Deep Learning Researchers

Created this thread , for all those interested in reading / sharing about Machine Learning Researches.
I am personally interested in Reinforcement Learning & Computer Vision papers.

Please reply with your experiences , for all of us and those who want to be researchers ahead.
including some basics -
How to begin ?
What topics to focus on ?
How to contact any professor?
When to contact a professor?
How do you “research!” ?
How to write a paper?

As important as it is for us to learn how to code machine learning concepts, it is equally important that we learn to read research papers & be at par with the state of the art.

Hope People can connect here with other researchers.