what kind of students are you looking for to supervise?

Please refer to my keynote slides presented at ISSTA 2013 Doctoral Symposium: http://www.slideshare.net/taoxiease/phdprogram-preparation. There I described a PhD (student)'s five essential skills (which I focus on training/advising). A vague answer to your question is that students should have good foundations of these essential skills for being further trained/advised, along with high self-motivation, passion for pursuing excellence, etc.

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