Questions tagged [phd]

Questions about the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, including requirements such as dissertations and university programs leading to a Ph.D.

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Is it worth enrolling in a Ph.D. program without employment?

As I understand, European universities offer two types of Ph.D. programs: Ph.D. without employment Ph.D. with employment As far as I understand, North American universities do not work in that way. ...
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I don't want to disclose “other schools” in my application

I am making a graduate application that requires me to fill "other schools" that I am applying to. It is not a mandatory field. If I choose not to fill, will my application be negatively impacted? Why ...
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Lack of indexing of article in google scholar [closed]

Our two articles have published in two journals But they do not index in our profile Titles: The Design of Novel Kni-10729 Based Compound for Inhibition of HTLV-1 Protease as Novel Insight for ...
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Thoughts on if it's possible to succeed in math @ PhD level w/o natural ability in quant reasoning? [closed]

As someone who has a relative deficit in quantitive reasoning (63%ile) vs. verbal (97%ile), but a strong interest in applied math, is it possible to be successful and competitive at the PhD level? I ...
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Which research group should i choose for PhD? [closed]

I saw some offers for Ph.D. positions from an institute where there are several positions. On the web page, several groups have written a project summary on which the applicant has to write a research ...
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Informing supervisor for declining Research fellowship position in light of PhD offer

I finished my Master's in July last year and since then I have been applying for a PhD position. Due to some personal family related reasons, this search was largely non targeted for most of this year....
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Are non-computer science PhD students using ML/AI techniques expected to publish in top CS conferences like NIPS/ICML?

I am a second-year Ph.D. student where my topic is focus in the domain of civil engineering. However, I am also utilizing several machine learning/artificial intelligence in my application to achieve ...
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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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How should I reply to this Professor's email?

The following is the last email I received from a Professor in June 2019, and recently (in Dec 2019) I submitted my Ph.D. application to this University. "Thanks for writing and for the great ideas --...
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Include unofficial publication in CV

Problem I am now applying for a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. I have read Mor Harchol-Balter's very helpful guide in applying for computer science Ph.D., where she said ...Note that prior ...
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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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Has anyone transfered from an MPhil to a Phd?

Has anyone applied for an MPhil then switch to Phd 1 year into the course? How is the process like and are there any implications? I have applied for Phd program but I was unable to secure any ...
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Lack of motivation to carry out research or search for positions post PhD. How to address this feeling?

Tl;dr: Defended my PhD two weeks ago. However, right from the time of the defense and up until the present moment, I am experiencing a huge lack of motivation and sense of purpose to do anything ...
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I just submitted my PhD application, how should I write an email informing the Professor about my application?

I emailed a Professor 2 months before the deadline. All I got was a neutral reply "thanks for contacting me and being interested in my research! It is great to hear that you are excited about that ...
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Going for a PhD after being unhappy in industry

After finishing my studies in Electrical and Computer engineering, I worked as a researcher for a few months in the field of my master thesis (developing scientific software for applied physics). I ...
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Is it possible to work full time and do a part time PhD in software engineering in England?

Is it possible to work full time and do a part time phd in the area of software engineering in England saying that I want to use my job earnings to pay my tuition fees? And if I start a part time PhD ...
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Are GRE scores useful in making some graduate admissions decisions?

Background: There is some recent research indicating that, among students admitted to the Ph.D. program, their GRE scores are not very useful for predicting success in the Ph.D. program. This appears ...
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I ran many tests for my thesis, should I report tables and graphs for all of them? [closed]

I'm writing my PhD thesis. I used a number of statistical tests to test my hypothesis. Only one test was able to answer my question while the rest (3 tests) couldn't. If I report the results of the ...
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What should be done when the theory behind a PhD thesis turns out to be wrong?

I have a friend who has been working on a PhD dissertation for over 3 years and he is supposed to be wrapping it up. Unfortunately, his thesis involves a complex model and populating the model with ...
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What should I do to make the most of a stopgap postdoc position offered by my PhD supervisor?

I am a PhD in computational materials science, and I have been offered a stop gap postdoc position (at the moment for 6 months) by my PhD supervisor which I will be starting a month after my defense. ...
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Document required for German National Visa application

I have recently been offered a PhD scholarship in a funded project in University of Duisburg Essen, and I want to apply for visa for the same. the issue is the lab I want to join does not have any Non-...
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Should I ask for a submitted recommendation letter to be retracted in order to submit another, stronger recommendation?

I am currently applying for a Ph.D. in Physics in the US. One of my recommenders has already submitted a letter to the schools I'm applying to, but I was advised by another faculty member that I ...
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Comp science PhD research topic [duplicate]

I want to apply for a PhD in computer science. My end goal is to become a professor and teach at a university. I have interests in data structures, algorithms, networks and programming languages. I ...
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Where to find a global overview of PhD courses? [closed]

I have already completed some PhD courses in the first part of my PhD, which were mainly suggested by my program. Now I want to follow some more courses covering some of the areas that I feel are not ...
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Letter of Recommendation from English Teacher for Math Ph.D. program?

I am a Japanese undergraduate senior student who is thinking of applying to graduate programs in Mathematics in the U.S. and the biggest problem for me is the Letter of Recommendation. I am planning ...
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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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PhD student wanting to do “the minimum required”

I have met a strange situation with one of my 2nd-year PhD students. During the past year, their progress was minimum. They implement and retest existing literature material but haven't been able to ...
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Dispute over order of authors

Consider this situation. A research plan is formulated for a masters student (M) collectively by a professor (P) and a PhD student (G). M runs the experiments but has no idea how to extract knowledge ...
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Who owns the laptop bought with funding for student training etc. in a fully funded PhD project? [closed]

I am a PhD student at a UK university and the project is a collaboration between the University and an industrial partner. My question is when the laptop is bought using the extra money allocated for ...
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NZ PhD equivalent to USA PhD

Considering that NZ PhD does not have course work, is it still considered equivalent to USA PhD degree? What are the job prospects (postdocs) in USA after getting PhD from NZ?
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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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Work with a professor from non-PhD-granting university in the US to earn PhD?

I'm new on this website and am not sure how much of higher academia works. Suppose I wanted to work with a professor in a particular field of mathematics at a research university (not necessarily a ...
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In the UK, who owns the intellectual property of a thesis?

Assume the following problem: A person decides to create software for his thesis. His application turns out to be very profitable. If he continues creating it, will the University own the ...
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Reason for less or almost no research papers from PhD students in India [closed]

It is evident from stats of some reputed journals and conferences that PhD students from India are getting hard to publish at-least some research papers while other countries are publishing many ...
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Contacting potential advisor for PhD

Over the past few months I’ve contacted around 10 potential advisors at various schools of interest, and the only professor who has gotten back to me told me to wait until I was accepted if I wanted ...
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What are the chances of getting into a PHD program even if your graduate research is completely different?

I have decided to apply for PhD in cybersecurity even though my research during my graduate time period is totally of a different topic, which is neuroscience. My CV is majorly focused on research in ...
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Writing style in academic English

[comments from my supervisor] You still have a tendency to use phrases such as "All in all", and "To this end". Not a serious problem of course, but be aware that the editors/reviewers for some ...
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CV for PhD application: personal interests and non-academic skills

I am polishing my CV for PhD applications (Statistical Physics related). I was wondering about whether it is appropriate to list some personal interests and non-academic skills. This is my list (last ...
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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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Is it possible for me to get into a PhD program with low GPA [closed]

PhD programs I’ve applied to: UTD, NYU, UMD, MIT, U of Florida, Stanford, PSU, UPenn, U of Chicago, MSU, USC, CMU, Purdue, Columbia, HKU, Background: Education: Bachelor: Hengyang Normal University( ...
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I have defended my PhD thesis yesterday. Can I ask a committee member for his feedback on my answers during question-answer session?

My PhD is in computational Materials science. I successfully defended my thesis yesterday. However, I felt that one of the committee members was starting to get angry with my answers. I was trying to ...
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Should I adress myself as a doctor (Ph.D.) when I am only waiting for the diploma to be signed? [duplicate]

I have publicly defended my doctoral thesis over a year ago now, and it is published online. I have also finished all the other doctoral studies that are required for a Ph.D. in my field (I have an ...
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Applying for post-doctoral fellowships whilst writing PhD thesis

Is it acceptable to apply for post-doctoral fellowships in the UK whilst writing my PhD thesis?
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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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Is it true that almost everyone who starts a PhD and sticks around long enough can get one?

Not referring to degree mills here, but genuine PhDs. This claim comes from this blog post by Cardiff University psychologist and neuroscientist Chris Chambers: A PhD is essentially a test. Don't ...
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Applying for a PhD. Is it OK to reach out to a member of the lab who gave me his card before for advice?

I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school in the US. Earlier this year at a professional conference, I met a research scientist in one of my top choice university labs who told me I ...
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Can I have only six chapters in my Phd thesis? [closed]

I'm considering having six chapters in my PhD thesis: General Introduction (including literature review) General Methods Study 1 (as a published paper) Study 2 (as a published paper) Study 3 (...
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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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Year of Masters degree completion or cgpa?

Is it better if I take and a B+ grade and my gpa improves little from 3.44 but the date of completion on my degree will be 2019 or is it better if I take an A grade and my cgpa becomes 3.55 but I get ...