Category Archives: General

How to publish in top conferences/journals? The Blue Ocean Strategy

A question that many young researchers ask is how to get your papers published in top conferences and journal.  There are many answers to this question. In this blog post, I will discuss a strategy for carrying research called the “Blue Ocean … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office offering images without consent or authorship attribution

I have found that Microsoft Office is offering access to pictures from my website in its clip-art library, without my consent and any form of authorship attribution for some of the pictures. I will show this as follows. I open Powerpoint 2010 and I type my … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Data Mining

In this blog post, I will introduce the topic of data mining. The goal is to give a general overview of what is data mining. What is data mining? Data mining is a field of research that has emerged in … Continue reading

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Write more papers or write better papers? (quantity vs quality)

In this blog post, I will discuss an important question for young researchers, which is: Is it better to try to write more papers  or to try to write fewer but better papers?  In other words, what is more important: quantity … Continue reading

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Using LaTeX for writing research papers

Many researchers are using Microsoft Word  for writing research papers. However, Microsoft Word has several problems or limitations.  In this blog post, I will discuss the use of LaTeX as an alternative to Microsoft Word for writing research papers. What is LaTeX? … Continue reading

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What is the job of a university professor?

In this blog post, I will discuss the job of university professor. And, I will discuss why I have chosen to become one. This post is especially aimed at students who are considering working in academia after their Ph.D. What is … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

To all those reading this blog and/or using the SPMF library, I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy new year! Related posts:What are the steps to implement a data mining algorithm?Finding a Data Scientist Unicorn or building a Data Science … Continue reading

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What not to do when applying for a M.Sc. or Ph.D position?

This brief blog discusses what not to do when applying for a M.Sc. or Ph.D. position in a research lab. The aim of this post is to give advices to those applying for such positions. I had previously discussed about this … Continue reading

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Why I left Canada to work as a University Professor in China

One year and a half ago, I was working as a professor at a university in Canada. But I took the decision to not renew my contract and move to China. At that time, some people may have thought that I was crazy to leave my job … Continue reading

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How to give a good paper presentation at an academic conference?

In this blog post, I will discuss how to give a good paper presentation at an academic conference. If you are a researcher, this is an important topic for you researcher because giving a good presentation of your work will raise interest … Continue reading

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