“Getting answers is easy; the information is all there,” says Dr. Homy (Homayoun) Dayani-Fard. “Asking the right questions, that’s what’s hard.”
In graduate studies at Queen’s Homy Dayani-Fard says he learned how to ask questions. Some of those questions were of the “big names” in his Master’s field of computer science. At a defense preparation, his MSc internal examiner said: “you have the chance when you are here to challenge even the biggest expert in the field. My question is do you agree with him?” His expertise was already sought after and his work was award-winning, but that was the first moment he remembers someone inviting him to say what he thought and to think for himself.