Promoting your research on the web

February 18th, 2007

66274_m.gif Harry Chen (UMBC BS’98, MS’00 PhD’04) has a post on How scientists should market themselves commenting on Larry Page’s AAAS talk. Harry adds some good ideas and advice.

Last spring Professor Marie desJardins asked me to talk to her graduate class on Basic Research Skills. I chose to talk about why researchers should establish a presence on the web and effective ways to do it today.

Be on the Web. Researchers should develop a presence on the Web to make their work more visible. This presentation touches on some of the best practices and also a few or the worst. topics include web pages, blogs, putting papers on the Web, and search engine optimization.

I’ve agreed to give a similar talk again this spring for the course, which is being taught by Professor Krishna Sivalingam. I am interested in seeing what changes I fell have to me made as I revisit the slides. If anyone has suggestions — please let me know.