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What do you think of the reply and do you think he is interested in me and my application?

Recently i have been applying to various Ph.D. programs and i have approached many professors as my potential supervisors and among those, i applied to Harvard and this is what the Director of the ...
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Can I delay a while signing an official postdoc offer letter

I have got an official postdoc offer letter. The HR now is requesting my signature and then return the letter back asap. But I haven't made a final decision to sign it or not, because there may be ...
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What type of paper is this and how should I input it into JabRef?

As a follow up to this question I am now trying to use JabRef along with @Jonas Steins python script to manage a small literature database on my local machine. I came across the following conference ...
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MA Supervisor who arrogant and unhelpful

I need to start with the fact that the MA I'm enrolled in is overseas, so i have a very restricted visa and moved my family here to get this degree. I have a previous MA in a different subject and am ...
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How should I describe the “relationship” between me and postdoc in our lab if I am getting recomendation letter from her?

How should I describe the relationship between me and postdoc in our lab if I am getting recommendation letter for phD admission? Advisor? Superviser? reasearch advisor?... She has a title of research ...
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No pagination in Elsevier journals

My paper was accepted in one of Elsevier's journal and it was recently published, but there is no pagination instead they have this "article number" for example "Volume 123, Article No. 212021" ...
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How to publish in genetics without access to funding or a lab?

I am currently working in quite new university as lecturer for applied medical science undergrad in genetics subjects. I am facing some issues: The university requires every lecturer do some ...
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Recommendation letters choices : is diversity an advantage?

I am currently in the process of asking people for recommendation letters for a Ph.D. program application. I need specifically 3 letters. I am lucky enough to have multiple people that I think could ...
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Can I turn down a postdoc offer after I have received the official offer letter but haven't sign it

I have got two postdoc offers, one with the official offer letter in hand and the other still pending for the letter. I am considering to turn down the first one. Since during previous emails with ...
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I did at least half of the work, I am not cited in the presentations

For some context, I am enrolled in a PhD in applied mathematics. There is a recent work where I, my thesis adviser and a friend of his in industry have worked together, with at least half of the work ...
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Where can I find funding for an assay that is part of my thesis?

I am currently a PhD candidate. I proposed an additional assay (ELISA) for my thesis, but my lab does not have money to do so. I have search for research funding for pre-doctoral students without luck....
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My paper was cited but their citation text had very little to do with my paper

My paper was recently cited but the text leading up to the citation has little to do with the content of my paper. They seem to reference some ideas I included in the "Future Work" section of my paper,...
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Where can I find research papers to read? (not currently in academia)

I have graduated from university and am no longer enrolled. Even while there, I didn't really have any experience finding and reading research papers written by others. Is there an online database ...
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How could I become a mathematician with only a bachelor's degree in computer science?

TL;DR My bachelor's degree didn't leave me with a solid education in mathematics and I'm not sure how to start a career in pure mathematics from there. To start with, I'm 24 years old, living in ...
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Do US REU programs sponsor the student visas (J1 or F1) for international candidates?

US REU programs sometimes accept "self-funded" international students. However, do they also sponsor the student visa (J1 or F1) for the selected international candidates? Or do the students have to ...
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Definitions of IEEE RAS review “dimensions”

When reviewing for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, you are asked to rate the submission on the following qualities: Originality of concepts Theoretical contribution Technological ...
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Degree vs IQ test? [on hold]

Considering a for a high number of jobs, the degree you do is not directly related to what you do in your job. Wouldn't it be a better idea simply to have some sort of national IQ test at 18 (or ...
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What is the difference between an academic CV in the US and an academic CV in France? [duplicate]

I am currently applying for graduate school in France. How (if at all) would I modify my existing CV in the standard US format to conform to French academic standards? I have searched online, but ...
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Funding as a newly graduated PhD

So at last I have graduated. I experienced my ex advisor 'dropping me' more or less, and focusing on his own tasks. He no longer communicates with me about anything relevant, and it seems my ...
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Professor asked to write part of reference letter due to time constraints

I am applying to graduate programs and one of my research professors will write me a recommendation letter, but wants me to write a rough outline of the letter. He will add his own content and edit ...
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About the name of suggested reveiwer

I am going to submit a short math paper to a journal. During the process of submission I am asked to suggest the Editor \ Reviewers. In this respect, can I write the name of my co-advisor of my Ph.D ...
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Talking about the topics I have independently studied in my statement of purpose

I'm applying to PhD programs in physics. However, there are no good research opportunities at my school. I have produced no original results that I can talk about so far, and I'm worried that I will ...
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Which of TOEFL speaking section question types are removed after August 1? [on hold]

ETS hasn't officially confirmed which questions from the speaking sections are eliminated. But I've read that question type 1 (personal preference) and question type 5 (campus situation) are removed. ...
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How to do a literature review on practical research (thesis)?

Some background, for my bachelor of science degree I have to do a practical research (thesis) for a company that develops software. At the end of my Introduction chapter I arived at the following ...
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Lecturer yelled at me after class and refused to answer my question [on hold]

During one of my lectures today, I had a question with something he did and raised my hand to ask the question. The lecturer didn’t see me, so my classmate asked me what my question was so I whispered ...
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Contacting a Professor for a PhD in the US (Engineering)

I am new around here so go easy on me :) this question is directed at anyone with experience with graduate studies in the US. A little background information about myself: I am wrapping my up my M.Sc....
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Tenure and tenure denial rates by universities

Is there a way or website to find the tenure and tenure denial rates by universities and departments? I heard from some faculty that the tenure rate at X university is Y%, so I wonder if there is a ...
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how much input from someone else can a student have in an essay without it being collusion?

From the very first assignment an undergraduate student has been submitting work which has been heavily and repeatedly revised by her father (who is an A level teacher of the subject of her degree). ...
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State-of-the-art writing in machine learning [on hold]

According to Wikipedia, State-of-the-art is as follows State-of-the-art (sometimes cutting edge or leading edge) refers to the highest level of general development, as of a device, technique, ...
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Is it possible for an applicant to be disadvantaged by negative comments sent via emails without his/her consent?

I saw some reports about how corrupt teaching staff in some colleges in some countries forces their students to comply with their unreasonable demands (e.g. to conceal a huge flaw in the teacher's ...
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Is university allowed to refuse to confirm my masters theme due to lack of appropriate research staff?

I am paying for my studies and I have chosen my own theme for my MS thesis. It is in artificial general intelligence and symbolic methods, rather rare theme. I am promising to do all the work fully ...
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PhD offer: Confusion [on hold]

Currently, I have offers from Two universities in Australia for a PhD. One is the Industry Project (a collaboration of Universities with university and Govt) and other one is Government-funded ...
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Are results that are derived simply by using more computational power publishable?

Let's say Alice has written a paper that attacks a well-known problem in a clever new way. Her paper ends with "these methods work up to N = 10; for larger N, the calculations are prohibitively ...
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Are there publically agreed-on standards/definitions of what consistutes peer review?

It seems like a very difficult problem to discern whether a "peer-reviewed" journal is reputable. When a journal claims to be peer-reviewed, is there a commonly-agreed-on definition of what this means?...
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Is using an old book's solution considered cheating?

I'm currently solving a coding problem. I remembered that i came across this problem in another book i studied myself to improve my coding in the summer. That book has the same problem to this ...
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Question regarding the review process in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

I looked over previous questions similar to this topic but did not find any answers I appreciate if anyone has a similar experience: I submitted my paper to IEEE transactions on multimedia more than ...
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How to find who cited a researcher the most

I'm doing some history of science research. I want to build networks of researchers that cite each other (or otherwise do similar research). I'd like to search: For a researcher X, find which ...
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What is expected in a 5-minute presentation for a Phd interview?

I was called for an interview for a Ph.D. program. They asked me to prepare a 5minute presentation to give my view on how I would work as a researcher in their institution and how I would approach the ...
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When do I start contacting professors for PhD?

Although I have seen a lot of questions similar to this, my situation is substantially different. I want to pursue a Ph.D. but since the deadlines are soon approaching for this academic year (most of ...
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How acceptable is it to submit a paper where most of the references are written by the same group of authors?

I am preparing a conference paper. I have been looking for references for a specific topic related to my research. I have not found any that were not written by current/former members or my research ...
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Did any of the social science experiments by the Nazis in WWII get published?

I've read that the Nazi's did a lot of cruel experimentation on Jews during WWII. I was wondering if any of these studies were published, and if they still exist. Preferably available in English.
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How to react to unfair reviewer comments?

I'm in a situation where my paper is accepted conditionally, thus I need to revise it in some way as stated by the reviewers. While two reviews were encouraging and mostly constructive, the third ...
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A lack of understanding of concepts

Not sure if this in the right place but I know it’ll help develop a research based mindset. It asks for an opinion mostly which I want to understand from. Recently, I’ve read the chapter functions ...
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Solution of St venant equations using fortran [on hold]

I tried to write code to solve st venant continuity and momentum equations in FORTRAN 90, with given slope and rainfall and find out the discharge. But I stuck in the procedure to find overland flow ...
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Referring to a result that comes later

So in writing a math paper, if I am writing a proof of a theorem and I need to refer a lemma that comes later in the same paper. What is the proper way to say that? For example if I am proving a ...
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What to do when the professor does not stand up to cheating? [on hold]

I was the teaching assistant (TA) for a very introductory physics course at a large state university. In the course of grading for this class, I came to learn that my university used the same course ...
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Is it allowed to write notes during the “read instructions” stage of a TOEFL exam? [on hold]

Is it allowed to take notes during the "read instructions" stage of TOEFL? At this stage the timer is stopped and it's a good time to take notes such as drawing tables for speaking and writing ...
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Should I cite a concept I have already cited earlier?

I am writing a proposal for my PhD and it is majorly based on numerical modelling. I have cited the original model that I will be using earlier, and I think it is very clear throughout the proposal ...
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What are good tips/ways to improve my writing on chalkboards? [duplicate]

Recently, I have started to regularly write on chalkboards. I have also found out that I am quite terrible at it, although my handwriting is quite good. Any tips or strategies for a beginner are ...
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Proper way to Format text related to Functions in an Article about a Computer Package

I am new to software development and my background is not in computer science. I am writing an article about a software package I developed with some collaborators and I was wondering about the proper ...

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