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What to do if arxiv fails to find my PDF figures?

When uploading TeX-based articles to arXiv, I sometimes get an error message at the compilation stage, saying that it cannot find a figure. Usually this is a PDF figure. I'm using a package that ...
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Under review only for two days

I sent the paper to Elsevier two months back. It was with editor for two months and went to review. Suddenly after just two days, it is showing required reviews completed. what may be the ...
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211 views

Is it legal for an instructor to “hack” my system as part of the evaluation for my thesis defense?

Background: I remember when I was still in college here in the Philippines, one of the member of the school thesis committee tries to hack my system by injecting some kind of code (I am not sure but I ...
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84 views

Is there any paper submission deadline timezone convention?

Conference papers and special issues of Journals usually have deadlines for submission. However, it is sometimes not clearly stated what timezone the deadline is in. Is there any convention for this? ...
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346 views

How should one interpret a rejection on the grounds that a paper “has no added value to the existing state of the art”?

I've got a rejection for my paper that was submitted to a high impact journal; after waiting 6 weeks instead of 4 normally it was rejected with only one referee comment 4 lines: This study seems ...
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43 views

Corporate branding of chair professorship

For obvious reasons I will not be too specific, but I am aware of a situation (at a private research university) where a company with a somewhat less-than-stellar public reputation has endowed a chair ...
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23 views

Details about the eligibility and good universities in US for PhD in Healthcare management [on hold]

yes whatsoever details available to you regarding the Phd admission standards specifically in healthcare management. My Academic details include under graduation in B.sc in Nursing and post graduation ...
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Has the DeWitt Clause, which prevents researchers for publishing DB benchmarks explicitly using a DBMS name, ever been successfully defended in court?

Several commercial database vendors include an end-user license agreement provision, known as the DeWitt Clause, that prohibits researchers and scientists from explicitly using the names of their ...
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1answer
24 views

What is the reference manager that can show the list of annotations?

I am using Mendeley to organize, highlight and to synchronize my references. I think a feature where you can see a list of annotations/highlight that you have made will be extremely useful during ...
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5answers
960 views

What to do about students who ask for help too often?

For my writing courses, about 5% of students will come to me prior to deadlines asking for help with their paper. I see no problem advising students, as I often similarly came for help when I was an ...
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2answers
335 views

Are faculty job applications evaluated on a computer or on a paper?

How are faculty job positions in a US university evaluated? Do the committee members get to view (and discuss) electronic copies of a candidate's application before the hiring meeting (and possibly ...
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1answer
288 views

What is the etiquette for asking a professor I don't know to suggest universities for me?

Because of the current political situation, I cannot apply for a PhD in the USA. There is a very remarkable professor on a U.S. university and I want to ask him to suggest for me other universities ...
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1answer
136 views

Should I put my résumé on LinkedIn when applying for a PhD?

When I apply to a university for acceptance to their PhD program, I send my résumé with the application. When I want to apply for a job outside of academia, I also send my résumé to them. In both ...
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17 views

Should I do a PhD in environmental science? [on hold]

I'm currently completing an MSc in Environmental Science (air pollution focus) and working full time as an air quality consultant. I love my job but I also love research, even though it does not come ...
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1answer
337 views

Should I be stressed about asking for an Academic Reference?

I need a academic reference for application of a PhD program. I believe this is the same as what is called a Letter of Recommendation, at other institutions. I am getting one from my potential ...
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1answer
287 views

Why do many instructors avoid giving personal introductions?

I recall that as an undergraduate, very few of the older instructors ever presented basic details about themselves. While I can understand how most would not reveal much about their family life, I ...
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1answer
84 views

Asking for a recommendation from a professor who I did bad in his courses

I am applying for a PhD and I am asked for 3 recommendation letters. I have 2 which I think are good letters. I am looking for someone to provide the third. I had 4 courses with a certain professor in ...
3
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2answers
87 views

Should a research statement for a faculty job have references in it?

if you are applying for a faculty job in computer science in a US university, should your research statement have references in it? EDIT: By references I mean references to research papers.
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29 views

What are preferred academic background for PhD in Operations Management?

What are the preferred academic backgrounds for PhD programs in Operations Management? Would a Master's degree in Survey Methodology/Survey Research be considered suitable?
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73 views

Can I teach about anything? [on hold]

Can I teach people (with words or with a video) about anything without getting involved in legal issues like copyright problems? I really would like to share my knowledge to the world but I'm afraid ...
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0answers
40 views

What to do to supplement low grades to study Masters in Europe, Oceania and RSA?

To study in the USA, low grades can be supplemented by GRE or GMAT. What to do to supplement low grades to study in Europe{UK, Germany, France, Scandinavia}, Oceania and South Africa?
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60 views

How to grade students' lab worksheets to prepare them for a final lab exam?

I am a physics lab TA and I was recently informed that my engineering students will receive a lab final at the end of the semester worth 50 percent of their grade. The final exam is not personally ...
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4answers
1k views

Do you need to read a whole article before citing it?

During writing my academic paper, I need to cite a definition in a scientific paper. The other part of the paper, is irrelevant to my work. I have been advised that if you will cite a paper, you ...
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0answers
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Masters In Applied Physics

I'm currently a junior majoring in physics at a non American university. Is it possible to get a master's(from a US college) in applied physics and work in the industry with a well paying job? Or ...
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2answers
658 views

Why would a security agency distribute research funds?

I was reading this excellent paper by Alexander Berkovich and Will Jagy. And at the very bottom of the very first page it says: The first author was supported in part by NSA grant ...
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58 views

Looking for a Postdoc or research job in USA or canada [on hold]

I'm receiving my phd title in machine learning in next months. I have 2 master degrees in signal processing and computer vision. My degrees are from Europe. I have published 12 international ...
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1answer
31 views

Copyright for creating a video that is a chapter-by-chapter Analysis of a Technical Book?

There is a technical book that I like a lot and is widely respected in my field. It has about 80 "rules" in it with example code. I would like to create a series of videos to further explain and ...
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1k views

Is “read the syllabus” a sufficient transfer of responsibility?

In my experience, most instructors spend a large portion of the first period in a term talking about the syllabus. This seems to serve to pass responsibility onto students: Students see the ...
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0answers
27 views

Is there a service that can store and mail official transcripts from any school?

I have studied at a number of schools. Most graduate programs require "transcripts from all previous schools". The last time I applied for a program, I spent a full day applying for transcript ...
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2answers
116 views

Is it necessary to add mentions such as “Any opinion expressed in the paper does not necessarily reflect the view of the funder”?

I sometimes read in papers that the opinions, findings, and conclusion or recommendations expressed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the [funding agency ...
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2answers
100 views

In universities, what are the advantages of having a second department affiliation?

Browsing the internet, I found many professors, researchers and scientists that, in addition to their main affiliation to their main department, have also a second affiliation to another department of ...
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42 views

Any unified platform for conference/journal deadlines?

Is there any unified platform that would list the deadlines (especially the submission deadlines) for conferences/journals? Ideally I would like to select a few conferences/journals I am interested in ...
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2answers
254 views

What is the purpose of dissertation embargo periods?

I just heard about "dissertation embargoes". My institution recommends that every graduating student place an embargo on their dissertation. What is a dissertation embargo, and what is its purpose?
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2answers
460 views

Is it possible to have a PhD advisor from another university?

I am a graduate student, 2nd year, in a STEM field at a US university. I have passed my quals. Is it possible to ask from a Professor who is not at your university to be your advisor? Did anybody ...
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49 views

Software implementation phase [on hold]

Can any one let me know any source which explains activities in software implementation process in details ? I found some articles, but they are more complicated.
3
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2answers
135 views

Teaching timetable conflict

My wife and I teach at different universities. This is the first year that we have run into a timetabling conflict that makes dropping our son off at school difficult. The conflict involves wife's ...
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0answers
34 views

Machine Learning thesis [on hold]

I am Mtech student. can anyone suggest good machine learning or Artificial intelligence research topics for my thesis. Thanks in advance
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0answers
68 views

how to get acceptance from a potential supervisor as soon as possible?

I am contacting professors for getting acceptance. I have obtained funding and there is a validity time period for that. I have to manage everything within that validity period or before an interview ...
4
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1answer
106 views

What position should a young researcher moving to a UK university apply for?

Having obtained by PhD in Computer Science five years ago, I have been working in R&D projects for the last years. I want to pursue an academic career and I am currently considering moving to UK. ...
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30 views

Web Service call in button click event depends on response of form submit event [on hold]

I am struggling with a strange problem here, If you are familiar with my question please give your valuable answers. I am firing a button click event in jquery on document load event and in that ...
3
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2answers
127 views

Too old for school? [duplicate]

I am almost 30 years old. I got my bachelor's many years ago, and I've been enjoying myself while in the industry. I am a practical person. However, for some reasons, I felt my technical skills were ...
6
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2answers
253 views

Does a bad grade in one course (with otherwise OK record) affect graduate admissions?

I'm currently an M. Phil student in Math and I failed a course last semester because I was not able to hand in a home work assignment (which was worth 40% of my grade) on time (I was 30 minutes late). ...
5
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3answers
251 views

Should one avoid erudite vocabulary in statement of purpose?

I am not a psychology major. I came across this paper that shows that using erudite vocabulary will not do one good. What makes me want to ask here is a case study in the paper. Long story short, a ...
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0answers
36 views

How would a Coursera specialization be regarded in graduate admissions? [duplicate]

I'm looking at applying for a biology graduate program. Currently I have an environmental management degree and I've been in the IT field since graduation 5 years ago. I know I have quite a bit of ...
2
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3answers
175 views

Can one publish ideas well before one has evidence proving the ideas work?

I am rather disappointed by the existing research in my area of interest. There is a big disconnect between the solutions practitioners need and what researchers look at. I have read everything ...
6
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2answers
94 views

Is it appropriate to ask a professor how I may be able to improve my letter of recommendation?

Background I graduated with a BS in math about a year and a half ago from a not well known school and with a less than stellar academic record. I did not go to graduate school (I was not accepted). ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Double Law and Economics Degree + Economics PhD: Post-Nominals?

I have a friend who did Double Law and Economics Degree and then progressed to a Economics PhD (all at Monash University, Australia). He never really used his expertise in a job and now ~10 years ...
5
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0answers
225 views

On the verge of being “fired” from post-doc position, how to act towards supervisor?

I am in month 5 of an extremely unfulfilling post doc position in France. My sole responsibility is debugging 10k+ lines of spaghetti C++ code. I am a mechanical engineer and although I did my PhD ...
8
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1answer
132 views

What is a reasonable percentage salary increase for tenure and promotion

What is a reasonable percentage salary increase for tenure and promotion from assistant to associate professor in the US?

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