Why this site?
We created the site because we find that
The process and implications of getting a Ph.D. vary widely across disciplines (e.g., computer science vs. biology vs. history), so information specifically about CS is necessary to make a good decision.
High-quality information about getting a Ph.D. in computer science can be difficult to find, often incorrect, or specific to particular Ph.D. programs.
Anecdotal evidence suggested that undergraduates at all kinds of schools harbor basic misunderstandings about getting a Ph.D. including how to pay for it and what research (the focus of a Ph.D.) entails.
Undergraduates often do not have access to advisors that can provide accurate, first-hand information about getting a Ph.D. in computer science.
We suspect that this lack of ready access to good information is a barrier to entry to Ph.D. programs for many different groups.
We aim to provide high-quality information directly from people with first-hand, current, day-to-day knowledge how Ph.D. programs work and why you might or might not what to get a Ph.D.
Who are you?
The My CS Ph.D. Team
- Dr. Steven Swanson (Professor, UCSD)
- Nara Batsoyol (Ph.D. Student, UCSD)
- Sachiko Matsumoto (Ph.D. Student, UCSD)
- Dr. Mia Minnes (Professor, UCSD)
- Dr. Leo Porter (Professor, UCSD)
- Akshat Singhal (Ph.D. Student, UCSD)
- Dr. Dean Tullsen (Professor, UCSD)
- Olivia Weng (Ph.D. Student, UCSD)
- Henry Zhang (Ph.D. Student, UCSD)