Category Archives: General

How to review a research paper?

Today, I will discuss the task of reviewing papers in academia. I will discuss why it is important to review papers, and then give tips about how to review papers and also talk about what a reviewer should do and should not do. This topic … Continue reading

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10 ways of becoming more efficient at doing research

Today, I will discuss 10 ways of becoming more efficient at doing research. This is an important topic for any researcher who wishes to be more productive in terms of research. For example, one may want to be able to … Continue reading

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Do not link to impact factors, they will censor you!

On July 20 2017, I received an e-mail from a company called Clarivate Analytics Trademark Enforcement ( legal@ip-clarivateanalytics.com ) about copyright infringement for the Journal Citation Reports, a product by Thomson Reuters. They contact with me because a few years … Continue reading

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How to publish in top conferences/journals? (Part 1) – 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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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:Choosing data structures according to what you want to doWriting a research paper (3) – the abstractWriting a research … 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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