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Supervising same work again and again

I found few professors having supervised more than 200 masters theses 'each' in the past 14-15 years. When looked at these theses, I found that out of 200 theses supervised by a professor, more than ...
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My advisor asked me to co-author a paper, but I have no interest in an academic career

I recently finished an undergraduate program and obtained an engineer’s degree. I am working as a software engineer at an automotive company and I can only imagine myself having a career in “...
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Completed writing a first author paper, not submitted

Hello so i completed a first author paper that has been revised with my PI. I have left for grad school without the final version submitted to a journal. What happens now? Can the paper be submitted? ...
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Could a journal reject an article due to the style or quality of accompanying code?

I'm a student working on a doctoral thesis. We're working on a paper for which I've done most of the coding for the statistical analysis (the field is microbio/bioinformatics). I'm new to coding and ...
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Can you file a complaint about editors selling your contact information?

If you are in academia, you might have noticed that your contact information is being sold, sometimes you collaborate with a person with a very specific research line and background and get an ...
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PhD Application (in Australia): no confirmation email

I have applied (on February 17th 2020, GMT +1) for a PhD position (in Australia) starting the latest in July (so, no application deadline). It has now (March 7th 2020) been nearly three weeks ago ...
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Can public political criticism of my alma mater result in my BA being revoked 35 years later?

Perhaps it is a sign of paranoia that I even ask, but is there a chance that the private college I got my BA from back in the 1980s would revoke my degree if I were to publicly complain about its ...
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Does it make sense to “pause” an academic career so that I can pursue financial independence and self-fund my research?

I graduated with a bachelor’s in the humanities last year. I would have preferred to continue studying, but I don’t have the money, and I have found very few opportunities for full funding where I ...
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I've collected years of data using a defective piece of equipment. How to salvage my thesis and graduate?

I'm writing my thesis for an Engineering PhD. Our department has a tool for measuring trace metals that I was supposed to use to collect my data. Unfortunately this equipment proved to be unreliable; ...
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Removed as coauthor of a paper

Recently I did a paper with a coworker, he went to another country to do a master's degree. When the paper was published I see that I was replaced as a co-author by a professor of his master's degree ...
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How valuable are research assistant positions to an academic CV in the humanities?

A bit of background: I just completed my MA at a large Canadian university, and I will be starting my PhD in Sociology in the fall (at the same large Canadian university). Over the course of my 2-year ...
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Searching biomedical engineering community in Canada [closed]

I am working in medical device manufacture, also studying bioengineering MS degree in the iran. So i am trying to find new contacts by Canada or usa engineers and companies for participating in some ...
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Teaching visual tools for visually impaired students?

I am teaching a module related to data visualization. Thus, of course, most of the tools are visual tools, that is, tools for visualizing summaries of the data. I have visually impaired students, ...
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Finding related result in mathematics

Assume that I have a math problem, I want to find results, theorems (as much as I could find, in maximum number) relevant to the problem, how can I do that efficiently? For example, one way could be ...
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Asking advisor for more interesting research topics

I am in a PhD program for Computer Science in the US. I've only been in the program for around a year so I'm still taking classes and I have finished (and passed) my comprehensive examination. I am ...
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How do I move forward after working with a toxic academic supervisor?

How do I move forward after working with a toxic academic supervisor who ruined my all job opportunities by giving negative referrals, when my next job is asking referee report from him? If anyone has ...
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Enquiry emails for grad school

I will be applying for grad school soon and have drafted a few informal enquiry emails. When would be the best time to send out informal enquiry emails to potential supervisors? Would it be advisable ...
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How to defend plagiarism in master's thesis

I am an Indian student and studying in the USA away from home and family. I am writing my master's thesis in a private University and we were two weeks away to submit the final version to the ...
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How much does the GRE change each year?

Would study materials from 2018 or 2019 be useless for the 2020 GRE? For example, I'm ordering the 5 lb Book of GRE Practice Questions by Manhattan Prep because it seems like the most comprehensive ...
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How do I diplomatically tell my collaborators that I've accepted a different postdoc position?

I wrote a 20+ page postdoc grant last year and was rejected, but decided to revise and re-apply with the same collaborators. I am probably days away from it being ready to re-submit, with slightly ...
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How to add ResearchGate preprints manually to google scholar?

Is there any way of adding my ResearchGate preprints manually on Google Scholar? If no, will Google Scholar automatically add it to my scholar profile? Can other authors cite my ResearchGate preprints?...
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Is there a rule for repeated letters when creating acronyms/initialisms/abbreviations?

I'm writing my master thesis and I've created an initialism that has the letter S repeated three times in a row (the initialism is OSSSP and stands for Optimization Search Space Scope Parameters). In ...
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What online research publication Journals are standard sites for students of Computer Science? [closed]

I am a student of Computer Science. And I am interested to write a research paper to publish it to an online research journal. I seek guidance as to what sites are standard ones. When I mean standard ...
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Is it usually allowed to use grant money for voluntary contributions?

Recently I watched a series of video talks that greatly helped me understand a topic I am researching. I wanted to help the author create more such videos by making a Patreon donation. This made me ...
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What does the status “editor discussion period” in editorial manager mean? [duplicate]

I have this on editorial manager, but I can't find any information about what it is/means anywhere! It's been this way for 15 odd days, and before that, it was "under review" (I may have ...
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Can I become a project manager with a btech degree in cse [closed]

i am persuing my btech 4 year in cse.I wish to become a project manager.Should I study mba compulsory to become a manager ? Or is there a chance to become project manager from software engineer Or ...
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When do STEM academics learn how to manage funding?

I'm from the humanities, where research grants etc. are scarce. Also, training to deal with research grants and external funding is nearly non-existent in my field. I'm curious as to how graduate ...
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3.15 Undergrad 3.952 Masters Can I still get a PhD? [duplicate]

I got my BSc in Computer Science and AI abroad in the United Kingdom and now I am back in America, Finishing up my Masters in Data analytics and visualization. after translating the grade back to the ...
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What are best practices for dealing with OCR'ed but ugly papers (“picture of text on top of the text”)?

Many PDFs of old papers are only an image of text. Other papers have been converted with optical character recognition (OCR). By OCR'ed, I mean the text is electronically typeset, and so there are no ...
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How appropriate or common is it to recommend referees for your paper?

I sometimes receive review requests that says the authors have recommended me, and I know them in person but I have no COI, so I do my best to objectively evaluate their paper. Also, I do suspect some ...
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Shouldn’t algorithmic problem statements and respective editorials be considered as worthy of publications in academia? [closed]

Shouldn’t the algorithmic problem statements and their editorials designed for online international programming contests, which are published on well known coding platforms like Codeforces, Codechef, ...
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Etiquette for academic job interviews in Ireland

I am scheduled for an interview for a Lecturer position at a leading Irish university in a couple of weeks. I am trained, and have a job in the North American academic system. Thus, I am well versed ...
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Failed my BEng dissertation in a computer/electronics related field twice, how do I move forward?

I went to university to study a degree which has computer software and hardware elements to it. I didn't do badly in my normal modules at all, I never got below a 2:1 grade in any module, and some of ...
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Seven years of postdoc with no first-author publication – what are my career prospects?

I have been a postdoctoral fellow for seven years, but I have no first-author publications. I am really struggling with my projects; none of them could be completed. I have several review articles, ...
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Do I need a master's degree to land a job in AI? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate student pursuing B.Tech IT from India. I'm entering my final year. While going through requirements for a job in the AI field online, I could see most of the big competitors ask ...
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Having preferred and non-preferred reviewers in journal submissions

IEEE asks journal authors to submit the names of their (non-)preferred reviewers. Given it may not be appropriate to list an acquaintance as a reviewer, how does one judge if an anonymous person will ...
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How should I reference my own previous work in a talk to a general audience?

I have to give a presentation to a general scientific audience (specifically, an interview talk). As part of the presentation I would like to highlight some of my previous work. I work in ...
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Finding an error in my paper( mathematics) after it has been published online [duplicate]

My paper got accepted in a decent journal. The online first version was out 1.5 months ago. A colleague pointed out a mistake in the end of the paper. Majority of the results remain true. But ...
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Is auditing graduate physics courses (officially or unoffically) a viable way to eventually get into a PhD program? [duplicate]

I am considering a possibly risky route into graduate school. Namely, auditing classes at the university I would like to attend and then reapplying after a semester or two. This way I can demonstrate ...
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How to network as a new graduate student in a new country

First of all, let me admit something from the beginning; I don't understand exactly what is meant by networking in an academic setting. I am a new Master's student in a country where I never studied ...
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Choice between different PhD Positions [duplicate]

I would like to ask you about the correct behaviour when applying at different universities for different PhD positions. Currently, I won two PhD positions and a second shortlist for a third one. The ...
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Mental Health and Reading Papers

I am a first year PhD student, and since starting, I’ve had worsening mental health problems which I have tried to deal with to no avail. I ended up failing quite a few things in the second term ...
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Length and details of a personal statement in postdoc positions?

I am trying to apply for postdoc position in the UK. During the application process, I found that the personal statement is a required file and cv is an additional document. So, the personal statement ...
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Does the Americans With Disabilities Act require accommodations for students whose disability prevents them from behaving ethically? [closed]

Does the Americans With Disabilities Act require accommodations for university students whose disability prevents them from behaving ethically? Does it forbid punishment of unethical behavior which is ...
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Is it legal to upload PDFs of my papers on a personal website & research-networking websites? [duplicate]

I've created a .com personal website where I intend to describe my research, including full-text PDF copies of my published papers. I was going to also make these PDFs available in my account on ...
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How do I research about the latest developments in a field?

Say I am interested in the latest development in the field of computer vision. I am a newbie into that area and do not have much knowledge about the history or the journey of computer vision till now ...
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Which section of a research paper is best to state that results also depend on equipment used?

I have written a paper with some interesting results. However, I would like to add one or two sentences that draw the attention of the reader to the fact that the results also depend on the ...
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Finding a self-funded research internship for summer (international student) - any strategies?

I have read several questions for this topic, and haven't found one which is comprehensive enough for me and has all this factors that are unique to my case. I have won a special grant from an ...
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What is the formal process for a theory to get accepted by the science community? [duplicate]

Question description so that anyone can evaluate and answer accordingly Since last many years, I have self-studied a subject that is Theoretical Physics - Cosmology, Time and Space. I have never got ...
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What is the fair way to grade in this pandemic?

I am a second-year student at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research. There's been a lot of discussions among students and faculty in my institute regarding the grading system to be ...

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