Asking the Right Questions: A Discussion with Daniel Gruss


Listen to this interview of Daniel Gruss, Associate Professor in the Secure Systems group at Graz University of Technology, Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications, Austria. We talk about asking the right questions when writing, for example, asking not "How should I write that?" but asking instead "How would someone else write that?"

Daniel Gruss: "Actual methods and results have almost no value if they don't serve a purpose, and the purpose in research is to show that some idea is valuable enough to be shared with the community — basically, that this idea needs to get into the shared knowledge of the community, the state-of-the-art. Because, if you don't have any idea there that you're adding to the state-of-the-art, then what is the value of a result or a method?"

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