Getting started with the process
- Topic area: Computer Science → Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science
- Language: Typically English (Finnish and Swedish also work)
What to expect from me as a supervisor
As your supervisor, I will help to make sure the topic is aligned with our M.Sc. programs and I will oversee the process from defining the topic until submission. This is, however, your thesis which tests your maturity and thus you are the person responsible of carrying the process.
The main communication channel will be email, and for meetings we will use Zoom. Thesis drafts will be submitted here in MyCourses. During the process we will meet at least four times (depending on your progress, your schedule, and your advisor). See sketch of the meeting structure below.
You will typically also need a separate instructor/advisor. This person might be your supervisor at the company for which you do the work, or a post-doc at the university. Your instructor/advisor will be the person responsible to help with implementation, compiling results, preparing graphic materials, etc. I will provide you with feedback on those, but your instructor/advisor is your go-to person for execution-related questions (as opposed to questions regarding formalities of the process, requirements, etc., for which I am the right person to contact).
I offer detailed feedback during the process. I typically ask you to submit drafts of the thesis manuscript along the way (see below for schedule), which I will read and scribble full of comments. We will then meet and go through the comments in detail. The rule of thumb is that I comment on each thing once, and expect you to learn from the corrections. Please make use support from the Writing Clinic and make sure to submit text that you think is in good shape (so that I can focus on the message rather than typos).
To save your (and my) time, I highly recommend that you make the use of the Aalto LaTeX thesis template (see Resources) and consider using spell-checkers (such as Grammarly or other tools).