About This Course
In this communications course, you will learn how to properly write a paper in English, cite references and give attributions. You will also learn how to choose research topics and write proposals for research funding.
It is increasingly important that new scholars and students become familiar with, and abide by the international standard when writing papers, submitting them for publication, dealing with editors, and applying for funding. Above all, knowing how to conduct a clear English presentation is an essential requirement for research papers being accepted.
In this course, along with learning best practices for writing a paper, you will also learn about “conventions and protocols” of international academia and the cultural differences between East and West.
Xiaohong Guan received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in control engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1982 and 1985 respectively, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Connecticut in 1993. He was a Senior Consulting Engineer with PG&E from 1993 to 1995. He visited the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, from January 1999 to February 2000. Since 1995, he has been with Systems Engineering Institute, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xian, China, and the Dean of School of Electronic and Information Engineering in 2008. Since 2001, he has been also with the Center for Intelligent and Networked Systems, Tsinghua University, and served as the Head of Department of Automation