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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Applying for a PhD with professor X, when my prior research is in a different field?

In an ideal scenario, I’d like to do my (computer science) PhD at university U. I completely lack the credentials, and my MS work is in one of those areas where ~10 people in the world are capable of ...
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Interview questions with potential PhD advisor [on hold]

What kind of questions are asked by the adviser? What sort of questions do you ask your advisor during an online interview? Also, Which one do you choose during the interview; turn the webcam on or ...
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Writing thesis with corrected data after being published

Lack of a systematic strict supervision has lead to inaccuracies in data evaluation. This data was published. While writing thesis I realize that and I don't know what to do. Should I write my "...
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Can my age play as an obstacle in my Ph.D. application, and while getting student visa? [duplicate]

I'm 42, got my master degree in Feb 2017. I´ve 17 years of work experience in the industrial field and I'm still doing academic research with my former supervisor and publishing papers. I am going ...
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Choosing an unfamiliar PhD topic?

Is it okay to apply to a PhD without knowing precisely what you want to achieve? I heard advisors have projects, so would it be okay to state that you are interested in one of those projects without ...
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How to be an excellent researcher while doing a PhD? [on hold]

what kind of attributes does a PhD student need to possess and maintain while working on a PhD? What are some of the things a PhD student should avoid doing (or getting into) that would otherwise ...
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Can I get a phd admission with low grades in masters? [on hold]

I got a German masters degree with a gpa of 3.0 /4.0 However, unlike most of my friends I completed everything in first attempt and in 2 years. Before this masters I also did another masters in ...
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Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) [on hold]

I am applying for the SINGA award and I need some help from those who have been awarded such scholarship. Thanks
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What if I misunderstood something?

I am writing literature review at the moment I read many papers trying to understand the topic i am writing about and put what I have understood in my literature review. sure i reference every thing ...
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Have made several mistakes during the course of my PhD. Can't help but feel resentment. Can I get some advice about how to move forward?

I am about to defend my thesis. My PhD journey was not a pleasant experience. I worked in an area not within the field of expertise of my advisor. Though she was present to discuss; the conception, ...
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What is/are the most important thing(s) you wish that you have known/done before considering to apply to a PhD [on hold]

I wonder what your thoughts are on the above subject
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Can an international student manage his cost of living in Australia if his 4 years PhD tuition fee is waived off by the university?

I received an offer of admission from one of the Australian Universities in Perth. My supervisor recommended my application for tuition fee waive off scholarship and university has accepted that. I ...
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Possible ramifications of failing a PhD qualifying exam [on hold]

I'm currently enrolled in a PhD program. I intend to leave the program because my research interests aren't well suited to this place. Here's my situation: I have already passed two qualifying exams, ...
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Protecting yourself when leaving PhD which involves misrepresentation of results and potentially unsafe bio-containment procedures?

I am in the process of leaving a PhD program after less than one year. I have spoken with my advisers and am slated to leave by the end of the summer. I have various reasons for leaving, including ...
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Are there rankings for PhD programs strong in numerical methods? [on hold]

Numerical methods is an essential skill set at applied math and many engineering departments. Is there a way to know which of the PhD programs in the United States are especially strong in numerical ...
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How to get on my PhD supervisor's case without becoming a nuisance?

So my PhD supervisor is very senior in the university. This has its advantages but unfortunately this also means he's very busy most of the time, especially now that it's summer and he's been away on ...
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NSF GRFP Application for a Rising Undergraduate Senior

Prefacing this, I am currently a rising undergraduate senior who plans to attend graduate school after I finish this last year. I want to work toward a PhD in neuroscience. Over the past year, I have ...
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Finding a PhD scholarship with a Second Class Lower Honors [closed]

Hi I and a Student from Sri Lanka and I do have 2 Bachelors degrees one with a Class (2nd Class Honors) and another General degree. However I do wish to enroll to a PhD program, possibly in Australia. ...
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Approaching a PhD program with background in a different field [on hold]

I am currently in the first few years of my undergraduate career completing a major in Computer Science. Although I do not enjoy the subject, I fully plan to see this degree to completion because it ...
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Getting into a US PhD programme for math after an Indian MS [closed]

I studied math as an undergrad in India, and after two years away from the field, have decided to come back to it. I am interested in learning more about pure mathematics, and am interested in the ...
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Should I email my professor about a recommendation letter if he has offered me a job?

So I've just finished my Master's and my advisor has offered me a tentative position to work in his lab. I say tentative because it's dependent on if his project gets funding. He emailed me recently ...
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What makes a paper publishable? [on hold]

I wonder what makes a paper publishable? Is it because it provides a better solution to an existing problem? Or is it because it identified a new problem that no one has found? Thanks. UPDATE: My ...
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Took GRE two times, same scores with minor differences - worth sending both?

I took the GRE for the 2nd time recently and unfortunately, after 4 months of studying (again for the 2nd summer in a row), received the exact same score overall as my score last summer. Last summer, ...
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Industrial process and research methodologies [closed]

Is Cross-industry standard process for data mining (CRISP-DM) a research methodology or an industrial process? What is data mining research methodology?
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Universities in the USA for a PhD in topology/analysis? [closed]

What are some good universities in the USA for a PhD in topology/analysis? I have researched for them on the internet and was able to sort some top 11 universities. 1) University of California-...
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PhD advisor lost funding, need advice

I am an international PhD student in an engineering department in US and was fully funded for all two years, but just two weeks before the fall semester (without any warning), my advisor informed me ...
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How do some PhD students get 10+ papers? Is that what I need for landing good faculty position?

I've been looking up some PhD students' websites, and there are people who somehow got 10~30+ total papers with 5~10+ first author papers. Many such students are in computer science, but there are a ...
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How to avoid the “need” to learn more before conducting research?

I am starting a PhD this Fall, and I'm absolutely terrified that I'm nowhere close enough to the "frontier of knowledge" to enable me to do quality research. For background purposes, I have a BSc in ...
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Applying for PhD programs abroad while doing one in your home country

In September I am starting the second year of PhD in my home country. At the same time, I am also going to apply for foreign PhD programs in the same science this year. It has always been my intent to ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of working before doing a PhD (in Machine Learning)? [on hold]

I've looked at the Wikipedia profiles of a lot of highly successful academics and researchers in my field (Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence) and it seems like nearly all of them jumped into ...
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Funded PhD in the UK with a Distinction in MSc and a low undergraduate CGPA [on hold]

I completed my undergraduate degree in engineering at the best university in my country of origin, almost a decade ago. I completed the undergraduate program with a 2.9 CGPA on a 4.0 GPA scale, which ...
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Double degree in mathematics and computer science for PhD admissions [closed]

Long story short, I'm really interested in machine learning research and aim to get into a top CS PhD program. I recently got admitted to the best CS program (5 year bsc+msc) in my country but it is ...
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How much would an outside second Ph.D. supervisor get paid in the U.S.?

I have been asked to consider being a second supervisor on a Ph.D. project for a doctoral candidate at a U.S. university. As I am in the Netherlands, this does not fall under my normal employment. ...
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Still waiting for prospective PhD to reply to my email after sending the provisional research title!

I am still waiting to get an answer from my prospective Ph.D. supervisor. On July 15, 2019, I have sent my master transcript and initial statement of research upon his request, and a week after I sent ...
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What could be the reasons to be rejected as a Doctoral Candidate in Germany? [on hold]

Referencing my question here and the multiple suggestions to ask here as well. What could be the reasons for (so far) only getting rejections on my applications as Doctoral Candidate? Are there ...
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How do you study a PhD without a supervisor and other PhDs?

The situation is as follows: 1) I and supervisor dont understand each other 2) supervisor keeps the PhD group fractured What it means ? The supervisor is way off from my research area. But I know ...
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A PhD student I know was terminated because of mental illness without any accommodation. What is the possibility of legal action? [closed]

This question is related to the experience of a close relative. He was a PhD student in the US. During his PhD, a little over a year ago, he was hospitalized with his first episode of mental illness. ...
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How and where to get you research work assessed for PhD?

I completed a masters in Chemical Engineering long ago. I have since done some research which I think suffices to achieve a PhD. Can it be done (and how)?
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What is the possibility of being rejected by Graduate school if a professor has already acclaimed to give me a RA offer [closed]

I have passed several loops of evaluation by a professor, who would like to be my future advisor. He told me that he made his final decision on me and was pleased to offer me a RA position in his lab. ...
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No GRE offered in my country and I cannot really afford traveling elsewhere

Would there be any hope in applying to a doctoral STEM program (geared toward EE) in the US without the GRE? Simply put, there are no test centers offering the GRE in my country, for this year and ...
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Is it common to do a MS in Germany and then a PhD in USA? [closed]

I am considering to follow this path. (Will be joining Masters course at TU Dresden this winter). I was just wondering if it is possible to get into a really good USA PhD Program after doing MS in ...
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What license to choose for my PhD thesis?

I will soon submit my PhD thesis. The thesis is written in Latex and version controlled with git. I want to add a license file, but don't know what to choose. For my software, I choose the permissive ...
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Do the jobs after a PhD in Statistics require a minimum of 3-4 years previous work experiences in the industries? [closed]

I am a full-time student (29) in M.Sc Statistics which is about to finish. I have a less-than-one year job experience. I intend to go for Ph.D in Statistics and I have seen many industries want a ...
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Skipping same old introductions

I’m working in the area of adversarial examples against neural networks. A standard research paper generally starts off an introduction with something along the lines of the below, but probably with a ...
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Would it be OK to ask a professor who recommended me to take a specific PhD program to write recommendation letter for another PhD program?

A professor recommended me to take PhD program A. However, I want to take PhD program B. Would it be still OK to ask this professor to write a recommendation letter for this PhD program B despite he ...
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How to adress failed PhD project from last year to gain admission at same University for Master's Degree?

I have the following issue with my application for a Master's Degree. Last year, due to my families financial circumstances I dropped out of an PhD project. Now I want to join the Univerisity under ...
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I regret declining a PhD offer and accepting another PhD offer. What should I do?

I got offers from school A and B, both of the schools are in the States. I made my decision in mid-April and deferred my offer for one-year master program in the UK. I turned down PhD offer from ...
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Rampant sharing of authorship among colleagues in the name of “collaboration”. Is not taking part in it a death knell for a future in academia?

I am a final year PhD student in chemical engineering. Since the start of my PhD, I was clear on one personal philosophy. I will put my name only on those papers where I have made substantial ...
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Getting a Phd abroad: is there any chance? [closed]

I am Earth Sciences major with post-graduate studies (Master) in the field of Geophysics/Seismology from Greece. In the last couple of months i am trying to find a PhD opportunity abroad in order to ...
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How do I handle academic references for US PhD program, when I have been out of academia for a (very) long time?

I live in the US and have been working as an engineer in industry for over 10 years. I graduated from a top UK University, with outstanding grades in a Masters degree and several university-level ...