I continue to supervise undergraduate and graduate students at the Dept. of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece. In fact, I still enjoy it.
Here is a small guide that will make our prospective cooperation easier:
- Please check the list of proposed projects announced by Prof. C. Douligeris (do not ask when and how, you’re supposed to attend his classes),
- If something interesting to you is found in this list of projects that has my name as a contact person, feel free to contact me (we have a mutual interest for a certain period of time),
- Compile a draft proposal (no more than 3/4 of an A4 page) of what you think to do or how you intend to approach this work – fill the remaining 1/4 with a proposed time line (it’s important to know beforehand when you want to submit your thesis and adjust my very limited availability as well),
- In the body of your email (in the same email that you attach your draft proposal), please state a very brief overview of your skills (not a CV, I’m not hiring you..) so that I can sketch an overview of the planned work,
- Check your emails regularly – I usually reply within 48 hours, except academic holidays (best effort).
What I will do for you and what I will not:
- I will provide you with the associated literature on the subject – this literature is mandatory to start with; it’s up to you to expand it only (not limit),
- I will provide you with the table of contents, if you make the burden of compiling a draft proposal,
- I will regularly update you with updates on the subject,
- I will provide you with the methodology and the technical information required,
- I will provide you with the necessary tips to compile an academic thesis you will be proud of,
- I will not write even a single word of your thesis – this is your job – my job is to review it,
- I will not correct your spelling mistakes – this is also your job by invoking the spell checker of your preferred word processor,
- I will not be available for meetings without a particular reason – this can only delay the process,
- I will not tolerate a translated version of someone else’s work, or plagiarism,
- I will not deal with any university bureaucracy and/or paperwork – this is entirely up to you.
Best of luck…