I have couple questions for you guys and I hope to find some answers here.
I finished my master's degree with a thesis at school A. During my master's program at school A, I was a research assistant for my thesis adviser (Let's call him Professor A). Now, I am applying to school B for PhD (because PhD isn't offered at school A) and I am hoping to work with Professor B who has a same research interest as Professor A.
Professor A has requested that:
- I do not share any codes with Professor B.
- Choose a research topic that is different from my master's thesis for the conflict of interest.
My questions are:
- Is this understandable and typical situation for many students? What do you do about this?
- Do I need to completely change the trajectory of my PhD research topic from Master's and start a new topic in the same research area?
Edit: We are in the US. Codes were collaborated. And already received my masters.