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Which US school for PhD in computer systems? (mobile, cloud, IoT) [on hold]

Some US schools are closer to the industry and work on stuff where the vision of deployment of your PhD isn't abstract, yet can be considered research. For people with computer systems interests (OS, ...
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Library to download copyrighted books [on hold]

Is there any library which i can download the copyrighted ebooks. This is not matter it's a payed or free. I have already seen the Google's books service ,but it does not give me a link to download.
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What is considered a good GPA for studies in Germany

Coming from a different schooling/grading system, I have very little feeling about what actually is considered a good grade for studies in Germany. Here the passing grades are given in the range of ...
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Choosing between physics and theorical computer science for mathematician

My question is : What is the most useful for a professional mathematician, between physics knowledge or theorical cs knowledge ? Context : I'm a math student, and I aim at doing math research in ...
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Advisable to visit other labs?

Is it advisable to do a short (2-3months) visit to a different lab at a different university while doing a PhD? I would think that it would be good for setting up collaborations, but would a PhD ...
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Is it a bad idea to express my personal feelings about the subject when writing email to a professor for PhD application?

I'm looking for PhD positions and I just recently came across an option in Germany. These guys are working on a subject that is very really truly interesting for me. I want to write to the head of the ...
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What to wear for a PhD/ MSc thesis defense?

Is it better to wear formal clothes for a PhD or MSc thesis defense or can we wear something as simple as a T-shirt?
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Taking leave of absence before receiving ABD status (not finish comps exam) [on hold]

(the question is refined to be clear) I major archaeology. I have spent excessive time, i.e., two years, to prepare comps, and I am thinking about taking leave of absence and go contrast archaeology ...
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Convention for excerpting from the middle of a paragraph in another work?

A project of mine involves meticulously tracing the source material for a work of literature constructed from an author's unpublished notes. I have established a system for referencing the notes ...
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How to address a doctoral candidate who is ABD (All but Dissertation)? Is “Dr” appropriate?

How does one address a doctoral candidate who completed all his/here requirements except the dissertation? Would they be referred to as Doctor? Or is there another title? In the past, I believe I've ...
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Is it common to include foreign terms in the title of a thesis?

I'm writing a cross-language thesis. In other words, my thesis is about a foreign culture. Is it common to include foreign terms in the title of a thesis? If yes, should I include the translation of ...
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991 views

Email to a professor after long time for recommendation

I did my bachelor at university A in which Prof. X supervised my graduation project. I asked him for a recommendation when I was applying to university B for masters and he wrote me a great one. That ...
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How to verify academic history and degree?

TL;DR: How does one verify the academic credentials (degree earned, date of graduation) of an individual without their permission or knowledge. I'm trying to verify the academic history and degree ...
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How to get a bachelor and expedite my research career [on hold]

My end goal is to do research. To start working at a university and get paid to do specific research. However, I don't have an undergraduate degree and am now in my late 20s. I've tried starting it ...
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I want to do research but I'm too old for a PHD

I really love research. I started a research project in graduate school for my M.A. in English. My research topic is a very viable and interesting topic for a dissertation. I'll be 60 on my next ...
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What action to take when questions regarding a published paper are ignored by its author?

Recently, our group is trying to reproduce the result reported by a paper whose authors are from an Ivy league university. We are unable to reproduce the results because there are several ...
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how to make it easier for reference to submit recommendation letters? [duplicate]

I am a Computer Science PhD student in the US about to graduate this year and seeking research jobs, many of which require three references. I'll apply for many positions in the coming months, each ...
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1answer
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can postdoc inquiries be parallel?

I am a Computer Science PhD student in the US about to graduate this year and want to contact a few professors, say, A and B, in my field to know if they have postdoc position available. Should I wait ...
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Is it acceptable that a teacher assistant encourage students to read his authored materials too?

During my leisure time, I used to prepare some pamphlets in the topic of courses I always wanted to teach. Each, full of examples and solved problems which I designed and solved myself, not ...
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I can not enter Getcited [on hold]

For several days I have no access to my account Getcited. I need to update the content. I have tried several times to enter but only obtain list program
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45 views

How much homework or exam is normal for a teaching assistance class?

Everybody has his own method of teaching in the TA class. One may only go and solve problems of a book. The other may be into teaching and then solving some problems and the other may be interested in ...
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1answer
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Writing a thesis: Is it a good practice to use personalized lists? [duplicate]

I am writing a master's thesis using Latex. I am attracted by pifont package that allows to use personalized lists as the ones this picture shows: My question: is it a good or bad practice to use such ...
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1answer
148 views

After an unsuccessful first PhD position in experimental research, how can I get accepted to another one?

I am a new Phd student (almost one year into the program). I was in theory in the Master's program, and switched to experimental for my PhD. For my study I have to use a programming language, but I ...
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Overlapping sentences in two journal articles - plagiarism?

Disclaimer - I'm neither in favor of, nor endorsing plagiarism with the following question. I'm only hitting on the fact that sometimes, the interpretation of self-plagiarism can be quite stupid. ...
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Is it appropriate for a prospective PhD student to contact phd students at a target school?

I am a prospective phd student. I wish to know if it is fine to contact the phd students of my target schools? If answering this question requires more information, please feel free to state that.
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Extended scientific abstract: should it include full results?

I'm writing an extended abstract for a conference prize. There are few instructions and it's the first time ever that I write one so I'm a little woried about it. The only restriction regards the ...
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1answer
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How to get into research jobs after working in corporate technical jobs

I am Performance and Automation Testing engineer who recently moved into IT Security in Singapore. I hold a BSc in software system (full-time) and MSc in IT (distance learning program). I have 9+ ...
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1answer
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Is there a pre-print server for building physics papers?

I recently submitted a pre-print (about heating control algorithms for buildings) to arXiv.org, under General Physics, but it was rejected as being off-topic for that server. I tried to find a ...
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1answer
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What do the Dutch academic titles “prof.dr.dr.h.c.ir.” mean?

Some Dutch academics - I think probably full professors with chairs - have a rather confusing string of abbreviated titles. One example is prof.dr.dr.h.c.ir. M.J. Plasmeijer, but many other examples ...
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1answer
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Should you cite somebody's Transfer Report? (Confirmation Report)

Context: At UK universities at least, before progressing from the first year of your PhD (or transferring from an MPhil to a PhD), it is required to write a fairly substantial report detailing the ...
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Is it ethical for a professor to get masters students to work on open source modules related to the professor's profit-making company?

My professor (computer science) has a company that promotes an open-source software. Of course the software is free and open-source, but his company makes profit by support, training, etc. and they ...
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A survey on green 5G cellular networks [on hold]

link: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6290252&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel5%2F6276347%2F6289986%2F06290252.pdf%3Farnumber%3D6290252 it is a ieee journal by ...
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1answer
115 views

Academia research vs. industry research (computer science)

After finishing my PhD in Computer Science (machine learning) and after several years as a university lecturer, I decided to transition from academia to industry. As a result of that, I have been ...
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112 views

Serious advice/ plan for getting into top Physics/Math Grad schools [on hold]

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Technology in the subject "Food Technology". I have completed 2 years just now.Yes, I have been exposed to Mathematics in my first year of college studying ...
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1answer
111 views

Importance of good publications in western world [on hold]

I see that there is a trend of publishing at competitive venues among western academic world. But in other part of the world, usually 3rd world countries, publications are seen as a requirement to be ...
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Are there any undergraduate research programs available online?

Is there something like an online (e.g. via skype or something) undergraduate research programme (given by a good institution) in mathematics/theoretical physics which provides both courses and ...
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2answers
79 views

Improve software code when reviewing paper

When reviewing a manuscript describing a new software tool, reviewers are often asked to assess its utility, quality, novelty, ... I was wondering if, in addition to the classic comments on the ...
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DOs and DON'Ts about asking PhD info to a Professor via email? [duplicate]

I have serious doubts about how to ask PhD info to a professor, via email. Is there a possibility that a professor don't want to answer me? What I have to avoid to increase the possibility to obtain a ...
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1answer
34 views

How to cite multiple sections of book using IEEE Citation Style

I'm currently writing my bachelor thesis in computer science and use the IEEE Citation Style with LaTeX. There already exists a good BibTeX style file. However this question is not about the style ...
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Majoring in computing or Banking and Finance? [on hold]

I'm currently in the midst of applying for a university and am stuck between applying for computing and information systems, and/or Banking and Finance. I've heard, and been told horror stories about ...
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1answer
55 views

What is the difference between a research paper and a student paper?

The i-Society conference calls for Research Papers, Student Papers, and Case Studies. What is the difference between a "research paper" and a "student paper"?
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Proper way to format computer code included in a thesis/dissertation

I intend to include my computational model code(s) in its entirety as an appendix in my dissertation. I've gone through my university's formatting guidelines and haven't seen anything on the proper ...
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What should I do if a coauthor, who has contributed the most among my coauthors, declined to be listed as a coauthor?

For a paper with coauthors, what should I do if one coauthor, who I feel has contributed the most among my coauthors, declined to be listed as a coauthor and wished only to be acknowledged in the ...
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1answer
53 views

Export Google Scholar Library

In the My Library of Google Scholar, is there a way to export all of the citations, whether to BibTex or something similar?
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88 views

Are there any journals or conferences that take into account the availability of the source code when selecting the papers to publish?

Quite too many times I have read in a research article claiming that the source code will be made available, and, when I look for it, it turns out that the source code still hasn't been released. Are ...
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1answer
94 views

Correspondence articles, do you put them in the CV?

Some journals have correspondence articles that vary in size and format. More importantly, they can be peer-reviewed or not (even in the same journal, like Nature Genetics for instance). Do you write ...
3
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1answer
265 views

Must I reference resources for definitions I express with my own words?

I am writing a master thesis. When must I cite a resource I used ? Most of the time, I read a definition in a given book and express it in my own words: must I mention the book in question for this ...
3
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1answer
148 views

Returning to a different field in academia after industry

After a PhD in Particle Physics with a decent publication count and citations, I went into industry, where I've been for the last 3 years or so. I had several motivations for not continuing in ...
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Ten Blank Pages in the Penguin Classics Edition of “Dombey and Son” [on hold]

Does the Penguin Classics edition of Charles Dickens’s Dombey and Son end at page no. 997, followed by ten blank pages and one page entitled “The Story of Penguin Classics”? If not then the copy I ...
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4answers
850 views

PhD in Europe without scholarship from non-European homeland

I earned my Bachelor degree from my homeland country in Computer Engineering. I am now studying for Master of Physics in the same university. Next year I plan to move back to the Computer field and ...

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