I'm currently doing a masters in electrical engineering (image and video processing, machine learning, etc.) at a renowned European university. For my masters thesis, I'd like to go to the US (or Canada).
Now, at my university (and at a lot of European universities) it is usually the professors that create a list of thesis topics. The students can subsequently pick one.
However, during my search for suitable thesis topics I could pursue in the US, I didn't find this kind of lists.
Is it common practice for students to propose topics themselves to relevant labs and hope to get them approved? Or could anyone shine some light on the usual procedure to find a thesis topic and advisor?