Niklas Elmqvist, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Maryland, College Park



Preparing for the Big Day

Guidelines for defending your Ph.D. proposal or dissertation. So, you’re finally at the point when you are about to defend your Ph.D. dissertation. In the United States, this is generally a two-stage process: first you write and orally defend your dissertation… Continue Reading →

Writing the Literature Review

My guide on how to write a related work section.

The Art of Clean References

My guidelines on how to maintain clean references in academic writing.

Alien Job Hunting: Finding a U.S. Faculty Job from Overseas

Some advice on how to find a U.S. faculty job with a foreign Ph.D.

Have Grants, Will Travel: On Academic Mobility

My reflections on the benefit of living and working abroad as an academic.

Above All, Persistence

In which I reflect on the academic’s life of rejection.

The Sublime Art of Recruiting External Reviewers

My thoughts on recruiting external reviewers for peer review.

Squashing Widows and Orphans

On my practice of shrinking and distilling text for visual appeal, length, and precision.

You Never Forget Your First CHI(ss)

Reflections on my 12 years of CHI: From CHI 2006 to CHI 2018, both in Montreal.

Why You Should Write a Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Lecture on Visualization

Open call for contributions to the M&C Synthesis Lecture series on Visualization, which I co-edit with David Ebert.

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