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Do postdoc/professor search committees read the files from all candidates?

Or do they do a sort of selective search? If I apply, is there something I have to do in advance to ensure that will my file be opened, at all?
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2answers
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Changing affiliations and conference registration

Say the deadline to register for a conference is now, but the conference doesn't actually run until 3 months from now. During that time, I will have changed institutions. When I register, should I ...
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2answers
3k views

Struggling to present results from long papers in short time slots

Most of my work thus far comprises two rather long and detailed papers that rely on a common underlying framework. (I know this is not great for a young academic, but it is what it is right now.) ...
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2answers
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What do top Ph.D. program admissions in Computer Science think of students who worked after undergraduate?

I'm sure if I work in industry for a couple of years and then apply for grad school, I would not be disadvantaged compared to straight applying to grad school from undergrad. What if instead I go ...
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1answer
47 views

Presenting a survey/review paper at a conference

I have noticed that senior members of the community often present survey-like work at conferences, especially if they are giving a plenary lecture or have an extended time slot in a mini-symposium. I ...
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2answers
199 views

Already in grad school, but is grad school for me? [on hold]

I'm sure you've seen a dozen variations on this question in this forum, but here's mine: I've just finished my first year in a top US PhD program in the physical sciences, which I never dreamed I ...
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3answers
11k views

Should I email my professor to clear up a (possibly very irrelevant) awkward misunderstanding?

I’m doing my master’s and I recently had an exam with one of my favorite professors. I spent a lot of time on my paper and got the highest grade and I’m very happy. But during the oral part of my ...
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1answer
125 views

Feasibility of using blockchain to avoid researcher bias [on hold]

Would it be feasible, presently or in the future, to use computers with blockchain technology to help avoid researcher bias? For instance, in a medical experiment, when an experimenter uses ...
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0answers
117 views

How to filter or rank potential collaborators? [on hold]

We are starting a new project that would require a collaborator from a different research area. I found around 5 potential collaborators and all worked with related projects and have good publication ...
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1answer
74 views

When an academic researcher receives a gift funding from an industry partner, does the academic researcher's university take a cut? [on hold]

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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1answer
100 views

Course-load relevance for top-tier programs? Stories of success? [on hold]

Any experience with successful grad school applications (to top-tier programs) despite having taken an inconsistent course-load? I am a student in Canada doing his undergrad in philosophy, but will ...
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2answers
258 views

A professor who is less knowledgeable in certain subjects than a student [on hold]

What is a proper way of showing academic knowledge with assignments when your professors and or school is not on par with a particular students knowledge, so-to-speak? A student is extremely smart ...
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1answer
108 views

Ethical grounds of letting supervisor hear recorded interviews with research subjects

I have collected a lot of data in the form of audio recorded interviews. My supervisor is asking if they can listen to them, however, I feel this goes against the consent stipulated to the ...
0
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1answer
90 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Is it worth doing a self funded MPhil in Mechanical Engineering, from UK? [on hold]

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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5answers
4k views

Is it ethical to cite a reviewer's papers even if they are rather irrelevant?

We have just received reviews on a paper, and in reading through one of the "borderline" reviews, I recognized that the "voice" of the review sounded like a researcher I associated with at a ...
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0answers
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The possibilities of identifying fraud by using data analysis and probability laws [on hold]

In a lottery draw six digits are used as the winning number from 1 to 49. What are the odds of two consecutive numbers appearing for twelve consecutive weeks? The patterns suddenly appeared twelve ...
3
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0answers
260 views

How competitive are postdocs in math? [on hold]

I applied to a lot of places (about 80) and only got 1 offer. It makes me worried that when it's time to apply for jobs again I won't get any offers. I would like to know if such a circumstance is ...
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3answers
2k views

Reviewing papers at a journal where your own work is currently submitted

As an editor, how appropriate do you think it is to send a referee request to an author who currently has a paper under review at the same journal (with you as the editor with final say on whether ...
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3answers
130 views

Buy a server or cloud computing for a new lab? [on hold]

We are starting a new computer lab and expect to have data that is 50-100 TB of text, images, and maybe videos to process. We will need to run tasks occasionally (10-30% utilization per month), so ...
3
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1answer
132 views

Should a postdoc advisor be on a journal article published out of the postdoc's PhD Thesis?

My friend is in a new postdoc position. Her PhD thesis is unpublished. Her new advisor hired her with the mandate that she get it published (or a paper based upon it) in a good journal, with his help. ...
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0answers
82 views

MSc is stalled and I can't decide whether to drop [on hold]

I am in a 2-year MSc. program and I'm at the end of my second year. I have no data/results and nothing to show for my work. Last year, I switched supervisors to work on a collaborative MSc project ...
3
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1answer
97 views

Can industry experience make up for undergrad courses? [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate applied math and statistics major and plan on applying to PhD programs after graduation. My research interests are in machine learning, cv, etc.. And do research in the stats and ...
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7answers
20k views

I sent an angry e-mail to my interviewers about a conflict at my home institution. Could this affect my application?

I applied to a foreign university. I was interviewed and now I am waiting for the result. I had also applied to another research opportunity abroad, which is organized by my current department head. ...
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8answers
9k views

Are athletes' college degrees discounted by employers and graduate school admissions?

This question and the pertinent answers suggest that, as a rule, college athletes in the United States are not held to the same academic standards as other students. It also seems that this is well-...
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2answers
2k views

When editor does not respond to the request for withdrawal

I submitted a manuscript to a journal, but due to some issue with that I asked the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor to withdraw the manuscript from further consideration. Despite several emails, ...
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0answers
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Advice about choosing a graduate school [on hold]

I am applying to graduate schools in math this fall, and I have some questions about forming a list of schools to apply to. I want to apply to PhD programs in pure math. To begin with, I can give a ...
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2answers
267 views

Unresponsive advisor, job offer in limbo

I'm in a rough place right now in the homestretch of my PhD, and I'm looking for advice. I've recently reached out to my advisor about this, but they are not responding to my emails, hence me asking ...
6
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1answer
431 views

What is the “books received” section in journals?

What is the "books received" section in journals? Is it the books that will be reviewed later on, or the ones that were not reviewed? Who can send their books to the "books received" section, and what'...
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1answer
232 views

How Much Weight does a Conference Paper carry compared to a Journal Publication? [duplicate]

I am working on some stuff for a paper. I have recently seen an advert for a conference calling for papers and I feel like I currently have enough stuff that I could submit it to this conference and ...
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1answer
174 views

PhD Applications: Can a good academic record in my master's compensate for a horrible UG academic record? [duplicate]

I have a very bad undergraduate academic record -- I failed or didn't attend the end semester exams for many courses (15 courses, to be exact!), and I had to clear these later on, towards the end of ...
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3answers
300 views

What tricks can I use to add value to my poster?

Going round conference poster sessions, I notice the occasional poster where the presenter has used a bit of creativity to help with their communication/networking, perhaps related to linking in some ...
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0answers
176 views

Effective ways of organising one's time during a sabbatical

I am about to take a sabbatical period of 6 months. I have planned it with a series of short visits to oversea colleagues (my department does not provide a lot of financial support), but most of my ...
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2answers
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Minor correction of In Press article

I noticed an obvious minor mistake in an in-press article. It is related to the description of symbols in an equation, but it does not alter the rest of the manuscript in any way (they were used ...
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0answers
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Slow peer-review process for a Major Revision

I have submitted a paper to a journal in which the reviewers have suggested some major revisions. I have submitted the revised manuscript on 27-May-2019. After the two days the status changed to ...
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1answer
103 views

Should I mention in my SOP for PhD that I was accepted for an MS in the same university earlier?

I was accepted into an MS program at Stanford university two years ago and although it was my dream university, I decided to forgo it in favour of a fully funded MS in an Erasmus Mundus program simply ...
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1answer
179 views

Masters Thesis work vs Phd Work [on hold]

I had a doubt regarding research. I want to pursue a masters degree. I have a few topics I want to do research in. In my case its advanced materials like polymers, macromolecules and also in energy ...
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5answers
5k views

Course development: can I pay someone to make slides for the course?

I am asked to start from scratch and develop a new under-graduate course this fall. I still have about 2.5 months left but since there are tons of research commitments ahead, I am basically a bit ...
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0answers
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Draft National Education Policy : India [closed]

From an article in a leading newspaper Right to Education (RTE) to cover three years of pre-school before class I. The draft policy also wants early childhood education to be overseen and ...
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0answers
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How to compensate for low undergrad GPA? [closed]

I will be applying to Masters programs in USA for Statistics (specifically Statistical Learning and Computational Statistics). I have very poor undergrad grades however, even in relevant courses. ...
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0answers
147 views

One year after phd graduation, my phd supervisor stole from me again [closed]

I got robbed by my phd supervisor academically and entrepreneurially. Even after my graduation, that bustard managed to steal from me shamelessly. If you are facing a phd supervisor that steals from ...
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2answers
163 views

Phd in AI with an undergraduate degree completely unrelated

I am not sure if it is the right place to ask such a question, but I don't know any other place that would provide a serious answer or advice for me. I am an undergraduate student (and a Sophomore ...
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10answers
20k views

A life of PhD: is it feasible?

In the next year I will (hopefully successfully) graduate from a PhD programme in pure mathematics. The location is (continental) Western Europe, the topic of the thesis is arithmetic geometry, if it ...
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0answers
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display first name of all students except those who have same first name, display full name of same first name students [closed]

Ben is teaching a cooking course. There are 20 students attending the course, numbered 1 through 20. Before each lesson, Ben has to take attendance, i.e. call out the names of students one by one and ...
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1answer
229 views

Quitting PhD for a job, how to tell advisor?

I've started a PhD last year but due to financial reasons I don't think I can stay for the whole program since it's not fully funded. I've received a job offer from a very reputable company which ...
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1answer
441 views

How and why do references in academic papers work?

This question applies both to papers people write to attain a degree, as well as academic papers submitted to journals by researchers. In theory, the way science works is by building your own ...
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1answer
64 views

Should I include TPC membership and peer reviewing on my Linkedin and CV? [on hold]

I assume the answer to this would depend on the stage of the academic world one is at. I am a final year PhD student. Also, I am talking about top conferences and top Journals (as a reviewer).
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1answer
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Are MPA graduates able to follow international paths and work for international organisations? [closed]

Ok, giving this one last shot. Again, if anything I have asked is unclear, "meandering" etc, just let me know and I will do my best to clarify what I mean with anything here. I really need some help. ...
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0answers
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Which universities should an Indian student who wants to study math, with full financial assistance apply to? [closed]

Fellow mathematics lovers, I will be grateful to you if you could provide me advice on which universities I should apply to based on my qualifications and aspirations. As for why you should care to ...
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0answers
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feeling guilty in PhD [duplicate]

I am a third year PhD Student in math. I am studying abroad from my country. I need some advice. I have been working with my supervisor on our paper and my thesis. I always check with him every ...

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