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What are the most interesting labs ans masters for Reinforcement Learning and Deep Reinforcement Learning in Europe, specifically also in Germany? [closed]

Being interested in continuing my studies by focusing on RL & Deep RL, I got interested in two questions: Which labs are there in Europe which focus on that topic? There seem to be several ...
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Why shouldn't an unsolicited email asking for opinion include the links to the articles? [duplicate]

I have a precursory research – that is, an article posted in my website to know what I want to pursue – and want to send to a professor to have his opinion. However, I was advised to ask him if he has ...
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What are some ways to address inaccessibility of to-be-learned material for research?

Throughout my PhD I learned that there are lots of stumbling blocks that prevented me from getting to my goal of solving some problem. One of them is that some of the things I needed to learn were ...
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Die tossing probability problem [closed]

If 9 fair die are rolled. Estimate the probability that the sum obtained is between 30 and 50
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I got the following comment from a reputed math journal. What does it mean?

I got this comment after more than 75 days of submission: The considered problem in this manuscript is a practice in high mathematics and can not be a paper for publication in high-level journals. ...
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Do people still have to write thesis after finishing their master/phd? [closed]

I know that the thesis is needed when doing their master. But do people still need to write a thesis when doing research as a past-time? What if they just want to publish an article but not thesis?
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Is there an IRB/ethics career path?

Suppose I was back at the beginning of my undergraduate career, and I decided that while I was willing to do human-subjects research, my real career goal was to sit on an IRB and guide lost souls who ...
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Fields of computer science with good academic outlook [closed]

I gather that the academic job market is very tough for theoretical computer science PhDs with a low chance of obtaining a professorship. Some things I have read with regards to this: https://www....
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Is there a way I can find out why I didn't get a certain academic position?

I'm applying for postdoctoral positions and when I get rejection letters there is no reason given. Is there any way I can tell if there are "red flags" in my application that are getting it shot down? ...
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Using the word propose in the abstract [closed]

I wrote a paper. In the last sentence of its abstract, I wrote: Finally, we propose.... Now, one of the reviewer's said that "Last sentence of abstract: « we propose » without saying for what use ...
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Correct answers were visible in a test; should I notify my instructor?

In a multiple-choice test at my nursing school, our teacher accidentally left the right answers in bold; not super dark bold, but dark enough for people to figure out. To add insult to injury, the ...
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Does the order in which you list committee members in a dissertation matter?

I am currently writing my PhD dissertation and was wondering in what order I should list committee members in my dissertation? What is a good order that does not offend anyone? I know the advisor has ...
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How to apply for a new PhD while being enrolled in one? What to provide as motivation letter, CV and references?

The background story I am a PhD student where I have been all by myself without much chance of being able to sit face to face with my advisor and get some help as my advisor does not have time for ...
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Advisor suggests to change my research topic after unsuccessful start, unsure what to do

I am a first-year doctoral student in Computer Vision, and have some confusion about my research direction recently. I hope I can get some help and advice there. A couple of months ago, I was ...
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access to an NIH study

I am trying to start a research using a study mentioned in a biometrics paper. The paper only provides the NIH study number but without the dataset. The study number starts as MH so, to be specific, ...
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How to cope with unfavorable GPA algorithm

I am going to apply for graduate school a year later. My institution is adapting an GPA algorithm which take all course grades record in to GPA calculation. But there is a consequence I think is ...
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How to tell pushy “advisors” to back off?

TL;DR What can a PhD student on a research stay abroad do about postdocs that are supposed to be collaborators but behave like "helicopter advisors"? Background A friend of mine is doing her PhD (...
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Can I compare my research work with another work published many years ago?

In scientific research and publishing (as I have been told ), one should compare his work with previous published works. I am intended to compare my results (working on now in 2019) to another ...
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Should I talk about my poor academic performance due to financial situation in my SOP?

Background So, I got into a premier institute of my country but had a hard time there. I always had to look for some sort of a job to support my family and as a result I graduated with six technical ...
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Is software developed by publicly funded research groups legally public domain?

In the United States, if a university lab develops code while receiving public funding, are they legally obligated to release their source code?
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Is my potential phd supervisor ethical?

I am an international student from an Asian country. I recently emailed one phd supervisor at a well-ranked university in London with my CV attached to see if there is any phd opportunities for me. ...
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My supervisor published our work without informing us. Can we retract the paper from the conference in anyway? [duplicate]

We (myself and my thesis partner) worked on a research work in 2017 as part of our undergrad thesis course in our university under a supervisor. We successfully defended our thesis in our thesis ...
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What is the current industry standard for online course exam proctoring

I am curious what is the current industry standard for delivery of online course materials. I have in mind coursework which traditionally has been graded on the basis of in-class residential tests ...
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MS Thesis in a Non-Thesis Program

I'm in a joint BS/MS bioinformatics program. In a few months, I'll graduate with my BS and finish my undergraduate thesis. After that, I'll have 12 more months as a non-thesis MS student. My program ...
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How can I maintain my anonymity for double-blind review when building upon prior work? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the process of preparing a manuscript for a double-blind peer review journal that builds significantly upon prior work. Currently the manuscript is written along the lines of, ... ...
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Complete List of World Libraries [closed]

Is there a central database where I can access contact information for all libraries around the world including academic, public, school, and special libraries?
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How to explain that I do not want to visit a country due to personal safety concern?

I have been invited to visit a professor in a different country. I am very reluctant to go. The government of this country is currently under investigation by the UN for suspicions of crimes against ...
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How to gain some research experience after leaving college? [duplicate]

I had graduated from a non-research college with a Bachelor's degree in engineering a year ago. My only 'research' experience is through my project in the final year. I want to do research but I am ...
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2 degrees with average grades or 1 degree with excellent grades? [duplicate]

I asked this question before here but asking about "double major". I have since been informed that a double major is not the correct translation for what I wanted to ask about, and that a double major ...
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How can we effect institutional change to make academia climate-compatible? [closed]

How can we create an environment in which academic institutions are responsible for the carbon footprint of the research carried out under their auspices? For context, I am a postdoc working several ...
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Postdoc position not specifying about required recommendation letters

As I'm approaching to the end of my PhD, I recently applied for a postdoc position. Before applying, I contacted the scientist offering the position, sending my resume and some publications which are ...
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Citing a paper published multiple times

This question is a special case of this one, which has no satisfying answer in my opinion. I often encounter papers that have been published twice (or more), without any modification. An example is ...
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Standards of making slides in a presentation [closed]

I have heard many things about making a good set of slides for a presentation. For example, one of my professors at the university told us that the background for all the slides should be black or ...
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What to do to start earlier if PhD deadlines are 9 months away? [closed]

I am planning to apply for an engineering PhD program in the USA. I have checked several universities like Texas, CMU, etc. All seem to have application deadline in November/December. Do all PhD ...
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Professor being mistaken for a grad student

This question is the flip side of Mistook new faculty member to be a student, how big a faux pas is it? I'm an associate professor, and apparently I look young for my age. When I meet new people at ...
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Required reviews completed vs ready for decision elsevier

In elsevier journal publication process, what is the difference between "required reviews completed" and "ready for decision"?
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My adviser wants to be the first author

I am working on a paper after finishing my Masters. I did all the lab research and writing of the manuscript. My professor was only involved to guide me throughout the research and read my writing and ...
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Why do academics tend to be reluctant to ask for help from other academics?

I've seen situations like the below happen quite a few times. Alice writes a paper. It's well-received and receives a hundred citations. Bob also works in the area, and he engages a student Charlie ...
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What to do for a paper with a very long review process?

I have a paper submitted in an Elsevier journal. The review process has been quite long. I submitted the paper on the 20th of December 2017. After 7 months, I have received first-round reviews. It was ...
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reprinting permission of an instrument image on a website

I have read about reprinting other authors tables and figures, but I couldn't find anything on reprinting laboratory instrument pictures from their manufacturer websites. Can I use instrument photos ...
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Is it ok to include an epilogue dedicated to colleagues who passed away in the end of the manuscript?

We are writing a dedication in the form of an epilogue to honour our colleagues who recently passed away. Both colleagues have substantially changed our field and we believe they deserve to be ...
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How to deal with a cynical class?

I am dealing with this class that somehow became very cynical. We have constant complaints about the pace of the class, people asking literally the same questions over and over, blatant plagiarism, ...
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What is the difference between a lecture and a seminar?

I understand the main difference is the amount of active engagement of the students (questions, interaction, etc.). But is there more, to describe the difference? In a lecture there will be questions ...
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2 majors with average grades or 1 major with excellent grades?

Is it incentivised to pursuit two (related) majors (eg. Math and Aero- Space Engineering) or a single major (eg. Math)? The question is asked with the premise that if one chose a single major, one ...
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Stuck with an advisor who is unprofessional

I'm a Masters student in computer science. My current advisor is completely un-professional. He doesn't only write bad letters of recommendations for his students in order to keep them working for him,...
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Affect of not finishing degree within 3 years due to a disease

I am currently pursuing a degree in bsc. Hons is of 3 years in an esteemed university in india. I am at the final year now. Through the two year my grade was of around 7 cgpa. But at the last semester ...
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advisor seems to have taken my work

I'm a PhD student, and my advisor published what appears to be the theoretical frame I came up with for my dissertation as a standalone paper with some other people (not me). It seems (to me, though ...
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No vote from department, up vote from university level committee. What does this mean?

I am an assistant professor who went up for tenure, got a negative vote in my department and then a positive vote at the university level committee. I have asked a number of people who have been in ...
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How to convert an engineering project into a PhD research title?

I am curious and also want to clear my understanding about the nature of research which students undertake in a PhD program. Take this product as an example. What is the difference between the ...
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what is the hyphotesis in computer science research(especifically AI research)?

I'm a computer science and software engineer that worked in industry for some years with deep applied knowledge in ML and AI, i commonly read research papers and this year started a graduate ...

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