Managing Your Advisor

Nick Feamster
Great Research
Published in
11 min readJun 28, 2020

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Over the years, several of my students started to put together a list of practical advice for incoming students — including various niceties such as how to gain access to the lab, how to get accounts, how to submit reimbursements, and so forth. I wanted to contribute to the list of advice, and I figured I could offer some value by giving advice to new students about how to gain traction on their research as quickly as possible. This post is the first in a series of a few posts on that topic; in this post, I will cover the topic of managing your advisor.

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Nick Feamster
Great Research

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago. The Internet, research, running, & life. https://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~feamster/