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How can I build a research profile now?

I'm gutted. I recently graduated with a non-thesis Masters degree and always wanted to do a PhD or at least a Masters thesis. I approached several professors to convert to thesis but it never worked ...
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Professional Advice: How could important forums be best utilized?

I'm a post-bac. with a background in chemistry and material science. Given the interdisciplinary nature of my background, I find it difficult to describe how I'll engage with the different existing ...
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To what extent should homework sets be changed in a math course, semester to semester?

I've curious as to the extent that materials should be refreshed between semesters, changing the contexts and updating numbers to avoid students passing on solutions from previous semesters of the ...
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How critical is memory in achieving proficiency at Master's and PhD levels in mathematics?

I'm keen to discuss how significant memory is in excelling in higher-level mathematics, particularly at the Master's and PhD levels. I have found that I sometimes have trouble remembering certain ...
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I can't seem to get credit where credit is due

During my PhD, I developed a data analysis code. My PI encouraged its development, expecting it to stay within the research group. The code was used in some published papers and gained attention when ...
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Should you list all possible professional goals or be specific?

The PhD program I am applying to is asking about my professional goals and ambitions? I am thinking to answer it with respect to short-term and long-term goals. Short-term goals are easy to write ...
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Authorship issue between two PhD students

I have a little dispute over co-authorship on a paper, and I would appreciate feedback on whether I am handling this appropriately (or if I am being an asshole or not). I am a PhD student in applied ...
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I'm at the fork of the road; should I quit my PhD … again?

I was enrolled in a top university in the faculty of languages and linguistics for my PhD in the spring of ’21 in my home country. Naive, I was unsure of what I wanted to do and with my grades, I ...
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How do I know that a research project that my professor gave me to do is actually novel research?

I come across such research on a regular basis; those look pretty extraordinary during presentations; however, when the same research is presented to an industry expert, that research doesn't look ...
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Course Syllabus changed drastically, leading to drastically different final grades

Apologies if this is not the place for such a question. I've seen elsewhere that other professors reserve the right to change syllabi midsemester. However, it's been brought to my attention that a ...
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Path from humanities undergrad to math PhD

This is out of left field. I have recently been realizing that, since my favorite classes are math, my best friends have all been future mathematicians, and I love nothing more than thinking about ...
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Epitranscriptomics PhD without a biochemistry background?

I managed to get into a Doctoral Training Programme that focuses on the role of mRNA modifications in gene regulation but my undergraduate degree was in biology and I don't even have a chemistry A ...
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What should I do if I messed up my pre-thesis project and I just want to end it as soon as possible and switch a group for master thesis?

I am currently part of a research group where members work on a wide range of topics, from nuclear model calculations to quantum entanglement SPDC. Our professor has a laid-back approach and likes to ...
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Black hole , must understand there is logic behind [closed]

BLACK HOLE . . . . . . . It's like a hole which attracts body toward itself , because it has own gravity which attracts into another universe. object attracts and breaks into smaller pieces by ...
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How can I talk to the professor who has accused me of cheating? [closed]

My professor gave me a course incomplete because my lab3 homework on GitHub is very similar to someone else’s work. I would admit that I did asked former students from this course to send me the lab3 ...
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Suggestions for math post doc topic after PhD

I am a math PhD student and I should finish the PhD in about 1.5-2 years. I am already thinking about what to do next. At the moment I am not even sure that I will be staying in the academic world, ...
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Anyone works/worked with Geobacter sulfurreducens? [closed]

I am having trouble growing it to an OD (600nm) >0.2 in 7 days. Some articles have had ODs of around 0.8 to 1 (stationary phase) in even less than 7 days. Publications provide different amounts of ...
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Incomplete experiments, note to reviewer?

I'm submitting to NeurIPS today and some of my experiments are not complete. I think my paper is a fair submission even without those results, but the results I'm currently waiting on would clear up ...
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What is a note article?

I submitted a paper to Classical and Quantum Gravity journal. One referee said it is good but the other one posed some questions. After answering, the referee has said: Unfortunately, I will not be ...
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Can I Use Old Work to Complete New Assignments? [closed]

In an American High School history class I wrote a paper which summarized a book and applied it to an assignment. Now, I got an English assignment which has similar requirements, and must be based off ...
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How to tell new grad advisor that I need to transfer after I just picked his university

So I recently chose between two schools. On the surface they looked really similar but one of them (school 1) was offering my degree in 4.5 years instead of 6 and also had some other specialized ...
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Which university is better for robotics and employability, POSTECH or Sungkyunkwan University? [closed]

I'm trying to decide between POSTECH and Sungkyunkwan University for my studies in robotics. I am particularly interested in understanding which university offers better opportunities in terms of ...
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List of "possible publications" at international conferences

I want to apply for a PhD fellowship program abroad and one of the requirements is that I must provide a list of possible publications and presentations at international seminars/conferences, what ...
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What to do in my gap year to transition from a US pure math undergraduate to an applied math masters in France?

I'm an international student who finished my undergraduate degree at a top-20 US university last December (double-majoring in math and comparative literature) and currently staying in my home country. ...
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What is the difference between Design Research and Design Science methods?

In Bruce Archer's words, "Design research is systematic inquiry whose goal is knowledge of, or in, the embodiment of configuration, composition, structure, purpose, value, and meaning in man-made ...
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Ignored by university after requesting reimbursement for faculty interview campus travel

I did a campus interview for a tenure-track assistant professorship at a public R1 university in Louisiana (not LSU) in March. I was told to purchase my own air travel and submit for reimbursement ...
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What are the differences, if any, between area chairs and senior area chairs for a conference?

What are the differences, if any, between area chairs and senior area chairs for a conference? I am mostly interested in the conferences in the field of machine learning and natural language ...
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What are examples of trustworthy no-fees open access scientific journals where serious scientists have published? [closed]

I sometimes hear the claim there are no no-fee open access journals available in some fields. An example on this website was recently for the case of Bio Informatics / Computational Biology. What are ...
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How appreciated is "Part III" in the US?

I will complete an MSc in physics, including a thesis, this year. I have received an offer for a 9 month taught math master's course at Cambridge called Part III, although I don't yet have a funding ...
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Should I wait to send a revised manuscript?

We submitted a manuscript to a well-known journal. The first round of reviews came in 6 months later. We revised, resubmitted in about 3 weeks (they gave us two weeks to r&r) and we got a new, ...
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What are the platforms to monitor for academic job search (Tenure Track/ Long-Term Positions) in the Sciences? [closed]

Apart from common websites, like Chronicle of Higher Education or Higher Ed Jobs, what are other platforms where academic positions are posted? I recently missed out on some opportunities by not being ...
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How difficult is it to switch from non-tenure to tenure track in Japan?

There’s an opening for assistant and associate professorship in non-tenure track of maximum of 5 years. I’m currently living in Europe and my Japanese is basic level. I was wondering how difficult it ...
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Does moderating a conference panel go on a CV?

Should moderating conference panels go on an academic CV and, if so, where? I am in a humanities-related field, if that matters. Thank you!
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Leaving tenure track position [duplicate]

I'm a relatively new tenure-track professor considering leaving my academic institution for another academic institution or a non-academic job in the not-too-distant future. I have two questions: ...
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About low cgpa for German universities

Is it possible to get offer letter for a masters degree in civil Engineering in both public and private universities with a CGPA of 2.73 out of 4? I am open yo learn german. I am willing to go to ...
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Academic careerism: How can there be biased research or dishonest inquiry in theoretical hard sciences? [closed]

From Wikipedia: (emphasis added) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_careerism Academic careerism is the tendency of academics (professors specifically and intellectuals generally) to pursue their ...
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Academics in the USA that were sponsored for H1B visa, can you tell me about your experience? How long did it take, how was the process?

I am currently being sponsored for the H1B and my proposed start date is mid-August. I am not sure about the feasibility of this as most websites say it takes around 3-8 months to obtain the H1B. Can ...
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Banned from the Journal Cureus [closed]

Unfortunately, I forgot to correct the ethical approval number of my manuscript and included the approval number of an already published article. I have been informed that my article has been blocked ...
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Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. to do research in making warp drive a reality [closed]

I would appreciate some feedback on my specific situation. I have always been passionate about space exploration and would very much love to start doing research on not just the physics that would ...
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Should one submit to a workshop and a conference at the same time, typically ACL and EMNLP?

I am currently a PhD student in NLP. Say that I submitted my work to ACL, where my paper was rejected for the main conference. Then I submitted to a workshop attached to ACL, for a deadline of June ...
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Polarizing paper "almost good enough", but no revision offered

For several years, I've been trying to publish a specific line of research, without success. Rejections are common in academia, so the lack of success is not surprising. During peer review the ...
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

I recently worked on a paper with some colleagues as second author, and suggested that we publish in an open-access journal with a decent impact factor. Our university also has an agreement with this ...
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How do I save my group project and my mark?

I'm concerned about two members in my Marketing Simulation school group project this year. Let's call them Member A and Member B, respectively, in this. Besides me, there are 5 members in this group. ...
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I missed a paper from the past year which is very close to what I am doing. What should I do?

I have worked on a project for 8 months and am due to submit it in a month. Recently I found a paper (by a professor from a different university) which is very similar to mine and even goes a step ...
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I am copywriting my college final year project. What should I put in address section? [closed]

Summary: Our guide told us to put the college's addresses. however, I have seen others put there own addresses. What should be filled in the address section?
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What is the average number of students looked at for a quantitative education study? [closed]

On average, how many students are looked at for a quantitative education study?
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Updating co-author order after circulating draft

I recently identified a major methodological issue in a co-author's draft paper. I then worked for 30+ hours including on several weekends to develop, implement, debug, and document a solution due to ...
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My dad forces me to go to work with him every single day, and he never lets me study what I dream of doing [closed]

I really want to study aerospace engineering, but my dad thinks i should go to work with him every day renovating houses because “its the only career I will succeed in.” He never lets me study, always ...
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Is a PhD program the stage at which you define and carve out your own research niche?

Is a PhD the time when you define your academic path, or at least outline what it may become? While researchers have the freedom to change topics throughout their careers, would you recommend striving ...
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How do you reference Amazon - the company? [closed]

How do you reference Amazon - the company - in a bibliography? The guides online have examples for citing a product on Amazon, but how do you cite the company itself?
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