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Welcome to SFU CS. Richard Zhang Associate Professor Director of Graphics (GrUVi) Lab Graduate Program Director September 5, 2013, New Grad Orientation. Quiz #1. Which of the following is not true? “Simon Fraser” was named after a person

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### Welcome to SFU CS

Richard Zhang

Associate Professor

Director of Graphics (GrUVi) Lab

September 5, 2013, New Grad Orientation

• Which of the following is not true?

• “Simon Fraser” was named after a person

• SFU CS was ranked among the top 100 CS depts in the world in the 2012 AWRU university ranking

• SFU was ranked as the best comprehensive university in Canada from 2008 to 2012

• SFU was ranked as a top 10 college town in North America for live, play, and learn

• Every one in this room has at most a three degrees of separation from an Olympic medalist

They are all true

• Let x, y, and z be the number of faculties, grad students, and undergrad students in SFU CS. Which of the following closest describe x, y, z?

• x, y, and z can form three sides of a triangle

• x, y, and z approximately form an arithmetic series

• x/10, y/10, and z/10 are denominations of the Canadian dollar bills

• around50 research faculty

• more than 200 grad students

• More than 70 admitted for fall 2013

• 18 Ph.D. and 59 M.Sc. (18 thesis; 28 course; 3 project) + currently 85 Ph.D. and 64 M.Sc.

• 18 female and 59 male

• From 13 countries (top 4: China, India, Iran, and Canada)

- numbers are as of June 24, 2013 and are approximate

• Important people to know and to consult

• What funding is available to you

• Opportunities: Co-op, Internship, International exchange, etc.

• When you are expected to complete what milestones – “satisfactory progress”

• Important dates in a year – deadlines

• Resourceful = knowing what is available to you

• Most Important Person (MIP): your supervisor

• Meet him/her early

• Go seek them and not let them chase after you

• Other faculties

• Make an impression, e.g., in courses

• Collaborate them if you can (future reference!)

• Do not just make friends with your lab mates

• Creativity often come from talking to people outside your field of research

• Learn different cultures

• If you can teach, then you really understood!

• Tracy, Val, Gerdi, and others

• Val & Gerdi for most grad matters

• They are the most experienced, not me 

• A cliché

• It is a mentality: look to the top and not settle for being average – come to the grad talk in the Faculty Colloquium (October 17)

• Compete with the very best in the world

• Sense of belonging: you make the difference!

• Quick completion

• Resourcefulness  excellence  quick completion

• Slow progress has negative impact on funding

• Quick: 2\$,\$\$\$ something  \$\$\$,\$\$\$

• Most of what I do you do not know that I do

• Best if you never needed to see me personally to discuss anything

• But I am available to chat about anything …

• Meet me for badminton, volleyball, or playing go

Great place to live, play & learn

• Ranked 6th among 40 best college towns in North America (2003, Outside Magazine)