Bo Li

Oct 16, 2023

Writing to Help You Think

An Interview with Bo Li

New Books Network 2023

Listen to this interview of Bo Li, Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Chicago and at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We talk about how your writing can help you think, and about how it can help you collaborate too!

Bo Li : "I think it's important to have a sort of research test to justify writing up and submitting a paper. So, I'll take the idea of the project and I'll write it down and check it against its story. So, that means, I'll check what the motivation is and what the impact might be. And I'll check, too, how the idea could be used mathematically for other analysis, and I'll also check the idea empirically, so, I mean, I'll check how the findings might be different from current related findings, or I'll check how the findings might be used to support existing observations which have, as yet, been only poorly explained. So, that's what I mean by the word story."

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