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Hi everyone,

This requires a little bit of bravery to ask here, I’ll just try to be as concise as possible. I’m asking here because this is a damn good webpage.

I’m a graduate student that would like to learn and be able to “defend” himself in the research world. In order to do that, I’ve thought about trying to keep a steady habit of reading one paper a week, write a summary and try to write a review about that paper, it would be done in a blog. I’ve done that in the past and found it to be a great thing to do (without the writting stuff).

I’m mostly interested in systems, security, and a little bit on languages, but I’d like to learn as much as possible, so I’m open to anything.

What do you people think about this? Do you have any recommendation on high-level-canonical papers?


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    The first thing that comes to my mind is Papers We Love: http://paperswelove.org/

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      All right, I didn’t knew about that one, so many thanks, I’ll get this to some colleagues, and we could even try to organize something like that at our location (that’d be awesome!).

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      Since you mentioned a slight interest in PL there’s this list curated by Pierce. Lots of fun papers in there :) Otherwise John Reynold’s papers on parametricity and separation logic are phenomenal.

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        Thank you very much!

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          Best of luck :)

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        I too considered doing something like this. I think it’ll be a great way to be kept informed myself, and since my friends (the only people to visit my blog, really) aren’t likely to read the papers I’m interested in (and vice versa, I don’t have the head for reading the latest papers about biology) it’d be a good way to keep each other informed.

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          Hit the library for a book you’re interested in and look for academic citations. They’re almost always in a bibliography in the back; rarely they’re in footnotes or chapter end notes. After you’ve done this a few times you should be able to check a book in under ten seconds.

          You almost certainly know how to get academic papers, but for anyone who doesn’t: your university librarian would love to show you how. Follow the citations in those papers back and you’ll get to watch see how ideas got developed.

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            Research Gate is a good place.

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              Didn’t know about that one, many thanks.