Friday, June 27, 2008

To be a leader

Paper number does not really make a lot of sense. To be a leader, you should have a clear focus and have real impact. For example, the only reason why one receives an academic award is that he contributes a lot to a specific research direction but not that he has published hundreds of papers.

The above words are said to be from Bruce Croft (a leading computer scientist in the field of information retrieval), though I could not find his original text.

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