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What are the best questions to ask a PI upon the first meeting to join some of his projects?

I'm planning to see a professor today, in our department, he is the director of one of the labs there and a PI of a couple of projects. I knew that, he's looking for some student to join his ...
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GPA Conversion India 8/10= ?/4 (GATech has min req. of 3.25/4) [duplicate]

I graduated from BITS Pilani, INDIA with a CGPA of 7.94/10. The average grade awarded in any course in my university is usually 7/10. (Another point to note is that in my university, First ...
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Pure math field for PhD when planning to go into industry

I'm a mathematics student just starting my third year. Since entering grad school, I have become rather firmly convinced that academia is not the place for me. The intellectual work is great, but the ...
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Studying in Japan [on hold]

As per the title, I would like to study at a college in Japan. I'm an undergraduate student(though I didn't study in the US) and I have a bachelor's degree. The subject has to be Mechatronics, as ...
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1answer
33 views

Doctoral candidates transferring to a different school [on hold]

I read the thread about PhD students transferring to a different school. How far into the doctoral program should such a transfer be done? I have what I think are valid reasons. Can anyone suggest ...
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37 views

Transition from music to cognitive science for masters or PhD, success stories? [on hold]

I know that Daniel J. Levitin switched from a career in music to one as a cognitive scientist, but his story is exceptional. I would like to hear less extraordinary success stories. How did you or ...
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199 views

Is it appropriate to add a co-author at the stage revise & resubmit?

Context I've submitted a paper - it was sort of a side-product of my main project - to a high ranked journal from an adjacent field. Recently I got a revise & resubmit that was close to a reject, ...
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2answers
244 views

What is the name of the office in an institution where graduates and alumni are helped with employment?

When I went to college, I remember there was an office that would help students, graduates and alumni get their first job. What is that office called? P.S. If you feel the English Stack Exchange ...
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1answer
54 views

Having students scribe lectures: can the instructor choose any license?

For each lecture of a course, a couple of students are assigned to scribe the lecture, as part of the course requirements. Can the instructor choose any license he wants for the scribe notes? E.g. CC ...
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26 views

bonding strength between C atoms between two graphene sheets in graphite [on hold]

please any one tell me the value of bonding strength between C atoms between two graphene sheets in graphite.I want this value in Newtons
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36 views

How to merge 2 Google Scholar profiles, each with citations [on hold]

A faculty member accidentally created 2 profiles and has citations in both of them. How can the profiles be merged so that there is one profile with all the citations?
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1answer
60 views

Nonacademic Letter of Recommendation for Masters

I've been working as a TA for an on campus program for the last year and a half. The director really likes me; she has a Masters in Mathematics and runs the learning services program for the STEM ...
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0answers
20 views

Citing line numbers of a one-page text in MLA format

Is it considered a valid MLA format for an in-text citation, where a work only has one page, to use the line numbers? Say, (LastName, AuthoredWork 2-3) for instance to cite the quoted lines 2-3 from ...
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1answer
130 views

How to shorten the list of authors in case of joint first authorship?

Articles often put a shortened list of authors at the top of the page (e.g., J Smith et al.). What is best in case of joint first authorship (for example: John Smith, Jane Doe, ... 5 more authors)? ...
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2answers
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In a statement of purpose for a PhD in computer science in the US is it better to express interest in a single subdiscipline or multiple?

It seems that if I were to just express interest in a single subdiscipline (computer networking for example), and none of the networking professors are taking on students, I would not be considered ...
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197 views

How do I politely ask a professor to contact another professor he knows to accept me as PhD student?

I sent an email to a professor for possible acceptance as a PhD student, but sometimes it takes too long to hear back. I know another professor, that has a good knowledge (experience) with the first ...
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1answer
109 views

Is it bad practice to use examples from textbooks in your in-class teaching?

When preparing lectures on problem solving related topics for undergraduate, I sometimes wonder if it is a bad practice to use examples from the textbooks. Will students think the instructor is lazy ...
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57 views

I need to find out about the recent pass rate of a class for different classes and different colleges in some references [on hold]

I need to find out about the recent pass rate of a class for different classes and different colleges in some references. How am i suppose to do that?
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1answer
61 views

How will study as a non-degree student affect my graduate admissions chances later?

I am considering applying to a computer science department at an esteemed US university, university A, as a non-degree seeking student. The reason is three-fold: Determine if what I'm studying is ...
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4answers
241 views

How to alleviate “back to school” anxiety as a graduate student?

I find myself experiencing back to school anxiety as a new semesters begins in less than three weeks, mainly because the unpredictability associated with graduate life. In some ways it feels less ...
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3answers
5k views

Trash-talking TA, what to do?

I am an undergraduate STEM major at a top private university in the US. Classes in my major sometimes have undergraduate TAs, and a class I took this past year had a few undergraduate TAs. ...
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74 views

My Son's High School classes [on hold]

How does taking an online class in high school affect my son's school schedule? My son has 6 periods of classes in school. Will he now have seven?
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0answers
91 views

How important is a cold emotional aspect to being a scholar? [on hold]

If I am to do my best work do I have to control my aspect so that I appear an icy intellectual? For instance, should I have feelings that my body is merely an apparatus for my intellectual play? This ...
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5answers
235 views

If supervisor has no expertise in your research work, is it possible to do a PhD under that supervisor?

In my PhD, I am assigned mathematical modeling topics and my supervisor's work is related to mathematical biology. But I don't want to work in mathematical biology. Because actually there is not so ...
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1answer
73 views

Best practice of presenting running time results?

Often I come across the following situation: I have some experimental evaluation of running times of a new algorithm. Printing the running times in a table is good. Adding a plotted diagram ...
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1answer
75 views

What are effective strategies to decorate a graduate student work office to encourage productivity inspiration [on hold]

What are good strategies to organize and decorate my office on campus to encourage productivity and mental well-being, given that I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science? It currently doesn't get ...
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2k views

How to get better at teaching from the board?

As a student, I almost always prefer when instructors use the board, rather than slides. As a relatively inexperienced instructor, though, I keep reverting back to slides (unless I'm working out ...
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0answers
17 views

What to learn regarding websites while doing courses [on hold]

Im studying LINQ and MVC, I studied ASP.NET, C# and SQL. Im oriented towards Backend but I would want to study some frontend technologies and fortify other knowledge. The idea is to fortify my ...
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3answers
75 views

Is having a master's thesis important for US PhD applications in linguistics?

I'm a recent BA graduate. In my field (linguistics), it seems like most successful applicants to PhD programs at top schools have Master's theses, and writing samples in the field are probably the ...
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550 views

Will a dishonesty incident destroy the chances of getting into a good PhD program?

This is going to be a long post but I believe is the only way to understand my situation. I studied B.Sc in Information Systems Engineering in a small private university in Latin America, it's not a ...
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34 views

Phd in Geochemistry with an F? [duplicate]

I am applying to PhD programs this year, and am very concerned. I had a very good transcript until last quarter, and I failed 1 class. It is my first grade that is lower than a B-. I am retaking the ...
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Research adviser is trying to give my thesis to another student. What to do?

Going to sound dramatic, but something just isn't right about research adviser and now she is trying to give my research to another student. I don't know the student at all, but she is attempting to ...
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259 views

When asked to clarify a point to the reviewer, should I do so in the paper itself or the response to reviewer?

Today I got letter from the editor of a journal saying that the reviewer found my work interesting but there are some points which he wants me to clarify. Now, one of the points he made is that he ...
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3answers
3k views

How do I tell my PhD advisor that I'm about to start medications that impair my cognition?

So I'm bipolar, and earlier this year my doctor put me on antipsychotics. They made it really hard for me to think, and my advisor expressed frustration with me not doing calculations fast enough, ...
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Is it better to join a PhD or opt for a job in public sector/government? [on hold]

I have completed my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. I had done my master's thesis at a famous university in my country as a part of my curriculum. Now I am working in the same ...
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3answers
7k views

Should I let my professor know that I cited a text written by him…that I pirated from online

I wrote an essay for a professor of mine, in which I cited a book he had written. As it so happens, the citation is based on my having obtained a (most likely) pirated PDF copy of the book. The text ...
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0answers
23 views

GARCH (1,1) Model and Numerical Analysis [on hold]

Good morning, Sawaidee kha. Now, i am doing project in Numerical Analysis field (something about Newton's Raphson) and my lecturer give me suggestion to use GARCH (1,1) Model for my data (Rubber ...
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4answers
191 views

How do I comment the code I wrote for a course I am lecturing in?

I am an assistant professor for a course on audio signal processing (for engineers) and I often write snippets of code to try to help the students follow the material. In addition, I get to lecture ...
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1answer
239 views

Why is it so hard to convince professors to write recommendation letters for me?

I am trying to shift graduate schools to change subjects and over the last year I have been studying the new subject in my current graduate school. I have good grades and in collaboration with a few ...
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3answers
563 views

Is it legal to add your publications to ResearchGate?

I recently created a profile on ResearchGate. And to add your publications list it requires you to upload the paper. Is it legal to upload published journal articles on public servers, where everyone ...
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8answers
5k views

Is it unethical/unscientific to omit outlier data in a publication when they are in FAVOR of your argument?

I have a scatter(log-)plot with some 10,000 data points that plots the running time of some algorithm against the input on random instances of some problem. I have a lot of these plots, and due to ...
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0answers
43 views

What exact requirements are needed for a foreingn student to get into NUS (“National University of Singapore”) [on hold]

I know that it is difficult to get into NUS LAW program as a foreign student. But since I planned to live in Singapore after graduate, I sincerely want to get in to NUS. I am a Korean who wants to ...
5
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1answer
124 views

When to apply for NSF funding?

At what stage of the project should you apply for NSF funding? Before working on it at all? Once you have a working paper? I'm mostly thinking in terms of economics or similar social sciences without ...
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2answers
280 views

Advisor asking me to do review work after my PhD is finished

In the question Is it common to review papers assigned to your supervisor?, it is answered that it is not uncommon for the advisor to ask a student to review a paper. I was ok with it during my PhD ...
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0answers
50 views

Low foreign GPA, High USA GPA for nurse anesthesia [on hold]

I have a foreign degree in laboratory science in which I didn't do so well. lost a parent, issues happened and I had some Fs and Cs and ended up with a 2.77GPA. Getting here, I started school all over ...
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3answers
905 views

Giving a talk on a paper whose authorship is not finalized

I will shortly be giving a seminar presentation on a research project that I worked on with collaborators X, Y and Z. We have not yet submitted our paper for publication, and one question we have yet ...
3
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1answer
145 views

Is it common practice in the US for students to propose master thesis topics themselves, or do labs have a list of topics to pick from?

I'm currently doing a masters in electrical engineering (image and video processing, machine learning, etc.) at a renowned European university. For my masters thesis, I'd like to go to the US (or ...
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0answers
22 views

Second undergraduate degree in Law or Masters in International Law [on hold]

I am a graduate of International Relations and I want to be grounded in Law. Do I do a Masters in Internal Relations and International Law, or a conversion course before doing a masters in law. Also, ...
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0answers
17 views

Increase the Sensitivity of DataGridView to Left Clicks in VB.Net [on hold]

I have a DataGridView on a Windows Desktop Application that is linked to a database. Once the application runs, the DataGridView get populated with the appropriate data. Once the user selects a ...
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0answers
49 views

Moving to UAE. I do plan to start my teaching career [on hold]

I'm about to complete my master degree in the subject of Math. I've two options in my mind and I'm analysing which one to go with...! Option 1: I should go after completing my master degree, to start ...

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