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Is it appropriate to “cite” random conversations as the inspiration for a research direction?

In my research internship report, I'm mentioning a successful deep learning experiment. I performed it because another researcher told me it gave them good results for a similar problem. I need to ...
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Graduate coursework for graduate admissions

I’m a rising senior in a mathematics program, and I’m planning to apply to top US schools in maths in the fall. I’ve completed most of my undergrad coursework requirements, and I’m looking into what I ...
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Is an idea still 'novel' when already published in a blog post?

Can I publish an idea as a paper if somebody else has published this idea in an online forum or a blog? I believe it's useful to publish good ideas academically because posts on forums and blogs are ...
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Are hypothetical or personal examples penalized on the GRE issue essay? [closed]

On the GRE's issue essay, do hypothetical or personal examples bring down your writing score? If one gets a topic that they're unfamiliar with, for example, would strong hypothetical examples or ...
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How to politely turn down others' request for collaboration?

When I first started my PhD, I would grab every opportunity to collaborate with others because there weren't many and I wanted to learn as much as possible. However, as I become a senior PhD student, ...
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Do teachers generally refer to hard-to-comprehend books? [closed]

I have studied at 4 universities, and in 3 different programs. I always observed that when asked for a recommendation for a book to understand a topic easily and clearly, university-professors always ...
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Listing authors who cite me

While looking for good independent recommenders I found myself in need of a tool that can automatically compose a list of names that have cited my papers. Yes there are many ways to find out which &...
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Is it acceptable to leave an adjunct teaching position 10 days before classes begin?

I have just very recently accepted a full-time teaching position at a reputable college (hooray!). I've been employed as an adjunct the last several years with courses assigned to me generally well ...
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Why aren't B.Th., B.Ed., Mus.B., B.Chir. or M.B. degree holders members of Cambridge's Senate?

I don't understand the goal or reason behind B II 2 Degrees | Student Registry, but I'm even more addled by the boldened sentence below. Why aren't these undergraduate degree-holders members of the ...
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Why can Oxford or Dublin (Trinity College) graduates be admitted to the equivalent Cambridge degree?

What links Cambridge with Trinity College Dublin? I know Oxford and Cambridge are frequently lumped together as Oxbridge, Oxford and Cambridge each have a college called "Trinity College". ...
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Taking PhD course with potential advisor?

I have been told by other grad students that it is a good idea to take the Ph.D. course given by a professor who you would want to be advised by in the future and even joining their lab. In my case, ...
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I have a crappy undergraduate.Does a Masters help me to get through the eligibility of the university? [closed]

This is what the university reads,"Admission to the doctoral Materials Science and Engineering Program (MSEP) requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). A Master of Science ...
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Meeting PhD advisor during first year (coursework year)

I'm starting my Ph.D. this year. My first 2 years will only be coursework. So, I won't be able to do any serious independent research. My research will only be in the context of what's required for ...
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Joining 2 different research labs as a Ph.D. student

I'm a PhD student and there are two labs that work in very similar fields, but different departments. Both look great, but I'm not sure which will benefit my research more (resources, collaboration, ...
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How to find the number of one topic in academic papers and some others' statistic data

I am searching for one review paper about hand pose estimation, so i like to know some statistical data like shown above to build some chart: How much paper has been by this topic( "Human pose ...
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Advice on decision regarding online MS program [closed]

I've applied to 5 online programs for an MS in statistics or biostatistics. The transcripts didn't reach my 1st choice school in time, and they can't consider me for this fall--I would have to wait ...
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Avoiding the double effort of academic research and marketable job skills as a math PhD

For context, I'm entering a mathematics PhD program that offers several different areas of specialization, mathematical computer science (MCS), pure maths, statistics, and more. My undergrad was in ...
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Should I be honest with postdoc candidate about awful lab working environment?

I work as a postdoc in a lab that is extremely mismanaged. The head of the lab micromanages all the staff, often claims successful work as his own, and rejects new ideas that are not from him. All ...
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How should I fix the problem of two part surname taken as middle name by google scholar?

I recently published my first paper in a conference proceedings (CogSci2020). Before submitting I was struggling how to give my name. My name is: First: [Alireza] Last: [Mahmoudi Kamelabad] The two ...
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Why did SoftwareX’ impact factor drop from 4.5 SJR to 0.4 last year?

I planned to submit one of my long-developed software pieces to the prestigious journal SoftwareX. I was preparing for this for a while and making my code ready, and was just about to submit and ...
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Which foreign academic job markets most favor American PhDs?

I am pursuing a PhD in one of the physical sciences. I attend a university that is top 10 or so in my field and has a recognizable name (Ivy league). My adviser’s past students have had somewhat good ...
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What are your criteria for evaluating potential PhD students?

A more complete description of the question As the question suggests, I'm wondering if anyone could share the criteria as well as maybe heuristics or questions they use for deciding whether to take on ...
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Plagarsim check [duplicate]

Could your own preprints of the same paper on arXiv and other sites be considered as plagiarism when the journal checks this paper using, for example, Turnitin plagiarism program?
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Nice vs. ugly numbers in homework and tests

This question revolves around using integers (−1, 0, 1, 2, 3) or simple fractions (½, ⅓, ⅗) vs. real numbers (−1.254, 42.72) in teaching concepts, assigning homework, and preparing tests for math, ...
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PhD supervisor (who I use as a reference) is the department director for position I am applying for. Should this bias be avoided?

I am applying for a position at a University. The director of the department at the University I am applying to was my PhD supervisor. Is it still proper to ask them to provide a letter of ...
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Re-applying to a Ph.D. program after acceptance?

What would happen if I were accepted into a Ph.D. program but declined it later in order to work in industry. Would this have any beneficial or negative impact on a future application to this same ...
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Evaluating Internships

I'm an undergrad student and am confused as to how I would approach evaluating internships. In places like CS, it's easy to know that Google, Facebook, etc would be good places to intern. In other ...
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Postdoc Letter of recommendation same school or different school

I am going on the postdoc market this year (mathematics). I am now looking into who I should ask for a letter of recommendation. I think my advisor will give me a good one, and there is another ...
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What is the academic job market going to be like in September-November 2020? [closed]

Is there any good reason to be optimistic? I have the impression that this may be the worst job market year in the past ten years. Edit to be more specific: I am referring to hiring grad students, ...
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Is it acceptable for a professor to have multiple girlfriends at the same time? [closed]

A professor I'm familiar with has multiple partners, none of whom are his direct students, supervisees, or university affiliates. As he married to none of them, I understand that having multiple ...
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PhD Applications and GRE Subject Tests during Covid [closed]

I just recently finished a masters program in Mathematics, unfortunately it seems most PhD Programs require a math GRE Subject test. At the moment I'm living with my parents and don't feel comfortable ...
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Submitted wrong file while submitting the revision

My paper has been accepted in a journal with minor revision. However, while submitting the revision I mistakenly submitted a wrong file. What to do in this case ? Should I inform the editor ? Thanks
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PhD Qualitative research design (management, social sciences): case study research [closed]

I currently work on my Ph.D. dissertation, struggling between literature review and theoretical framework building. My research proposal first contemplated investigating the research questions through ...
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Does hardware specifications need to be referenced? [duplicate]

Split between this, when talking about hardware, do you need to reference where you got the information from? For example, "this firewall has xyz ports and is capable of IPSec", would I need ...
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Does a glossary make sense in a computer science masters' thesis

This question was first asked on writing, a user pointed me at this site. I am currently writing my master thesis in computer science, more specifically on voice activity detection, a sub-area of ...
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Career advice: How to move on in academia after a negative PhD experience?

I am post-PhD and I am really struggling with the job search phase of my career. My PhD took me almost a decade to finish, with time off, because after successfully completing all of the requirements ...
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When should we contact the editor to follow up on our submitted manuscript? [duplicate]

We have submitted our manuscript for publication on June 18, 2020. Until now, we haven't heard any decision from the journal. The status of the manuscript on the online system is 'under review' since ...
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Is a professor who's never had to write a grant application disadvantaged in the job market?

As I understand it, today's professors spend a large amount of time writing grant applications, many of which fail. As a result, I'm thinking of endowing a professorship someday with enough funds to ...
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Has the popularisation of online conferencing tools made research positions at smaller universities more attractive? [closed]

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent confinements in various countries, there has been a tremendous development of the use of online collaboration tools (e.g. daily use of video conferencing ...
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My entire plan for academia has gone berserk. I can't bring myself to apply for positions. What should my course of action be? [closed]

I defended my PhD earlier this year. I wanted to work on few more topics related to my PhD, so I had accepted a postdoc offer with my PhD supervisor. It was supposed to start from March 1st 2020 for a ...
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Can external examiners be from research institutes?

Firstly, I understand what matter are the regulations from my own college and advice from my supervisor. I would like to ask this question more as a survey of experience and opinions. It happens that ...
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Switching from theoretical to experimental after masters in electronics

I am a final semester masters student in the US and the topic I am currently working on as a part of my masters thesis is purely computational. I will be applying for Fall 2021 PhD programs and I came ...
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How to answer “Tell us who you are” in 20 words [closed]

How to answer "Tell us who you are" in 20 words Context: We've all heard the obvious question at the start of many interviews/uni applications - Tell us about yourself/who you are. ...
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Does a research competition with monetary prizes count as commerical use?

There are some datasets (bioinformatics, agriculture, weather, etc.) that state that they can only be used for non-commercial purposes. This would mean a corporation cannot take that dataset and use ...
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author name conventions: how to prevent misindexing? [closed]

Fact: Papers/preprints' indexing systems (e.g., arXiv, Scholar, Scopus, WOS, ProjectEuclid, etc.) systematically misindex and/or incorrectly display author names that do not correspond to the most ...
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Postdoc with unusual working conditions

I applied for a postdoc at a lab in the US as I really liked the work of that lab. I had the initial interview with the professor and then with the lab members. All went well and the professor ...
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Best place in the EU to do a BSc in the cognitive sciences (CogSci)? [closed]

Best as in: Full time. Reasonable duration without "crazy" tuition fees (excludes Britain I'd suppose) international reputation! a place of internationally respected research (close to a &...
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Award, Scholarship, and Grant on educational financial sponsorship

My Master's fee is sponsored (funding) by the Company where I am working currently. But, the university does not have any sponsorship scheme for my faculty. So, My company provides my fees as a ...
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How does the American PhD system works for foreign students? [duplicate]

I'm a MSc Theoretical Physics student from Italy, and I'll most likely graduate around the end of next year: for the Italian academic system, this means that I'll be ready to try to get into a PhD ...
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How to take the right decision - PhD offers [closed]

This is kind of a personal question but I really need help. I have been offered two different PhD positions in two different countries. I am a graduate student in Chemical Engineering. The first ...

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