Dec 1, 2016

The founding principle of all the activities of Zdenek and Michaela Bakala is, truly, the courage, which must, according to their belief, always go hand in hand with responsibility.
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Florian Tramer - report

SWISS UNIVERSITY

EPFL, Master 2015

SCHOLARSHIP DESTINATION

Stanford University, California, USA

FIELD OF STUDY / DEGREE PROGRAMME

PhD in Computer Science

HIGHLIGHTS OF EXPERIENCE

On the academic side, I was lucky to meet and start collaborations with some of the most prominent researchers in my field. I also found an amazing advisor for my PhD. During the summer, I moved to northern New York for an internship in IBM’s research team.

I also made a lot of great friends and I feel that I’ve already made myself at home in California. I’m looking forward to the years to come.

LESSONS LEARNED

Everything will be fine! I went through some rather stressful times during parts of my first year of PhD. The uncertainty and competitiveness in finding an advisor, some research drawbacks, and generally the feeling of being a bit out of place in a new environment were not always easy to handle. And yet, everything seems to be working out so far.

FUTURE PLANS

A few more years of PhD to go!


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