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Undergrad, Master's in Chemical Engineering pros and cons of doing a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering [closed]

I have an undergrad and Master's in Chemical Engineering, what will be the pros and cons of doing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering? Will employers in the industry make negative assumptions about my ...
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What is the proper way to submit a "response" paper without offending the one I am responding to?

I am considering submitting a response to another scholar's paper. While I assume it is always best to first approach the journal in which the original article was published, is there a "best-...
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How can I help a PhD student who's dead-set on keeping methodologically wrong results?

I am helping a STEM PhD student with a statistical approach they developed for a key thesis chapter. Unfortunately, the approach is fundamentally flawed and makes no statistical sense. (I'm a ...
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Improving my GPA after two disastrous years [closed]

I am a computer science student and had disastrous first two years.There are many F's on my transcript and my overall GPA was 2.44/4.00.Then I retook all the courses that I had failed and improved my ...
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Not being specialist of a precise topic (but having a broader perspective): is it a bad thing for an experienced post-doc

I finished my PhD a few years ago and I just finished my second year of post-doc. My research has been quite multidisciplinary and I am getting increasingly worried to not have a label of being the ...
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Can I post my article to an e-print archive (like arXiv) before submitting to an APS online journal?

I have read in some discussion forum that it should be safe, but I did not find any statement about this on the APS site. If the answer is yes, does this rule apply for any e-print archive, other than ...
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Switching research line at 2+years in post-doc

I am 2+ years in my first postdoc. In my PhD and beginning of my post-doc, my expertise was multidisciplinary: it linked different thematics. However I am getting a bit “bored” by this research line, ...
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Applying for Computer Science PhD in US after thesis-based MS in Canada [closed]

I'm currently doing MS in Computer Science in Canada as an international student and planning to apply for a PhD program in USA after completing my MS. The reason I chose an MS after BS was that I ...
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A very difficult situation: my coauthor "scooped" my proof and theorem in a joint work

I am working in a field of math and have written some papers, some published, some not. I have one small paper finished in 2021, which I forgot to send for publication. At the moment, I am co-...
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IE University Visiting Student

Is there anyone experienced in being a Visiting Student at IE University? I am studying at a german university, planning to do a semester as a visiting student at IE University and am very unsure ...
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Is it possible for a postdoc to propose to supervisor to spin-off the lab into a startup? [closed]

How common is it for a postdoc in the AI area to propose and create a spin-off from a university lab with their supervisors? How usual the process is to do so if any?
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What should I call my graduated PhD advisee?

How should a PhD advisor refer to their PhD advisee after successfully defending and graduating? "Former PhD advisee" sounds like it didn't end well. "PhD alumnus" sounds too ...
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How to manage being excluded from the lab group?

I started my PhD two years ago in Germany as an international student. Initially, everything was fine but after half a year all my labmates stopped talking to me. It began with them switching to ...
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I am citing from a paper which confused the word "affective" and "affectionate", what should I do?

I understand that with minor spelling mistakes you use [sic] or just [brackets]. However, in this case, I think the author accidentally wrote the wrong word. It looks odd to write affect[ionat]e and ...
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Is it reasonable to list PhD funding as grant money for an industry CV?

A colleague passed me their CV which they have used for applications to non-academic positions. In it they have a short sentence/profile that states that have X publications, Y citations and $Z in ...
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Possible to pursue physics Phd after applied physics masters?

My goal is to pursue a PhD in physics. I went to a pretty prestigious undergrad in the US, but I didn't stand out very much and I suspect I was mostly average. I did some decent research with one ...
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Is it bad that I gave the wrong answer to a question during a recorded talk?

I had to give an important talk about my field. Then during the talk a professor asked a question, he wanted me to give an example in a different situation. I tried to remember and told him the ...
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Goals for getting into top Mathematics PhD from a Master's

My situation is fairly rare from what I can gather (at least in the U.S), so I just wanted to see if I could get some input from people who know much more than I do. I just finished my Bachelor's in ...
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Are US-based research publishers not allowed to publish research papers from some institutions/firms?

Are US-based research publishers not allowed by US law/regulation to publish research papers whose authors are affiliated with some institutions/firms? Assume that no money or other form of financial ...
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What does last authorship mean in various fields? [duplicate]

Author order has been discussed extensively on this site, e.g. here, but these typically focus on the first author. I'm curious as to the meaning of the last author in various fields. In (theoretical,...
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Is it okay to ask a professors for a research assistent position during exchange?

I'm currently finishing my second year of a Bachelor in Econometrics and Operations Research (of the 3 years in total). Next semester will be doing an exchange semester. During my exchange, I want to ...
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What happens if I accept a post doc and then I change my mind?

Next year I should finish my math PhD, with a (I guess) pretty good thesis. Not great, but not bad either. I had some ups and (many) downs on my path and more will surely come in the next few months. ...
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Publishing Under Pseudonym/Future Name? [duplicate]

I am currently in the process of getting my legal name changed (It's a bit of a process since I'm usually outside of my home state) and though I'm not looking to publish anytime soon, if I do publish ...
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Requesting multiple extension for manuscript revision and decision

We have received a major revision for a paper for an Elsevier journal at the end of April this year and initially got the deadline on May 25th. Due to tight marking deadlines and international travel ...
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How to prepare to talk with my advisor about concluding our relationship before the defense?

I'm in the last semester of my PhD program and trying to pull together my dissertation, which has not been going well for the past 2 years. I shoulder most of the responsibility for this situation, ...
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Writing a comment paper for an already published paper

I have spotted a substantial error in a technical paper that significantly affects its results. I plan to write a comment paper about this. I have already contacted the author of the original paper, ...
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What section of PhD thesis should my standpoint be in? [closed]

My research is at the intersection of technology and autism (but it's mostly technology focused). I'm approaching things from a particular standpoint of autism (i.e. neuroafirmative, neurocosmopolitan,...
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How beneficial is teaching prior to PhD?

I have recently finished my MS in biology and will be beginning in a PhD program this upcoming semester. I was recently offered an adjunct position at a community college to teach a summer course. It ...
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How should I handle a collaborator who doesn't work?

I am a second year graduate student collaborating with a postdoc who is not doing his part of the work. He is always busy making posters for our supervisor or other documentation work that has ...
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How do you ensure that you'll get "credit" when your conference talk is cited?

I don't mean in the sense of ensuring that someone correctly cites your talk when they reference it in their own work, but rather that that citation actually ends up counting towards things like your ...
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Why such apathy towards double-counting of courses?

Many universities in the US disallow double-counting courses for double-major students. Why is that? The course content is basically the same, right?
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Deciding between publishing a single or multiple papers

What are criteria that help to decide whether to publish several losely related results in a single publication that contains the results as "chapters" or each result in a separate ...
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When is the optimal time to resign before tenure?

I noticed in computer science, it is not that uncommon or stigmatized to see professors resign from their tenured position to go into industry. In fact, it occurred often enough that this was a point ...
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Does Germany have year round application system for PhD program in Mathematics? [duplicate]

I have completed my masters in mathematics from a institute in Asia. I will apply to Germany for PhD program in mathematics. I wanted to know if Germany has a year round application system where I ...
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Long Delay from Springer Journal: Should I Continue Waiting or Seek Alternatives? [duplicate]

I submitted an article to a Springer journal 13 months ago. Each time I inquire about the status, I receive the same response: "The paper is currently with the editor for evaluation and the ...
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Soft Question: Career Advice: Is love for biology a good enough reason to be a doctor? [closed]

I don't know if it is on topic here but I feel it is an important question related to field of medicine. So I have seen many struggle with this question. BACKGROUND Where I come from, career and ...
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A platform for collaborative research projects?

This question may sound unusual but I'm have been searching for a while now for a platform for collaborative research projects? The concept here is simple. Experienced researchers sign up and verify ...
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How do I become a peer reveiver in a journal [duplicate]

I have masters and have been working for 5 years. I have 1 paper published where I am in the list of contributors, basically not the first or second author. I have 2 other papers in the process where ...
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I can't come to finish the textbooks I start

Background I decided to pursue Physics independent of my course, a while back. I selected a few textbooks to study for this. And.. I could not come to "finish"[1] them. It's been an year and ...
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How to deal as a PhD student with a working colleague who is doing private business during working hours

I am new to a small team (4-5 people) at a research group. Naturally, I depend on others showing me how many things work at the office (it is my first experience working at a university after all). ...
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What should I do with my 60 page undergraduate thesis?

I recently finished my undergraduate thesis in philosophy. It came out to about 60 pages/16,000 words. Now that I'm done, I'm wondering what I should do with it - if I should send it somewhere for ...
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Collaboration with Professor who does unethical research

I am a second year PhD student at a university. My supervisor asked me to do a research collaboration with a professor from another university. When I was reading about his research, I already found ...
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Best practices for citing a reference you've found an error in

I am writing a mathematics paper and citing a particular reference in a peer-reviewed mathematical journal. It turns out that the result I reference is ultimately correct, but the proof has an error ...
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How to approach a project with NDA in academic research

I'm currently a master's student in statistics and data science in the US. I've been doing academic research for about a year and am planning to apply for a PhD at the end of next year. Recently, I ...
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Net salary calculation for TVLE-13 65% PhD offer in Münster [duplicate]

I have received a PhD offer in Münster with a pay grade of TVLE-13 65% in 2024. How much net salary I should be expecting after all deductions? Actually I have another PhD offer from USA with tuition ...
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How can I build a research profile now?

I'm gutted. I recently graduated with a non-thesis Masters degree and always wanted to do a PhD or at least a Masters thesis. I approached several professors to convert to thesis but it never worked ...
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To what extent should homework sets be changed in a math course, semester to semester?

I've curious as to the extent that materials should be refreshed between semesters, changing the contexts and updating numbers to avoid students passing on solutions from previous semesters of the ...
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How critical is memory in achieving proficiency at Master's and PhD levels in mathematics?

I'm keen to discuss how significant memory is in excelling in higher-level mathematics, particularly at the Master's and PhD levels. I have found that I sometimes have trouble remembering certain ...
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I am not getting academic credit for code I have written for my PhD, when it was later used in other research. Should I complain?

During my PhD, I developed a data analysis code. My PI encouraged its development, expecting it to stay within the research group. The code was used in some published papers and gained attention when ...
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Should you list all possible professional goals or be specific?

The PhD program I am applying to is asking about my professional goals and ambitions? I am thinking to answer it with respect to short-term and long-term goals. Short-term goals are easy to write ...
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