Publication Expectations

It is rather frustrating to have to spell this out explicitly, but unfortunately too many graduate students do not seem to know this: you are expected to publish as part of your degree. It may not be a formal requirement, but I am not supervising your degree and paying your salary for your benefit alone. The bare minimum I expect is one top-tier conference paper for a masters student, and three such and a journal for a Ph.D. student. Note that these are bare minimums, and a reasonable output is closer to two papers per year, which for a masters would mean one-to-two papers, and for a PhD would mean around six-to-ten papers. Most, though unfortunately not all, of my graduate students have no difficulty whatsoever with this requirement.

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Paul A.S. Ward
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