This is a weird seminar. It's not about doing research. Instead, it's about the (often, undiscussed) psychological, emotional, and philosophical themes that you will face as you come to identify as a researcher.

  • To reflect on why we do research in computer science.
  • To reflect on what makes research good or valuable.
  • To reflect on societal themes that impact what we study and how we study it.
  • To reflect on how becoming a researcher changes us as people.


Justine Sherry
sherry@cs.cmu.edu Instructor

This is the original Readings on Research! This course has been replicated at UC Berkeley and UC Irvine. If you extend or expand this course, do let me know. You are welcome and invited to copy the syllabus below.