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Is it wise to ask a PhD supervisor about the quality of my work?

She says, why do you want to hurry? Let's put the defense in December, then you can have several publications out till then. I am thinking of asking directly, "What do you think about my PhD work? ...
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I am leaving current PhD position to move to X university. Should I inform X university that I am currently a PhD student? [on hold]

I am currently a 2nd semester PhD student at Y university. My MS is from the same Y university and under the same supervisor. In last months of my MS, I told my supervisor that I want to change ...
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What kind of questions should I expect in an human resources (HR) manager interview? [PhD]

Firstly, I was interviewed by the prospective supervisor who asked me technical questions about my research interests. (he gave me a green light) Now, the HR manager has called me for a Skype and a ...
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Can someone apply for a Masters in Computer Science having two years Associate degree and professional experince in programing

If someone has a associate's degree with relevant courses (math and physics) and more than 10 years of (verifiable) programming experience, is it generally possible to apply for graduate admission at ...
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How to avoid authorship drama in this situation? [on hold]

There are so many posts regarding authorship disputes on this site. How can my friend, A, avoid such a drama in the following situation? A and another graduate student, B, are in the same PhD ...
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Shoes indoors - is this common? [migrated]

So back in the mid 2000s, I was an international student at a US university. I had the assumption that everyone in America wore shoes or slippers indoors, an assumption that was created from hearsay, ...
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What is the code of ethics and citation in course development

Say you are developing a new advanced course in Computer Science in a fast-developing area. You may look at equivalent courses given elsewhere that partially overlap with your new course, while ...
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Finishing incomplete degree after a decade to switch to industry

I'm considering the possibility of completing a degree from which I dropped out almost a decade ago. In part because I feel I should, in part because I think it could be useful for switching to ...
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Is it possible to do a self funded Ph.D. without masters in Germany?

Is it possible to do a self-funded Ph.D. without masters in Germany? Is it ok if someone writes to professors asking for a Ph.D. position in his lab? Will they take students if its self-funded?
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Postdoc in USA easy or not [closed]

I would like to ask something and share with people here our thoughts. I want to do postdoc in USA, but I don't know how easy is to be accepted. I am telling this because all my studies:Bex, MSc and ...
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How bad is a Computer Science course that doesn't teach Design Patters? [migrated]

I'm at final year of my graduation in Computer Science in Brazil. The university that I study is one of the beast of the country and my passion is for Software Engineering. For my disappointment, in ...
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Is it self-plagiarism if I upload a paper in error, delete it, and then upload a modified version again somewhere else?

Last week, I did a paper, and posted it on my school's online blackboard. Not even five minutes later, I realized I had misread the directions and took it down. Some of my points were still relevant,...
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No reply from my thesis adviser

I am currently doing my master thesis on Greenhouse gas emission from solid waste management. I already finished my data collection and now analysing them. But some of the results are not as I ...
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Thesis topic and problem statement

I am doing thesis for undergraduate bachelor degree in town planning. I have submitted my initial proposal and passed. My topic is on Safety Level of a town. My problem is that as Im doing chapter 1 ...
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Discussion section: Rough calculation to explain unexpected results

Unexpected results were attained in a simulation that point to a possible problem with the dataset. While writing about this in the discussion section, I'd like to elaborate on my explanation for this ...
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Which of these elective courses would be the most beneficial for an electrical engineer? [closed]

This semester I have a number of elective courses and i have to choose one of them. I don't know much about what would be the best choice for an electrical engineering major and i guess it depends on ...
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What would I do if an editor didn't publish my manuscript?

My paper was accepted to be published as a chapter in a SPRINGER book after it was presented at an IEEE-sponsored conference and gaining a high score form their peer-reviewers. The editor of the book ...
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On-campus interview: Faculty exit interview

I am going to do an on-campus interview and one of the items (the last one on my last day) is "Exit interview" for one hour with 4 faculty members (search committee chair, co-chair, ...). I was ...
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Would it be better to drop a class or receive a D? [closed]

I have hit a wall. I will receive a D in a math course (my major), C- but doubtful. D is passing according to university. It would drop my gpa from 3.6 to 3.3. Two more courses after this to take, ...
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Paragraph length in IELTS discussion essay [closed]

Yesterday, I took IELTS academic exam. The topic for writing task 2 was a discussion essay where it asked to discuss both sides and give your opinion. my essay outline was: Intro (55 words ) body ...
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Does anyone have a better idea for this graph? [closed]

This is one of my graphs, representing a failure analysis between two substrates (Composite and dentin) bonded together in the form of a stick of 1 cm length (5mm each), stressed on tension test. ...
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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 appropriate to cite a piece of academic work when the author has been charged with child pornography?

It has recently come to my attention that a renowned scholar in my field whose academic journals have been highly influential in my area of research has recently been charged with child pornography. ...
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Updating the arXiv version of paper after it is published in ACM proceedings

Before submitting my paper to one of ACM's conferences, I uploaded the earlier version of the paper on arXiv. The paper has now been accepted and published in ACM proceedings. I plan to update the ...
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How can I refer to multiple equations with “Eq. (i)” style?

Assume the manuscript format for referencing the equations is as "Eq. (i)". How can I properly refer to multiple equations at once? For example which of the followings is more acceptable? In Eq. (1), ...
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Career change after Computer science PhD [on hold]

Can I move onto fields like computational biology or computational neuroscience after taking a PhD in Computer Science?
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On average, how much does a UK University Prof costs per hour? [closed]

On average, how much does a UK University Prof costs per hour? It would be good to know on the basis of extra admin that is allocated without costing.
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Copyright issue for uploading books to Mendeley

I wonder whether importing a pdf file of a book that I downloaded in my Mendeley library is illegal or not. Any advice?
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Awaiting reviewer scores [duplicate]

I want to note that my manuscript status was awaiting reviewer scores for 2 weeks then back to awaiting reviewing editor preliminary decision then back to awaiting reviewer scores again for about now ...
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How to be fearless as Ph.D student?

I am a computer science Ph.D. student. I have written a couple of research papers and some of them are under review. I have started becoming fearless from some time as my past experience has told me ...
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Is it OK to send another reminder after prospective research leader stops responding to my email?

Long story short. I was look for some undergraduate level research for this July and August, so I contacted a professor like a month ago. Things went very well, and two weeks ago I even had a Skype ...
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When you no longer want a professor on your dissertation committee [duplicate]

If I already asked a professor to serve on my dissertation committee but I now longer want him on my committee for various reasons, how can I politely tell him this through email? I just don't know ...
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Should I apply to grad school as an international or as a domestic student? (Canada, Engineering)

I'm interested in going to grad school in Canada. I'm a foreigner but I can relatively easily obtain my PR as I satisfy all requirements. Admission-wise, would applying to grad school as an ...
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How valuable are poster presentations for new Ph.D. student?

I have submitted my first paper in a very top conference, but the paper was accepted in the poster section instead. I am ok with that, as the reviews were very helpful. However, is it interesting to ...
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No response from professor for letter of recommendation

I am applying to MS/MA programs and my first due date is tomorrow. All my matierals were submitted 2 weeks in advance,however, my final letter writer hasn’t submitted his LOR. My other two have both ...
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What to write in “outline of research program”

I am applying for a scholarship to support my final stages of PhD. One document required by the scholarship grant committee requires me to provide "Outline of the research program". What should I ...
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Should I add a person who left my group to my evolved paper?

The answer, in theory, is trivial -- add them if you think they contributed -- but there are some nuances... 1) This person (who left about 4 months ago) was a more senior researcher (not Prof. title,...
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Is it acceptable to add a result to a paper when a journal asks for revisions?

A while back, I submitted a paper to a mathematics journal. Since then, I have managed to prove an additional result that I think would improve the paper. If the paper gets rejected, I plan to ...
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Any international students at UK unis who got a full tuition waiver? [closed]

Most UK universities seem to have one or more studentships (scholarships that waive tuition for their program) available for international pg research students specifically. I know many of these ...
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How to obtain funding for independent research after graduating from undergrad?

I just graduated with BS from undergrad and am employed as a research associate staff by a research team at the university. I would like to ask for suggestions about how to obtain research funding ...
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Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant

I worked on a project as a graduate student in a research group in order to complete the credit points (20 ECTS Germany) required for my Master's degree. I was not employed on a contract i.e. not paid ...
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Answering e-mails with just 'Thank you' [duplicate]

Lately I have been applying to many universities for a position on a master's program, therefore I contaced many people asking them questions regardings these programs. What troubles me is the ...
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I have letters of recommendation dated 2016 can I still use them now? [duplicate]

I am currently applying for PhD programs. I have 3 letters from my former professors. All are dated 2016. Does that look bad in an application? And if I am to use them now, should I send emails to my ...
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Applying for another job within same department?

I've been a postdoc for just under a year in a nice lab, and I have no problems with my boss or colleagues. However, another position has just come up in the same department, which fits way better ...
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Would it be beneficial for one to mention schools that already accepted him/her when applying for MSc programs?

I am planning to apply for the same MSc program at different schools. As of now I have only completed a single application, and that school has accepted my application. Would it be good for me to ...
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Prioritizing subject matter of future PhD versus university and professor [on hold]

In your opinion, which is more important when deciding where to do a PhD? Choosing a top-tier university with a brilliant professor who is an excellent mentor or choosing a decidedly average ...
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How important is the availability of funding of a professor as a factor to determine one's thesis advisor?

I'm a first-year PhD student in Machine Learning, and I've often heard that some students end up having to be a TA because his/her advisor does not have a sufficient funding for them to have a ...
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Microsoft format while having the same quality of the original PDF created by the LaTex? [duplicate]

I have finished a paper that is two columns format, and the output is PDF. The journal asks me to submit it on word format, How can I get the same document but in Microsoft format while having the ...
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How often do universities in General have admissions for graduate programs?

I am thinking to apply to a graduate program in computer science (Research Masters or PhD), but I am not sure how often universities accept applications. For example I know the University of Toronto ...
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Experience with paid English grammar and style software for writing papers?

I'm looking to suggest to our institute to invest in a paid software for helping writing, along the lines of Grammarly Premium, Antidote 10 or something similar. Does anyone have any experience with ...

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