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Questions tagged [interdisciplinary]

On degree programs, research efforts, conferences, journals, etc. that involve the synthesis of multiple academic disciplines or fields of study. 'Interdisciplinary' differs from 'multidisciplinary' in its integrative nature; in an interdisciplinary approach, the fields do not remain clearly separated.

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interdisciplinary Phd programs in philosophy and computer science (AI, ML)? [closed]

I have a BA in philosophy and I'm working on an MS in computer science specializing in "Interactive Intelligence" (a blend of HCI, AI, ML). My end goal is a PhD in philosophy but specializing in AI. ...
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Potential academic career in very different fields

There's this question about doing research in two very different fields, but my question is somewhat different. I have serious academic interests in two very different fields: one in computer science/...
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NWO Veni grant application: domein-overschrijdend or humanities? [closed]

I am working on a Veni (introductory individual) grant application to the Dutch Organization for Science, NWO. My proposal is interdisciplinary in its methodology, but firmly rooted in historical ...
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non academic job opportunities for mid aged PhD

I am currently a masters student that is due to finish early next year. I have a scholarship which covers costs and pays me a modest wage up until and including PhD. I would like to do my PhD but I am ...
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Getting into grad school for one field by doing research in another?

I want to go to grad school for computer engineering. I am in a non-STEM major. My GPA could be better. However, a lot of my prior undergrad research has been in interdisciplinary work ( mixing ...
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Should I talk to my supervisor about including a new field in my PhD?

I am a part-time PhD student coming towards the end of my first year – I have another five years left. My PhD is in Music and I do like my topic a lot. However, in the last 18 months I have also ...
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How to negotiate with collaborators on adjusting procedures to interdisciplinary projects?

This is an issue I frequently face. As a biologist I like doing interdisciplinary science. In fact I believe interdisciplinarity is the key to producing any truly insightful observation, at least in ...
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How can I evaluate the strength of a chemical physics program?

I can only find evaluations/rankings for departments such as chemistry or physics, but I am not sure how to evaluate a combined program of chemical physics.
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Are interdisciplinary STEM PhDs qualified to become professors?

Are interdisciplinary STEM PhDs qualified to become professors? Or are they viewed more as “in-betweeners” and better suited for industry work. For example, someone who has a broad (but not deep) math ...
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How much attention should I pay to developments in other research fields?

I am at the beginning of my Ph.D. My research lies at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistics, meaning that I will interact with a variety of researchers from several ...
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I want to do a PhD in Dynamical Systems as applied to any physical science ; how do I decide where to apply? [closed]

I'm at the end of a 2 year post-Bacc at Columbia. My goal when I started was quite clear: I wanted to study atmospheric science through the lens of dynamical systems. However, as I've moved along, it'...
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What are the non-academic job prospects for a PhD in probability? [closed]

So I am a Master of Science, majored in math, as of now. I am going to a reasonably good US university as an international student to get my PhD, which will likely be in probability, my main field of ...
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Understanding the works of intellectuals

I'm a master's graduate in biology. I completed a thesis recently on 'Social science in the age of biology'. It discusses how social scientists and biologists approach and answer questions pertaining ...
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What could be the purpose behind an undergraduate program: major in mathematics, minors in philosophy and economics? [closed]

I'm currently an undergraduate student (outside of the US), and have started my studies in a program built as follows: Mathematics - 50% of academic hours (a little bit less than what would be ...
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Finding a journal for specialised, interdisciplinary research

Assuming I decided what specific thing I want to research, how I can find journals suitable for my research? For example, I am interested in query by humming in computer science. Will a signal-...
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In a PhD program of study, what does “emphasis on descriptive material” mean?

For example, an interdisciplinary PhD program that I am reading about says this about their program: "The program differs from the regular departmental offerings in science mainly by its ...
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Should an interdisciplinary researcher work twice as hard?

My Ph.D. research is related to both computer-science and economics. I collaborate with researchers in both these disciplines, and naturally submit papers to journals of both disciplines. Now, while ...
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What is the difference between an explanation and an interpretation?

Can someone please clarify for me if there is a difference between an explanation and an interpretation in scientific discourse? Whenever I am writing up results, I am careful to distinguish ...
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Is it ok to mention a research interest with professors outside of your department in a letter of intent?

I am planning on pursuing a ph.d. in mathematics, however, really my research interests often lie in the intersection of mathematics, logic, and theoretical computer science. Thus, in many of the ...
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Should recruitment committee give lesser weight to Interdisciplinary Publications? [closed]

I am a Computer Science graduate (presently, working towards Ph.D.). I have been working in the field of Computational Biology/Chemistry, Bioinformatics which involves many different computational ...
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What is a good set-up for the board of directors/executive committee of research institutes?

I have been elected as employee representative for the board (edit: not really a board of directors, the competences seem partially advisory and partly decision making) of a new interdisciplinary ...
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Does mathematical modeling expert need to know subject of interdisciplinary field

I'm working in chemical engineering field and being mathematician and programmer I'm conducting simulations and mathematical modeling problem solving. Basically the battery processes simulations. ...
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Is it possible to do PhD in Computational Social Science without CS background?

As the title states, I don't have Computer Science background (B.A. in Business Administration and Master of Social Work) but would like to do PhD in Computational Social Science (Data analysis or ...
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interdiscplinary phd communication [closed]

An engineer (me), a mathematician and a social psychologist (my supervisors) walked into a bar and decided to do a PhD project together. How do the three ensure that they do not have communication ...
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Can I get hired as a psychology professor if I get a PhD in educational psychology in an education department?

I'm interested in educational psychology and learning sciences. However, most educational psychology graduate programs are within the education department, not psychology. What's the difference ...
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Finding a place in interdisciplinary sciences as someone who develops computational methods and algorithms for other fields?

I have a strong background in programming and I'm interested in solving computational problems in other areas like physics or economics. During my bachelor studies I have been involved in several ...
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How does your institution credit a department's support of, and participation in, interdisciplinary programs?

In these lean economic times, traditional majors are in danger of being cut if they cannot keep up their numbers (at least in many small liberal arts colleges). Simultaneously, interdisciplinary ...
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Is it worth getting a masters in a secondary field as part of an interdisciplinary PhD?

I'm in the process of making a decision with regards to graduate school and my number one choice is an interdisciplinary PhD program in Computational Science and Engineering. On the computational side ...
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What points should I consider when applying for/accepting a position at another department?

I specialize in Computability Theory which is part of Mathematical Logic at the intersection of Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics. Therefore I could potentially apply for jobs (e.g. a ...
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How to select a publishing venue for interdisciplinary research?

I am curious to hear some words of advice on how to select a publishing community for multi-disciplinary topics. Your contribution is that methods in area A, which is your main area, can solve ...
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Is mathematical aptitude the limit of how well I can do in an interdisciplinary life science field as a computer scientist?

I apologize in advance if this question is too broad, or too subjective - I couldn't think of a better place to ask it. Summary: does mathematical aptitude impose an upper boundary on how well one ...
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Applying to History & Philosophy of Science (HPS) PhD programs?

History & Philosophy of Science (HPS) is a relatively small field with a handful of PhD programs in the U.S. Are their any resources on applying to HPS PhD programs and pursing a career in HPS?
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Is it wise to develop skills that do not immediately benefit short-term research productivity?

I have a master in physics and philosophy and have a keen interest in mathematics. Currently I am doing a PhD in philosophy. On a personal level, however, I cherish the interdisciplinary ideal of ...
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How to get interdisciplinary when your program isn't

When I was shopping for graduate schools, I was very interested in a particular subdiscipline of mathematical logic. I got into a pretty good state school, but now that I've been here for two years, I ...
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Interdisciplinary PhDs?

Is there such a thing as an interdisciplinary PhD, where the student chooses the fields, courses, etc.? If so, which U.S. universities offer such a thing?
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How do you find interdisciplinary collaborators for your research?

I would like to know if someone knows whether there are IT solutions (websites etc) that help with meeting interdisciplinary researchers from local academic institutions (socal).
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How to engage interdisciplinary professors in forming an MS thesis committee and project?

I am sort of stuck in a quagmire. I am just starting out in a 2 yr bio-manufacturing program, which has a thesis component. I was looking to add a minor from an interdisciplinary department ...
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PhD in Management Science and a faculty position in CS

I would like to know how willing would staff in CS department of reputed universities would be to hire doctorates from relevant non-CS departments, for example, say, management science or operations ...