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What is the faculty member who I presented my undergraduate dissertation to called?

Currently, I am falling short on recommenders for my PhD applications in the United States. I don't want to ask the professors with whom I only took a few classes as I know those letters could be weak....
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Should universities waste time giving PhDs to people that don't intend on "using" it?

Considering how hard it is to get a PhD done due to limited resources, I was puzzled by reading about a guy in his 80s getting a doctorate. He made it clear that he has no intention to work so why ...
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Could I work at a university in a Spanish-speaking country if I'm not fluent in Spanish? (Rhetoric & Writing / English)

I'm working on my PhD in Rhetoric & Writing (Dept of English) in the US. I am also a writer with enough qualifications to teach creative writing at a US university. I speak enough Spanish to get ...
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Is it possible to transition back into academic research after leaving the bench for a non-research position?

My Background: I'm a PhD Microbiologist currently in the third year of a post-doc working in a US government research lab. While I do work for the government, I'm classified as a contractor and, as ...
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Can I not mention courses taken on my graduate school application?

This question is a followup to my previous question on Academia SE: How can I explain poor grades on courses taken after obtaining my undergraduate degree? A commenter suggested that I try hiding ...
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Why do some professors have a company name in front of their title, e.g. Samsung Professor? [duplicate]

For example, Professor Stephen Boyd - Samsung Professor, Professor Paul Newman - BP Professor Does it mean said company pays that professor's salary? Does that professor have any obligations towards ...
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I am invited to a conference as a plenary speaker, who pays the expenses?

So I am invited as a planery speaker to a conference which will be held in another country. It is not a big conference but it is in Europe and has some European leaders with EU projects organizing. I ...
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How to approach potential PhD advisors when you have submitted cranky looking paper?

I am a master student trying to approach potential PhD advisors in Canada. Unfortunately or not, I believe I have solved an important problem in my field. I have submitted my work to a journal, ...
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How to present and refer to a paper that has been finished, and reviewed by almost all coauthors but not submitted?

I finished a paper with my Master's thesis advisor and some other colleagues in January of this year, but we have essentially been waiting on a professor from another university who contributed to the ...
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Secondary citation with APA 7th - Does one have to adpot the quotation style?

Let's say an author A doesn't use APA 7th and quotes an author B. I cannot access author B's publication and therefore use a secondary quote. Do I then need to adpot the quotation style of author A ...
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Tukey test for significant interaction ; multcomp::cld function [closed]

I am runnig an adjusted Tukey test in R using the lsmeans package. I wanted to use lower-case letters for .group (cld () function) but since this function was deprecated in both lsmeans and emmeans, ...
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Is it considered a breach of ethics (double blind reviewing) if I contact a potential reviewer after the final publishing decision by the conference?

There was one reject review of the paper, but the final decision was accept. The rejecting reviewer wrote a lot of useful feedback, and was fair and balanced: my intentions are certainly not to ...
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When citing from a foreign language and inluding a translation - what is correct?

Which version is correct (using APA7)?: "Die Sonne ist hell. [The sun is bright]" (Müller, 2010, S. 1) "Die Sonne ist hell." [The sun is bright] (Müller, 2010, S. 1) So - ...
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Comparing tools for plagiarism detection in writing

As a professor I’m planning to include more training about plagiarism in my courses to address some of the misconceptions and misunderstandings. What is your experience with such tools? My university ...
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How to cite if one mentions an author several times in a paragraph using APA7?

I have a short paragraph in my text where I summarize the research questions of an author. I begin with The goal of the author is ... ... leading to his research questions as stated now: Now there ...
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Is it okay to apply for PhD at a German university without prior contact with a potential supervisor?

I have an MSc degree in natural science and I am currently looking for a PhD position. I saw an advertisement on a researcher community site that an institute at a German university is hiring PhD ...
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Is it correct that staying in postdoc position for more than 3 years is a negative thing?

I am working as a postdoc at a reputable university. The salary and funds are quite good, no less than an assistant professor at our university. However, some of my friends are saying that staying in ...
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Suggesting edits in recommendation letter

I asked a professor months earlier for a recommendation letter for a summer school, he accepted but in turn, he asked me to draft my own recommendation letter, I did that since I was only applying for ...
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Is There An "Official" Way To Format A Degree On A CV?

I've recently graduated (UK) and I was wondering if there is an "official" way to format my degree (and classification) on my CV? Examples: BA (Hons) Subject (First Class) First Class ...
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Is it justifiable to title the list "top 1% scientists", which is compiled based on citation count? [closed]

These days a few agencies/institutions issue the list of top 1% scientists in the world. The methodology is nothing but the citation count in a particular database (Scopus or WoS). I asked a question ...
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how should i reply to this mail from professor? [closed]

I got a positive reply from the professor, how should I reply politely? This is the response from my professor: "let me go through and get back to you on the article " Currently, the ...
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How do I know the corresponding author of an IEEE conference paper?

I am a Ph.D. student in computer science. I found that the corresponding author is often not marked in conference papers. For example, in the following paper, how do I know who the corresponding ...
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Is it polite to ask to be the corresponding author in a paper that I contributed the most?

I wrote a paper and have done the majority of the work, including the idea generation, research, and the writing. I am coauthoring with my advisors and a few other researchers. In the paper the ...
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Mentioning Masters GPA vs Undergrad GPA in SOP?

I'm applying for Astronomy/Astrophysics PhD programs in the U.S. My undergrad GPA at UT Austin is 3.1/4, but my Master's GPA with all graduate-level classes is 3.85/4 so far, which is a very big ...
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I got a low score on my English proficiency test, should I explain it?

Is it OK to write a cover letter with my PhD applications to explain why I got a low (6.5) score in IELTS listening? Can I mention I had a lot of stress I couldn't prepare for IELTS, and I also was ...
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Does it look weird when all my publications are all in the stage of "submitted"?

I am trying to apply for grad school. I have submitted some articles to some journals and I listed them on my resume. Now those articles are waiting for review, so they are in the status of "...
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Valuing coding over physics, how can I address this in applications?

I'm a theoretical physicist. I really like to code and come up with (efficient) solutions to math and physics problems. I do not particularly care if this is in subfield A or B. After all, the ...
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Higher academic age and faculty applications

I am senior Postdoc in pure math about 7-8 years past the PhD. I am currently in a European country where it is not unusual to spend many years as a Postdoc and get hired on a tenured Professorship. I ...
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tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college

I have some questions on the prospects to get a tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college in the US as a foreigner. I am from a european country and on ...
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What are the core skills for Perception and Machine Vision? [closed]

I am a master student in Machine Learning. I am interested in the perception and vision for autonomous navigation of robotic vehicles in teleoperation. Algorithmically I am interested in latent spaces,...
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Recycling published papers in thesis [closed]

So, I'm close to the final stretch of my PhD. I have two published works and one work in progress. I've been told that I can't recycle (or I guess, simply copy/paste) the work that I've done in each ...
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How do I email other students in my online classes, to make friends, without appearing creepy?

I have been studying remotely at my university since September 2021. Each of my weekly classes on Zoom has around ten people. I always turn on my camera. But I still do not know any my classmates. ...
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I was asked to present a potential course outline for an associate prof. Position. Any advice?

I applied for an associate professor position in data science and new technologies. It was a real surprise when the committee chose me out of 16 persons to be the first among many. After 2 weeks of ...
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Is it against the law to judge you based on your age and marital status when you applying for a PhD position?

A few weeks ago, I sent an email to a professor in a western European country in the hope of getting a Ph.D. position in the field of management. I have 17 years of work experience and 8 years of ...
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What indicators might point to a successful research stay?

I will be going to Norway in January for a 3-month predoc research stay. I would like to hear your opinion on what aspects you would consider successful in a research stay. Making contacts, advancing ...
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Is there any point on applying to a University (specifically the scholarship) if acceptance chance converges to zero? [closed]

I'm looking to apply to a very top university (for masters) in Europe. While I do not worry too much about admittance to the university itself, I will not be able to sustain myself without the ...
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Looking for advice about whether I should stay in my current lab

I'm a first year master's student, and I joined a robotics research lab at my university about 3 months ago as an independent-study student. Since then, I've been working mostly with a 2nd year phd ...
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Are Ph.D. programs easier to get into with an already obtained Master's?

To give specifics about my questions, I am on track to completing my Master's degree in Europe (Switzerland) and I have been looking at applying to the U.S. in case I cannot get a Ph.D. at my current ...
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Having conflict with certified translator about my transcript of records translation [closed]

I am a graduate in Computer Hardware Engineering who is trying to apply to a German university (for MSc). I think that the translator had some mistakes in translating my ToR, but he says that "I'...
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Potential supervisor didn't reply to my email, can I still show my interest on my SAP?

I am an undergraduate student applying to graduate schools. I tried to get in touch with a potential Ph.D. supervisor (in Electrical Engineering) but haven't heard back from him. In my application ...
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What term is used to refer to how teachers are allocated for each course?

A question about terminology here... When creating schedules or timetables for our school, the first thing we do is to allocate a teacher for each course that is to be given. Example: John will be ...
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Fast vs. final .bib file - making google-scholar .bib file publication-ready

Making literature review I typically browse google Scholar, cite interesting work, download BibTex from scholar into my .bib file on overleaf - that is it. Which is more than fine for me... until the ...
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What happened to ScholarlyHub?

Does anyone have an update on the status of the launch of the open-access research-social-network ScholarlyHub? Is this still an ongoing project or did they quit? There was much coverage after their ...
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How accurate are Taylor & Francis' "online first" page numbers?

Taylor & Francis publishes some articles "online first" before they are assigned to a particular issue and page numbers are added. They thus have page numbers starting at 1. I have ...
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Is it a good idea to respond at all if a person I never heard of is asking for a reference letter?

I received an email from a person that is completely unknown to me, who claims that they were in an online master's program provided by my university department. They are asking for a recommendation ...
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How to reapply for another PhD program after quitting existing PhD?

I am in 4 semester of my PhD program. The moment I joined the XYZ University, I was not that much happy with the lab, supervision, system, environment. Then, the pandemic happened. On and off I tried ...
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How can I explain poor grades on courses taken after obtaining my undergraduate degree?

I have a 3.8 undergraduate GPA with almost entirely A's in all courses. After obtaining my undergraduate degree, I took courses for fun in various subjects at two remote graduate schools. Because I ...
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Is publishing research typically allowed if the bulk is open source?

I'm considering going back into school to get my graduate degree. A large part of my decision is the ability to Open Source all of my code. I'm really not familiar how the idea of IP reconciles itself ...
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Transfer situation - transcript containing recognized courses without grades

I transferred from a university, and the second university didn't convert grades, only recognized credit points. I am applying to a PhD degree, and they ask to convert grades to GPA, and I don't know ...
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How will COVID travel restrictions affect postdoctoral hiring this year? [closed]

As concern for the Omicron variant rises, and travel restrictions resume, how will this affect academic hiring decisions in this application cycle? Does this mean there will be work visa issues? Will ...

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