Ph.D. in Software, Systems and Computing

Identifying Open Research Problems


Students will learn how to search for open research problems derived from a literature review, including their classification, assessment of their importance, and existing methods for starting to tackle identified problems.

It is harder to ask a research question than to answer one. Often-times, a large part of the contribution of a research project is the question that it asks or the way in which it addresses a topic. This workshop will investigate what makes a good research project. Even more importantly, it will teach you concrete brainstorming techniques for coming up with a good research idea.

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The grading will depend on the participation in the classroom and the assignments.

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