Category Archives: General

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!

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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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Six important skills to become a succesful researcher

Today, I will discuss how to become a good researcher and what are the most important skills that a researcher should have. This blog post is aimed at young Master degree students and Ph.D students, to provide some useful advice … Continue reading

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SPMF data mining library 0.98: new pattern visualization window

This blog post is to let you know that I have just published a new version of the SPMF open-source Java data mining library (0.98) that offers a new window for visualizing the patterns found by data mining algorithms. This … Continue reading

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

Today, I will discuss the topic of how to give a good oral presentation of your research at academic cconferences. This is a very important topic since if a presentation is interesting, more researchers will be interested in your work and it may bring … Continue reading

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Drawing the Powerset of a Set using Java and GraphViz (Hasse Diagram)

In this blog post, I will explain and provide source code to automatically  draw the powerset of a set using Java and GraphViz.  Drawing a powerset is useful in mathematics and also in computer science, for example in frequent itemset mining, it can … Continue reading

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