Queries related to enterprise or industry activities of academicians and the impact of industry on academic career and vice versa.

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What is the proper etiquette for requesting speakers from industry for an academic seminar?

I am in a program that has a seminar class where the students are strongly encouraged to get people to come and present. I was wondering if anyone else ever had to find speakers and if so had a sample ...
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Publishing a scientific article without being in academia but being in industry [closed]

If a start-up software developer is working at a problem and she has implemented a solution which has a theoretical facet other than a practical one, then it would be of interest of the company to ...
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Will an industry funded PhD hurt one's research career?

Most students I know in computer science are funded either by the NSF or their professor's startup package [in the US]. But it also isn't completely unheard of for a company to give a gift/grant to a ...
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Leaving PhD program to apply for industry job - better to apply while still officially enrolled?

I am going into the fourth year of a PhD program and my research, which is in a STEM field, has clear applications in the tech industry. I have my Master's degree, but have decided not to finish the ...
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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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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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What are opportunities for academic math outside of academia itself?

I finished my PhD program in pure math a few years ago and have been in industry since then. I would love to continue my academic career, but (long story short) I was treated badly by my program and ...
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Part time industrial work during a mathematics PhD

I am in the second year of my PhD in mathematics and I have recently decided I want to go into industry after I'm finished. I feel like a lot of what I'm learning in the program does not have direct, ...
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Where can one find jobs where companies hire mathematicians where they can do (not necessarily mainstream) research?

Several companies (google, IBM etc.) are known to hire mathematicians with advanced degrees (Ph.D. and so) to work in different sectors. Many such jobs are also research jobs, if not all. But I almost ...
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After a PhD in biotechnology/engineering - more opportunities in industry or a postdoc positions?

Currently, my fiancee are both currently pursuing our PhD's in bioengineering and materials science and engineering, respectively, at the same university. She wants to eventually have an industrial ...
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Will taking a post-doc position harm my future chances in industry?

I am 29 years old and am about to finish my PhD thesis in the field of remote sensing (i.e. somewhere between computer sciences and geosciences in a broad sense or applied signal and image processing ...
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Pros and cons on working in an industrial research lab without a PhD

I am from engineering, and I would like to know if I am able to find a job in industrial research lab after finishing my master, will there be any advantage or disadvantage compared with entering the ...
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Enter academia with no undergraduate degree (only professional experience) [duplicate]

I'm wondering whether there's any way to enter the academic world, do research at a university for a living, without an undergraduate degree, but instead with several years of experience in industry ...
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Is it easier to obtain H1B / green card as academics in the US?

I am a social science PhD student (with a quantitative bent) at a U.S. research university. If paperwork is not a concern, I would be equivalently interested in working as an academic and in private ...
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Returning to academia after a year in industry

I need an advice about returning to academia as a visitor/post-doc after working for a year in finance. I finished my PhD in summer 2013 with a good record of publications (3 papers in high impact ...
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How can I transition from industry to academia without having a college degree?

I've been working in the "private sector" since my late teens. I've gathered good web-development experience to be able to find work quite easily thankfully. I was never really interested in getting a ...
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How much does it matter if my Masters is in Stats or Math (in Stats track)

I have a choice of Master's programs in statistics, one of which is formally a program in applied statistics, the other is formally in math with an applied statistics "track". The courses in the 2 ...
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Getting into gradschool from a “real job”

I'm interested in going to grad-school but I have been working at a "real job" as a software engineer for the past few years (since I graduated with a BS in Math in 2010). What are the best ways to ...
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CV for leaving academia after PhD

I am soon finishing my PhD in computer science and I decided to leave academia for the industry (not industry research). I am not clear about what to include in the CV. I currently structured it ...
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What post PhD path alternatives are there?

Progression in academia, in general, seems and feels extremely linear, i.e. you do your undergrad, then you do graduate studies, then you do a post-doc (or two, or three ... ) and eventually if you ...
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Without teaching experience, but industry experience, how can I begin teaching at college level?

I have a desire to teach at one of the colleges/universities in my area. I think my experience in industry and my own educational background would be an asset to an IT program. However, I'm finding ...
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Contacting an academic researcher by an outsider

If a person is working in the industry and wants to ask a few questions to an academic researcher (based on a paper published by them), what is the correct protocol to follow? Should they disclose ...
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Is a professional doctorate beneficial for someone looking for a career as a programmer in industry?

I am a software developer by profession and was wondering what a professional doctorate (PdEng) would add to my career if I plan to work in the industry. EDIT: I am not talking about a Phd rather a ...
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What is exactly meant by “research experience” in grad application?

I'm confused by what the term "Research experience" actually means in PhD application. The following examples come into my mind: Working as research assistant with university professor Publishing ...
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Criteria to evaluate consulting opportunity

You're an academic researcher who has done some work in a particular topic. You receive an email from a stranger, working at a small company, interested in your work and wanting to discuss possible ...
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Advisor is moving. Issues with quitting PhD and settling for a MSc

I'm an international student. I have been in a PhD program in the US for 1 year and this is my second. My advisor informed me earlier this year that he is moving to another lower-ranked school. How to ...
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Is it possible to get hired without post-doctorate experience in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry?

I recently completed my PhD and I'm now looking for a job in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry. Either in production or in research. From somebody on the inside (senior position in research in a ...
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Acknowledgement: non-academic persons

In my industry-sponsored dissertation, I want to thank my industry contact and some non-academic persons in the acknowledgement section of my dissertation. How should I refer to them: John Smith J. ...
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Acknowledgements in an industry-sponsored dissertation

I am a doing a dissertation funded by a company and my dissertation is basically a report of my progress on the problem they have given me. I have an academic supervisor, an industry contact who has ...
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Application of standard techniques to new data: is it publishable?

I have been working at an internship this past summer, and have applied a relatively standard technique (formal analysis of a security protocol) to a new (company internal) protocol. The company are ...
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What are Industrial Case Studies and why are they required?

I searched on the internet about this but found no convincing answer. I have to submit a paper to a conference where they are also asking for an Industrial Case Study. I contacted the conference chair ...
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Hiring academics for very large industrial consulting projects - how to find an arrangement without full-time employees?

As described in Hiring a faculty consultant, we need to hire a faculty consultant. The initial stages are perhaps only 100 hours, but subsequent stages may blossom to ten times that. Will good ...
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Hiring a faculty consultant

We need to hire a computer scientist with a very particular specialty as a consultant for a long term industrial research project. We've read the relevant papers and so know who does good work in it. ...
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What are the potential pitfalls of having a PhD?

This question follow's JeffE's comment here: In most industries, a PhD has negative value. I am curious about what potential negatives there may be with having a PhD, particularly in industries. ...
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Finishing a PhD or quitting and taking a job in industry

I am in the second year of a research degree, and with one more year I could finish my PhD. However, I got a very good job offer at a leading company in the field, which would mean I'd have to finish ...
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Can I ask for payment if my employer wants to use my dissertation?

I completed my PhD research as an industry based researcher. My employer was fully aware of my research. There was no support given by the employer other than encouragement. However, I used the ...
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Scientific output of researchers in industry and academia

How does the scientific output of PhD’s who work in industry compare to that of PhD’s who stayed in academia (professors, mainly). In mean, in terms of number of publications, conferences, etc.
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How to tell my advisor I don't want to stay in academia

I don't want to stay in academia after finishing my PhD. My current research field is not exciting to me anymore, but also I am too old to change fields. Although my research and my interest were so ...
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Are researchers for big digital companies experienced researchers/scientists or just experienced industry programmers?

Are people doing research for Microsoft, Apple, Intel experienced researchers/scientists or just experienced programmers using other people's research? Do they hire full time researchers for their ...
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What is wrong with continuing to publish with my PhD adviser?

I have heard that it is 'bad' to continue to publish with your adviser after you get your PhD. Or is this something that is debated in the academic community? In my situation, after my PhD, I can get ...
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How do I put industry research in an academic context?

I am an industry based researcher. I research and write policies mostly relating to workplace issues such as codes and manuals. I have just completed my PhD in a related field. On my CV, I can ...
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Does my work in industry carry any weight in academia?

I have no academic (peer-reviewed) publications to my credit but close to 6 years of industry-based experience. I have just completed a PhD in sociology. Does my work in industry carry any weight in ...
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When is it okay to publish when doing enterprise?

I completed my PhD last year and now work in industry. Nevertheless I've continued to work privately on my MSc and PhD thesis' work and lately I've been getting stellar results on the work I did for ...
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How can I stay active in academia from an industry position?

Places like the old Bell Labs and Genentech gRED have an environment where the scientists publish quite a lot. Suppose I wanted to build my research R&D departments to have strong academic ties. ...
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Will delaying entering grad school for a year to pursue study abroad put one at a strong disadvantage?

I'm a year away from getting my undergrad degree in (computer) engineering, with a minor in Japanese. I never had the opportunity to do a study abroad due to the rigors of the major. As some probably ...
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Were there changes in approaches to undergraduate education in the 1970s or 1980s?

I was recently reading some papers regarding bridging the gap between academia and industry, specifically in undergraduate computer science and software engineering programs. The papers I read were ...
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Different CV for university position and research industry position?

Up to now, I've only applied to "public" academic positions (universities or public research centers). I have now an academic CV, that is roughly 7 pages long (2 pages of "classic" CV, and 5 pages of ...
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How to get the most out of an internship (in industry)?

As a PhD student pursuing an academic career (but optionally a career in industry), what should I do do to get the most of a 10-week internship at a research lab? Things I've thought of: talking with ...
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Does university location affect job prospects?

My university is in Oklahoma and most companies are in east coast and west coast in the US. I am a bit worried if a PhD will be worthy from an average university with poor location. Should I apply to ...
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Why don't professors start companies?

Why don't more professors attempt to use the knowledge gained during the course of their research work by starting a company and commercializing their findings? I'm asking this question per this ...