Basser Seminar Series

SIT Postgraduate Panel: Meet SIT's PhD Alumni

Speakers: Rex Di Bona (1995), Amila Fernando (1999), Carsten Friedrich (2002) and Jenny Liu (2004)

Wednesday 17 August 2005 2-3pm

Basser Conference Room (G92) Madsen Building

About the panel

The School will be hosting four PhD Alumni on Wednesday August 17th during the regular seminar slot from 2:00-3:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for current PhD and Honours students to meet them, ask questions and learn about their PhD experience. The four PhD alumni who have agreed to particpate are Rex Di Bona (1995), Amila Fernando (1999), Carsten Friedrich (2002) and Jenny Liu (2004).

The format of the discussion will be an "unstructured dialogue" between the four panelist and the students constrained by obvious questions like:

  1. How did they settle on a PhD topic?
  2. How did they resolve deadlocks?
  3. When did they realise that they had enough material for a PhD and
  4. Was their PhD topic driven or problem driven?

We encourage all PhD students (including those at NICTA) and Honours students to please show up and take advantage of this unique opportunity.