All entries for Wednesday 18 April 2012
April 18, 2012
My Researcher Profile
Name: Jianjun Zhao
Project Department: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr David Croydon
Why does your URSS project interest you?
I am interested in the Markov process, random walk and analysing some graph properties with the help of probability. So I would like to investigate them more, such as cover time on graphs. Also I wish to study the subject in a different way from attending lectures. Doing such a project can stimulate me some problem-oriented thinking and motivate me to learn everything I need to do the project.
What are you hoping to achieve through your URSS project?
I hope I can gain a better understanding of the nature of the subjects and an experience about how to gather different sources of knowledge to solve the problem.
What new skills are you hoping to develop?
I would like to see how research work is carried out. The project will develop my problem-solving and communication skills. Since in the course of conducting the project, there will appear various difficulties, I will try to solve them by myself and usually need to ask for my supervisor¡¯s help. Therefore, my communication skill is practised as well.
What contribution to knowledge could your URSS project make?
I would like to investigate how large cover time is on some graph and how will it change for different graphs.