I am a graduate student in Computational Mathematics interested to write thesis relevant to optimization. Grateful for any suggestion on hot/relevant topics or papers on optimization. My motive is to complete a good thesis that would make me a strong applicant to doctoral program in OR/computational optimization.

asked 26 Feb '14, 07:42

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The first step in writing a good thesis is to find a good thesis advisor. It is your advisor's reference letter that will make you a strong applicant to doctoral programs. Even the topic of your thesis is not that important, as long as you have an advisor who will write a detailed letter, expressing enthusiasm for your potential to do original mathematical and computational research.


answered 26 Feb '14, 11:00

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I think you're basically asking us to look for a needle in a haystack. I mean to answer this, one would need to know you, your interest and competences. I am not from the academic environment, but I would assume this is something to take up with professors at your current University. I doubt anyone will just hand you a super exciting topic, which is publish ready, probably needs a lot of reading and digging to find something that really interest you and is a suitable thesis subject.


answered 26 Feb '14, 07:52

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