Are you planning to do your Ph.D.
program of study under my supervision?
If so, here is the steps you
need to take:
Do you still want to do your Ph.D. Thesis under my supervision?
Read my Research Guidelines
and make sure that you like my style and would enjoy working with me :)
Then, you have to get admitted to a university as a Ph.D. student;
doesn't matter which university and where, could be anywhere in the world, as
long as I accept it as a reputable university and the university accepts me as your supervisor.
If you are already a Ph.D. student, then proceed with the next step.
Otherwise, work on your admission.
You are welcome to consider my home institution, where I accept Ph.D. students in 3 graduate programs:
(1) Department of Computer Science,
(2) Department of Applied Mathematics, and
(3) Aras International Campus
(پردیس بینالمللی ارس)
of University of Tabriz.
For further information on the admission process, contact the Graduate Admissions Office
(مدیریت تحصیلات تکمیلی)
of University of Tabriz.
I expect strong Logic (Modal and Temporal Logic), Automata Theory, Software
Engineering and Formal Methods. I also expect Ph.D. students to be focused and
have specific objectives and plans. Your preparation and strength, in
this regard, would increase your chance of acceptance. Once accepted,
start your course work, strengthening yourself in the areas mentioned above,
by choosing a suitable combination of courses. Try to organize your
course papers as Mini Survey Papers, according to EnSuPaper.zip,
and have them submitted to some reputable conferences.
By the time you complete your course work, you should have at least two
papers, submitted to some reputable conferences.
By now, you should have identified your area of interest, on which you have a general knowledge.
Do a critical review on this area, identify weaknesses and problems, and organize it as a Survey
Paper according to EnSuPaper.zip.
This work should lead you to some topics of research.
Once I am satisfied with your Survey Paper, submit it to a reputable
conference and start working on the next item.
Pick your topic of research from item 5, collaborate, expand, and organize it
as Section 3 of a research paper, whose of Section 2 is basically the survey
paper of item 5. and the overall paper is organized according to
EnRePaper.zip. Submit this paper to
a reputable journal, and while waiting for the journal's decision, prepare it
as your Ph.D. Proposal, present, and defend.
Do your research and organize it as a research paper according to
EnRePaper.zip. Your work on papers
of this type goes on until you have at least two papers, submitted to some
Once you have at least two journal submissions, and while you are waiting
for their acceptance, start organizing your Ph.D. Thesis according to
Basically, your review work of item 3 and 5 would make up Chapter 2
and your research papers of item 7 goes to chapter 3 of your thesis.
Combine all your work in one extended paper and submit to yet another reputable journal.
You may then prepare for your defense; you don't have to wait for the acceptance of your submissions.
Finally, you need to read and accept
the Principles of CS Culture and
the statement of Agreement.
As a final note, I would like to emphasize that I consider your submissions and
papers as an important part of your Ph.D. work, for presenting your ideas and
your work to a larger audience and giving you the opportunity to collaborate
with others worldwide. I should also clarify that the acceptance of your papers
is not considered as a prerequisite for your defense and graduation. Obviously,
however, the comments you may get on your papers, accepted or not, should be
helpful for your work.
If so, welcome aboard; get a print of the Agreement,
fill it up, sign, and call me.
Saturday, March 26, 2011 01:52:43 AM