Last semester, I took a course with my supervisor and he assigned me a project. This project is part of one of his student's theses. I did the project and passed the course.
Later, I was asked to upload my code for use in a paper. It turned out that the data the grad student had generated was not appropriate, and he needed to do other experiments. It later turned out there were other problems with the underlying model, and I redid a lot of that work as well.
The problem is that this other student is not really contributing at all.
- Sometimes he does not come to work at all
- On one occasion the professor assigned us to do something, and he immediately told me he had no idea how to do it
- In one of our meetings with the professor, he talked 2 minutes with the prof with no slides; I talked for the other 58 with slides.
What should I do in this situation? I could not work like this, I have my own project and my thesis and stuff. I cannot dedicate my self for another student's thesis.
Question 1: how should I make this student understand this is his thesis and he should work more than me?
Question 2: How can I get off this project? I am taking another course with my supervisor, he again assigned me a term project with the same system and same grad student. I do not want to keep going like this. What should I tell to my supervisor Due to the problems we found, I think this current system is a bit of a dead end. But, I do not want to lose my connection with my supervisor; he is a good man.