in 2215
|10.15-10.30||Introduction||Lina von Sydow|
|10.30-10.50||StenSeal -- A General Software Library for High-Performance Finite-Difference Computations||Karl Ljungkvist, Ylva Rydin, and Jonatan Werpers|
|10.50-11.10||Questions, change of speakers and short break|
|11.10-11.25||Anisotropic Radial Basis Function Methods for Continental Size Ice Sheet Simulations||Cheng Gong and Victor Shcherbakov|
|11.25-11.30||Questions and change of speakers|
|11.30-11.55||Taming Deep Belief Networks||Kristiina Ausmees, Slobodan Milovanovic, Fredrik Wrede, and Afshin Zafari|
Aims and scope:
This course is intended to teach PhD students to start up, lead and take part in research projects. Specifically there will be elements of project leading, project organization including planning and time budgeting, unit testing, version control, practising of presentation techniques and contact with industry/society.
The course will be organized around research projects that are set up in the beginning of the course. The idea is to form new projects based on the skills and backgrounds of the participating PhD students. Since this is a course, more risky projects can be started compared to regular PhD student projects. There will be meetings approximately once a month during the course where we initialize new stages in the project work. Between each meeting there will be homework to do individually and in project groups, approximately 1 week full-time work/student between each meeting, resulting in a total work/student of 5 weeks full-time. If a student wants to take this course with a lower/higher input and obtain fewer/more credits, this can possibly be individually negotiated. The course is formatively assessed during the meetings and summatively in a written project report and an oral presentation at a mini-workshop at the end of the course. The students are expected to take part in the meetings but individual arrangements can be made if there is a conflict with teaching/conferences etc.
You get a detailed plan for each occasion by following the links.
- Preparation: Presentation of yourself (skills, interests,…)
- October (1 day): Kick-off where the projects are formed.
- Homework: Study literature, talk to researchers in the field etc. to get an understanding of the research front in focus, formulate research questions, and form draft of project plan with time budget.
- November (2-3 hours): Present plan to the other students and get feed-back. Short informal lectures in unit testing and version control.
- Homework: Revise project plan + start project work.
- December (2-3 hours): Presentations/discussions “where are we” + what companies/institutes are we planning to contact.
- Homework: Continue project work + contact companies/institutes
- February (2-3 hours): Presentations/discussions with preliminary results. Lecture in Scientific Writing.
- Homework: Continue project work + start writing paper + presentation
- March (2-3 hours): Lecture in Peer Review. Decision on who is reading what.
- Homework: Finalize project work + paper + presentation + read and give feed-back on other students’ papers.
- April (1 day): Mini-workshop with presentations at TDB.