Houjun Liu


Learning to ask questions in a reasonable way. Changing you from a consumer of knowledge to a producer of researcher.

The Why of Research from Brian Thomas

  • Your discipline is not your topic
  • You should do research to find out whether or not you have chosen the right area of focus
  • You can interact with faculty in a new way: everyone is here because of fantastic scholarship; you are mining a completely novel area of their expertise
  • Research is the act of taming unruly problems