The following is an assortment of young researchers I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with, either personally or by reading their work. If you find my work interesting, you might want to check them out as well. I’ll try to update it as I meet more people in my experience.
Graduate school can weirdly isolate graduate students from undergradautes- especially if you’re not a Teaching Assistant (TA). Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to talk to prospective students through Open House weekends, structured mentoring opportunities, and the occasional cold email. (Totally cool to email me!)
Preface: I have never sat on an admissions committee, and my thoughts are based on conversations I have been able to observe, mostly on Twitter. These aren’t necessarily representative of my department, and I can’t speak to any specific university. This is a compilation of overarching themes I’ve observed from a variety of (primarily USA-based) academics. My thoughts are obviously going to be skewed by who I do (and, more importantly, don’t) know.
Diversity and Inclusion. It’s almost as much of a buzzword in Comp Sci as “Machine Learning” right now. Personally, I tend to lump the two together without parsing them as two separate concepts most of the time, so I’d like to take a second to break the two up.