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Is it right that I'm a student research assistant (undergrad) and yet I'm being asked to write a research paper on my own?

As a sophomore, you're not ready to write research by yourself unless you're some wunderkind who is far beyond your years, especially not in any engineering field. Presumably, whoever is supervising ...
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Replying to professor after months

Hopefully, in the absence of a global pandemic, life will be less overwhelming and less likely to go weeks/months without checking in with your research mentor. I think a lot of the advice at the ...
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Improving work relationship with my advisor

I've supervised many undergraduate research students. Fortunately, I've never done things to them like this OP describes, but sometimes there are mismatches in terms of what I expect students to be ...
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Should I withdraw from a graduate math class to make more time for a promising research project?

Well, it's certainly far too late to help the OP, but if future readers are wondering about the relative value of undergrad research vs grad level courses, here are some things to keep in mind. ...
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Does your areas of research matter for graduate school?

Yes, definitely, at least for the two examples in the OP. Bioinformatics is very related to AI. Having successfully completed research in a data-driven scientific field does help show your ...
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How to select a journal at the intersection of two domains?

It is perfectly normal for a grad student to ask advice from professors about which journals might be a good fit for a particular paper. Obviously, the advisor should be the go-to person, but in this ...
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Math Research after undergraduate degree and before graduate school

Yes, of course, there are many places you could publish research at your stage. For one thing, many undergrad journals will accept papers from recent graduates as long as the research was started when ...
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