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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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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 ?
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MSc project in ML/Computer Vision - substantial achievement [closed]

What would be a valid/substantial achievement in a Masters project (~30 pages, 4 months) in Computer Vision/Deep Learning? Obviously it is not enough to just take an existing model (e.g. Mask R-CNN ...
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What does 'open position for bachelor project' actually mean?

I am third-year bachelor student currently seeking a research internship in Germany and I encounter many group websites that say something like: “We have positions for bachelor projects.” I am ...
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Quitting a collaboration project without hurting collaborators

I am a PhD student collaborating with another PhD student A, under supervision of Prof. B & Prof. C. I am student of Prof. B. Student A is co-advised by Prof. B and Prof. C. Prof. B chairs the ...
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When you're collaborating with another group, how do you decide which one is the first author of the paper?

Say, A and B are two PhD students working on the same project, and C is their supervisor. D and E are two students working on a similar project to A and B's, and F is D and E's supervisor. The other ...
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How can I select really nice project ideas for undergrad research projects? [closed]

I wanna do a challenging project at the end of each course I take in college and am interested in bigger projects with wider scope as well. But I'm unable to come up with good ideas. Where can I find ...
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My significant other is a member of a research project that I coordinate. How to allocate funding?

I'm responsible for a large research project, with many members and some substantial funding for traveling to conferences. However, I'm now in a relationship with one of its members. How should I ...
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My masters project is very unclear, is it realistic to expect me to complete it successfully?

I am doing a masters in electrical engineering which involves a project done in association with a company related to the university. I initially thought this would be a good thing as I expected the ...
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Format for student “résumé” for capstone projects?

This coming semester, I am "managing" (teaching?) the capstone projects for eight undergraduate students. We are going to start from scratch in terms of ideas for projects, but one aspect I want to ...
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Refusing a research project and/or assignment because of personal convictions

Is there a general rule about what a postdoc or graduate student can or cannot refuse to do because of personal convictions? I assume that there must be institution-specific rules, but also maybe ...
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Blockage management for projects

I am currently a Computer Science undergraduate in my final year. I think this question applies to more than just Computer Science students, so I'll make it as general as possible. Throughout my ...
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How to Deny A Project?

I had a colleague who inquired if I would be willing to do some data analysis on a project of his. I thought, sure, why not and had the disclaimer that if the project is viable I'm on.   He's ...
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How should I present awards I won as a co-author in my resume?

I'm a co-author on a project. The project has been presented at 2 conferences and won 2 awards. How should I present this information on my resume?
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Computer Science - final year project of undergraduate degree (individual vs teamwork)

I'm in the final year of my undergraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. Thus, I have to choose between individual project or teamwork. In both cases, I believe that I can do well. However, I'm ...
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Can a project be a PhD research? [closed]

I am preparing PhD porposal the proposal itself is a project design plan. Is that possible for a Project to be a PhD research? My Project is about web portal from data science.
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How to make a complaint about grades? [closed]

My professor announced the grades. He told us in each part what grades we had. My oral presentation for the project was way better than other students. But he just gave me 89 for oral and gave others ...
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How to request a professor who has moved colleges to acknowledge project work?

At the end of last semester , I had taken up some research work under a professor of a different department. Now , I had been updating him with my progress on a weekly basis until my final exams ...
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Can we submit part of our assignment after deadline? [closed]

I have a deadline for handing in my assignments. One of them is tricky and I need to think more. I coded it but I am not 100 % sure that is right. Can I think more about it after deadline of ...
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Should I be worried that I have no set dissertation near the start of my 4th year?

I'm entering the 4th year of my STEM field PhD at a prestigious institute in Canada. My supervisor is a bit terrible; never around, and often with fantastical ideas that are much harder to realize ...
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how should I write my first email to co-supervisor? [closed]

My supervisor introduced me to a professor who has (already) accepted to be my co-supervisor, and wanted me to contact him and make an appointment. I want to write an email, but I do not know exactly ...
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Paid temporary job as research assistant

I'm a master's degree student. A professor of mine offered me work on some parts of his paper that I have good knowledge about, because of my background. He said he'll pay me in return, and ...
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Is it okay to judge projects on the basis of how long it took to develop them

I was showing my presentation on a project which I made in java/javafx to this evaluator(i'm a college student). And before I could start explaining the usage he asked me how much time did I spend on ...
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Uncertain graduate study plans due to timing problems with visa and professor's funding

I applied for the university of Alberta.Fortunately I have got funding opportunity through my prospective professor's grant. I have applied for a visa expecting to go with the January intake, and ...
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Is it unheard of to pursue writing a relevant master's thesis while enrolled in a capstone-project based masters program?

I am currently enrolled in a capstone project based maters program (in Analytics, from a business school) openly geared towards developing practical industry specific skills for its students. However,...
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How to present projects that will soon be published on CV?

I have several projects that will be published soon. I am the 1st author in two of them and co-author in 3 of them. How to present this in my CV?
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Why do highly successful people in computer fields say a degree in Computer Science is not worth to get “JOB”? [closed]

I'm studying Engineering in India. In Information Technology, Many CS-friends of mine told me that that degree is not worth it and that none of the subjects will be useful in my computer science ...
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System for organising printed papers in folders?

For the people here who do not yet work entirely electronically, and still use printed papers & old school folders to organise their papers, do you guys have a system for organising these papers? ...
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What to do if a team member does not work but they have to answer committee questions?

I am a master student in a French university and the university states that for a project students must form a team. However, I ended up doing the whole work by myself (They always come up with an ...
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Changing my field after having started my project for my thesis

I am about a month off of starting my Honors year at university (essentially an extra undergrad year aimed at getting students ready for research) and since I was very eager to get into research, I ...
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Emailing professor for help with (non class related) project

I am involved in an extracurricular university-affiliated activity for which I want to do an analysis involving computational fluid dynamics (CFD). There is a professor at my university who has much ...
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How to make a full article out of one straightforward, but interesting point? [closed]

I have an interesting idea, and did a fair bit of writing and research, with some good examples to display the idea. However, I still feel like the whole paper is too monolithic, like an extended ...
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Dealing with a slow moving project as a professional researcher

I have an undergraduate degree and I'm working as a medical researcher in a research lab, affiliated with a University. I've done very little since being employed, due to problems such as: lack of ...
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How to work with teammates who shoot down ideas in order to avoid work?

I am working with two fellow graduate students on implementing some algorithm for data extraction. We are in the mid-phase of our project and we still have roughly a month (20 days to be precise) to ...
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Unrelated project during PhD

I am in my 3rd year of the PhD program in theoretical physics. Although I would love to stay within academia, my hopes of obtaining a good position are dwindling because of various factors. Given that,...
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In a grant application, how to address gender aspects when working in a highly technical field?

The guidelines for a certain funding source ask me to address gender aspects. This call is open to all scientist, but I work with pen, paper and computers and I see no gender aspects in my work (only ...
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Sharing information between two mutually uninvolved collaborators

Let's say I am working on two, similar projects, on two separate grants with collaborator A and collaborator B. In the process of working with collaborator A, I came up with an idea for a new project ...
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Is it okay that I don't meet my project supervisor until I can reach a certain subgoal of a long project?

I am doing a project in my university under supervision of a professor. This project constitutes many subgoals. My supervisor told me to meet with him to discuss about the project. But I couldn't ...
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Explaining current situation

As it turns out,I realised that, the field I'm working on is quite different than my original one. How to explain this current situation?