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Dola's Questionnaire


1. your name: Dola Saha


2. the intended topic area for your PhD: Wireless Networking with emphasis in utilizing directional antenna in mesh networks


3. most important reason for you personally to get a PhD
I like to do research and PhD is a necessity for better research.


4. name three computer scientist which YOU consider most important for the field and what you consider their contribution
4.1. Alan Turing - for Turing Machine
4.2. John von Neumann - for von Neumann Architecture
4.3. Robert Metcalfe - for Ethernet


5. name the three most important, professionally relevant books which you have read
5.1. Computer networks - Tanenbaum
5.2. Introduction to Algorithm - Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest
5.3. TCP/IP - Comer


6. assuming you will collaborate with researchers and explore ideas outside of CS during your PhD studies which domains are the most likely candidates for this effort
6.1. Electrical Engineering
6.2. Aerospace Engineering
6.3. Mathematics


7. briefly characterize your own digital literacy:
7.1. which programming language do you know (mention them in an order of decreasing familiarity)
C, C++, Python, R, Java, AWK, Visual Basic, Foxpro, perl, fortran, pascal.


7.2. describe the top three projects (problem, programming language used, for what) which you have done in the past
1) Developed code for steering directional antennas and parsing the results from the data collected in a real network of 4 nodes. Language used: kernel programming and python

2) Developed MAC Layer of WiMAX with my colleagues.
Language used: C/C++

3) Developed a software for a pathological clinic.
Language used: Visual Basic and Foxpro


7.3. which are the top three applications that you are familiar with (e.g. Photoshop, Canvas, Dreamweaver, iMovie, .)?
1) Adobe Photoshop
2) GIMP
3) Flash

8. List your three favorite topics that you would like to see discussed in this course!
8.1. Writing thesis proposal
8.2. Defending PhD Thesis
8.3. Writing a project proposal

Last modified 4 September 2007 at 9:06 pm by sahad