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How to keep up with new papers? 3 tools to fight FOMO in Research

Event Details

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There are over 15,000 new papers posted to arxiv every month (over a third in Computer Science) – so how does a researcher keep up to date with the latest publications of relevance? We reviewed several possible strategies, ranging from endless scrolling on Twitter/Mastodon to using bibliography management software and beyond. Boiling down our lessons learnt, this talk will cover three key tools to help researchers not miss out on relevant papers (both new and old) and still find time to do more research. We will also release our new open-source tool that uses Semantic Scholar API, Github Actions, and Netlify to deploy your own literature review website for free in under a minute. After the talk, we will also take live feature requests from the audience to further improve this research productivity tool and customize it to your specific needs.

Speaker Bio

Avijit Thawani is a fourth year PhD candidate at USC on the Annenberg Fellowship. He received his Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi in 2014. He is advised by Jay Pujara at ISI and his research interests lie in Natural Language Processing, Numeracy, and Tokenization. Outside of research, he is passionate about making tools that help people in their research and life.   

This talk will be recorded and made available within three business days on the USC ISI YouTube channel

Host: Joel Mathew / POC: Alma Nava