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

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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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From industry to academia

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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What is the best way to choose an MBA school for someone in lighting industry?

I want to apply for an MBA, but I have found that it is really difficult to choose universities in the USA. There are hundreds of them, and each has its own features. Therefore, I have come up with an ...
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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 spent - quite unsuccessfully - hours of researching the internet for the following question and I am hoping to get some advice here. I am soon finishing my PhD in computer science and I decided to ...
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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 in the 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 ...
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Who applies academic CS research in the industry and how?

After a paper is published, say in CS, who reads the paper? How are the ideas presented there applied to business and industry? How is industry collaboration done? I'm asking this question per this ...
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How good are entrepreneurial opportunities for faculty members?

How easy is it for faculty members working at a reputable university to become entrepreneurs? If the faculty member sees an opportunity for a great product and wants to set up a small office with a ...
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Software for managing departmental alumni relations

My department is looking for a CRM tool to manage its relationship with graduated students (either on BSc, MSc or PhD level). What we want to achieve: Show our candidates that you can get a well ...
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What types of industry positions favor PhD over a masters?

I'm coming from a biomedical engineering background, and I'm noticing that almost all job postings ask for either an MS or a PhD, and from speaking with my friends with masters it seems that masters ...
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Usefulness of prior industry experience before entering grad school?

I'm wondering what impact does prior industry experience (by which I mean 2+ years in a non-trivial functional role in any established organization) lend to the profile of someone who is entering grad ...
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University rank/stature - How much does it affect one's career post-Ph.D?

What I'm trying to understand is, to what degree does the status/rank of the University (where one completes his/her Ph.D) matter while shaping his/her career after graduation? I would like to know ...