Doing your Masters
Many exciting Master's projects can be defined by applying state-of-the-art planning, scheduling, optimization and game-theoretical algorithms to real-world problems.
To do your Master's thesis project within the Algorithmics group, we require you to:
- meet the general requirements for doing a master in Computer Science (see study guide), and
- have completed the highly recommended courses offered by the Algorithmics group, including at least the course Advanced Algorithms, Algorithms for Intelligent Decision Making, and the follow-up project. (See the Course Guidelines Research Groups booklet for more details.)
- Have your IEP (via MyStudyPlanning) approved.
If you do your Master's within the Algorithmics group, you may join a research project of one of the members, who will be your daily supervisor. You are also expected to join the Monthly Master's Meetings. We offer a sample of available master's projects.
- Important: EWI's manual for the MSc Thesis project
- Also important: various other relevant information, for example concerning afstuderen, examendata, formulieren and reglementen.
- Some very useful general advice for how to do research can be found on this page of our colleague Jan van Gemert.
- The LaTeX style from the TU Delft huisstijl (we recommend you write your thesis in LaTex) with instructions for doing your Masters and writing your thesis.
Start off with a literature survey leading up to a Master's Thesis Proposal.
When you start doing your Master's project within Algorithmics, first arrange the following.
- Add all the activities of the Algorithmics group to your agenda. You can add it by right-clicking 'My Calendars' in the Calendar tab in Outlook, then 'add Calendar' -> 'from Address Book' and look for 'secr-alg-st-ewi'. We expect you to be there!
- Put yourself on the alg_masters mailing list to get updated on new activities.
- Be sure to attend the Monthly Master's Meetings (usually first Wednesday of the month -- see calendar).
- You are welcome to use the study places in our building, together with the other Master's students (when Covid regulations permit -- request using Mare).
- Join us for lunch every day at 12:00 (when Covid regulations permit).
- Some research tips when starting out.
- Make notes during the meetings with your supervisor.
- When you have finished your literature report, and when you have finished your Master's thesis, it is a good idea to make it available to the world. Therefore, add them to the education repository of TU Delft.