"My favorite accomplishment at Purdue CS is being first author on a paper. I encountered a difficult junction where I had to switch into a new research direction but ultimately it prepared me for my next step after graduation. I feel like I got through those challenges with my amazing lab colleagues and roommates. If I could give advice to other Purdue students, it would be to gain coding experience or even take a computer science course. This could help you diagnose a network by yourself or batch your operations on a PC. Simply touching these courses is not as hard as math or physics, and they will be useful given the current society trend."
- Jianfei Gao, PhD in Computer Science '23