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Publishing no-longer state-of-the-art results in machine learning

I co-authored a method, which yielded state-of-the-art results in several machine learning benchmarks. However, the paper got rejected from two conferences and then from a super slow journal. With the ...
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Assigned to Review a Paper I Previously Reviewed

In a previous conference I was assigned a paper, which I rejected and the authors later withdrew with no comments. Now, in another conference, I was assigned the exact same paper. Choices: Refuse to ...
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What Types of Questions Can I Expect in an AI/ML Summer Internship Interview?

I am currently preparing for interviews for summer internships in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Given the highly specialized and rapidly evolving nature of this field, I ...
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Publishing in a field that I am not an expert in

To give you some backstory, there is a particular publically-available hospital dataset that has been published about by other groups. I have recently come up with a novel machine learning method for ...
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Problems evaluating a system with unexplainable results

I am writing a master's thesis in a Machine Learning domain. I created a system and I am now testing it. I designed most of my system while validating on benchmark set A. The results are good and ...
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Consequences of publishing work using text from millions of Sci-Hub articles

I have a project that involves large-scale text embedding of biological literature. In this case, each biology article would be given a set of numbers (embedding) based on the text in the article. We ...
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Can I go for PhD ( in person ) and master's (online) simultaneously in different subjects?

I have just started my PhD program in Nanoscience in the United States as an International Student. I have a master's degree in Physics and have decent skills in Python too. I have practiced several ...
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Degrees path for AI and ML Research (eventually) – Math vs. Computer Science?

I hope this is the right place for my question; I've been searching online and hit a bit of a roadblock, so I thought I'd seek some help. I'm in my late 20s, and I've got a chance to start fresh from ...
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Should first authorship be given to the one who proposes an algorithm or the one who implements the algorithm?

I have written detailed, low-level pseudocode for a new algorithm and would like to implement it in C++ instead of Python or R. However, I don't know how to program in C++. Therefore, I want to ask my ...
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How to research in deep learning without having access to GPU?

I am a faculty member in India (Computer Science and Engineering). I am trying to work on deep learning. I have some good ideas to improve existing algorithms. I try these on small datasets which is ...
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Writing a six-year individual (group leader) research proposal (in machine learning)

I am planning to apply for a young research group leader grant. (Specifically: the DFG Emmy Noether program.) This is for a six-year funding period, including funding for myself as a group leader and ...
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Uploading paper to Arxiv vs double blind review [duplicate]

My peers told me, at least in the field of machine learning, it seems acceptable to upload your (draft) paper to Arxiv before submitting it to a conference. I am confused about how it does not ...
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Software Engineer looking to break into deep learning theory research [closed]

I’m not sure this is the right place for this, but I’m in a bit of a dilemma about next steps for my career and just wanted to outline my thinking in case anyone else has been in this position and has ...
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How to properly list your papers that were "published" in a symposium proceedings?

I was recently listed as an author on some papers that my PI submitted to the ASNE Technology, Systems, and Ships Symposium: see here. It says that the papers submitted to the event will be published ...
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Why are there such low rates of acceptance in AI/ML conferences?

I come from a signal processing background and I have even published in a signal processing conference with a PhD student when I was an intern, therefore, the publication process isn't unknown to me. ...
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Which set of results to cite when there are contradicting numerical results between articles

I am working on a literature review of various machine learning models doing the same general tasks, both to learn the theory and challenges involved and also to find the current state-of-the-art and ...
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How do I communicate to my advisor that I would like to do more theory?

I am a PhD student working at the intersection of applied mathematics and machine learning. I'm still early in my PhD, but I'm unhappy because my current research direction is too focused on ...
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Should I include marginally better results in a writing sample? [closed]

I am performing some experiments and my results are only marginally better than the current state-of-the-art, 0.12% increase in accuracy but on the far side of 90's. Should I include the said SOTA ...
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PhD programs in Machine Learning: Is it mandatory to have publications at top venues prior to applying?

I am a recent MSc graduate of a program in Machine Learning and Data Science with a BSc in Economics, and currently looking for Ph.D. opportunities in machine learning. Given my BSc background and the ...
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Where can I find the editors of Machine Learning conferences proceedings?

I am in the process of publishing an article in a journal. The editorial team is asking me to add editors to many references coming from the proceedings of conferences such as AISTATS, MICCAI, ICLR, ...
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Empirical method without any solid theoretical background

I am working on a paper after peer review and struggling to address one of the comments that states "empirical method without any solid theoretical background". It is a paper about machine ...
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Choice of undergraduate courses impact in Computer Science PhD application [closed]

I’m currently a junior majoring in Computer Science with a Mathematics minor on a t20 school. Since sophomore year, I have been active in a ML research group and I’m considering in applying to grad ...
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Is it okay to submit my paper if my code can't be organized now?

Currently, I am working on a model that includes deep neural networks. I am not an expert in coding nor are my colleagues. I had a hypothesis and it seems to be working. So, I may need to write a ...
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Is it possible to ethically use an undergraduate for publishing my research as a PhD student in the following context?

Suppose I am a Ph.D. student in machine learning and have an idea about developing a model that I presume to be more efficient than existing models. Although I have a broad idea of coding to some ...
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Is losing raw data regarded as data fabrication? (Unpublished undergraduate thesis)

The worst thing I am worried about is losing my legitimate data and then maybe being accused of falsifying it. how does the university differentiate the data fabrication and honest error? (I have lost ...
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What if I made a mistake in a paper and now I got a minor revision?

I have received a minor revision after a major revision for a paper. I discovered that I made a mistake in the calculations. Fixing it will result in changing a lot of the results, but the final ...
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Criteria to get machine learning benchmarking papers published in ACM

I have read lots of data analytics and machine learning related papers coming up with new algorithms, implementing models that outperform the existing one on a particular dataset. In case of ...
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Which software is appropriate for drawing complicated block diagrams in academic papers?

What sort of software can I use to make block diagrams, such as those used in machine learning papers? For example, this graph: From the paper: https://aclanthology.org/2020.emnlp-main.676.pdf
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Should I wait till the completion of all possible experiments?

I am aware that this question can be answered in different ways based on the domain of research under consideration. So, you can confine the answer to the domain of machine learning. Suppose I am ...
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Am I allowed to directly fix a typo about experiment results during camera-ready?

I have recently received acceptance notification from a top-tier AI conference. When I prepare my camera-ready version I realised that I wrongly pasted the variance for the cell before to the current ...
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Instructor to assistant professor transition

How likely is an instructor position to be a stepping-stone for an assistant professor position? I'm a postdoc in the US and currently applying for academic positions in the US. Is it a good move to ...
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Very long PhD interviews

Recently I've been invited to a PhD interview, for a three-year program. They are asking me to book two whole days for the interviews. The invitation asks me be avaliable "from 9am on Day X to ...
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Can I use citation of used machine learning methods from O'reilly?

I would like to describe my used machine learning methods in the methodology of my thesis and my source is Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras & TensorFlow from O´Reilly. I ...
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Post-doctorate or equivalent "entry level" job

I'm a PhD student in pure math hopefully defending my thesis in 9 months. This is exactly the period in which one has to look for post-doctoral positions or for an entry level job. I have recently ...
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Is time complexity for training a model not significant in deep learning publications? [closed]

In computer science, in general, the time complexity is one of the important features to be checked before publishing a research paper in a journal. I am confused about this in deep learning. If I am ...
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An existing paper has better results than me, but its published code does not reproduce those good results. How to proceed?

I am performing research on a particular architecture in deep learning. Initially, the state-of-the-art research paper in Arxiv related to architecture is showing a score of (say) 9. Later the value ...
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Frustration with machine learning and deep learning research

I am doing a M.Sc. in artificial intelligence (AI), and I am collaborating with a computer vision company in a deep learning (DL) research project that will eventually become my master thesis. ...
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What is the daily life like as a machine learning PhD student?

Machine learning has connected with many other displines or research directions, for example it has been combined with materials, fluid mechanics and so many research directions, so what is your daily ...
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What is the major difference in MSECE vs MSEECS and how should I pick?

I am a Fall'22 aspirant and looking for universities in the US. I have completed my undergraduate studies in Electronics and Communications Engineering. I want to pursue my master's degree in the ...
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How can I proceed towards research in Machine Learning while I am working as a software developer?

I currently work as a software developer and I am curious about machine learning research. Does it work if I can spend some extra time to read papers/collaborate towards ML research, or is a Master's ...
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Submitting two related papers to two journals simultaneously [duplicate]

I have spent 2+ years working on a project in computational neuroscience that has interest for clinicians and now I am starting to write the paper text. I want to submit it to one of neurology-related ...
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Publishing a new dataset, based on existing

Is it ethical and academically (or otherwise) acceptable to publish a new dataset, derived from an existing, well cited dataset? The only novelty in this case are: Newly computed features (based on ...
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How to draft a SOP when one wants to work on a sub-domain they have never worked on before? (CS PhD USA)

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs (USA) I have experience in a certain domain X. Within X, there are multiple application based sub-domains. Example Domain: Deep Learning Example ...
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Should I mention future works in my SOP? (CS PhD Fall 2022 USA)

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs I am working on my senior thesis and have thought about 2 major chapters. Assuming I apply to my preferred universities by dec 1st I will only be ...
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Patent vs Research paper for a top university admission?

I am working as software developer in a company. I had filed one patent and published one research paper. I want to apply for Master's in a top university (like NUS at Singapore or German universities)...
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Academia vs. Industry for Machine Learning [closed]

For PhD students in machine learning, academia vs. industry is an increasingly strange choice. Getting a faculty job at a good university is still quite hard, but the pay is hugely lower than in ...
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How can I get involved with applying my expertise in a specific subject?

I have recently obtained my MS in data science, and am interested in applying it in a few specific fields - urogynecology, microbiome research, and others. I'm still connected to my university as a ...
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Applying for PhD vs Masters (CS USA)

Background: CS Undergraduate applying for Fall 2022 session. (MS/PhD CS USA) Knowing (and for obvious reasons) that it is "easier (higher chances)" to get into a masters program than a PhD ...
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Doing a PhD in data science / machine learning after a PhD in civil engineering [duplicate]

I am about to finish my Ph.D. in civil engineering, I would finish it by the age of 28. I don't like my field that much and was pushed to pursue it from the beginning (at that time, was very confused ...
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Is it okay to have an additional authors for majority of my work in my undergrad thesis?

Background: My undergrad thesis primarily consists of 4 Methods converted into individual chapters (excluding intro, results, conclusion etc.). One chapter dedicates one specific idea. Each chapter is ...
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