So you want to do a thesis under my supervision? Here's what you should know ...
What I care about ...
- You, obviously! I want you to get smarter, more creative and ambitious during your thesis. I fail as teacher when you haven't picked up at least one new skill after submitting your thesis.
- The project! My thesis offers are often quite challenging, pioneering or/and researchy, but never useless and stupid work. Research is always an exploration into the unknown.
I respect ...
- Creativity! Think beyond my suggestions - do stuff, hack around and come up with new ideas I haven't thought about. Surprise me!
- Initiative! Don't let me be your bottleneck - take initiative and try being as independent as possible.
- Endurance! We will get stuck, things will not work out as expected. So don't give up after the first sight of failure and keep on going.
- Focus! I keep weekly updates short (~30min) and love clear reports, let's spend more time hacking! :)
How I supervise ...
- I trust my students - I don't care how, where and when you get stuff done as long as you do when we need it!
- You will know more about your project than me. I love to be proven wrong with good arguments!
- No matter how hard you work, I promise you that I'll keep up with you and work harder.
- I respect clean code and prefer good figures over long explanations - and don't care too much about formalities.
- I understand that the nature of research is that most things won't work the first times - be honest about results and we figure out how to make it work.
Other stuff you should know
- Read papers with code!
- Everything will be on GitHub and we mainly communicate on Slack
- I'll probably travel quite regularly (due to research), so weekly updates might sometimes be via Skype (or/and on short notice)
- You will have access to lots of GPUs
- Thesis (~50-60 pages) and final presentation
- Grading will be done 75% by me and 25% by Ce (Final presentation)