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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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Summer opportunities for underrepresented minorities (College) [closed]

Where can I find some summer data science opportunities for underrepresented students? Opportunities I would like to focus on are internship, summer research, or maybe mentoring!
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Situations where changes in advisor/lab interests makes you feel lost

I'm currently enrolled in an MS/PhD integrated program in a school in Korea. I was originally planning to study in the US, but I wasn't confident that I'd get funding and the lab/advisor that I'd met ...
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How should I ask my advisor on help with something I should know how to do?

I am creating a mathematical model in R (programming language) as part of my thesis. I created the first part of the model no problem and sent it to my advisor. She said I did a fantastic job on it. ...
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What is limit for the number of students for one supervisor in India?

How many number of students can be supervised by a supervisor in India? Is there a limit imposed by the government of India?
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Vacation for Summer Graduate Research Assistantship

First year PhD student here, in Computer Science I will mostly likely be on a research assistant ship this summer. Is it too much to assume I will be able to take two 1-week vacations at different ...
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How to deal with (ex-) supervisor not meeting promise to write reference letter

Before actually submitting anything, I contacted one of my ex-supervisors and he agreed to write a reference letter for me. That was almost a month ago. Then, the first time he received the invitation ...
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How to self-advocate after rotation rejection?

I am a first year PhD student. I just finished my first rotation lab and absolutely loved it. I met with my PI every week, and I never felt like she had a problem with me. Though I never had a frank ...
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PhD supervisor wants me to quit after break

I have been studying for a PhD and unfortunately had been suffering from depression during the first year and on medication, so I didn't make much progress at all. My supervisor seemed understanding, ...
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Advice on what to do about academic situation that ended badly?

‪(Content warning - some people may find this post distressing due to discussions of mental health and self-harm. Hello academic community - I could use some advice! I’m a 1st year PhD student, and I ...
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Co-author refuses to share final manuscript or list of submissions

While completing my PhD, I was assisted by my advisor in writing three papers. Because he had to go on medical leave for a period, we have been slow in getting them submitted for publication. (He did ...
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Can I ask my advisor to drop authorship for a journal submission?

Update: I talked with my advisor about (1) the possibility of asking the editor about submitting our paper this journal X and (2) the possibility of me as the sole author to submit this paper. She ...
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Shall I review a paper for my advisor?

I am a research scholar who published a paper in an Elsevier journal recently. My advisor had almost no contribution in the paper, but since it is mandatory to put the advisor’s name in the paper, I ...
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Professor wants to submit paper, but no real results

I am an undergraduate student who is working on some research projects applying machine learning to medical problems at a small, primarily-undergraduate college. In one of these projects, a Master’s ...
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If I take a PhD from a not so well standing university, will I be less respected in science?

Let me give you additional context on the question. I am a master student in Computer Science (hopefully graduating this year). I want to do a PhD later on (after working in the industry for a bit). ...
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Someone else's grad student not interested in following up on a project

Some months ago, in the context of a workshop, two graduate students (from other PhD advisors) and myself found a technique to solve a certain problem that could give a nice research publication. I ...
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Ditch Workplace Ethics or Quit PhD [closed]

During my last PhD year there were several disagreements with my supervisor. I am out of funding and got warned of being forced out of the PhD program if I disagree in the future with the supervisor ...
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Shall I go and see my advisor's father who is on his death bed?

In my country from East Asia, it is extremely impolite if I don't do it when I have this information. However, US and EU are known to be more "professional" in my humble opinion. So in US, is asking ...
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How to say goodbye to your supervisor before the new year

I am meeting my supervisor tomorrow and it is the last time I see her this year. I am not a native English speaker and don't know how to say goodbye and wish happy things.I am wondering if somebody ...
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What typically happens when two or more professors from the same department want the same prospective PhD student?

If a talented PhD applicant names (in their statement of purpose) two or three professors at a department that they'd like to work with, and this student is accepted by the department, with all of the ...
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Supervisor who does not answer

My advisor has not replied to my email for 4 days. I'm in a hurry, this is a piece of paper that he should sign for me before December 18 what to do? any exemple of emails ? please help!!! Finally, I ...
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Rejected an offer and then became interested (a bad decision I made)

Three months ago, a professor has offered to me a research position at his university with high salary, and I rejected it because I wanted to join a master's program. Unfortunately, I made a bad ...
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Research supervisor gives me no freedom— controls all aspects of my research. Feel like a research secretary. Is this normal in academia?

I'm currently working in a computational research lab where my supervisor just hands tasks to me to do that will help him with his papers but I don't get any input in the creative process whatsoever. ...
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Mental Health in Academia [closed]

It has been one year that I am in this lab. The lab publishes great and my supervisor is also very famous. The problems are that my supervisor is hardly there in the lab and out for talks/lectures. I ...
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Disagreement with supervisor regarding sending an erratum

I have a paper that is accepted and published in a journal. After it was accepted I realized that some of the errors were calculated in a wrong manner and hence they appeared around 1.5 times smaller ...
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Bad Relationship with Master's Supervisor: Missing Reference

I'm in the situation that I'm completing my master's research degree and I'm in the process of applying to several applied mathematics / computational science programs. Here's me complaining: I do ...
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Asking my supervisor to be frank and give feedback [closed]

I am doing my PhD in the Britain and I've got a lovely supervisor which is like a friend for me. I want to ask her to give me direct feedback and tell me directly if I am doing bullshit or about any ...
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Advisor favoritism?

I’ve recently been having some concerns about my relationship with my advisor. This is my third year in his lab, and I’ve noticed that something about his behavior towards me seems off, and I am ...
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I need help with my potential PhD Supervisor who showed interest

So I went to a University in Canada to speak with Graduate studies coordinator to learn more about the program. While visiting, I bumped into the Chair of the department who is one of the Supervisors ...
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Can I ask letter of recommendation to my undergraduate thesis supervisor for PhD in other lab

I am doing my bachelor's thesis (4th-year 1st semester) in one of the top 5 research group in my field in the world (but not a renowned university). I want to do direct PhD (also called Masters track ...
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Am I being exploited by my supervisor?

It has been 4.5 years since I joined as a PhD student. My supervisor asks me to draft almost all of his important emails. He will begin by briefing me the issue, and ask me to draft the email in a ...
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Could your adviser make you to commit to work on your paper before signing your graduation form?

Here is a peculiar situation I face but I don't think it is uncommon in academia. My adviser asked me in an email to commit to continuing the work to publish a paper from my PhD work before signing ...
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Could anyone judge whether or not what I have experienced are types of abuse? [closed]

I am in a Ph.D. program. In my program, I declared my preliminary advisor who is supposed to guide me when writing my first field paper. Firstly, after I passed my qualifying examination in the last ...
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When is the best time to reach out to potential advisers while applying to PhD programs?

I am specifically applying to computer science PhD programs in the US. I have read the other posts similar to this, but I have some specific questions. 1) When is the best time to email professors I ...
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Dissertation topic in one field and degree in another field?

Feeing kind of stuck here. I started out as a math PhD student then switched to engineering. I thought by doing so I would be able to learn new skills and expertise in that particular field. But I ...
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Is it a good idea being involved in your advisor's consulting activities as an exploratory activity during your PhD? For how long?

I am a first semester PhD student. I am not paid by a grant or scholarship. My advisor has been including me in multiple teams and meetings in consulting jobs he is taking. Most of them are loosely ...
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Faculty advisor is leaving, any way to turn this into a good thing?

Asking for a friend who is a grad student in a social science. They have just finished their coursework and passed their quals. Upon entering the program, their faculty advisor suddenly left the ...
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Potential Collaborators insisting on Joining Supervision Panel

TLDR: Researchers wanting to join supervisory team instead of collaborating, why? I have started my PhD for awhile now and I am gearing up for my confirmation presentation (research proposal defence)....
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My advisor wants me to make my PhD thesis weaker

I am a final year PhD student in mathematics at a university in Spain and about to submit my thesis in a few weeks. During the last months, I have been writing up the remaining details of a project. ...
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Applying to Teaching Position in the Same Department as My Advisor… Should I Mention Her?

I'm applying for tenure-track teaching positions right now and have, more or less, a single cover letter that I modify for each one of my applications. It so happens that the department my advisor ...
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How do you advise an early career researcher who has an unrealistic opinion of their prospects?

One often reads stories along the lines of "I was told I wasn't suited to a career in academia; now I'm a professor at < Big Name University >". At the same time, given the structure of the ...
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Can I transition into quantum machine learning with a CS (rather than physics) background?

I'm currently pursuing an undergrad in Computer Science and Engineering from an Indian university. I really like machine learning, but of late, I've been doing some digging and I think I really like ...
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What do you think of the reply and do you think he is interested in me and my application?

Recently i have been applying to various Ph.D. programs and i have approached many professors as my potential supervisors and among those, i applied to Harvard and this is what the Director of the ...
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MA Supervisor who arrogant and unhelpful

I need to start with the fact that the MA I'm enrolled in is overseas, so i have a very restricted visa and moved my family here to get this degree. I have a previous MA in a different subject and am ...
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Is university allowed to refuse to confirm my masters theme due to lack of appropriate research staff?

I am paying for my studies and I have chosen my own theme for my MS thesis. It is in artificial general intelligence and symbolic methods, rather rare theme. I am promising to do all the work fully ...
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The choice between changing advisor or just ignoring her and do the PhD research alone?

I'am 2nd year PhD student and I'm in the phase of problem definition and exploration for my research. Other than research, I also do both RA (working on paper review, grants, etc) and TA jobs as well. ...
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How to work with a student who has a tendency to overcomplicate things? [closed]

I am supervising a senior reading course. As I cannot give a name to a problem I am having with one of the students, I will give an example. We are reading a paper, and he was not making progress. He ...
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PhD Application in Mechanical Engineering Research in Computer Graphics

I want to apply for PhD program in mechanical engineering at Stanford. Furthermore, I want to conduct research in the area of computer vision and computer graphics with application to robotics, ...
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Letter for Advisor's Promotion

I've been asked by my former department to write a letter for my doctoral advisor's promotion. What kind of information do departments typically want in these letters? They specifically asked to ...
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PhD advisor making start up company based on my thesis work. How do I prevent this from delaying my graduation?

I am a fifth year PhD student who has independently developed a project for my thesis. Recently, I have presented some promising preliminary results. My professor called it a 'gold mine', and wants to ...
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no reply from potential supervisor

I know there are already many similar questions posted on this website, but I need someone to comment on my email to potential advisors. I should mention that I've been sending emails to potential ...