Questions tagged [research-undergraduate]

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Do I have to acknowledge my dissertation supervisor when they never even replied to any of my emails?

My dissertation is just for an undergraduate degree, but acknowledgements are required. I have sent two direct emails to the internal supervisor who was assigned to me, one introducing myself and one ...
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Is being shy a sufficient reason to avoid in-person meetings? [closed]

Suppose, hypothetically there is a group project. We can either meet in person or online. The choice is not democratic though because according to the university guidelines, everybody must agree on ...
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Can I apply to a postdoc for internships in the UK as an undergrad?

I understand there might be funding issues but I am more curious about if there are any modalities preventing a postdoc from taking an intern.
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Does the Tech Industry outside Academia know which Journals are predatory and which aren't?

The question is pretty simple: Are HR/interviewers/recruiters outside of academia who parses through your CV/resume, aware of which journals are predatory (say, from Beall's List) and which are not (...
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PhD Admissions - Does it matter if I work in the same lab for 4 years?

I started working in a lab on campus as a freshman and I really like what we are doing and in a perfect world I would be more than happy to stay here for my remaining time. But, since I want to get my ...
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Citing research within another research paper, is it okay? [closed]

So I've been instructed to write an essay that has citations for research that must be within the last 5 years. The exact phrasing is "Minimum of 20-30 up to date (within 5 years) references"...
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Is having too many papers under-review something frowned upon by a PhD panel? (PhD CS USA)

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs in the US. I have multiple posters published along with some mid tier conference papers. Along with these, I have 6 journal papers under review. ...
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How should I approach a researching professor as an undergraduate? Should I go humble or confidently? [duplicate]

I'm a third-year CS major undergrad at a not so research-oriented campus. I was looking through a list of research professors (given some professors only do lectures), I found a professor leading ...
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Do lower tier papers reduce the value of a PhD Applicant? (CS PhD USA FALL 2022)

I have a 5 page paper "technically published" (No online doi, just a certificate and a best paper award) at a conference which was organised by my university. The paper is broadly focused on ...
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Will too many publications harm your chance of getting admission into PhD programs in the US?

One of my research colleagues has a BSc degree in Biology with a CGPA of 3.93 and has been involved in research for about 2 years after completing his BSc. Actually, he has been involved in research ...
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Mentioning publication venues for SOP (FALL 2022 CS PhD USA)

I am writing my SOP for CS PhD Programs in the US. I have a few experiences to note down in the SOP and those works have resulted into posters/publications. Question: Is it necessary to mention the &...
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Is a case study a type of research paper?

I can’t find an answer that explicitly says that a case study is a type of research (e.g. analytical research paper, persuasive research paper, definition research paper, etc.). There’s this site that ...
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Undergrad research: How to ask my advisor if our results are paper-worthy?

I worked with a professor over the summer where I explored a slightly original avenue in a fairly niche domain. Basically, I ran simulations that validate previous lab experiment results. The work ...
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Disagreeing with faculty coauthor as an undergraduate

I am an undergraduate who is determined to attend grad-school, and as such, I am hungry for opportunities to demonstrate my academic worth. In a recent course, my dialogue with the instructor ...
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Should one sacrifice their core research time for citations?

I focus on a domain X with my prof. My research has been taking a lot of time for certain reasons. While I have some publishable material, it will not gather much citations. There is this other ...
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How to search for a suitable journal to publish my paper?

I'm an undergraduate math major, recently I've written a paper about approximation by neural networks in a theoretical settings because I really like the mathematics involved in neural networks. It is ...
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How to give credit to short term undergraduate research assistants?

My field is applied mathematics, and I regularly hire short term undergraduate students as research assistants to work on various projects. Most students, for a variety of reasons, cannot make any ...
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Undergrad researcher frustration with PhD collaborator

I'm an undergrad doing summer research in a CS lab. For the past few months, I've been working closely with a PhD student. I initially contacted his supervisor and his supervisor connected us to work ...
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Is it helpful for graduate school admissions to publish in undergraduate research journals?

I’m a fourth year undergrad majoring in math at a university in the US. I’ve been working independently on an elementary graph theory problem for a while and I’ve found some nice results. It’s not ...
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Should (confirmed) future appointments be mentioned in an academic CV?

Background: CS Undergraduate India. I have a confirmation about an internship for Jan - July 2022 but will send out applications of PhD CS USA Programs on Nov 2021. Question: Should I add that on my ...
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Can you call your paper a research paper if it's not being published anywhere?

I'm a 3rd year undergraduate student. I was thinking of making a side project where I analyze the effects of different vaccines on the rate of new cases. I will be using methods I've learned from my ...
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What are certain work ethics and habits I should start developing right from my undergraduate to be an effective researcher?

I am a physics undergrad in India, about to graduate in a month or two. Now, I love my work and the research method, and love to read about things from many different perspectives to give myself a ...
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How to mentor an REU virtually?

I am a postdoc and I am mentoring a research exchange undergraduate (REU) student from another university virtually and I will say it's a bit strange. The student is not responding well to my emails ...
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Can I ask a professor from another institution about getting involved in their research (undergrad CS)? [duplicate]

I am going to be a senior next year and was hoping to get involved with research for my capstone. The professor I was planning on asking to advise me had been one of my favorite professors and seemed ...
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3 Letters of Recommendation for Bio Grad School [duplicate]

I'm a rising senior in college and I'm looking into grad programs in biology. For the Letter of Recommendation requirement I have found that usually 3 are required. Currently I can only think of 2 ...
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Do all research grants for (under)graduate students lead to high quality research paper?

I want to know Question: Do all research grants (funds) for (under)graduate students lead to high quality (Q1 or Q2) research papers? How do institutions trust (under)graduate students so that they ...
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Attaching an unpublished draft on the CV

Background: CS undergrad applying to CS PhD FALL 2022 I am working on a project but don't think I will be able to publish it before I send out my admits. I am planning to just attach a draft on my CV. ...
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How can a working student reference a completed co-authored manuscript in their online portfolio?

TLDR: Please advise how a tech professional/working student may go about referencing co-authorship on manuscripts that were submitted to academic publications in a resume or online portfolio? ...
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Does Math research experience help when applying to Electrical Engineering Masters?

I am a second year electrical engineering undergraduate student. This summer, I found an opportunity to do research with a math professor, can this help with both math and electrical engineering ...
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Is it rude to visit a professors office during the summer if they have not responded to my email?

I understand that a somewhat similar question has been asked before, but my parameters here are slightly different. Essentially, I have been emailing a professor since early April about joining their ...
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How to draft a SOP when one wants to work on a sub-domain they have never worked on before? (CS PhD USA)

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs (USA) I have experience in a certain domain X. Within X, there are multiple application based sub-domains. Example Domain: Deep Learning Example ...
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How to mention a paper as a citation which is to be published and not present as a preprint? [duplicate]

Background: I have written a paper X. In X, I mention 3 future works which I had thought to take a lot of time to solve. But somehow I managed to finish those early. Now I want to write a Paper Y on ...
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Is there an increase in papers authored by undergraduates?

I am an undergraduate student in STEM. I have noticed that several of my peers (also in STEM) have published in journals or conferences (multiple times). I have also seen that in online forums for ...
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How should I prepare my write-up for an internship program?

I am going to apply for an internship programme. It is written that the selection is based on write-up. To apply for the program I need to include an write-up with 1200 words. Also, some outlines of ...
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Advice on choosing a CS undergraduate thesis advisor (picking between 2 profs)?

I'm currently a college junior and looking to apply to grad school for CS in the fall. I'm currently choosing a thesis advisor for next year but would love some advice. One of my options is a HCI ...
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Bad semester - Math PhD application [duplicate]

I wanted to bring up an issue I faced recently and figure out how much my graduate school application will be affected by this. For some background, I am a sophomore math major at a good public school....
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What to do with my ideas as an undergraduate

Long time lurker first time poster (to this specific Stack Exchange that is). I think its best to start with some context: I am currently an undergraduate student at a fairly decent computer science ...
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Is it okay to have an additional authors for majority of my work in my undergrad thesis?

Background: My undergrad thesis primarily consists of 4 Methods converted into individual chapters (excluding intro, results, conclusion etc.). One chapter dedicates one specific idea. Each chapter is ...
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How to make the most of an online research internship?

I am undergrad who will be doing a research internship this summer in Physics. The professor I will be working under is from another country, so there is no possibility of working in-person. I have ...
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Why would an international applicant with a perfect GPA and an undergraduate thesis get rejected from 16 grad schools? [duplicate]

I applied to 16 graduate schools for this coming fall. I am a transfer student at a Top 10 Public US school. I had GPA 4.00 at the time I applied (Not yet took graduate course yet, but I wrote that I ...
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Could it hurt my grad school application if I state a secondary research interest in which I have little experience? [closed]

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD USA. I am interested in this 'X' domain but have not really invested time to do 'research' in it because it is computationally very demanding and I do not ...
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For an undergrad, which is more important? LoR or publication

I'm an undergrad studying math and CS at a US college. My plan is to go for a PhD in machine learning afterwards. Currently, I have two research experiences under my belt. The first experience has ...
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Undergraduate research: confused about my role

I'm a sophomore student studying Mathematics and Computer Science at an US college. Since I'm considering applying for a PhD program after graduation, I've connected with a professor to work under him....
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I cannot find relevant information to use a tool for collecting data and the author isn't responding. What do I do? [closed]

I am conducting a survey to measure the impact of social distancing on family dynamics, for which I came across a tool that fits my study perfectly. However, I am not able to find information on the ...
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While applying for PhD in Deep learning, how useful are papers in some other topics like photonics? [closed]

I am a EEE student. My plan is to go for higher studies on Deep learning and neural networks. Suppose, I have an opportunity to do research on a photonics/nano material/device physics project. How ...
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Importance of domain selection for undergrad applying to a PhD program (USA CS)

Background: CS undergrad applying to CS PhD programs in the USA right after graduation. As an undergrad, I research on (and will be till applications are submitted) broadly on 3 applications of a ...
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Is better to make your own image or utilise the cited paper's image in a review?

Background: I am writing a review paper and have cited a paper who's model I want to include in the review. Question: Is it better to create a picture which denotes my own understanding of the model ...
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Plagiarism in undergraduate thesis

A friend recently confessed to me that she plagiarised a part of her thesis which was submitted to graduate with honors from her undergraduate university. She graduated a few years ago. Her thesis was ...
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Are there particular areas of mathematical research that attract universities to consider someone over another?

I thought of my question when considering if I wanted to be a math professor. Background: Currently I’m an undergraduate studying math with a concentration in computer science, and I am interested in ...
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How relevant are non-top conference papers to a PhD CS admit panel? (USA)

Background: While I am not sure about other fields, Computer science has several conferences an year for multiple of its domain. (there are around 150+ conferences for artificial intelligence alone). ...

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