Questions tagged [industry]

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

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Multidisciplinary Science & Engineering - Too overwhelming for industry/ academics?

Is being multidisciplinary a bad or under appreciated feature? I ended up graduating with a solid mechanical engineering (MechE) degree, but made my record extremely multidisciplinary through ...
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When an academic researcher receives a gift funding from an industry partner, does the academic researcher's university take a cut?

When an academic researcher receives a gift funding from an industry partner, does the academic researcher's university take a cut, or does the academic researcher receives the entire gift funding? ...
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The fine line between academic research and applied industry research?

I am working with a university on a research project. This project is a collaboration between industry and academia with the industry being the leaders. It is a computer science project working on an ...
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Is it worth doing a self funded MPhil in Mechanical Engineering, from UK? [closed]

I have an MTech in Mechanical Engineering from one of the good schools in India. I have been working in industry for the last 6 years in Finite Element Analysis. I have an offer for MPhil from the ...
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Conflicted about whether to start preparing for grad school

I'm new to this forum and am mainly asking for advice. -- From a conflicted rising junior in undergrad (at an Ivy). I'm an engineer majoring in ECE with interests in CS (definitely planning on a ...
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Ethics behind communicating research after end of project and unemployment

So I have joined my first job in research as a research assistant on an industry-academia collaboration and I am supervised by some professors and a representative from industry is managing the ...
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Not credited in paper written by boss

I'm a contractor hired by a software engineering company that is branching out into research. For the last two years I have been working almost solo on a research project for the company. A number of ...
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Thinking about leaving industry job and taking up a postdoc

This is a follow-up to the question I posted about a year ago: How much damage would I be incurring if I turn down an informal postdoc offer? My situation: I moved to industry about 6 months ago ...
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Is it common to work as a visiting scholar at a company while employed as a postdoc in a university?

I am currently employed as a postdoc at a US university. I was wondering if it is possible/common for postdocs to work as visiting researchers in industry while employed as a postdoc? I know that ...
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I embarrassed myself at a conference by asking an irrelevant question. Does this happen regularly?

I am a newcomer to conferences and have tried going to a few to get ready for graduate school. I attended an industry conference (the industry is known for its proportion of graduate-educated workers, ...
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Do industry-sponsored papers contain more incorrect results than papers that aren't industry-sponsored?

Are there any research/study/survey that tried to analyze whether industry-sponsored papers contain more incorrect results than papers that aren't industry-sponsored, and if so, to what extent? For ...
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How to stay motivated and optimistic about an academic or industrial career with an extended PhD?

I am pursuing my PhD in Canada in Mechanical engineering and will graduate this November. This brings my PhD time to a total of 5 years 3 months. I already had a master's degree. I have not yet ...
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Future prospects at the moment seem bleak after PhD. What steps can I take now to make best use of the next 1 year?

Suppose, I want to add machine learning proficiency to my current skillsets. What should my strategy be like? I already have done two machine learning courses on Coursera, but without doing actual ...
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Is mild credential embellishment from industry considered academic dishonesty?

One of my coworkers has a part-time academic/research position at a major university where they supervise PhD students and postdocs even though they do not have an advanced degree, or a degree related ...
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Asking for advice: Leaving Academia after finishing Physics PhD - Hoping to start a career in Data Science right after

I will finish my PhD in Applied Physics (simulations of quantum transport and light scattering in nanowires) in around 6-8 months and I have already made the decision of leaving Academia as soon as I ...
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What are the things you feel that you should have known before your first postdoc position? [closed]

I will be graduating by this year end and subsequently I will be doing a one year postdoc with my PhD advisor. This will be both a transition phase and also will allow me to learn a new modeling ...
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How do I gain back my faith in my PhD degree?

I am 3 years into a PhD program at a top North American university in STEM. My daily routine includes working on my research and preparing for courses I am assisting. In general, I would say that ...
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Need suggestions on doing PhD or not [closed]

I am having a hard time deciding if I should go on for a PhD program after my current Master's program. I'm struggling with this a lot and hope to get some suggestions here. So my situation: I'm ...
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Giving up before even starting: life without a PhD [closed]

I am currently a Master student working on my thesis (started a few days ago). I've always wanted to become a researcher (thus getting a PhD) but a few months ago I started doubting about this ...
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apply for faculty while working in industry

For a department focused more on industrial interactions, will going to work in industry for a while before applying for a faculty position in that department be recommended/helpful?
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How early should I apply for a job in industry in a different country? [closed]

I am currently a postdoc thinking about applying for jobs in industry (I am particularly interested in jobs in R&D in computational chemistry, but any help would be appreciated). I am aware than ...
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How would someone go about creating something like the Pew Research Center? [closed]

I live in India. I've found that analyzing any sociopolitical issue objectively is almost impossible given the lack of data. If I wanted to close this knowledge gap by starting something like the Pew ...
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Leave Industry for Ph.D. without Burning Bridges

I have been working for one of the big tech companies for the last year, but I plan on leaving in August to start a Ph.D. The company I work for has a reputation for not always treating all of its ...
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Holding positions in industry while being a professor

I have seen many professors also hold positions in industry, say Data Scientist at Uber or Machine Learning Manager at Google. How does this work? Do professors apply for these positions or do the ...
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Do big tech companies require on site interviews? [closed]

I'm a postdoc in the US, from Europe originally. I plan on applying for research scientist positions at big tech companies in Canada e.g. Google, uber, etc (I want a change from the US). My problem ...
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Finishing incomplete degree after a decade to switch to industry

I'm considering the possibility of completing a degree from which I dropped out almost a decade ago. In part because I feel I should, in part because I think it could be useful for switching to ...
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Timeline for leaving postdoc

I plan on leaving my current postdoc at the end of the first year to go to industry. My question is two fold: Is 3 months a good length of notice to give? When should I begin applying for ...
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Why do so many PhDs choose to join academia instead of industry given the pay in academia is considerably lower and the workload is much heavier? [closed]

In the computer science field, an entry-level software engineer in top-tier tech companies (e.g. Google, Facebook, etc.) could earn as much as a 20-year experience professor. And the workload in ...
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Choosing an adviser based on the professor's past students' jobs

I have recently been a admitted to a top 20 math Phd program at one of the schools I really wanted (woohoo!). The reason I wanted this school is because I have been really into a certain research ...
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Are authors of papers okay with receiving questions from people in industry?

Would authors of a paper be okay with fielding technical questions about the paper (implementation, theory, etc.) from a person in industry? I see this as a moral grey area because an engineer in ...
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Submitting abstracts to industry conference

I could participate to an industry conference that invites abstract submission. As an academic, I would be tempted to use plain objective language and discuss results and limitations. I have never ...
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Does it makes sense to publish new math whose primary significance is its applicability to another field?

I have come up with a new mathematical method that has applications in a field outside mathematics. I have described the mathematics of it, and proved relevant theorems to show how it works. The sole ...
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When asking for an extension to submit revisions, should I mention that I am no longer in academia?

I submitted a paper to a journal 6 months ago. I finally heard back from them now, and they would like revisions in 6 weeks; for another round of review. Since submitting that paper, I've submitted ...
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Strange experience in R&D / Research assistant post. Is this a red flag?

I have recently obtained an undergraduate degree in Computer Science with excellent performance and shortly afterwards got a research assistant post for a two-year industry-university collaboration ...
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Should I mention PhD in the header of my industrial résumé to catch the recruiters' attention?

I've recently left academia and am looking for a job in industry, mostly in R&D, in the areas of machine learning, computer vision, data science etc. Should I mention in the header "John Doe, PhD" ...
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Private company using my dissertation [closed]

Context: I work for a small private company in the US energy sector. Recently, my colleague found an application opportunity for the tool I developed as my PhD dissertation. We tested it out with a ...
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Should I include my latest job on my CV?

I just graduated this April from undergrad and I'm now applying to graduate programs that start September 2019. I'm taking a gap year between undergrad and grad school for various reasons, mostly to ...
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Quoting instrument prices in a scientific paper

I’m writing my first scientific paper as a PhD student and it’s a comparison of 6 different instruments that measure precipitation. The instruments differ massively in terms of cost, and their ...
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Why do colleges force students to study for so many years when most of won't be needed? [closed]

I have all the respect for students of sciences who go to a university to fully divulge themselves into a certain topic and understand it in and out. But the truth is, that description simply doesn'...
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Can I not ask my advisor for recommendation letter if I'm applying for an industry job?

I'm currently in my fifth year of my PhD in a molecular biology lab, and I have since last year decided to transition to computational biology field. My advisor is very much into molecular biology ...
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Why do papers published by people in tech industry often have such a large number of authors?

It is no secret that industry labs are competing with academia at a pace never seen before. Most of the tech conferences now are dominated by industries with superior funding, human resources, and ...
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Supervisor's behaviour changed after I decided to move to industry

As any other late-stage PhD student, I am applying for jobs. But I noticed that my supervisor's behaviour changed a bit after she heard that I want to go to industry, although she has been a great ...
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Why was Roy Fielding's thesis on REST not adopted immediately? [closed]

Roy Fielding's thesis ( Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures ) was not implemented/adopted immediately, was there any specific reason for this ? The thesis was ...
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Where should I get my letters of recommendation, coming from outside academia? [duplicate]

I'm considering applying for grad school (psychology). However, I've been in industry for two years. Also, I never connected with my professors... Here are some of my options for letters of ...
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Is it possible to start a PhD at 36 without taking a huge hit financially?

I'm currently working as a Senior Engineer (Mechanical) for a large company. However, I am increasingly finding the work to be dull and lacking in challenge. I don't think I can bear to spend the next ...
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Advice on career move - from industry to academia [closed]

I think my situation is somewhat unusual and goes into the opposite direction: I have the possibility to move from industry back to academia. Background: I have been working in an industry position ...
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Arxiv Endorsement from Conference Moderator (for someone not from academia)

I'm presenting some of my independent work (in industry) at an academic conference. My paper has been accepted to the conference, but since I am from outside of academia, I'm having difficulty posting ...
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Balancing an internet startup and a tenure track professorship

What should do or consider to simultaneously succeed at my new professorship and my internet startup? I am starting a tenure track professorship in the fall. I am also on the team of an internet ...
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Jobs in industry for mathematicians

As a Ph.D graduated in mathematics (combinatorial algebra), I would like to apply for jobs in industry such as finance and/or Data science. I have some knowledge on programming but no real-world ...
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Getting a job and quitting PhD at university in UK [closed]

I am going to be straightforward in here. I am currently doing PhD at university in UK within the field of power electronics. However my previous background was related to general Energy Engineering (...