Anti-Ph.D.-Panic Lecture

Doing a Ph.D. (or even just deciding whether you want to pursue one) can be scary. But the survivors of a Ph.D. might have helpful advice on how to cope with Ph.D. panic as well as insights helping you to be a little more prepared.

This funny talk by Jilles Vreeken, a Ph.D. survivor and now a computer science professor at Saarland University, is an entertaining collection of such insights and advice. It also includes pointers to a lot of good material in the end. Check out the slides:

There is also some bonus material that was not covered in this year’s lecture:

Have fun and try not to panic!