For Current/Prospective Students

For current students


Plagiarism policy

On the first instance of misconduct involving plagiarism, please assume that I will have no further professional collaboration with you.


For recommendation letters

In most cases, I would be more than happy to write a personalized recommendation letter for your job/graduate school applications. I prefer to write blind recommendations (i.e., letters to be sent directly to the concerned person) than to hand them over to a student.

Before contacting me for a recommendation letter, please answer these questions:

a) Have you taken at least 2 of my courses?

b) Have you done any long-term (> 1 year) projects with me?

c) Have you done any short-term (6 months - 1 year) projects with me and taken at least 1 of my courses?

If your answer to all of the questions is "no", then my advice would be to not ask me for a recommendation letter. In particular, for such a case, my recommendation may hurt your application.


For scientific writing

Tips on writing papers with mathematical content.