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10 minute presentation for a PhD interview

I got invited for an interview for a PhD and they asked me to prepare a short presentation of ten minutes about an aspect of a previous research and what skills it gave me to tackle this phd project. ...
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How to prepare for questions about the part of the paper that you didn't write?

I'm going to present a paper, in which we propose several algorithms to solve a problem. One of the algorithms is actually developed by co-authors at a different university, who will not attend the ...
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Slides for conference talk with no affiliation

It is (of course) a rule that the speaker's affiliation appears alongside their name in their presentation at a conference. What's the best practice in the case of no current affiliation? Did you ...
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First Presentation as a postgraduate student in a new workplace, messed it up!

So I gave my first presentation as a postgrad student in a new place! So I usually like to look to my screen once in a while while I'm talking and this time the presentation was projected to the ...
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Why do theoretical computer science people use Comic Sans in their slides?

I have no data to back up this observation, but it's something I have noticed consistently in research talks and teaching material: People from the theoretical CS community seem to use Comic Sans a ...
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What is the best “last slide” in a thesis presentation?

There are some possible options as the last slide of a typical thesis presentation. I've heard of some possibilities: A question-mark image (as the time to be slaughtered by the referees!), A Thank ...
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Is it acceptable if an advisor does not include me as a co-author on presentation?

I apologize if this question is redundant in some way but I was unable to find a question similar to this. I am a MS student (with thesis) and have an advisor who received a grant with myself as a ...
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Why is my supervisor ignoring me?

I am an undergraduate student with major aspirations to go to graduate school. I am in my final year. I am currently working on a research project with 2 supervisors (1 of them marks my work and the ...
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Presenting a Negative Result

This past summer, I came up with a research project that I wanted to pursue (I am in high school). At first, I thought that the experiment would take about a month. However, I experienced more ...
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How to start a talk about a topic that cannot be explained without some background information?

I am going to give a presentation of my research soon at an undergraduate conference. I have read that it is best to begin a presentation with the ‘thesis’, i.e. a brief explanation of the topic of my ...
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Time allocation in conference presentations

How much time should I expect to 'leave' at the end of a conference presentation for questions? This question suggests to allocate 2-3 minutes per slide, including front/back matter (like a question ...
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Including images in a research proposal presentation?

Is this frowned upon? Expected? I have never made a presentation for a research proposal before and I'm not sure about what is expected. I was considering using a timeline to illustrate roughly how ...
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Can we share the presentations and posters that we presented for a international/national conferences online?

Can we share the presentations and posters that we presented for a international/national conferences online, may be in LinkedIn and other job websites? Is it allowed?
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What could be the title of a power point presentation for a PostDoc Interview?

Postdoctoral research jobs always ask to make a presentation of past and present research and future plan. So I am wondering what could be the title of such type of power point presentations. Is it ...
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I'm an invited speaker. Can I send a coauthor in my place?

I was invited to give a talk at an upcoming conference. The abstract has myself and two other authors listed. Is it unreasonable for me to back out of the presentation (they were only paying for the ...
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What kind of audience can I expect for a scientific talk at University?

I have been invited as a Guest speaker to a scientific workshop at a University. I know there will be faculty members but will there be students present as well? This is my first time as a Guest ...
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How should I list presentations given at workshops on my CV?

I'm in a humanities field, and I'm wondering if presentations given at small workshops should be listed in a separate section of my CV, for instance between "Invited Talks" and "Conferences". Small ...
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Lecturer with anxiety. How to survive in academia?

I've been a long time member of academia.SE but I created this alt account because the question is a bit embarrassing. I finished my PhD 4 years ago and after a 2 year postdoc at a different ...
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Is it alright to cover some information in the defense but not the written thesis?

I will soon finish my thesis and I researched a lot in this technological area. Basically I want to say: “I have these n methods that all didn’t work out; that’s why I’ve decided to pursue this final ...
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Being accepted then rejected to an academic conference

I submitted an abstract and received notification of acceptance to present at a conference. The notification of acceptance asked for a short bio. I provided the bio and was asked to provide more ...
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How to promote reduction of carbon footprint for conference participation?

Researchers need to get together with each other in conferences to give talks, listen to talks, discuss with others, network, etc. But travel to conferences is expensive and adds substantially to one'...
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Does it matter if I present in a PhD interview a topic which is partially unrelated to the PhD one?

I have a PhD interview coming up on organic chemistry in a few days. As part of the interview process I have to give a short presentation regarding a research which I am currently undertaking. However ...
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Is it appropiate to put a funny funny slide in a Bachelor thesis presentation?

I always like to stray in a context related funny slide either at the beginning or at the end of a presentation because I do not like the overall stern atmosphere at presentations. I also planned a ...
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Which tense to use when presenting my master thesis?

In a couple of weeks, I have to present my master thesis to both my professors (supervisors) and family and friends. After the title page, I immediately present the main novelty of my thesis (instead ...
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Teaching demonstration: Computer Science [duplicate]

I have an interview coming up as an adjunct faculty for computer science. I am required to do a teaching demo for the interview. What is the best way to show the faculty my teaching style? I am using ...
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Is it acceptable to present the same project at two conferences and list them separately on my CV?

Is it acceptable to present the same project at two conferences and list them separately on your CV? The two conferences are for different audiences (one is for educators and faculty members and the ...
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Oral vs Poster vs Workshop. Which is the most prestigious in the context of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence?

This question is mainly about the perceived prestige of various events at conferences. Is there a hierarchy to it? Asking this in the perspective of being the presenter. Another way of putting it ...
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When to use academic titles in presentations in Europe?

I have M.Sc. (tech.) in physics. I am doing second degree in MD. I normally just present my work without academic titles in MD studies. I am thinking the benefits of using academic titles in ...
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Submitted abstract accepted as Poster. How can I change it to an oral presentation?

I've sent an abstract to a prestigious conference in my field, which has been accepted as a poster presentation. How should I ask them to reconsider my poster as a talk? Related questions: Talks vs. ...
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Tips for purchasing food and drink for a talk

Can people who hosted talks at your university provide some tips on purchasing food and drink for the event? We have a visitor from another American university and I am tasked with buying "food and ...
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Presenting a talk on two parallel sessions of the AMS meetings

On the meetings of the American Mathematical Society there are many parallel sessions subjects of some of them overlap sometimes. My question is whether it is OK to present the same talk on two ...
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Discussion turned into argument with the conference keynote speaker, would it be appropriate to email an apology? [closed]

I had a chance to visit as an audience to an international conference in computer science. As usual, there were few keynotes before the scheduled paper presentation is carried out for the day. During ...
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Presenting a new work in different seminars in the same department

I work in mathematics and sometimes my work is on the border of two different subjects: analysis (my main specialization) and geometry. In my department there are both analysis seminar and geometry ...
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Can I use examples of others' research in my presentation on scientific conference?

I'm giving a talk on scientific conference in a couple of days and I have prepared my concept and my presentation. Because what I'm going to talk about is not done in practise in my country, I have ...
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Presenting and disseminating research results before submitting a paper

I got a PhD in math in another country years ago. Recently I moved to the US and have a tenured position. Assume I wrote a paper and want to publish it in a journal. Is it considered OK to present the ...
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Is it necessary to have many slides when presenting in conference?

Is it necessary to have many slides when presenting in conference, if the speaker can clearly present his or her research with only just a few slides? How to decide when to use or not to use the slide?...
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How to concentrate during conference talks where the quality of the presentation is poor?

I have read a lot of tips on how to give a good conference talk: know your audience, give context, don't talk too fast, give your talk a clear structure or story, minimize text on slides, etc. ...
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Can I slightly change the title of my conference presentation?

I'm going to a conference in December and I will have a 20 minute talk there. Originally, a colleague of mine was supposed to go, but personal circumstances resulted in my taking part instead. My ...
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Physics Talk by an Undergraduate Student — Preparation

I have been asked to give a talk by one of my undergraduate professors. The talk shall be based on the research work I did over the summer. Since this'll be my first shot at giving a talk (as an ...
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How to be a discussant

There is another research group at another university in my town. They asked me to join one of their monthly brown bag meetings and to serve as a discussant. They have invited an external speaker and ...
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Ok to read my script in a 3-min presentation for a conference?

I have a 3-min presentation for a conference. I am an early researcher who has never done any presentation, so this will be my first. Presentation is my weakness, and it is a challenge for me to give ...
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If you're given an hour, is it bad to finish a job talk in half an hour?

I am applying for postdoc this year. I was given standard one hour for my job talk. I prepared for a 45-50 minute talk and 10-15 minutes for Q & A. But probably I spoke bit too fast and also ...
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What does happen to accepted posters if no author attend to present? [closed]

One of our posters has been accepted with "Strong merit" at ACM DEV 2016. We have finalized the draft and sent the camera ready version to the authority. But this year's venue is Nairobi and a 5 days ...
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Stating that my research hold less value compared to another topic. A good idea?

In a couple of days I have to present my master's thesis, which is on a topic of Information System (IS) implementation in a small organisation. I conduct a study of critical success factors, but ...
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Conference presenting: stick to initial paper submission or include recent improvements? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper for a conference. While the paper got submitted for publication in the proceedings, the feedback seemed quite negative. The main criticism was that the model I have designed uses ...
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How should I respond when an audience points out an issue in my research in my talk?

I am a PhD student, and just gave a talk about a model that my advisor and I have been working on in a small conference. During my talk, a professor pointed out that our model will have an serious ...
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Presenting a mathematical model at a technical conference

I am supposed to present my work at a technical conference with mostly software/network scientists or engineers and my work is centred around a mathematical model, a MILP, and the related performance ...
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How to cite future conference poster session on CV?

How would you go about listing a conference/symposium poster presentation that will happen in the future on your CV if the title or abstract haven't been decided yet? For instance, the future ...
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Should a research presentation make use of suspense to engage the audience?

Suspense is a powerful tool. In story-telling, not knowing what is going to happen or how the story is going to end can grab attention and sustain interest. In giving a research presentation, one is ...
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In a math talk, is it better to display the number of slides left?

In a math talk (at a seminar or a conference, not teaching) that uses projected slides, is it better to display the number of slides left or not? What are the pros and cons? Some people tell me they ...