I decided that instead of taking an industry job after I graduated I would instead embark on a PhD in Computer Science. As much as I really enjoy writing code, and software engineering in general, the opportunity to do research in CS was just too appealing to turn down. Research is something that has interested me for some time now and working on my undergraduate final year project helped convince me that I wanted to continue in academia. Of course I will still be writing code throughout my PhD (both academically and as a hobby) so it's a win-win in my mind. I'm really looking forward to the challenge.

Broadly speaking, the topics in which I am interested are data mining, machine learning, anomaly detection and graph theory.

It has been a few weeks since I have started and I'm enjoying it a lot.

This was posted on Wed 23 Oct 2013 (5 years, 3 months ago) by Ryan McConville
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