Note to Prospective MSc / PhD Students
Please read this before you send me email asking me to advise you
in your thesis...
I have lots of graduate students and very little time, so I am
taking on new students very slowly, if at all.
Here are some
points for you to consider before contacting me:
- I will not advise "project" MSc students (without thesis). Don't
bother to ask.
- If you are not yet a TAU student, please don't contact me.
By the time
you enroll and take the required courses, 1-2 years will pass, and I have no
idea what will happen by then...
- You have a better chance if you take my advanced courses
("Cryptography" or "Topics in Information Security").
- I am reluctant to take students in the
5-year "direct MSc" program,
that contact me in August and need an answer
by September - the deadline is usually way to short for me
such students rarely had the chance to take my courses. (but read on)
- Very high grades in general, and in my courses in particular,
improve your chances.
- Many (although not all) the things I like to do involve computer
programming and a lot of it.
If you have good computer skills, and
enjoy using them, this is a plus.
- If you are genuinly interested in computer/network security,
know something about this field already (from previous jobs etc),
this can help.
If you are still interested:
Please don't send me email in Hebrew - and
do send me your CV
and grade averages - with a brief ASCII biographic sketch
inside the body of the email. Attachments slow me down.
Note to Prospective PhD candidates
I won't take you on as a PhD student unless I've worked with you
already in some capacity.
This usually means that unless you did your
MSc with me, you need to
This means that you won't be getting
a scholarship or a teaching assistant position from TAU until you do become
a "regular" student.
- pass the bar I use for MSc students
- work with me for some 6 months or so, without the formalities of
enrolling as an "official" student.
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Mon Aug 21 08:01:38 IDT 2006