The topic of this SACM Panel is about how to prepare Ph.D. Prelim Exam, and the outline as follows:
* Craig, a database Ph.D. candidate, gives a short and general presentation on preparing the Prelim from a successful student's perspective.
* Two professors provide some suggestions from professors' perspective.
* Q & A for students with AI, Arch, Database, OS, and other backgrounds.
SACM wiki (https://sacm.cs.wisc.edu/wiki/Preliminary_Examination) maintains some notes on a similar event on Apr 3rd, 2009.