· Be respectful to speakers. Speakers spend a lot of time to prepare their talks. If they are from outside, they spend extra time to come to the campus. Please arrive before the seminar starts, and try to stay until the talk ends unless you have something urgent to take care of.
· Broaden your thoughts. A large number of talks may be only loosely connected to your research. However, you may work later with people in other areas you are not familiar with. Picking up ideas from speakers in other areas is an important research skill you need to learn.
· Learn presentation skills. Good presentation skills can help your career even if you do not go to academia after graduation. Also research is a social activity. Good presentation will give you more collaboration opportunities. Remember that presentation is the most effective way of advertising your work together with research publications.
· Please send the organizer the talk title and abstract along with the speaker name and affiliation. Every Ph.D. student in EECS is required to give at least two open technical seminars during their residence; see the EECS policies for details. Giving a talk in the EECS seminar is an effective way of fulfilling this requirement.