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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Would receiving an award from a recognised conference in the field boost my future academic career?

I have been nominated for a community contribution award alongside another professor in our field, this nomination for serving our research community (scientific activities). The conference is ...
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how important is the master thesis work while applying for phd abroad?

I did Master's in chemistry (overall CGPA 8.5). my master thesis was not well written. I want to work on a different field during my PhD. Will my master thesis be a obstacle in my PhD application?
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Questions on graduate programs for Mathematics [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate Junior at UW Madison and I am finding myself really enjoying my recently declared mathematics major. I am exploring what it may look like for me to study math beyond a bachelors'....
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New Research Alert/Newsletter for Information Systems Research [closed]

just started my PhD research and had a look at newsletter type services that keep me updated on the new articles/topics that arise in IS research. Anyone aware of a newsletter that curates research ...
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Extra Masters before PhD

In my field it is common for Americans like myself to do a 5-6 year PhD where the first two years are basically a masters degree. However, when I first applied two years ago I was rejected from all ...
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How open should I be with my PhD supervisor about the problems in my personal life?

My marriage has been going through some problems in the last year which has affected my PhD. My supervisor has been very understanding and was keen for me not to interrupt and granted me a two month ...
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When choosing a PhD program, which one gets the priority: the student's wellbeing or the academic prospect? [closed]

The question is quite simple: when one chooses his/her PhD program, should one give the priority his/her wellbeing or the prospect of publication / working on interesting work/prospect of a good ...
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What are the academic career prospects for someone in their late 30's starting a PhD?

I'm in my late 30's and started a Ph.D. program and am wondering what my academic career prospects are. From my understanding, after the Ph.D., there are 2-3 years of postdoc, then 4-6 years of tenure-...
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Is certified translation of diploma an absolute necessary? [closed]

I will apply for a Ph.D. position, and the university is asking for an English version of my transcript record and diploma. My diploma/transcripts records are in French and the cost of a certified ...
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Tips for being the first graduate student of a PI?

I have a very high expectation of a lab that I want to join and It's highly possible for me to eventually do that after my rotation period ends. The PI is the kind of person whom I have been looking ...
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A strange dilemma: (Good salary) vs (Bad salary in a new university but under same supervisor) [closed]

I started my Ph.D. around 5 months ago at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. My academic supervisor is leaving KAUST and moving to Aix Marseille University, France. He has offered me a Ph.D. position at Aix. But ...
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One reviewer in the committee rejected my Ph.D. defense but he didn't attend

Update on Feb 27 The extension is confirmed. I can get the different reviewer, but sadly the graduate school will be able to make a replacement for me next semester. My additional advice for others ...
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“In the event of failure, the candidate will be asked to withdraw from the Graduate Program.”, How is it different from being fired?

This is from a document explaining the procedure for the comprehensive exam for entering the Ph.D. candidacy at my school. It mentions that the potential candidate should withdraw from the Ph.D. ...
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If, where and how to talk about personal problems during master in PhD application

I am applying to become a PhD student in some institutions. My master record isn't exactly perfect mainly because I didn't complete it in time: I should have completed it in two years but it took me ...
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How is an engineer's degree viewed among the admission committee for PhD applicants?

How is a 5-year engineer's degree viewed among the admission committee for PhD applicants? How much weight does the name of the degree have in the review process? Assuming a choice were to be made ...
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Very short phd interview presentation in just 2 slides [duplicate]

I have been invited for a phd interview and I was asked to prepare a 4 minute presentation with a max of 2 slides only on myself and my research interests. The fact that it's extremely restricted in ...
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Quitting PhD 2 years into a 3-year program

I'm currently in a 3-year (European) PhD program in Computer Science/Machine Learning, but I feel like I'm very far behind schedule. I started on a very open-ended project proposal and grant, which I ...
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Maths PhD in combinatorics/graph theory in France? [closed]

I am looking to do a PhD in combinatorics/graph theory, perhaps with some elements of functional analysis combined with the combinatorics. I am also interested in studying in France (I have already ...
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What to do about repeated PhD rejections? [duplicate]

I'm a prospective graduate student in political science with a strong GPA and research interest in climate change and environmental conflict. My challenge is that I have been finding it difficult to ...
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Is this violation of academic integrity if I ask a question on Github public repository and post it as an issue?

Recently, I asked a question on a public Github repository about a formula that is used in the code that is hosted on that public repository. Basically, if you are familiar with Github, you can create ...
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PhD.-Application; How to deal with reference-letter requests when being out of academia for 2 years?

Two years ago I did a M.Sc. in cognitive Neuroscience and then started working as a DL / ML-Engineer up until now. Back then I got two positive reference letters for a specific graduate program from ...
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What to expect from a Skype PhD interview in physics?

I have a Skype interview for a physics PhD in Austria, and was wondering what level the questions are likely pitched at. While I have a Master's degree, it is from the UK and I am aware that students ...
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How should a new professor speak to prospective PhD Students?

I am a new professor, now interviewing PhD students. I lack many of the things they expect: other PhD students to talk to, a clear narrative about my lab's work (as funding is still in flux), and an ...
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How dificult is it to get into a PhD program years after quitting another?

I am in my 5th year of a PhD program, with the deadline for my dissertation just a few months away and barely any results to report, never mind writing an entire dissertation.* I am considering ...
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What are characteristics of “high quality” graduate research as viewed by a hiring committee?

When discussing the ability for a faculty candidate to find a job, SE users often say that the quality of graduate research overshadows the prestige of the school at which they received a graduate ...
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PhD manuscript with grammatical errors and informal phrases

I have made a very good contribution in my PhD and just graduated two years ago from a top university with honors. Today, I revised my PhD manuscript and surprisingly found several grammatical errors,...
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Chance of funding while applying for multiple PhD programs at the same school

I found the same question in here, however, my story is a little bit different: I contacted a faculty member in one of the US institution and he promised an admission. But, for the chance of funding, ...
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Does Iran's sanction play a pivotal role in rejecting papers from a journal?

After 1.5 years of hard work on a project, my former supervisor sent our paper to a journal. After about 10 hours, they sent the following response: After careful internal editorial consideration ...
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Can I still be a mathematician despite having an actuarial degree?

(First timer here) I am currently having an actuarial degree and actually regretted taking this degree but am wanting to be a mathematician in the future after getting my masters and PhD in ...
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Rejecting a offer after accepting it (PhD US - Europe) [duplicate]

I recently was offered a PhD position at a prestigious university in Europe (ETH), but the project is in a subject indirectly related to my field. I actually focused on applications mostly in the US, ...
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Are there any industry related jobs for a Discrete Mathematics (Combinatorics, Graph theory) PhD?

Apart from being an academic, what can a Discrete Math PhD do?
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I am nominated to Community Contribution Award. Should university financially support my travel?

I have been nominated for a community contribution award. I was thrilled to be considered for this award. The conference also has workshops hardcoded to my research. However, while discussing with my ...
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What is the percentage of Latino/Hispanic females with a Ph.D. degree? [duplicate]

I am curious to know the percentage of Female Latino/Hispanic with Ph.D. degrees in the USA. Does anyone know? What is the percentage of male/female out of the approx. 6% of Latino/Hispanic population ...
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Can you get into Good PhD programs if you've ever failed a courses in undergrad? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, I started off very mediocre in my first year of undergrad, all C's. Then C+, B's; failed two courses and had to withdraw from a program. Switched to a different program and improved a ...
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Who cares about your PhD thesis?

I'm pursuing a Ph.D. in a computer science-related field (more particularly, in Artificial Intelligence). During my studies, I was involved in several projects, some of them got published in top-tier ...
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update a paper after the deadline

I have finished my paper for a computer science conference, and I submitted it, but after the deadline a discover the missing of a figure, what if I updated my paper on the Easychair conference ...
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I sent an unupdated version of my MSc. thesis to a supervisor of a PhD project I am applying for

I am being considered for a doctoral position and after what I think it was a very good interview, the project supervisor asked me for a copy of my MSc. thesis. Even though the results of the thesis ...
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How to handle a title (PostDoc) I consider misleading?

I have been granted a Marie Curie fellowship recently, and as some of you might know, one of the requirements is a PhD or 4 years of equivalent research experience (This question is related to that). ...
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PhD student, quit or not? [closed]

I'm half-way through the second year of my PhD in computer engineering in a top tier university in the US and I recently moved to a big city away from the main campus of the institution to the ...
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Fifth year of my PhD and I hate my project. What should I do?

I am a PhD student in mechE. After paying the first year tuition out of pocket, I accepted a PhD project due to desperation for funding. However, after an year I realized that I hate the project. Here ...
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Difference between “letter of motivation” and “research statement”

I am applying to a PhD position (theoretical physics, Austria) and the application asks for a letter of motivation, a CV, and a statement of research interests. Given that I have no publications/...
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My supervisor changed her mind suddenly [duplicate]

I got invitation acceptance from my possible supervisor early last October for fall 2020, just before 2 days she changed her mind suddenly without any real reasons, she sends apologize email to me, ...
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How to learn technique from papers (technical fields)?

I'm an incoming PhD student. I did some research during my undergrad and master. One of the things my advisors told me was to read papers but not too focused on "technical details". This did help me ...
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My adviser is leaving. Can I ask him to support my application for an other PhD position?

A little background: I started my PhD in August 2019 at university X. I wanted to work on project A, but after I joined PhD, my adviser asked me to work on project B. He said that if I start working ...
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How to arrange an invitation letter for research visit in another university (for PhD student)? [closed]

I'm a first-year PhD student in Communication and Media Science. As part of the study program, I am obliged to visit the university abroad (the best would be in next year). There I need to carry out ...
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Should I give up on pursuing a PhD in Europe if I performed poorly in my master?

I'm currently a master student in an Erasmus Mundus program. Unfortunately for me, I have been doing badly. My overall grade on the first 3 semesters is a C. So far only my master thesis remains but I ...
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Quit PhD two years ago, now I want to go back?

I quit my Ph.D. two years ago because of multiple reasons but largely due to my own naiveness over deciding to enroll for a Ph.D. I decided to do a Ph.D. without knowing anything about it. I wasn't ...
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What is the difference between Dual, Joint, and Double PhDs?

What I understand is, Dual/Double PhD is getting two PhDs writing only one thesis. But what is a Joint PhD? Also, what is the benefit of these types of PhDs?
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Writing a single authored research paper in a math journal: Is this a significant achievement?

An engineering graduate with a below average grade, being in industry not related to math, for almost 10 years, with no previous publication record in any field, while still working full time, ...
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How to nail a Ph.D. interview when the professors work is not a good fit with your background?

I saw an offer for Ph.D. positions (USA) where 4 professors were on the list. I chose one (Prof X) and wrote my SOP according to his research and applied. Now another professor (Prof Y) from the ...

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