Bootstrapping our collaboration
I am always interested to discuss with students about the perspective of an MSc project within the PDS group, possibly not under my guidance. However, for our discussion to be meaningful, please read the following before contacting me or the MSc program coordinator, Dr. Dick Epema.
Your help is needed. If you are a prospective MSc student and would like to work
with me you can contact me directly at any time, with or without a specific topic in
mind-I usually have several MSc projects from which you can select, and the PDS
group has many more. However, I can only supervise 2-3 MSc projects at a time, and
the same probably applies for each of my colleagues; to deal with the number of requests
I apply an equal-opportunity First-Come-First-Served policy.
I want you to enjoy the process of getting your MSc title (and have a personal life, too).
To this end, I will be available with advice and encouragement, I will steer you gently towards
getting your MSc title, and, perhaps most importantly, I will tune the process for your future
aspirations. If you want to go to the industry, I will help you create a portfolio also reach
results that are meaningful for your future employer. If you want to start a doctoral track,
I will make sure you are equipped with the right tools at the end of your MSc project.
I am a results-oriented supervisor. This means that I don't mind if you make mistakes
during the course of your MSc project; in fact, I encourage you to explore fearlessly and as
much as possible during this period-it may be your last chance before reality hits back. Since
the end result is what matters, I am open to discuss with you about a flexible work program.
As a drawback, I will not settle with low-quality MSc thesis or poor work.
I do not mind helping you excel. While the first goal of an MSc project is to get an
MSc title, I am going to try to help you achieve your full potential, should you desire it.
If you are an ambitious and energetic student, I will help you keep the pace high.
For more information on doing a master's project in the PDS group please consult
the PDS group MSc projects page.