Questions tagged [projects]

Questions regarding the academic projects including either thesis projects or other projects which may be done in the universities with support of academies and in collaboration with faculty members and students.

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How do I find summer projects in math?

I'm a sophomore undergraduate majoring in mathematics, and I'm pretty sure about eventually applying to graduate school in pure math. However, I haven't done much other than coursework so far, and I'm ...
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What percentage of the code should be yours in a final year computer science project? [closed]

I have a final year project in Artificial intelligence and I need to make a facial recognition project. I'm confused how to start this project and how plagiarism works in terms of coding? No one would ...
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Why would a professor not reply? [duplicate]

A professor has offered me a summer research project at his lab. The last we had talked was on a Zoom call during which I was offered the position. He had then asked me to send my academic records ...
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Does changing department affect my rank? [closed]

I am a PhD graduate from department of CS. I might get an offer to join as an assistant professor at a different department (industrial design) to work in a multidisciplinary project. My question is ...
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Reading Projects Listing in CV

So I'm a Physics undergrad about to apply for my master's. I'm currently making my CV and I was listing out the reading projects that I've done and was confused if I should: List out all the books I ...
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Emailing supervisor after applying for phd to discuss about research problem and funding

I had contacted a potential supervisor regarding phd position in his lab. He was interested in my profile and advised me to apply for the program. I have applied for the program and informed him about ...
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Should I email a professor during Christmas and New Year Holidays?

I got a project confirmation from a professor 2 days ago. The project would require me to travel abroad during the summer vacation period of May-July 2021. The formalities such as offer letter and ...
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Is it justified for a teacher to refuse your project proposals just because he wants something unique? [closed]

I'm new here and am not sure whether this is the right place to post such a question or not so rather than downvoting just tell me I'll move the question (as I don't want to be banned for having low ...
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Can I claim my assignment solutions as mini projects in my resume?

I am currently doing Master of Technology (M.Tech) in CSE from IIT Kanpur, and here each and every assignment is like a mini project in itself. For example in my Advanced Computer Architecture course, ...
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How does the sub-field of my MSc project affect my PhD applications? [duplicate]

I'm a physics master's student and I will complete my degree by the summer of '22. I'm broadly interested in high energy and condensed matter. One of the profs in my department is offering a project (...
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Planning a PhD project in mathematics

I am obliged to hand in an an exposé outlining my PhD project in mathematics, including some kind of working plan. Since it is answered here and since it can be easily found on the internet, I have ...
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Replying to professor after months

I'm a sophomore undergrad and had approached a professor from my department towards the end of my freshman year to work under a project under him in the summer. However, the projects he supervised ...
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Should amount of citation/references be taken into account when grading an assignment?

As I don't like looking up the internet and read all the materials or references and all that when doing assignment, thus I try to pay full attention during lectures and/or tutorials. Therefore, my ...
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How to answer your boss's question about your impression on the progress of a project that you took part in as a newcomer appropriately?

I work in Germany. After a group meeting of 5 about a project that I took part in, my professor asked me how do I think about the project progress. I had the impression that we might not meet the ...
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Having team-members split the grade among them by their personal contribution

In a project-based class the submission is in teams of 2 (self-assigned teams). In most teams, the grade is the same for both members. However, in some teams, I suspect that most of the work was done ...
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Asked to Provide a Submitted Manuscript that is not Published Yet

A student of mine and I submitted a manuscript for publication. It is currently under review. My student applied for a postgraduate degree program. The advisor (professor) of this program asked her to ...
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Interesting vs tractable PhD topics [closed]

When one starts a PhD, should it be based upon interest or tractability of the project? If a project fails is switching advisors a reasonable option within the same department? I have a couple options ...
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Doubt about Reading Project

I'm currently doing a reading project under a PhD student. It's a fairly advanced topic that isn't taught at the undergraduate level. (For more context the project will be on the basics of "The ...
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Should we add reference of achievement awarded to a project in the final project report?

My project received the third prize as part of the open project fair hosted by the entrepreneurship cell of my institution. Is it good to add any kind of acknowledgement or reference to this ...
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How to argue with postdoc hired for a project, to work on tasks from another project

I have one postdoc hired on a H2020 project for 18 months. Fortunately, she worked rather well and all her tasks are going to finish soon (11th month of the project). I would like to reallocate her to ...
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Do I need to cite the source every time I paraphrase in this particular project paper?

This is my first question in this forum and although I have gained a lot of information about proper citation from the web, I am still confused in this case. We are assigned a task by college to make ...
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What should I do if a group project member is not contributing anything but is also depressed?

I know these questions have been asked before but I would like some advice and perspectives on what I should do when mental health comes into the equation. The context is: an undergraduate class with ...
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Professor asked me to hand in a plagarism report. How do I do it? [closed]

My professor told me to submit plagiarism report of my project work. How do I do it? I have tried online softwares but they are not working.
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How do I professionally communicate to a colleague that I am not interested in helping with his project anymore?

I'm a PhD student in a pretty large lab, and have come from a more theoretical background than the other members, so sometimes they ask me to help out with theoretical parts of projects. Generally I ...
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Photoshopping label onto graph

For a project, I noticed really around an hour or so before my deadline was due that some of my graphs lacked units when I labeled the axes. In the interest of time, I decided to add units to the ...
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How to efficiently work on multiple machine learning and data science-related projects? [closed]

I am working on multiple projects on Machine Learning and Data Science. Is there any systematic way to work/manage projects to maximize efficiency in terms of getting things done while maintaining a ...
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How to respond to potential power abuse from project supervisor?

Over the space of a now concluding 20 week long project, my appointed supervisor has made a number of questionable decisions that appear to have negatively affected my work and solidified her grip ...
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The expenses of a postdoctoral fellow

I am a postdoctoral fellow on applied mathematics and I am applying for a scholarship, they asked to estimate the expenses of the scholarship. My laboratory pay for me the conferences, so do you have ...
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What should I do about a group project in which I did almost everything?

I had a history project at school. There were two other partners besides me. So I did basically 98% of the work, another person did approximately 2% of the work, and the last person did 0%. :( Now we ...
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How to proceed when one peer reviewer gives a much lower score than the others but provides no negative feedback?

I have received peer reviews for an academic proposal for a project. Three reviewers (A,B and C) submitted sets of observations and scores for three criteria/sections of the evaluation. Reviewers A ...
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What to do when phd advisor wants me to work on side projects but i'm starting a post-doc?

I'm currently finishing up writing my PhD while starting a post-doc at another university in another country. The post doc is a great opportunity at a top tier university. Between finishing my ...
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Writing a thesis about a software project

I am currently writing a thesis that is meant to revolve around an experimental software implementation I am also working on. I usually think of theses as being scientific in some way, but there is ...
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Report written alone, but graded identicaly to those who wrote it in groups of 2

Our biology professor asked us to write a report. We had one week to hand it in. Groups were formed. Being in a class with an odd number of students, I was the only one left, and so wrote the report ...
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Is it okay to request to do a reading project with a professor at a later time if he had politely denied it before?

I was planning to do a reading project with a professor in my institute and had asked him in the last semester whether it would be possible for me to do it under his guidance. However he had politely ...
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Web service to subdivide projects among students [closed]

For a course I teach, I would like to assign projects to students, so that each student chooses a different project among a list of alternatives. It seems to me that one of the simplest ways to ...
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How to share responsibility for part of my advisor's project, which I did not create and I am insecure about?

I am a first semester PhD student, working in the planning of an experiment that is on a funded project from my advisor. I am not paid by this project, the professor has not spent grant money on me. I ...
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How to publish in genetics without access to funding or a lab?

I am currently working in quite new university as lecturer for applied medical science undergrad in genetics subjects. I am facing some issues: The university requires every lecturer do some ...
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Should I change my Ph.D. department to better reflect the nature of my project? [closed]

I am in the first year of my Ph.D. program and, if everything goes well, in the end I will get my Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. The problem is that my project, beside finding application to building ...
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Questions Regarding a Senior Project [closed]

I’m currently supervising an undergraduate senior project in the Department of Physics. I’m responsible for supervising a last year physics student who will be graduating by the end of June. As a new ...
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Collaborative software recommendation for a 4 year research project with several partners and < 10 researchers [closed]

I will be a project manager of research project with 3 university partners, 3 Postdocs and 5 PhD students for 4 years. Currently we use software tools for single researchers in my group like mendeley,...
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Should I invite my idle team mates to participate in our project discussion with our professor? [closed]

I am about to deliver one year-long project assignment I've been working at my undergraduate school. This was a group project, but out of the three of us, I was the only one to do work on it (100% of ...
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Asking a Professor to sign me to a group

I have a class assignment coming up. On the syllabus, it was indicated that groups would be assigned this week. I assumed that the professor would be assigning groups. However, last week the professor ...
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Risk register for 'office-based' research

I'm writing a grant application for a 1.5-year research project in which I'm the only member a systematic literature review (some papers may be pay-walled) will be performed the main study data (de-...
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Ethics behind communicating research after end of project and unemployment

So I have joined my first job in research as a research assistant on an industry-academia collaboration and I am supervised by some professors and a representative from industry is managing the ...
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Am I supposed to understand my training dataset for a machine learning project?

TL;DR: I am expected to work on a dataset with missing/wrong information about measurement units. Is this a common practice? Longer version: I am studying a Masters's program composed mostly of ...
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Department head said that group project may be rejected. How to mitigate?

I'm a Computer Science student in Bangalore, India, doing a part time MTech at an autonomous university. My classmates were avoiding working with me, and formed their own groups. I tried approaching ...
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How to tactfully “decommit” from projects?

As a young academic recently flown from the nest, I am starting to figure out my own research interests. I now feel like I have too many, though. During a postdoc where I struggled to fit in and ...
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Can I email a professor from a different university about a proposed course project?

I am currently taking a math class and saw that a professor from a different university had some ideas/open questions for final course research projects on his page. I began working on one of these ...
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How to write about an area I'm going to study in undergrad research?

I'm a undergraduate student in mathematics and I'm applying for a scientific-initiation (or maybe undergraduate-research) scholarship in which I'll study a certain topic in mathematics (so I'll not ...
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I have no personal projects, should I mention school projects in my cover letter?

In my current studies I have been tasked with so many projects that I cannot find the time to work on personal projects. Should I mention my school projects in my cover letter / resume ?