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Research and Career Planning for Doctoral Students

VU 195.098, VU 184.778 SS 2018

Georg Gottlob

Organization: Wolfgang Dvořák, Adrian Haret
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Finally, in case you did not fill in the Personal Form in the first class, please download it here and bring the filled version in the lecture.


This course covers a selection of the following topics:


You can find the course in TISS, but you don't need to register. You can show up at the talks and give us your contact details.

Talks, Dates, Resources and Deadlines

Prof. Gottlob will give two lectures, to be held on the following dates.

Date Time Location Topic Resources
March 12, 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Room Menger Introduction General information
How you will be evaluated
March 13, 2018 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Zemanek Introductions and Project Proposals How to write an introduction
Project proposals

After Prof. Gottlob's lectures, the course will conclude with a series of student presentations on a set of pre-assigned topics, to be held in Sem. Gödel on the dates below.

Date Title Location
April 10, 2018 15:00 - 18:00 Sem. Gödel
April 12, 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Sem. Gödel
April 17, 2018 15:00 - 18:00 Sem. Gödel
April 19, 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Sem. Gödel

Deadlines for student assignments

There are two main deadlines, as follows.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Introduction competition

Write an introduction to a scientific paper and use the criteria presented during the lecture. Upload your file until April 1 using EasyChair. After uploading your introduction, you will be assigned 10 introductions written by your peers, which you will have to review. The best reviews will be revealed during the last session, after the presentations. We will send you reminders and other information, as needed. Please do NOT write your name in the body of the introduction.

EasyChair: Link to the submission system


Two presentations are part of the course.

First presentation

The first presentation is about your specific research area. You can take around 15-20 minutes (perhaps including a few minutes for discussion). You should send the slides of your presentation as a PDF File to Wolfgang Dvorak until April 8.

Please make sure that your presentations cover the following points:

The topics and presenters will be announced once they have been fixed.

Second presentation

The second presentation is about general topics concerning research and career planning. The possible topics are below.

You can take up to 30 minutes for each presentation, which includes up to 15 minutes for discussion. You should send the slides in a first draft to Wolfgang Dvorak before the first deadline, on April 1. After this deadline additional resources from the last term are available and should be integrated. The final draft should be sent by April 8.

The topics and team divisions will be announced once they have been fixed.

Topic Students Resources Slides
How to structure and write a scientific paper Haichao Miao,
David Kouril
Models of research funding Rinat Iusupov,
Guodong Wang
Codes of conduct and ethics-as author, reviewer, etc. Peter Fikar,
Michael Urbanek
Interaction between academia and the industry/companies Laura Scheepmaker,
Michael Kramer

Further Questions

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to write an email. Please contact exclusively the following emails:,

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