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What are the mathematics topics which are prerequisites before learning Data-Mining?

Can anybody please suggest me about the mathematics topics which are prerequisites before learning Data-Mining. As I am learning it on my own. I have background in mathematics but still need to ...
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28 views

How should I decline honours degree offer nicely?

I am working on a research project with one professor in my spare time. Today, he just e-mailed me asking whether I wanted to do an honours degree under his supervision. I am a first-year ...
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1answer
38 views

When should I send thank you letter or email to my thesis committee members?

When is the proper time to send a thank you email to the committee members? After the defense or after getting the certificate confirmation from the registrar office? To me saying thank you after ...
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4answers
304 views

Quantity vs Quality of Publication during PhD

My question is similar to this one but it applies to PhD who wants to find a postdoc position after graduation. I am a PhD student who publishes a new paper as soon as there is an improvement in my ...
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3answers
102 views

Do contemporary publications cite more sources? Why?

When I read very old, classic papers in biology, I am struck by how few sources they cite. Watson and Crick, 1953 cites 6 sources. Luria and Delbrück, 1943 cites 9. This is in contrast to ...
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20 views

Medicine background with interest in Computer Science and Maths

Background: Medicine: For 4 years, I studied medicine in Mexico, in a program that resembles very much to the US programs; I completed all the 'school phase' and 'just' had to spend 2 years more in ...
4
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2answers
49 views

How to cite an updated report?

Research reports published on the webpage of the home institution are sometimes updated during the revision process. Suppose a first version was published in 2013, and the update came in 2014, and ...
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2answers
979 views

Do I need to mention having survived a life-threatening illness when applying for a new academic position?

Do I have to (or is it wise or unwise) to mention having survived a life-threatening illness (such as cancer, a (early) heart attack, etc when applying for a new (non-leading) academic position? ...
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49 views

Are there any Ivy League schools that are likely to accept applicants of high SAT scores, given my ACT scores of 28 or greater? [on hold]

I have not taken the SAT yet, which I must do eventually, however, I've had a lot of problems with the school I attended for Computer Science and after academic suspension I'm forced to appeal with ...
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4answers
2k views

Is it ethical for a student to edit the Wikipedia page of his advisor?

I have seen quite a few students editing the Wikipedia page of their advisors. I wonder what the view of the academic community are on this. There might be some conflict of interest since promoting ...
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5answers
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Why the taboo against naming discoveries after yourself?

It is often considered a very bad idea to try to name a discovery (a law, phenomenon or an invention) after yourself. On the other hand, there are many species names which seem to be a bastardized ...
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347 views

What is a reasonable reimbursement time for conference travel from a department?

In my job before grad school, I could expense items as soon as I had a receipt and I knew exactly when the money would arrive (typically the following pay cycle). In grad school, it seems to be a ...
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26 views

Consulting or Marketing? [on hold]

I am planning to do MBA from elite university. I want to know that what is the difference in working as a Consultant or as a Marketer. Which one is good? And what skill sets are need for both?
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1k views

Can a discoverer give the name he wants to his finding?

Let's assume that some scientist discovers a phenomenon that has never been noticed before. He wants to write a paper about it but he doesn't want to constantly write "effect of change of some ...
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0answers
41 views

What is it Game Engine of Game like Simpsons Tapped out,Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff,…? [on hold]

i have a question what is it Simpsons Tapped out , Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff , SpongeBob Moves In , Clash of Clans , Boom beach , ... game engine? i believe someone say they have own engine but ...
8
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1answer
142 views

Dealing with a friend who always leans on me

I study Mathematics and Computer Science. I have a classmate who excessively depends on me when it comes to coursework . He wants me to explain definitions, proofs, share code, check his proofs and ...
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150 views

Failing postdoc?

After a successful PhD in computer science (including some awards from top conferences, internship at top industry research labs, and a good number of citations to my ~15 papers) in a top-10 US ...
9
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1answer
114 views

Can I put my NSF fellowship on reserve in order to investigate leaving academia?

I'm currently a PhD student in mathematics at a well-ranked school. Unfortunately, after a few years of increasing frustration and self-doubt, I'm considering leaving academia and trying to start a ...
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9answers
2k views

What attitude should a speaker have to going over time?

From John Baez's Advice for a Young Scientist: Your talks should be clear, concise, fun, exciting, and never ever run over time. For each extra minute your talk runs over, 10% more of the audience ...
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2answers
708 views

What's in a 'vita'?

A professor agreed to write me a letter of recommendation for a military program. He said 'yeah, send me a vita'. What is a vita?
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33 views

Is this experimental approach called “method of bisection”? [on hold]

I would like to know the correct name of an experimental approach. The description is as follows. In doing enzyme reaction experiment, if people want to find out, say, the optimal reaction ...
3
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1answer
110 views

Should I do a PhD or Master in Statistics for a career in Data Science?

I am a Mathematics student with a concentration in Applied and Computational Mathematics. I have done a Mathematics research project with a faculty member, which resulted in a co-authored paper being ...
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2answers
717 views

How much decision time is given for tenure-track offers

I've been applying for tenure track positions in computer science. Recently I visited university X for an interview and they have hinted that they are likely to offer me a position after my second ...
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2answers
103 views

A site about “Further works” is how much useful? [on hold]

I am bioinformatician. Together with friends, we are thinking about a site that every researcher introduce his(her) works, and suggest further works, based on that work. Other people can give negative ...
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2answers
99 views

What is the average salary of assistant professor in New Zealand?

What is the rough salary one should expect from a research university in New Zealand, say in mathematics or sciences areas, at the beginning assistant professor (called Lecturer in NZ) level ...
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0answers
21 views

Topics/Themes/Ideas for Tecnology (IT) Research Project? [on hold]

Themes with good theorical resource for doing research project, in area of Information Technology, at Graduation's level. Someone knows?
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53 views

reapplying math graduate school as a grad with master degree in physics?

I am concurrently in a physics Ph.D. program which I personally do not like, as it does not offer the research I am interested. I am interested in mathematical physics and more rigorous approaches to ...
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2answers
970 views

Is it expected that a part-time masters student publish before transferring to a PhD?

After reading this question, I am curious as to the publication expectations for part-time students. I am a Mlitt Student (working full-time and studying part-time) and am in the process of switching ...
3
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1answer
93 views

Ask an advisor (co-author) to contribute to manuscript other than just critiquing

I'm nearing the end on a manuscript and will be submitting it to my advisor any-day for her feedback. She is a co-author. My question: Is it OK to ask my advisor to contribute more to the paper (other ...
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1answer
34 views

Is it ok to apply for undergraduate admission in some institution while studying in another? [on hold]

Basically my question is Is it ok to apply for undergraduate admission in institutions like Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton etc for an already-one-year-senior studying in a separate institution? ...
3
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1answer
67 views

How to send end-of-the-year wishes in academic environment?

Currently I am working in a research group where there is much emphasis on the interpersonal relations. I want to write an email and send it to my direct supervisor, with whom I have closer ...
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3answers
199 views

How bad does it look if I asked the director of graduate studies if I can change my program of study from pure to applied math after admission?

Although I am primarily interested in studying pure math, for certain personal reasons, I had to ask such a question. What I fear now is the mismatch that'll be noticed between my Personal Statement, ...
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0answers
26 views

i have completed My B.E in ECE and have work experience 1 year [on hold]

i have completed My B.E in ECE and have work experience 1 year and very much interested in programing languages like .net, php html, CSS, javascript. what will be right higher education to prefer can ...
3
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2answers
98 views

Should I rewrite completely an extended paper?

If I submitted a paper on a conference, and now a special journal about that conference has asked for submit extended versions of our previous work; I was wondering if I should rewrite completely the ...
17
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2answers
3k views

Should I offer to pay (some of) the travel cost from the UK to the US for an interview?

I'm applying for tenure track jobs this year, and unfortunately the silence from universities I've applied to has been almost deafening so far. While I'm sure there are several factors contributing to ...
2
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2answers
67 views

How long should I wait for an IEEE conference proceeding?

I have an accepted paper in TrustCom 2014. The conference was held several months ago. However I could not find any information regarding the proceedings. They do not answer email. Is it normal? In ...
5
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3answers
358 views

What are the major differences between PhD programs in mathematics and PhD programs in other STEM fields?

I am currently two years into a math PhD program at a mid-tier state school. I read a lot of advice about getting a STEM PhD on the Internet, but a lot of it seems very inapplicable to mathematics. I ...
0
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1answer
295 views

Is it realistic to apply to a Master at MIT, Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, Stanford with a Bachelor of a German Fachhochschule? [on hold]

I am a 31 year old German Bachelor-student in his 5th semester in a University of Applied Sciences, studying in Business Information Systems. The total time for receiving the Bachelor is 7 semesters. ...
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1answer
119 views

What are the most frequently cited textbooks in the physics literature? [on hold]

What are the most frequently cited textbooks in the physics literature? Note: I am not looking for guesses, but answers supported by citations data. What are some good physics citations databases?
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1answer
242 views

Can one or two spelling mistakes in a statement of purpose hurt your chances for graduate school?

I am wondering can spelling one or two wrong words in SOP hurt chance of getting accepted to graduate school? There might be a mistake about spelling one of my professor's name wrong.
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5answers
2k views

If you want to do a PhD in mathematics, how important is it to start immediately after finishing undergraduate studies?

I'm about to finish my undergraduates studies; I majored in mathematics and minored in physics, and I always intended on going to grad school to pursue a PhD in mathematics, but I've been having ...
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0answers
105 views

Minimum amount of work required to be awarded a phd? [duplicate]

I have an idea that I believe to be unique and possibly PhD worthy. However I don't think that the idea has enough depth to it to warrant 3 or more years worth of research. Therefore my questions ...
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1answer
128 views

Is it acceptable to change affiliation to new employer when submitting an updated manuscript when old employer provided limited research support?

Background: I have published a paper with no co-authors in a CS workshop a few months ago. I have put as my affiliation the place in which I was lecturing at that time, say university X. The work was ...
3
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2answers
58 views

What kind of citation is needed for a whole paragraph?

I'm writing a paper on The Beatles and in this paragraph I'm talking about the formation of the group. I got the info from their biographical book. So it's just a summarized version of a chapter. I ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Can I take the biochemistry GRE test if I am a biology graduate?

I currently hold a bachelor of science in botany but plan to do a master's in genetics. I was wondering if I can take the GRE subject test for biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics, or am I ...
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0answers
24 views

missing variables and dummy coding [on hold]

How do you deal with missing variables when dummy coding a data set in SPSS? I have a data set with 520 cases. I want to dummy code this into 1 for yes and 0 for no to run further analysis. After ...
3
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162 views
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What is the strategy to identify natural experiment as a PhD student?

As social scientists become more concerned with causal inference, a good thesis these days needs some sort of quasi-experimental strategy. For example, an economist wants to know the effect of ...
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0answers
43 views

advice for future software engineer [on hold]

I am a freshman college student currently attending a 4 year university and persuing a career as a software engineer. Currently, I am teaching myself C++, GNU Make, and Python. I am teaching myself ...
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1answer
79 views

Stuctured vs Individual German doctoral program

I am looking for a Ph.D. in a German-speaking country in Europe. I am looking at some possible institutes for applying on Ph.D. program. Some offer "individual" and some "structured" doctoral ...
5
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1answer
196 views

How much time should be allocated to supervising undergraduate researchers?

I recently asked this question about how many office hours per week are common for undergraduate lecturers but then I just read this one about supervising research done by undergrads. This got me ...

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