Minor Introduction to Scientific Research and Experimentation

COORDINATORS

SEMESTER

  • Autumn 2020
  • Spring 2021

FORMAT/LOCATION

Campus SophiaTech, Sophia Antipolis

Prerequisites

No

Lecturers


With the Information Technologies Doctoral School

Summary

Everything you always wanted to know about research ... but were afraid to ask.

Becoming a researcher is a professional qualification. Science requires curiosity, original thinking, rigour, experimentation and critical analysis of results. But for centuries now, science progresses have led to ever stronger organizations at the international scale, scientists’ professional networks, shared practices and rules. In a both competitive and collaborative and frontier-less research environment, conducting visible and relevant scientific research requires a strong methodology and conforming to international standards.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Definition of scientific research, scientific methodology and the interactions between science and society. Ethics of scientific research.
  • Acquiring a background on a scientific topic, analysing the state-of-the-art, compiling a bibliography, publishing scientific results, facing the evaluation of scientific work by peer scientists and presenting scientific activity to a specialized audience.
  • Planning, conducting and analysing scientific experiments.
  • Scientific environment, collaborations, research funding and interaction between academic institutions and industry.

Contents:

  • Epistemology, "What is science?"
  • A job of passion
  • Bibliographical research
  • Methods for conducting research
  • PhD and its career opportunities
  • Conducting experiments
  • Scientific writing
  • Scientific collaborations
  • Digital deontology
Capacity
  • 24 students
Schedule
 
Autumn 2020

Date

Time slot

Room

Lecturer

Course title

15 Oct

9h00-9h15

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Gilles Bernot

Course goals and outline, evaluation modalities

15 Oct

9h15-10h30

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Éric Picholle

Epistemology, "What is science?"

15 Oct

10h30-12h15

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Anne-Laure Simonelli

A job of passion

22 Oct

9h00-10h30

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Marco Winckler

Methods for conducting research - Bibliography 1

22 Oct

10h45-12h15

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Sid Touati

Bibliography 2

05 Nov

9h00-9h15

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Gilles Bernot

Bibliographic analysis on a given list of articles

05 Nov

9h15-12h15

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Fabien Ferrero

Scientific writing

12 Nov

9h00-12h15

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Sid Touati

Statistical aspects of experimentation

19 Nov

9h00-12h15

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Marco Winckler

Experimentation workshop

26 Nov 9h00-10h30 E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech Anana Postoaca Digital deontology

26 Nov

10h30-12h15

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Anne-Laure Simonelli

PhD and its career opportunities

03 Dec

9h00-10h30

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Fabien Ferrero

Scientific collaborations

03 Dec

10h30-12h15

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Gilles Bernot

Literature review workshop

10 Dec

9h00-12h15

E-203, Templiers 2, SophiaTech

Gilles Bernot and Anne-Laure Simonelli

Final oral exam

Spring 2021

Date

Time slot

Room

Lecturer

Course title

Feb 18

9h00-10h30

SophiaTech
E+139 (Templiers 2)

Éric Picholle

Epistemology

Feb 18

10h45-12h15

SophiaTech
E+139 (Templiers 2)

Anne-Laure Simonelli

Research: a vocation

Feb 25

9h00-10h30

SophiaTech
E+133 (Templiers 2)

Marco Winckler

Method for research/bibliography

Feb 25

10h45-12h15

SophiaTech
E+133 (Templiers 2)

Sid Touati

Bibliography

Mar 11

9h00-12h15

SophiaTech
E-206 (Templiers 2)

Fabien Ferrero

Scientific Writing

Mar 18

9h00-12h15

SophiaTech
E-206 (Templiers 2)

Sid Touati

Lab: experiments and statistics

Mar 25

9h00-12h15

SophiaTech
E-206 (Templiers 2)

Claire Migliaccio

Lab: antenna measurements

Apr 1

9h00-10h30

SophiaTech
E-206 (Templiers 2)

Anana Postoaca

Deontology

Apr 1

10h45-12h15

SophiaTech
E-206 (Templiers 2)

Anne-Laure Simonelli

PhD and opportunities

Apr 8 9h00-10h30 SophiaTech
E-206 (Templiers 2)
Fabien Ferrero Scientific collaborations

Apr 8

10h45-12h15

SophiaTech
E-206 (Templiers 2)

Gilles Bernot

TD article analysis

Apr 15

9h00-12h15

SophiaTech
E-206 (Templiers 2)

Labs summarized by students - Evaluation

Apr 22 SophiaTech
E-206 (Templiers 2)
Article Analysis - Evaluation
Evaluation

Autumn 2020
  • Dec, 10th: Final oral exam
Spring 2021
  • Apr, 15th: Labs summarized
  • Apr, 22nd: Article analysis