Category Archives: Research

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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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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We are launching a new data mining journal

In this blog post, I will discuss one of my recent and current project. I have been recently working with my colleague Chun-Wei Lin on launching a new journal, titled “Data Science and Pattern Recognition“. This is a new open-access journal, … 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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Postdoctoral positions in data mining in Shenzhen, China (apply now)

The CIID research center of the Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen campus, China) is looking to hire two postdoctoral researchers to carry research on data mining / big data. The applicant must have: a Ph.D. in computer Science, a strong research background in data mining/big … Continue reading

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The KDDCup 2015 dataset

The KDD cup 2015 dataset is about MOOC dropout prediction. I have  had recently found that the dataset had been offline on the official website. Thus, I have uploaded a copy of the KDD cup 2015 dataset on my website. You can download … 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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Brief report about the Dexa 2016 and Dawak 2016 conferences

This week, I have been attending the DEXA 2016 and DA‎WAK 2016 conferences, in Porto, Portugal, from the 4th to 8th September 2016, to present three papers. In this blog post, I will give a brief report about these conferences. About these … Continue reading

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