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Questions tagged [advisor]

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

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Not Included in Publication Author List

Approximately a year ago, I finished a graduate degree under an abusive and bullying advisor. I successfully defended my thesis, and agreed to stay around for a while longer to finish a publication ...
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How bold can an early career academic afford to be, or not to be?

I've recently finished my PhD (the field almost doesn't matter, but applied mathematics if it helps), and begun a 3 year grant-funded postdoc with a heavy but very flexible research emphasis, in the ...
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(Un)realistic expectations of PhD supervision?

I shall try to make my former question more on-topic and less personal. When I started my PhD (maths) a year ago, I was having the following (mostly implicit, though) expectations about how working ...
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Are these good reasons for starting a new PhD project? [on hold]

If have just finished the first year of my PhD studies in mathematics at a German university. After my master's, which I have done in representation theory, I had started a PhD in a more applied field,...
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Is having a co-adviser a good idea in a PhD program

I'm currently doing a PhD in mathematics and have been working with my current adviser for almost a year. My adviser is at an advanced age, however, even though he still has a couple of more graduate ...
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How to deal with over-ambitious Master's thesis and little time left?

Chapter 1 I am in hot water. I'm currently working on my Master's thesis in machine learning and things are not going well. The professor that is advising me is a very senior professor at my ...
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High Latency Communication with Potential Thesis Supervisor

I'm currently pursuing my Masters in Switzerland and got in touch with a Professor at a major UK university a month ago via E-Mail for a potential thesis project. I immediately got a positive reply ...
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How to deal with disagreement with advisor regarding research proposal and direction?

I am currently writing a proposal for a new research topic in my field of system biology. This proposal will determine what I will be working on for the next couple of years. However, I am running ...
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Problems with master thesis

I started my master thesis which the main thing is experimental one and half month ago. Yet, I haven't done any experiments so far. There are lots of things that they need to be fixed and ordered. I ...
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Should I join a different group

I am in my 4rth year and finished my candidacy recently. I am very interested in my research and it is going forward at a decent pace. However, my advisor is giving me some trouble. He is usually ...
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My former PhD supervisor has published conclusions from my thesis without citing my thesis. Is this ok?

My former PhD supervisor has just published a paper on a scientific subject investigated by me in my thesis. The subject (or question posed), was an idea that I came up solely during my PhD and which ...
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What is the proper protocol for applying to a postdoc sponsored by an one's undergraduate adviser?

I am finishing up a PhD in Statistics in the United States and am currently applying to postdocs. My undergraduate studies were done in a top 5 institution in Statistics; my grad school is top ~25. I ...
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CS Conference paper reviews, decision and supervisor issue [closed]

I have submitted one research paper in a famous Top rank conference, my main supervisor was not happy to submit because he thought it will be rejected and still needs to be improved but my co-...
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What should I include in my first email to a potential PhD advisor?

I am applying for Ph.D program, and I need to find an advisor to accept me in his group. I want to send to him a perfect email and get his attention to me. I would like some opinion on this matter. ...
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How to write a perfect email to prospective Phd advisor (Renewable energy) [duplicate]

I want to ask prof for his support to get a scholarship
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What do I do if my advisor made a mistake?

I am a first year masters student and I am just beginning my research project. I had to send a protocol out to my committee and they all have to approve it before I begin the project. The protocol is ...
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How to tell my PhD supervisors I want to publish without them?

I have had poor supervision from both my supervisors, but one in particular. Overall, neither provided me much intellectual support while I was doing my thesis in psychology. Early on, they were a ...
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How to deal with advisor drastically changing research expectations?

Some context: I met my advisor during my undergraduate studies (I am pursuing a PhD at the same institution). I took several upper-level elective courses with this professor, and received top grades ...
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Publishing a single-author paper

This is the situation. I am a postdoc at a German university. Unfortunately, my boss is not interested in publishing the research results. He prefers to publish just when it is strictly necessary for ...
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How to deal with an adviser that wants to force you to get his desired results?

I'm doing research for my PhD thesis based on a sensitive subject related to biomedical applications. In fact, our workflow is: Build a computational model Verify the developed computational model ...
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What to do if my advisor insists on early attendance?

I have a genuine problem in waking up early in the morning. My advisor prefers to walk in my office whenever he wanted to. Lately, he started to complain to me about not showing up in the morning. ...
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Do I have an “anti-research” personality?

I am a second year Ph.D. student in a North American university who is mostly working on applied mathematics with a supervisor/advisor/PI. I have been troubled by a pattern of my own behaviour that ...
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How to take a mental health related leave of absence (immediately before quals) without revealing mental illness to advisor

Recently due to burn out, my physical and mental health have been deteriorating to the point where I believe I need several months of leave to recover before I can be at a point where I can function ...
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What to do about an ongoing research project that does not work?

First of all, I am sorry if this sounds like a simplistic question. But I am a first-year PhD student and this is really troubling me. As per the requirements of my department, all first-year PhD ...
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Switching Professor for Undergraduate Research - How should I let them know? [closed]

I am a junior at a public university in US studying CS. Since start of spring semester of this year, I began working with a professor for undergraduate research (with hope of doing a senior thesis ...
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How to teach “puzzling skills” (for coming up with examples) to PhD students?

Background: Some sub-areas of computer science are concerned with developing new methods to solve practically motivated problems of certain shapes (determined by the sub-area). While obviously using ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a professor for publication opportunities?

I am an undergraduate engineering student. Last summer I was working on a project in a lab that was not particularly novel - it had already been published by another group, and it mainly involved ...
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Is it okay/possible to quit a PhD program in the 4th year and apply someplace else?

I am a 4th year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at a Tier 1 University. I have joined the current research group due to funding reasons but never really liked the project. The project is not ...
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Problem with a cheater supervisor

I am a third-year PhD student in Germany, and I have some issues with my supervisor. To make a long story short, he does not read my research drafts but instead, he asks us to review papers he takes ...
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An ex-student of my future supervisor is accusing the lab of fraud. How does this affect me?

I start my master's degree in this lab in September. After accepting my offer I found out that an ex-PhD student has been spreading rumors that the supervisor is publishing fraudulent data, going back ...
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Advice needed--reaching out to a potential advisor

I have applied to a Canadian university for a math PhD starting this fall. I was very keen on working with Prof. A and he in fact, had encouraged me to apply. Few days earlier, I reached out to him ...
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Is it rude to change universities/supervisors after already indicating research interest with a current supervisor?

I am currently an undergraduate student studying in an area of mathematics and am planning to apply to do a masters research degree next year. I have been doing research with my supervisor who works ...
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What are the consequences if I cut ties with my former PhD supervisor?

Background I did my Master's and PhD with my former PhD advisor in an Australian university. Coming from the experimental biology background, my advisor switched to the field of bioinformatics around ...
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How to deal with my PhD supervisors rudely critiquing all my draft papers?

I'm a PhD candidate in biology about three semesters in. I am co-advised by two young married principal investigators (PIs), who are just about to get tenure. Things were going great initially, as I ...
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Single author papers against my advisor's will?

I am a third year PhD student in an area of theoretical CS that would like advice for a difficult situation with my advisor. My advisor is not involved in my research projects at all. In particular, ...
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Is it okay to consider publishing in my first year of PhD?

I'm PhD candidate in Applied linguistics, it's been almost 3 months since I've started but I'm seriously allowing for writing and publishing journal articles. I have asked my supervisor about that, ...
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My PhD advisor has unrealistic expectations on my capabilities to research independently

I worked as an undergraduate volunteer researcher, and then worked in an industry laboratory before returning to school. And my program did not have have rotations. I am starting to wonder what I got ...
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Can an undergraduate be advised by a professor who is very far away?

Lately I have been developing a good relationship with Prof. Wright. She has clearly* gone out of her way a few times to help me, having a very pleasant, generous, and kind personality. Prof. Wright ...
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Nominating my Supervisor as a Speaker in a Workshop Conference

I am interested in nominating my female supervisor to be a speaker in a workshop for women in an international conference, she is quite intelligent, helpful to other female students and that triggered ...
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Is it okay to ask prospective supervisor to recommend some article to read before joining his group for PhD?

A few days ago, I received my offer letter to join the Ph.D. program. I was about to inform my prospective supervisor (via e-mail) that I have received this letter from the graduate office. I will be ...
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In a 5 years PhD, is it possible to get a postdoc position with one publication? I can really use some advice

I am a 5th year Mechanical engineering PhD. I just have 1 published paper and 3 others are pending with my advisor I was wondering if I can get some advice on what should my approach towards ...
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What questions do prospective advisors ask during first meeting?

I'm in a PhD program and I'm preparing myself to meet a prospective advisor for the first time. I want to know what questions do they usually ask students in their first meeting? What do they expect? ...
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How do I approach a professor for research

I'm in a PhD program and want to approach a professor that I'm interested in working with. I've already sent him a couple of emails describing my background and asking for a meeting but he hasn't ...
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Can you change the Ph. D. supervisor but continue with the same job, regardless of the opinion of the previous supervisor?

Can you change the supervisor (advisor) but continue with the same job, that is, without changing research direction, regardless of the opinion of the previous supervisor, or can a job only continue ...
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What should I do if I don't have a published research paper in during my education?

I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Iran. During my masters, I worked on a paper. My adviser made me submit it only to Q1 journals, and it got rejected 3 or 4 times. After starting my Ph.D. I discarded ...
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How to deal with a supervisor who doesn't care research and students? [closed]

I'm in the social science discipline. This is the fourth year of my PhD. I'm in the process of writing up my dissertation. However, my supervisor is very lay back. He doesn't care much about my ...
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How to find out whether my advisor expects to be author of a paper to which she did not contribute?

I am a postdoc and I prepared a paper that is now ready for submission. I did this work by myself. I know that adding my advisor as an author would violate authorship standards, but it is a widespread ...
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How to avoid supervisors with prejudiced views?

There seem to be professors who hold beliefs such as: Women students pose a special risk to male supervisors Certain ethnic groups are smarter/lazier/harder-working than others Older students are ...
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Does it seems that my supervisor was reluctant to let me go for conference? [closed]

I have already finished the first draft of my thesis and now I'm reviewing chapter by chapter. A few days ago I submitted my abstract to a conference and was accepted. I emailed my supervisor and ...
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(Psychology) Mismatch with Advisor's Research Interests

A complicated story so I’ll try to keep it short. Basically, I was fairly young applying to PhD programs (in psychology) and got into a program where I thought I’d be a great fit. My advisor’s ...