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Research and Career Planning for Doctoral Students

VU 195.098, VU 184.778 WS 2018

Georg Gottlob

Organization: Wolfgang Dvořák, Adrian Haret
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Please contact us if you are not receiving e-mails about the course: we might have written your e-mail address wrong. Also, contact us if you are registered for the course but are not assigned to one of the presentation groups. Also, if you don't see your name in the presentation schedules below, or if you're in the wrong group, or if there's anything that doesn't look right to you.
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
Oct.16, 2018 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Gödel Introduction General information
How to write an introduction
Oct.18, 2018 15:00 - 17:00 cancelled
Dec.17, 2018 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum Gödel lecture 1: How you will be evaluated
Dec.18, 2018 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum Gödel lecture 2: 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.


Prof. Gottlob's lectures will be held Dec. 17 - Dec. 20 (2 lectures, each about 2 hours),
Student presentations will be in the week of Jan 7 - Jan 11
Detailed schedule.
Date Title Location
Jan 9, 2019, 10:00 - 13:00 Student Presentations I Seminarraum Zemanek
Jan 10, 2019, 14:00 - 17:00 Student Presentations II Seminarraum Zemanek

Deadlines for student assignments

There are two main deadlines, as follows.

Deadline 1, Dec. 2

Deadline 2, Dec. 16

Introduction competition

Write an introduction to a scientific paper and use the criteria presented during the lecture. Upload your file until the first deadline 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

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 Dvořák until the second deadline.

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 20 minutes for each presentation, which includes time for discussion. You should send the slides in a first draft to Wolfgang Dvořák before the first deadline. After this deadline additional resources from the last term are available and should be integrated. The final draft should be sent by the second deadline.

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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