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Cold-emailing researcher from same country

I am a PhD student in the final year of my PhD who has been struggling with creating new connections in my field, especially due to the current Covid situation. Conferences are only taking place ...
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Is it rude to visit a professors office during the summer if they have not responded to my email?

I understand that a somewhat similar question has been asked before, but my parameters here are slightly different. Essentially, I have been emailing a professor since early April about joining their ...
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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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Is offering jobs to students I'm teaching as a “representative of industry” OK?

I have a simple question to which I was unable to find a simple answer. I was hired by a university as a "representative of industry" to deliver some courses. In my groups I have several ...
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Enquiring about postdoc opportunities: should I contact professor directly or via recommendation/networking?

I have recently finished my PhD and I'd like to contact a professor to introduce myself and express my interest in doing a postdoc in their group. My doctoral supervisor is familiar with this ...
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How to find internship or supervisors if not in academia?

I don't have a MSc in STEM, however I gained some professional experience in data-science, but outside of academia: I coauthored a data-model at my former startup, described in a patent application ...
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How to network as a new graduate student in a new country

First of all, let me admit something from the beginning; I don't understand exactly what is meant by networking in an academic setting. I am a new Master's student in a country where I never studied ...
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PhDs in the UK: should you know supervisor beforehand?

(context: undergrad/integrated masters student in a math-related field, planning on a PhD in a CS-related field) In Asia (at least in India and Singapore), students are generally expected to ...
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Is it rude to leave and switch to a lab that's collaborating with your own lab (and how to go about doing so)?

I've signaled to my advisor and collaborators my intent to quit pursuing my PhD at the school I'm currently at. I essentially gave a 3-month notice while I get as much done as I can on one of our ...
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How to network with people in virtual conferences?

After the coronavirus pandemic, most conferences have switched to the virtual mode and it is most likely that this will be the norm for some time now. I understand that networking will be much harder ...
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Do I have to tip the bartenders and hotel staff, when a U.S. University hosts an event for researchers?

Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, I attended a generously-funded research meeting that included a hotel stay, free dinners and bar drinks. There was a dedicated bar section just for us. 😋 I always ...
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How to prevent my introvert nature from being a barrier to success in grad school and future academic life?

I don't ask questions during class/meetings/seminars out of the fear of embarrassing myself. I am also not able to intiate interactions with people I don't know beforehand e.g. Visiting professors/...
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I drunkenly told a professor something fundamentally wrong about a friend's thesis work. Should I clarify and/or apologize?

TL;DR: I told a professor something fundamental about a friends' work that is absolutely wrong, and I should have known, but I was drunk. Will it help the situation if I clarify and apologize via e-...
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Is it okay to send a connection invitation on LinkedIn to an academic event director?

As a just graduated student, I have submitted my contribution proposal for an academic event and the organising committee has accepted it. Despite I have still met none of the above mentioned ...
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positioning yourself for research positions after graduating from a PhD in a different country

I asked this on Reddit also but didn't get any responses so I am trying here. I am a first year PhD student thinking about how I can start to better position myself to get a research position after ...
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Do I owe potential collaborators an explanation for late follow-up?

I had a meeting with a potential collaborator month ago, and at the meeting I had agreed to email them within a week. However, shortly after I began going through a stressful divorce. I am worried ...
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What to expect, prepare, bring to a short-noticed meeting solicited by a University Press editor?

How to prepare for a meeting/discussion with a major University Press editor when they solicited/sought you out on short notice (4 days)? Because I didn't solicit them, I don't have a full manuscript -...
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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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Found a major flaw in paper from home university – to which I would like to return

During my Ph.D. in condensed-matter physics, I published a paper together with two other students. The research group of the university that I am originally from (in Madrid, Spain) happened to work on ...
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How to approach a professor giving a presentation to work with him?

I am a master's student in Applied Math with two undergraduate degrees in physics and math. There is a professor who is coming to my university to give a talk on his research, and I read his abstract ...
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Is it recommended to email a professor at other institution to work with him over the summer

I am currently an undergraduate in mathematics and physics and graduate student in applied mathematics in the US. I am looking for a research position/internship for the summer (somewhere other than ...
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Tips on finding research groups that focus on credit scoring based on alternative data

Despite conducting a thorough Google search implementing all the tips provided in answers to this question, I still haven't managed to find a single active research group (at a university, or a public ...
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do's and don'ts of networking for a PhD student in a conference?

My field is Telecommunications (Engineering). I am going to a very huge conference in our field where I am presenting my work as well. I want to take this opportunity to hone my skills of networking, ...
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How could I network during my Phd?

I am thinking a bit ahead of time and I would like to do some networking with some groups in my research field, for probably a future postdoc opportunity with them after my PhD. However I am afraid my ...
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List of peer review platforms and social networks [closed]

I recently stumbled upon Publons, a social network of peer reviewers, with a database of potential reviewers, along with their areas of expertise, stats, and contact details. I wonder if there are ...
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When should I get business cards and how much do they actually matter as a graduate student who has not yet built up their CV? [duplicate]

Context: I am a graduate student within the social sciences, who will be obtaining their Master's degree on their way to Ph.D. (hopefully by the end of this academic year). Though I have not yet ...
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How to grow as a researcher outside of research?

I am a Ph.D. student (after mid stage) working in theory. I do as much hard work as I can, but there is something I think I am missing. My experience so far is many people don't know what I do and ...
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How to increase my collaboration “network” as a new faculty?

I recently got a tenured (yes, permanent) faculty position in mathematics. During my PhD and postdoc, I collaborated with the same people on some projects, one big and one small, but most of my time ...
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I am going to start my PhD in the next few months. How you would you recommend that I start networking?

I am an Indian and I will be starting as a Chemical Engineering Ph.D. student in the US this fall semester and I am looking for some tips regarding how I should start networking before I start my ...
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How to ask a former advisor to resume 'contact'?

A few years ago, I completed by bachelor's by creating a 'bachelor's thesis'. My advisor for this thesis. The thesis went very well, I've got a high grade and my advisor was very much impressed by my ...
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Life after graduation; should I update my academic reference on my career progression?

In my undergraduate years, I have forged a rather close relationship with some of my professors including the head of school – they were supportive as I did struggled with mental-health issues and ...
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Is Peer.us useful? [closed]

I just received an email from Peerus "letting me know" that my paper was published. While it sells itself as a paper monitoring app, better than google scholar, it does seem to be closer to academia....
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What are some important questions to ask former alumni of a PhD program we will enrol in?

After a long and nerve-racking application season, I have finally managed to get into one of my top-choice PhD programs. As luck would have it, one of the recent alumnae of the same PhD program ...
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Does anyone know of an international postdoctoral association?

The number of postdocs is increasing worldwide. Because of their technical expertise and dedication, postdocs are rapidly becoming the backbone of most large science laboratories. I am aware of ...
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How to tell a Prof you are no longer applying to a PhD program at his university?

I am about to apply to Computer Science PhD programs to start Fall 2018. In the process of researching programs I have met with many Profs in fields I was interested in to (a) learn more about their ...
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How can I view a collaboration graph between two arbitrary authors? [closed]

I'd like to view a collaboration graph between two arbitrary authors. For instance, the Erdos Number famously describes the distance between an arbitrary author and Paul Erdos, measured by authorship ...
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Post-doc priorities: “Laundry list” vs. “Research trumps all”

I am a post-doc in the physical sciences and I am finding that people have very different expectations of what a post-doc's priorities should be. Typically people are somewhere between two camps. I ...
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How do I find new problems to work on while attending a workshop?

I am attending my first ever workshop next week, in Theoretical Computer Science. My goal is plain - discuss interesting ideas to find new problems to work on and collaborators to work with. My ...
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Introducing myself to a research mentor [closed]

I am a PhD student and apart from academic supervisors I also have a mentor. This mentor I haven't met in person yet and have only communicated through email once. But I am going to meet the mentor in ...
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When trying to establish a connection with a STEM field professor, is it appropriate to ask them out for coffee?

I have a friend who is trying hard to establish a connection with a well-known professor at a generally top 5 school for STEM in the U.S. This professor is frequently at some good seminars around the ...
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How to establish a relationship with a department head as an undergraduate?

I am an undergraduate who is line for a first author publication in a field I absolutely love, and want to continue my research in the same department. At my school there is a program, I have heard of,...
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How should I respond to someone's research “elevator pitch”?

I am starting my PhD in cosmology in October of this year. I have already met some of the older PhD students and postdocs in the department where I will be studying, and I am going to be attending two ...
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How to talk to other UG researchers and/or PG researchers?

I'm an undergraduate at a research-intensive university and I have received funding with other students to do research. The other students involved in the project are all undergraduates. I'd really ...
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How to appear legitimate when asking authorities about sensitive data for research?

I am a graduate student, and I am interested in doing my thesis on the modeling of utility networks, and how they are related / dependent on each other. A specific case I would like to model is the ...
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Is computeroxy trustworthy? [closed]

I am wondering if computeroxy can be considered a "safe" website. I have received two emails from them in the past in my institutional email address without subscribing (one of them was a very long ...
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Are PhD forums worthwhile

In my field (computer science), many conferences have a section dedicated to PhD forums. For example, this one http://ecmlpkdd2017.ijs.si/submission.html has the following schedule Lightning-talks ...
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To include only academic titles in business cards of researchers with many positions?

Assume you have many academic titles, but you have also many positions. I am thinking to exclude all positions, and just having your academic titles because I do not want to carry a pile of different ...
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Found reply for a research application from 2 months ago in my junk mail

I am a third year undergraduate biology major student. At the beginning of this quarter, I sent out a bunch of emails looking for research opportunities. I heard back from some of them and got a ...
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What is the best philosophy and practice to use smartphones for academic life? [closed]

I am doing research in theoretical physics, and have learned that smartphones can bring in a lot of distractions to your life if you want to focus on your research and study. Like facebook, twitter ...
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Is it acceptable to e-mail a professor at another university to ask for a meeting to discuss common research interests?

I'm a PhD student, from Europe, nearing the end of my thesis. I'm going to the USA for a conference in a few months. A couple of professors (assistant professor level, both fairly young, recruited in ...