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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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Group-building for project, how to handle non-response? [closed]

I recently switched to a new university and our professor asked us to make groups for a big project next semester. Since I was new I sent an e-mail to everybody available if they are free. I got a ...
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Is it better to have done a Masters Thesis before applying for a PhD? Or are shorter semester projects sufficient? [closed]

Basically, I have choices between two universities for an MSc Physics, with the idea of pursuing a PhD in theoretical/computational neuroscience in top UK/US schools. In the first university, and I ...
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Would adding paragraph about the motivation provided by someone who doubted me to my final year project acknowledgment be unprofessional?

In my final year project, and since it will be my last postgraduate year, I want to add a taste of truth in my Acknowledgment, where I think it's the personal part of the project, where you are ...
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Bachelor Thesis supervisor in a CV?

I am currently working in a research laboratory in a University under the leadership of one of the university professors. This professor is in charge of several students doing their Bachelor Thesis ...
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how can I ask a professor about funding for master!

I am looking for a master’s position. I emailed a professor and we arranged a meeting on Skype, where he said that he would assess my knowledge and he told me that he will tell me the result afterward....
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Attribution of authorship within undergraduate group project reports

I teach a senior design course for undergraduate engineering students at a public university. Our senior design projects are all team based, usually with three to five engineering students per team. ...
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My hardware can't run the code I need for my research

I have started doing a project and I promised to report my results every week to my professor. At the beginning, he told me you should have a reasonably good laptop. I thought my laptop could support ...
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How to gain skills in project management?

So far, my master thesis had an initial plan, and I would keep in contact with the PI as I need. However, now that the academic course comes to an end, all the students in the lab (3) we have to ...
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From thesis to a real project!

I'm currently writing a master thesis, which slowly became a real project which a "very big" institution is interested in using to create a product of their own. Eventually, I'll be involved in the ...
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If my B.Sc.project contains source code, should I include it in an appendix?

I do a B.Sc. degree project in computer science at KTH Institute of Technology. The work included a fair amount of source code written in C and NuSMV and the report is somewhat technical even for a CS ...
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Should I ask my professor to change my project group? [closed]

I am a grad student. I am taking a course wherein we were asked to do a group project. I asked around a few people but people seemed "paired up". I found a group of two people willing to take me in. ...
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Using parts of previous work in dissertation

I'm currently getting towards the end of my Master's year, and so I am working on my dissertation. I completed a couple of projects for a module (assessed by report) in my third year that are ...
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How to go about obtaining large amounts of obscure data?

I apologize if this is the wrong stack forum. I want to obtain a large amount of surveillance data for a computer vision project I am working on but I am having a difficult time doing so. I ...
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Lecturer asks for argument for re-submission

Our group submitted part 1 of an assignment a few hours before the deadline, only to realise one of our links to the a piece of work was incorrect. As soon as we found out, we emailed him explaining ...
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Is school work in the public domain? [closed]

I am working on a project for school and would like to know if it would be in the public domain.
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As a post-doc, can work on applications of existing methods harm my career prospects?

I'm a first year post doc in bioinformatics and am currently working on an application project based on other's method previously developed in the lab. The application would simply be applying the ...
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Should considerations be made if half of a project group drops the course?

I am a student who is completing a course where the major assessment is a Project where you work in a team of four to complete it in different deadlines (Draft and Final). However we have been ...
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How to define a project/thesis for the Master level?

I'm doing my PhD in computer science, and as a part of the PhD program I need to co-advise at least one Master thesis and 2 small Master projects. Of course I went to my supervisor in the first ...
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What is the difference between project and thesis?

How project and thesis differs in terms of creativity ? which one is original ? project or thesis ? any formal definition for project and thesis ?
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Who should I tell about switching a group-based course to pass/no credit?

First, some background: I'm currently involved in a course which is based around a major group project. However, the end of the semester is coming up, and I honestly can't see this project becoming ...
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what should i do my group memeber are not doing any work in fyp [closed]

I am doing my final year project and my group members are not doing there work and also they have no interest in it .. after many presentation i ask our professor about this situation and he said u ...
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What is a suitable job title for someone responsible for data and software in a research project?

My PI has just asked me what she should call me when introducing me to visiting researchers. I couldn't give her a definite answer. I work in a research project where I supervise its research data in ...
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How to work on a joint math paper effectively? [closed]

Now, I am working on a joint paper with some collaborators. The research is about mathematics. This is my first experience of working in collaboration. Another author has sent a manuscript about our ...
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Is it common for advisers to have not understand a funded project?

I'm a graduate student in computer science engineering in South Korea. My adviser (a professor) told members in my lab to write a proposal to get a fund (from government or a company). Finally, we ...
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PhD crossroad: dealing with constantly absent supervisor and diverse workload?

I am in the first year of my PhD studies. Was involved with the same group since a while as a student, and then I was offered a PhD there. Project work The topic of my PhD is completely different ...
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How does one find an advisor for an online graduate program?

I'm in an online part-time graduate program at a well-established state university in the U.S.. I'm having a hard time getting responses from professors when it comes to asking about potential ...
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I'm not comfortable with paying for a practicum that involves doing work for a company, that also pays the school. How to handle this?

My department has the undergraduates and the graduate students do a practicum. The department tries to get a corporate "sponsor," who pays the department to solve a problem, like an Operations ...
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How do I minimize the number of “unknown unknowns”?

There's a famous quote from a former US government official regarding the things we know, the things we know we don't know, and things we don't know we don't know. Likewise, there are many colorful ...
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How to abort one post-doc sub-project politely

Right after starting a post-doc, another post-doc in the new group came and invited me to collaborate in one of his projects (only a side thing; not my main research project; somehow independent from ...
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Is it possible to “validate” a simulator without comparing it with the actual tool? [closed]

I am developing a simulator for a data mining tool. The simulator will be an abstract version of the tool so that people can perform their experiments easily. I am doing this project for a post ...
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On the ethics of continuing current project with another advisor

I have been trying to work with a certain professor for a year, since the time I joined PhD. I wasn't paid by her, rather, funded by TAships. This past quarter, I did a project for a class I took ...
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How should a thesis be structured in this situation?

My project is generally combining many of the existing techniques into a pipeline with minor modifications in computer science. And this thesis is expected to be my degree thesis, not a journal/...
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Is there a tool like the Open Science Framework that can be run on a private server?

I am very impressed by the Open Science Framework. Unfortunately, for some projects I cannot put any data in a cloud especially if it is not encrypted. Are there similar tools which allow me to keep ...
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Project or Thesis? [closed]

In the master's program that I am enrolled in, there are two options before graduating: either to complete the thesis or to do a project. I thought of doing the thesis, and maybe if I can find a topic ...
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Is it ok to give your Old Assignments to others?

My friend wants an old assignment which I have done few semesters ago. I want to know whether it's ok to give the assignment to him and whether it's going to be a problem for me in the future. (I have ...
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How to effectively balance research, teaching and project work? [duplicate]

Starting from the upcoming semester besides my research for the PhD, I will also have to work on a loosely related project (w.r.t. my research), and do teaching as well. I am overwhelmed from this. ...
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How to solicit funded research projects from industry to perform while in graduate school?

My ultimate goal is to secure a position in industry post graduation. I figured a solid approach would be align myself with current problems and try and partner to solve them. This gives me resume ...
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Ad hoc work detracting from PhD project

Setting I am a graduate student in a quant/informatics group (size = 2 people: my advisor and I) housed within a larger academic group that do wet laboratory/bench research. I have my own project ...
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How to protect the timeline of my project when the supervisor is not willing to negotiate anything?

I am currently working on an 8 month final project, of which 1 month has already passed. Its for an Engineering Doctorate degree. I have one supervisor and one client (who is a Phd student). ...
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How to reduce negative consequence for the person I plagiarized my assignment from?

Due to some personal reasons, I didn't get to complete my semester end project. So I copied my friend's project and submitted it without major changes (I know I was a fool to do that). Now we are ...
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How to work with a RA unwilling to work with me?

I've recently started a new role on a three year project. I'm a research officer and I've joined onto the project about 8 months in at new research institute, there are three CIs. I've been brought on ...
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Project websites - Increasing visibility or wasting time?

I'm from an empirical social science background and observe that several research projects build project websites, similar to job market websites of academics. Those that I am aware of are often ...
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What are the best questions to ask a PI upon the first meeting to join some of his projects?

I'm planning to see a professor today, in our department, he is the director of one of the labs there and a PI of a couple of projects. I knew that, he's looking for some student to join his project/s....
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How should I email my graduate advisor if I did not hear anything?

I am a graduate student at a University and I am working on academic project under my advisor's guidance. I had emailed two weeks back about my project update (which helps him grade my project hours ...
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How do professors get to apply and work on industry projects?

Not necessary to have a research project but any project where professor can get to apply his theory and skills and work along with working professional in the industry - and also get to leverage ...
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How to proceed when you are coordinating a project among several research groups and they do not contribute to the progress of the project

I am principal investigator in some project that involves other research groups from other countries. When I was writing the proposal, I asked them if they would like to joint the project, and they ...
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Re-initiating the discussion with a seemingly busy Professor

A couple of weeks back, I reached out to a Professor stating my interest in a project he had put up on his website. The professor was impressed with my resume and gave a brief description of his ...
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Do I have to prove all the theorems I mention in my paper?

I am writing a paper on a big theorem in Algebra. But in order to supply as many proofs as I find interesting, I have to mention the theorems used to prove this Big Theorem. Do I have to include all ...
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What happens to a research group when a principal investigator (P.I.) dies? Is it common to have existing contingency plans?

Principal investigators (P.I.s) are not immune to things like traffic accidents, fatal diseases, or acts of terrorism. Is it common to have contingency plans as to what will happen with funding, ...
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Advice for writing Lab Manuals for undergraduate students

I was wondering how lab manuals for freshmen or junior year engineering students are created. I am currently working on documenting a lab manual for a project. Although, I am fairly well-versed with ...