I'm a PhD student at a reputed institution and in my 4th year now. I'm researching in the domain of information security & privacy. I've got a number of good conference publications (4 conferences) but not in top conferences. I attempted for the top conference (S&P or ACM CCS - their workshops as well) but my papers got rejected. I'm writing my dissertation now, however, I still have this unsatisfied feeling that my work is not really good, it may have been the imposter syndrome. I feel that my work doesn't look as good as other people's (PhD students) work who are working in the same domain. I've got a few questions maybe some experienced researchers who have gone through can answer.
- How do you know your PhD work is strong work?
- How to gain confidence in your PhD work?
- How to know if the main idea of PhD work is a good one? (How to get rid of this feeling?)
Thank you for your help! :)