How does COVID-19 affect your work as a researcher, Mr. Im?

Wednesday, 27. January 2021 um 22:48 Uhr

Chanjong Im is a researcher at the Department for Information Science and Natural Language Processing at the University of Hildesheim. Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate and associate researcher. In an interview he talked about international research cooperation during the COVID19-pandemic.

Chanjong Im is a researcher at the Department for Information Science and Natural Language Processing at the University of Hildesheim. Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate and associate researcher taking part in the project »Distant Viewing«. His research interests are deep learning, computer vision, information retrieval and image retrieval.

It is very important to work in international research projects, the data and information differs from country to country which means different problems are being seen, Im says.

How does COVID-19 affect the work as a researcher?

"It is not convenient nor pleasant. I am not able to meet friends nor colleagues as frequently as before which makes me a bit depressed. It was really difficult for me to accept the fact that I won’t be able to see some close Indian researchers who canceled their trips to visit Hildesheim University. Also, I wasn’t able to attend conferences nor meetings as they got postponed due to the situation. However, many of the things are now happening online which is working out quite well. I could have been more steps further in the research if it weren’t the pandemic. Nevertheless, I am using the time to improve the system and writing the thesis", Chanjong Im says.

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Chanjong Im is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Hildesheim. Foto: Isa Lange