Developing your Topic: Reading the Literature and Proposing Projects

At the beginning of your program, typically the first year of your master's or the first 1-2 years of your PhD while you finish your course work, you will work with me and other team members to develop your thesis topic. This will involve conducting a literature review and, possibly, prototyping/quick pilot tests, ultimately leading to a project pitch as an abstract.

Find a research gap with an annotated bibliography

Research Meetings with your Supervisor(s)

Throughout your grad life, you will meet with your supervisor(s) and collaborators.

Meeting Frequency

I meet with HX lab members and collaborators as frequently as it makes sense. Typically, this is more frequent when you first start or when we're approaching a deadline, and less frequent when you have classes or steady but substantial research work to be done.

Between meetings

Camera ready manuscripts

So, you've had a paper accepted to CHI? Congratulations! Thanks to your achievement, you now have more work to do.

While completing a camera-ready draft is substantially less effort than your initial submission, I always find it takes more effort than you might think. This guide helps you plan for this work. While I focus on the process for CHI (or other ACM SIGCHI venues, like UIST), this process should apply to other venues and will be updated for IEEE conferences (e.g., Haptics Symposium and World Haptics) in the future.

"Conditionally Accepted" means Accepted

Information for new students

Welcome to the Haptic Computing Lab!

There are a few administrative steps that all new members need to complete to get set up in the lab and begin their research. If you have any questions, please contact Oliver.