10. More Ways to Find a Thesis


It is the sole responsiblity of a student in the MEng program to find a thesis topic and a supervisor. Please consider the following suggestions when searching for a topic for a thesis and/or a supervisor:

  • After peforming well in a course or a research program, please speak with faculty or staff members about working with them on a longer project.
  • Read research group websites and technical papers in your fields of interest.
  • Speak with a faculty advisor, member of the undergraduate office, in order to help define your interests.  Speak with PhD students, professors, and lecturers to recommend faculty.
  • Read the Research Supervisors list and MEng Thesis Research Opportunities in CSAIL.
  • Consider attending colloquia and seminars held by research labs and the Department; attend Graduate Area Open Houses.


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