The one who helps students to select courses or an academic major, engages in short term and long term educational planning, assists to prepare the thesis necessary to obtain the degree; or a person who advises internship students on training in industry.

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What are the mathematics topics which are prerequisites before learning Data-Mining? [on hold]

Can anybody please suggest me about the mathematics topics which are prerequisites before learning Data-Mining. As I am learning it on my own. I have background in mathematics but still need to ...
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Failing postdoc?

After a successful PhD in computer science (including some awards from top conferences, internship at top industry research labs, and a good number of citations to my ~15 papers) in a top-10 US ...
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Ask an advisor (co-author) to contribute to manuscript other than just critiquing

I'm nearing the end on a manuscript and will be submitting it to my advisor any-day for her feedback. She is a co-author. My question: Is it OK to ask my advisor to contribute more to the paper (other ...
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advice for future software engineer [on hold]

I am a freshman college student currently attending a 4 year university and persuing a career as a software engineer. Currently, I am teaching myself C++, GNU Make, and Python. I am teaching myself ...
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What are the key components of being an effective supervisor of undergraduate researchers?

Quite a few tenure-track job ads I've come across recently have mentioned supervising research of undergraduate students as one of the position responsibilities specifically. I have had plenty of ...
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How to get interpretation of UGC Rules? [closed]

In India, there are few academic rule governing bodies like UGC, AICTE, MHRD, CSIR, etc. University Grants Commission(http://www.ugc.ac.in) plays an important role by bringing out the rules for ...
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Grad student protecing ideas in a research paper for futher development

I am working on a graduate school research paper in finance/accounting. My adviser is really excited about my paper and this professor is a prolific publisher. The paper has progressed enough to hand ...
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How much involvement should my advisor have in deciding my availability and actions for me? [closed]

I worked in the industry for a few years before starting my PhD and learned many do's and don'ts in the workplace for how you guide subordinates to attend meetings and do things you want them to do. ...
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Should I worry that my advisor will get sick of being a professor and move to industry?

My advisor is a first year professor (in CS) and he seems really busy and stressed all the time. Before becoming a professor, he was in industry, where he probably had to do a lot less work and could ...
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How much do my career prospects suffer if I start a mathematics/CS PhD. at the age of 27?

I was doing a phd in a different subject and that was going nowhere and I lost interest in everything that I was doing. But I always loved mathematics and during the dark days of my 3rd of my (former) ...
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Can my degree be revoked if my relationship with my advisor sours post-defense?

I defended my thesis last year and was granted MS degree. After that my advisor pressurized me to work more with him and write papers. I refused after some time and my relationship with him became ...
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What to reply to your former supervisor that wrote that your paper “isn't worth much” before submission to a journal? [closed]

I am a recent Ph.D. graduate in computer science. In the last few months, I wrote a paper about an aspect of my thesis, with the collaboration of my former supervisor. We found a call for papers for a ...
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How to ignite your research career when your advisor is so disappointing?

How can I ignite my research career when my advisor is so disappointing and I can learn nothing from him? He rarely publishes academic papers, but he has his fingers in many pies(engineering ...
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Can I apply for PhD without recommendation from my masters advisor?

I am currently applying for a PhD in a very competitive top tier university, which requires three references. I have two referees (my tutor and my undergraduate research project supervisor) who I am ...
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A potential supervisor didn't respond to my email. It's been a week, does this mean he's not interested?

A week ago I contacted a potential supervisor with shared interests. He answered back on the same day, positively reflecting his will to cooperate and support my application. I replied to him on the ...
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How to get interdisciplinary when your program isn't

When I was shopping for graduate schools, I was very interested in a particular subdiscipline of mathematical logic. I got into a pretty good state school, but now that I've been here for two years, I ...
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where can i publish my draft paper(article) of Ms thesis?

I'm Iranian and now working on a paper related to my MS thesis. Unfortunately, in my country copyright violation is not unusual, and some professors publish students' papers in their own names, ...
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Is it standard for graduate students to get gifts for their advisors?

Is it standard for graduate students to give their advisors gifts around Christmas, like chocolates or bottles of wine? What about other important people, such as their thesis committee members, or ...
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Independence as a postdoc working with former PhD supervisor

Having recently finished my PhD, I have now secured funding to act as PI on a project. I continue to work alongside my former PhD supervisor, with the old supervisor listed as a collaborator on the ...
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Master's Thesis Adviser Co-Authorship?

I have just completed my Master's Thesis and am hoping to publish an abridged version. My adviser has been very supportive of this and upon approving my thesis asked what I would think about her being ...
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How to ask a professor to join a project in a way that leaves him a “graceful out”?

This is a follow up question to a previous question I have asked about co advising : professor will agree to be my thesis advisor but only if I can find a co-advisor . After sitting in on this ...
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Professor will agree to be my thesis advisor but only if I can find a co adviser, what does this really mean?

I am in my first year of my master's program in computer science. I have been sitting in on one professors lab meetings whose research I am really interested in when I asked him if he was comfortable ...
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Getting a Mentor

I'm starting my Maths undergrad and I've been told by several people (other, older students, mainly) that I should really apply myself at getting a "mentor", finding a good teacher/researcher and ...
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How should I reply and thank a potential supervisor's email? [on hold]

This is a mail I received from my potential supervisor who is willing to supervise my PhD study. I want to thank him for the email. Dear XXX, I would like to know how it goes with your ...
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How do advisors typically apply pressure on PhD students to get work done?

I tend to get much work done when some external force (a teacher) applies pressure. Skills such as speed reading and rapid writing come to me only while working under pressure. Also, sometimes the ...
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What to do if my final year project supervisor does not answer my questions

Currently I am working on my Final Year Project. I have worked with the current supervisor for 4 months. In the first month, everything went smooth. Whenever I email a question to her, she will answer ...
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Was it a mistake to act more interested in a potential advisor's work than I actually am

I am a prospective PhD student who is applying to several schools. A couple months ago I spoke with an advisor from a school I was somewhat interested in. We talked for quite a while, and he seemed ...
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Dinner with prospective adviser and students tomorrow, advice please

I'm applying to doctoral programs right now and I'm having dinner tomorrow night with a professor and three of his grad students. I'm very hopeful to join this lab. I've spoken with the professor ...
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PhD supervisor is not willing to co-supervise?

I started my PhD two years ago on a specific problem. The problem is to study a given computer science structure from one specific perspective. My current advisor is an expert in that perspective and ...
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Publishing my work without advisor

Two months ago I submitted a manuscript to my advisor for reviewing and submitting to a journal. He didn’t reply to that and when I asked him about it, he said we should think about publishing after ...
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Is there a potential problem where supervisor is close to someone working in similar area?

Is there a potential problem when an academic supervises a Ph.D. student in a very specific area in which someone close to them is also active and working (and supervising Ph.D. students who are ...
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Can I publish a paper on my PhD work without informing my old supervisor?

I was a PhD student and working on a paper. My adviser told me that he could not support me anymore so I left him. Now I am wondering if I could publish that paper on my own. There were 3 other ...
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What is the value to a student of a professor offering to supervise their PhD?

I am currently getting my M.A.T. in secondary mathematics. As a part of my degree, I take graduate level math courses. I am currently in a PhD level math class, and the instructor of this course has ...
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Should an editor ask his own graduate (PhD) students to review papers in his journal?

If a professor is an editor of a journal, then should he ask his graduate students (PhD) to review articles? What do you think, good or bad on what points? Different from "Is it common to review ...
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should I fight to choose journal my work is submitted to?

I'm a USA grad student in computational biology. Starting 2 years ago, I tried to get paper X published, with very little feedback from my advisor, and after a year (!) in review paper X was ...
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If I don't participate in research in first couple of years of PhD , how much am I losing?

I completed my MS in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and was planning to do an PhD in Operations Research. But after first few weeks in program , I decided it was not what I wanted to do in long term ...
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What to do when a former supervisor keeps contacting my current supervisor as a way to pressure me to publish my Master's thesis?

I'm all for publishing my own work of course. Since I have coursework and new projects during the semester I have temporarily put aside my manuscript and I have communicated with the former (Master's) ...
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What should you do when your supervisor suffers from Dunning Kruger effect?

My supervisor wants to borrow some ideas from another sub-discipline into his own sub-discipline. The problem is he is suffering from Dunning Kruger effect. He just has some very basic knowledge about ...
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What should I do when my supervisor wants to delay my graduation?

I am MASc (two year program with a thesis) student in a Canadian university. Right now, I've finished my course requirements and I want to graduate in five academic terms. I have two supervisors. One ...
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Is it a good idea to escalate if my masters advisor is incompetent?

I would like to know whether to escalate the issue when my masters thesis advisor is very careless, disorganized and does not provide anything useful to me. I have started with him around 9 months ...
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Does a supervisor have right to submit paper without consents of coauthor students?

Me and another PhD student, we are first two authors in a paper. We had a disagreement with our supervisor about submitting our paper to conference. We both opposed the submission as we think it's too ...
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How to tell supervisor too many lengthy meetings are hurting your productivity?

My supervisor wants us to meet 3-5 times in a week with another PhD student of his. Every meeting is on average more than couple of hours. I don't know about the other student. But I feel like we are ...
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Is it ethical to ask a graduate student to help me with my paid external research?

I have a part-time outside job in addition to being a full-time professor. I'm struggling with performing an analysis that I believe a graduate student would be able to help me with. I suspect he'd ...
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Is my plan for sticking with my incompetent advisor reasonable?

There have been previous questions related to mine; for instance, this one: Losing faith in my PhD advisor? I believe this new question is worth asking because of my specific proposal for action. ...
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What to do when an advisor takes credit for a grant proposal?

I've been writing a big grant proposal for the last few months and I am almost done. I asked my advisor to read it and give me advice on content, and he has yet to read it. He's always saying he'll ...
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How to find out whether a PhD dissertation is ready to submit?

How one may know that his/her work is good and enough for getting PhD? Does it depend on the number of words, pages, number of published paper or some things else?
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How to respond to the trivialisation of one’s work and unjustified demands for a considerable extension of the research?

I am a graduate student in engineering whose work includes a lot of programming and implementation of the developed theories. I am not a computer scientist, but I am a fairly skilled programmer, at ...
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Choosing PhD advisor in a field different from your undergrad research?

I am applying to grad schools now, in physics dept. I have been doing my undergrad research on high energy and astrophysics. But recently I have started to gain a lot of interest in condensed matter ...
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What to say in PhD application when potential advisor is moving to another university?

I am in the process of applying to PhD programs in Computer Science. A professor with whom I'm interested in working is moving from university A to university B. While he is not super well-known, his ...
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What are the benefits and drawbacks of fitting one's problem within an advisor's research?

I am passionate about working on a particular problem and domain, and have an opportunity to complete a PhD that does not require department/university subsidy. However, the problem I am interested in ...