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“Anonymous” is so distressed that he is having trouble functioning

I am posting this question on "Anonymous'" behalf. It was suggested on Meta that he re-post. I have drafted a compassionate and practical response which I hope will be of help to him, but without ...
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I cannot publish my research article that I wrote to prevent that the next generations burn alive by the solar heat of the red-giant sun

I'm Mr. Peiman Ghasemi, an honorary political advisor to President Obama, and since my immigration to the United States is delayed by governmental adversaries, currently I stay alone, inside a foreign ...
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14 views

Interviewing in July - would start date necessarily be September?

I applied for a position with the application deadline of April 30 and was contacted for an interview last week. My interview is in mid-July. Can they reasonably expect a candidate to start in ...
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Tracking updates for an individual paper in arXiv

Albeit arXiv offers RSS news feeds for subject areas updates, it is also possible to track an individual paper for updates (such as if it was submitted and/or accepted to a journal)?
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6 views

What are some research internships for international computer science graduates? [on hold]

I am an international student, and I just finished my undergraduate degree in computer science from a good US university. I am taking a gap year to work as a software developer before applying to PhD ...
4
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98 views

How to avoid self-plagiarism when adapting dissertation into a paper?

I have recently completed a dissertation and have been encouraged to publish the work. My dilemma is that I find it quite difficult (and painfully tedious) to rewrite the same thing couched in new ...
2
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1answer
31 views

Are vacations counted for student research assistants in Germany?

I'm working as a student research assistant (HiWi) at a research group in a German university. My job is based on hours and it's mainly programming. In my contract I have to work 20 hours a month. ...
2
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1answer
342 views

“You are one of our top candidates.” How many candidates are there likely to be?

I have applied for a Ph.D. position at a research group in a European University and gotten an acknowledgement from a research unit member. His reply states "... you are one of our top candidates and ...
2
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1answer
42 views

Having trouble getting recommendation letter for masters

I completed my undergraduate degree with good grades five years back. After that I have been working for a well-known organization for the last 5 years. I recently decided to pursue a master's ...
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313 views

How many desk copies of a textbook are usual?

I am considering changing textbooks for an introductory class. A problem is that none of the TAs and tutors already have this textbook, and our department funds are limited. How many free desk ...
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1answer
21 views

What are RTD-b positions in Italy?

I recently saw in an ad that an Italian university invites applications to "Senior researchers (RTD-b, tenure track)." What are RTD-b positions? Since they are said to be tenure track, I guess they ...
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1answer
62 views

Using a figure from a journal article on a personal website

I'm writing an article on a personal website and in some of the reference material that I'm already citing, there are a few good figures that I'd like to include in the article. This is probably a ...
2
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1answer
176 views

Why are there so many mental health problems in academia?

One thing I've been really curious about recently is why there is a very high tendency for academics to suffer from mental health problems (e.g. anxiety and depression). There are a bunch of factors ...
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Placement in top IT companies [on hold]

i am a fresher currently passing out in 2015 batch but not placed in campus placement.What should i do now to get in IT companies? I have tried a lot in campus placements tests but failed
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18 views

Which colleges should be preferred for MIS in USA? [on hold]

I am software professional with 3 years of experience in SAP. I have a maters degree in Computer Applications (MCA). I am planning to go for MIS (Masters in information Systems) program from USA next ...
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218 views

In case of multiple job offers, should school name or offer letter be revealed?

In case of multiple job offers, should candidates reveal schools names or show offer letters? Some say do not name the competing institutions in either of these initial emails Others say "there are ...
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0answers
16 views

Extracurricular activities for Harvard under-graduation admission, computer science? [on hold]

I want to study under graduation at Harvard. I have completed my 10th grade and after 3 years of diploma want to study there . I will score good at TOEFL and SAT. But they need something Extra ...
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0answers
46 views

how to motivate myself for good academic publication? [on hold]

I have seen after a lot of research, on first grade journals, there are some low grade papers has been published. Very low grade works could be published easily only after giving a large amount of ...
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0answers
19 views

How to show grad schools self-study effort? [duplicate]

I'm a physics undergraduate who's going into their junior year, and this summer I unfortunately wasn't able to secure any funding for research, and so I am instead self-studying Spivak's Calculus on ...
2
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1answer
53 views

Asking potential PhD supervisors about research

Is it considered acceptable to ask potential PhD supervisors to recommend some of their recent publications for reading to get some idea what they are doing? Or is it considered the applicant's job to ...
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35 views

Is getting a Degree necessary? [on hold]

As what my title has mentioned - Is obtaining a Degree qualification necessary? I know that this question is pretty vague but the reason I asked is because currently my highest qualification is ...
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7answers
2k views

How true is the stereotype that PhD graduates are overqualified?

I am a Masters student, and I think this is the only place in the whole internet that do not hold stereotyped negative attitude towards PhD recipients. From time to time,however, these sort of quotes ...
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2answers
405 views

arXiv Papers vs. Peer Reviewed Papers; How Does Admission Committee Evaluate?

I'm going to apply for PhD at a top university in US. I have two peer reviewed papers already published and 2 unpublished papers. The last two are ready, but I do not have time to submit them to be ...
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1answer
134 views

How desperate is too desperate when it comes to contacting supervisor?

I am trying to create a solid basis for applying for a highly competitive PhD position in the field of CS. I am now getting as much research experience as I can by doing internships in academia and ...
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1answer
219 views

Why some faculty have teaching reduction in the last semester or two before being tenured?

It is understandable that new faculty members have reduced teaching load, but why some others have reduced teaching load just before filling for tenure? Isn't that late to do any progress?
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27 views

Can one take a PhD by distance learning [duplicate]

Is it possible to read/research for a PhD (Note: Not a DBA) by distance learning (assuming the target university is in the UK or another European country) by making trips to the University every so ...
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21 views

Use of Python in Mathematics and Analytics [on hold]

Please let me know the resources which will be helpful to learn python and it's use in cryptography, Probability, Set Theory, Statistical Analysis, Automata, Image Processing and Mathematical ...
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4answers
857 views

Are PhD students allowed to extend their graduate studies to have a better chance at an academic job?

How long is this allowed for even after the student has completed graduation requirements?
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4answers
2k views

My paper has not been published because I did not show up for the conference presentation!

My paper has not been published because none of the authors presented the paper. My supervisor (my co-author) was at the conference, but he did not show up to present. He was tired that day. He also ...
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1answer
148 views

Is it harder to get into PhD programs for some disciplines compared to others?

Anecdotally it seems much harder to get into a good math program than a computer science program. How true is that? Are there any statistics available on the selectivity of different disciplines?
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616 views

Do faculty members get additional compensation such as bonuses in industry?

Do faculty members get bonuses similar to industry such as cash bonus, stock bonus, profit sharing, commission sharing, and tips? Or only for teaching more courses?
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2answers
728 views

Should I include independently derived but not novel results in my thesis?

I'm writing up my physics PhD thesis, and am wondering whether to include the derivation of a formula that I worked out myself. I've recently found that this work isn't actually a novel contribution ...
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1answer
38 views

What to include in Abbreviations and symbols?

My supervisor asked me to make an Abbreviations and Symbols part to my thesis, as I use a lot of mathematical equations and variables. Now, obviously I won't put every variable (and abbreviation) into ...
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84 views

Prospects after studying MS in Computer Sc from Sweden? [on hold]

Got admitted Masters in Computer Science & Engineering. but no scholarship. IT Experience say 3 to 8 years in International IT Organizations a.Is it really worth to spend 30,00,000 to 35,00,000 ...
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3answers
577 views

Are there any differences in how new vs. well-established professors select students?

For any professors out there, do you feel that there are any differences in how you selected and recruited students from the time when you were newly hired, to a well-established stage (i.e. after ...
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0answers
58 views

How to overcome a reverential fear when meeting the topmost minds in your field? [duplicate]

Once upon a time on one fortuitous conference, I stumbled upon one of the most outstanding and revered academician in my field. I had a nice question nicely formulated in my head, but when I finally ...
18
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5answers
2k views

Should I recommend rejection for a paper I referee if the authors don't make changes that they could have made?

Earlier this year, I received a paper to referee for the top journal in my field of research. I know both of the authors. The first recently completed a Ph.D. working with a friend of mine. My ...
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72 views

Enhancing my chances of PhD scholarship

I am a pure math student, currently doing my master 1. After one year, hopefully, I should start my PhD program, which I have no idea where to do it. I want to do it in a prestigious university. I ...
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85 views

How can a US student (who does not hold UK citizenship) get a funded PhD in Engineering at Oxford/Cambridge?

Background. I was a previously an Engineering PhD student at a decent US university. Since I am a US citizen, obtaining funding for an engineering PhD was relatively easy. I now seek to enter a PhD ...
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83 views

How to teach from a tutorial-style book?

I will be teaching introductory computer science and am considering using a book [sample chapter] that is so well-written and self-contained that, at least for the first few chapters, it's not clear ...
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3answers
119 views

How to explain to department's president that my time spent as an undergraduate assistant/intern was goalless?

This is a follow-up from my question here on my atrocious relationship with my internship/assistance as an undergraduate at a teaching lab. Since I only have some weeks left to end this awful ...
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1answer
55 views

To what extent do PhD students in computer science collaborate equally with other PhD students when working on a research project?

I hear a lot that PhD students are expected, and for the most part, work independently on their research projects. This seems to be reflected by how being a 'first-author' on a paper is highly valued ...
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1answer
263 views

How to say good-bye to an unhelpful and undisciplined professor? [on hold]

DISCLAIMER: the following story does not necessarily correspond to the facts in reality. In particular, it does not necessarily correspond to the author of this post and his/her supervisor. I joined ...
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35 views

Latest Book for Marketing research [on hold]

My friend is interested to write synopsis in order to get admission in phd . Which marketing book will i recommend him so that he gets idea of new research field and prepare his synopsis well
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2answers
125 views

Changing PhD group: Yes or Not?

I would be very happy if you can help me, I really need help! One year ago I started my PhD, I was the only PhD student (still am) who was (and still) not paid by the supervisor, and I have to work ...
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1answer
60 views

Unsure of German PhD salary [duplicate]

I have been offered a phd position in Germany at 75% TVL-E13. It seems very difficult to get a precise figure for what this is in Euro. From a Google search I have figures for this position ranging ...
10
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5answers
1k views

How do I deal with my family which doesn't respect science and math while I am doing a double science and math major? [on hold]

How do I deal with two parents who don't see the utility of science and mathematics while pursuing an education in science and math (while depending on their income to fund my tuition?). They come ...
8
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1answer
1k views

Should an advisor care if their students becomes overweight?

So your student is becoming overweight: does this negatively impact your research group in some way? Should an advisor care?
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4answers
598 views

If most universities in the U.S are non-profit, why are they so expensive? [duplicate]

Tuition can easily get in the tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars for a 4-year degree. This is unarguably many times over what the university needs to cover the costs of offering their ...
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30 views

Will person will get physical handicap certificate if he lost his leg in accident? [on hold]

Person will get physical handicap certificate if he lost his leg in accident. I mean physical handicap certificate are given to person if he/she born with disabilities. so what about disabilities ...

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