Category Archives: Research

Comparing Two LaTeX documents with Latexdiff

Many researchers are using Latex to write research papers instead of using Microsoft Word. I previously wrote a blog post about the reasons for using Latex to write research papers. Today, I will go in more details about Latex and … Continue reading

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The conference that tolerates up to 20 % plagiarism

I often receives e-mails  about call for papers from unknown conferences and journals.  Usually, I ignore these e-mails. But sometimes, I open them just to have a look. Today, I received a very interesting e-mail from the ““International Conference on … Continue reading

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Why doing a Ph.D.?

In this blog post, I will answer the question: Why doing a Ph.D.?  This is an important question for several students that are doing a bachelor or master degree,. Taking a good decision is important as doing a Ph.D requires … Continue reading

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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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Brief report about the WICON 2017 conference

This week-end, I have attended the WICON 2017 conference in Tianjin, China to present a research paper about the application of data mining to analyze data from water meters installed in the City of Moncton, Canada. In this post, I … 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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How to discover interesting patterns in data?

Discovering interesting patterns in data is often referred as data mining, data science or big data.  In the last few years, I have written several blog posts providing introduction to data mining and key topics in data mining: An Introduction to … Continue reading

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Call for chapters: High Utility Pattern Mining, the book

CALL FOR CHAPTERS High-Utility Pattern Mining: Theory, Algorithms and Applications Editors: Philippe Fournier-Viger, Chun-Wei Lin, Roger Nkambou, Bay Vo An edited book to be published by Springer in 2018 Introduction This book will provide an introduction to the high utility mining, reviews state-of-the-art … Continue reading

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How to publish in top conferences/journals? (Part 2) – The opportunity cost of research

Many researchers wish to produce high quality papers and have a great research impact. But how? In a previous blog post, I have discussed how the “blue ocean strategy” can be applied to publish in top conference/journal. In this blog … Continue reading

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