Tuesday, July 10, 2012


This book was written by Philip J. Guo. It chronicles his six years of working towards a Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford University from 2006 to 2012.

A diverse variety of people can benefit from reading it, including:

_ undergraduates who might be interested in pursuing a Ph.D.;

_ current Ph.D. students who are seeking guidance or inspiration;

_ professors who want to better understand Ph.D. students;

_ employers who hire and manage people with Ph.D. degrees;

_ professionals working in any creative or competitive field where self-driven initiative is crucial;

_ educated adults (or precocious kids) who are curious about how academic research is produced.