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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Average rejection response time after a PhD interview [closed]

More than one week ago I had a PhD interview with a British university which probably has so many applicants on a rolling basis but I have not yet received the final result of my application. I wonder ...
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Are these good reasons for starting a new PhD project? [closed]

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 cope with failing qualify exams?

I am a graduate student in mathematics and I recently found out that I failed my qualify exams. I have the chance to take them next year. But now I am really concerning my future. The problem is that ...
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Whom should I ask for Reference when Applying for PhD, after a 4 break since Graduation

I am not familiar with the Structure of questions in this community, so please bear with me; I am a Life sciences Graduate from 2015. After a career in Corporate, Currently I am Preparing to Apply ...
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For Ph.D. Admissions, should I express interest in a professor's work in my personal statement/statement of purpose if…?

If I emailed that professor and he never responded?
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Difference between good and not so good university? [closed]

Here is my analysis for a theoretical subject like Math: (Also assume I am super-smart which I am not): I assume the stipend would be the same. So will the facility. There is a change that a good ...
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Advisor not letting me publish

I am a final year Ph.D. student and will graduate soon. My advisor is still asking me to run problems instead of publishing any paper on the work that I have already done over the last few years. I ...
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For Postdoc positions seeking experts in programming language, what are the expectations and what should my strategy be suitable for those positions?

I am a 5th year PhD student in mechanical engineering. My research has been about utilising a commercial Finite Element software to model a complex phenomenon. For my research, I had to write small ...
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Difference in CS application between MS and PhD

I am an undergrad student in CS and I am planning to go to grad school after graduation. My ultimate goal is to pursue PhD since I have done research and I am interested in. However, my research ...
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PhD interview - how to explain why I left a previous PhD?

I previously quit a STEM PhD program after 1 year. The reasons were complex but included burnout, mental health, pressure from the industrial sponsor, lack of support and loss of interest in the ...
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Is it standard for US-based universities to consider the ethnicity of an applicant during PhD admissions?

In the upcoming Fall (Fall 2019), I will be applying to CS PhD programs at some of the top research universities in the United States specialising in artificial intelligence. While I cannot speak for ...
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PhD viva reference list mistake

I recently submitted my thesis for viva and have since noticed that by transferring from one computer to another endnote has changed my references. The end result of this is that there are 3 extra ...
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I recently started my machine learning PhD and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing

I started my PhD a few months ago. Seriously, I don't know how I got accepted, but here I am. I am not a computer scientist, but come from a different STEM background. My knowledge in machine ...
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How can I tell if I am short-listed for Phd position? [duplicate]

I applied for a phd position whose application deadline was 24th March. The project head consistently provided feedback on my project proposal and even invited me to his office to discuss my proposal. ...
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PhD opportunity | Confusion [closed]

Recently I am offered a Ph.D. position ( Industry Project) in Australia and they want me to join ASAP. (It will be fully funded , fees will be waived off and even I will get monthly stipend) but my ...
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Replying potential PhD supervisor with documents

I applied for PhD at a University and receive a mail from the supervisor, he asked me to mail my cv and transcript. I am thinking to reply like this: Dear Professor XXX, Thank you for your ...
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When data is required to be submitted, is it before publishing the paper or after paper is published?

Shall I submit all my data and models to my supervisor before publishing the paper or after the paper is published? I want to submit my data and models after paper has been published, atleast abstract ...
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Switching field after a PhD in math

I am about to finish a PhD in mathematics with a thesis in an area in between differential geometry and PDE. I still have more than half a year, but I want to start thinking about my future. In the ...
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PhD in US for non american student [duplicate]

Does anyone know are there some standard procedures how can a non american student from small european university get accepted to PhD programme in mathematics in Graph theory in US? Is it enough to ...
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How to cope with regret and shame about not fully utilizing opportunities during PhD?

I am currently writing my PhD thesis and I was feeling guilty about the things and skills I could have attained during this period but I didn't. I have worked hard towards my research and have ...
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Planning to start a Bachelor's degree during my PhD: what to say to my advisor?

I am a PhD student on my second year. My advisor is one of the most understanding professors I have ever had the pleasure to work with: he is also one of the, if not the, most important researchers in ...
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Real Analysis Grade [duplicate]

Will a B in my Real Analysis course ruin my graduate school chancesfor top 50 schools? I have a ~3.75/4.00, and I want to go to graduate school for a PhD in Algorithms, Theory of Computation, ML, etc. ...
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Is it tough to apply for a CS PHD degree after several years in industry?

Advantage: Family support. My parents believed I should and are willing to offer some financial support. Actually they urged me. I am currently in a big company doing relevant work and I did great. ...
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“Working Plan” in PhD application

I am currently writing my "research proposal" for my PhD in Statistics application, basically I am asked to provide: Project description (activities, methodologies, expected results). State of the ...
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Is there any unwritten rule in the academia regarding the rate of paper publication during the PhD? [duplicate]

Is there any unwritten rule in the academia regarding the rate of paper publication by a PhD student? I.e. how many paper publication per year is considered as a good performance for a PhD student? ...
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Gift for mentor after his thesis defense?

I'm attending the thesis defense of one of my undergrad mentors this week. I owe almost everything about where I am today to him. I want to get him a gift, but I'm not sure what. He owns his own ...
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Do grad schools let you know whether you get a place and funding at the same time?

I know that there are often two processes after a PhD interview: the school will decide whether (1) you get a place; (2) whether you get funding. From your experience, did you hear back from your ...
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Chances of landing a post doc (Banach Space Theory) and tenure track position? [closed]

Currently I am a 2nd year PhD student in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. My research interest lies in functional analysis, particularly Banach Space Theory. I would like to know what are ...
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How to increase the chance for PhD admission while I am working?

I graduated as MSc. of Software Engineering in 2017, and then I started my career in the industry as "software tester". I am going to apply for the Graduate School of Decision Sciences in 2 years. ...
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How does a candidate look like when he applies for another PhD program while being enrolled in a program?

Suppose, someone is enrolled in a PhD program in a university 'X' in, say, Serbia (totally hypothetical and suits my analogy). After one year, after publishing 5-6 research papers, he thought that a ...
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Does a PhD done by paying tuition fees have the same gravity as a PhD done on stipend when it comes to academic career?

Some PhD programs charge tuition fees. Others are competitive. Does a PhD done by paying tuition fees have the same gravity as a PhD done on stipend when it comes to academic career? When does it ...
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Can a good but unremarkable PhD student become an accomplished professor?

Given that PhD students and professors often need to use different skill sets to accomplish their jobs, are there instances of people who had good but unremarkable careers as a PhD student, but much ...
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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 do you properly put your published work in to your PhD thesis? [closed]

I have previously published a couple of papers in my PhD. I want to put them into my PhD. thesis as is. Is there any proper way to include the papers without doing any self-plagiarism?
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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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How do professors find consulting projects?

How do professors find consulting projects to be a part of?
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Do PhD students really publish so committee doesn't have to thoroughly read dissertation?

My advisor recently mentioned that the point of publishing throughout your PhD is so your committee doesn't have to read your dissertation to determine whether it's sufficient for a PhD--if you have ...
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Replying the rejection email from Professor

Recently I mailed a professor for a PhD position and got a reply after two days. The following is the reply I received from the prof. I am afraid we already found a candidate to fill this position. ...
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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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Should I put “PhD Candidate” in a book biography?

I am a PhD Candidate and fortunate enough to be an author on a technical book. Should I put "PhD Candidate" in the biography? The book will persist forever, but that title will not (presumably, I will ...
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“References” in research proposal for PhD application

I am currently writing my "research proposal" for my PhD in Statistics application. I'm using quotes because technically this is not (or could not be) the actual research that I will perform during my ...
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Love Courses, Hate Research?

I'm in the third year of my physics PhD, and although I have done very well in courses and passed the written candidacy exam, I have already switched research advisors twice and all three times I ...
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Didn't attend field-specific conferences during my PhD; how much of a disadvantage is it?

During my mechanical engineering PhD, I was not able to go to my field specific conferences and had to go to diverse conferences. Thus, I couldn't interact with researchers directly in my field of ...
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Getting PhD in an adjacent field I plan to pursue

I recently completed a mathematics BA and have started 4 year ROTC commitment in the US military. The military has offered to let me get my PhD in Operation Research(OR) while being on Active Duty(...
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File / Data / Script management as a PhD

I started my PhD 7 months ago, and as I generate more and more data, and do more and more analysis, my folder structure is getting out of hand. I wanted to ask for best practices and opinions on how ...
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How much does the PhD degree name matter when landing in a job?

I am considering doing a PhD in a great lab/with a great advisor (and already convinced the PI). But I got in another program rather than the supposed program with the name of my subject of study, e.g....
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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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Would it be a waste of time to apply to a lecturer position in my school at a different department after PhD?

I would like to apply to some lecturer positions after my graduation which is in August. My school happened to open a new position as lecturer in another department that I am not familiar with ...
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How to reply this mail from potential PhD professor?

I have mailed to a professor and got the following reply in half an hour: Thank you very much for your interest in the position and your application. We will start evaluating applications today and ...