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How to answer reviewers for a journal paper revision?

Today, I will discuss how to prepare the revision of a journal paper after receiving the editor’s decision that the paper will be accepted with minor or major modifications. As most people should know, when submitting a paper to a … Continue reading

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Top mistakes when writing a research paper

Today, I will discuss some common mistakes that I have seen in research papers and that every author should avoid ! Overlength papers.  When a paper is submitted to a conference or journal, there is generally a page limit. If … Continue reading

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The importance of sociability for researchers

There are several characteristics required to become a great researcher. Today, I will discuss one of them that is sometimes overlooked. It is sociability.  Sociability means to build an maintain relationships with other researchers.   The nature of the social relationships … Continue reading

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How to make good looking charts for research papers?

Charts are often used in research papers to present experimental results. Today, I will discuss how to make good looking charts for presenting research results. I will not cover everything about this topic. But I will explain some key ideas. … Continue reading

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How to search for a research advisor by e-mail?

In this blog post, I will discuss how to search for a research advisor by e-mail. Today, I received an e-mail from a Ph.D student from abroad asking to work with me as a post-doc on the topic of “Web … Continue reading

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What does it takes to do a good Ph.D?

Today, I will discuss this question: “What does it takes to do a good Ph.D ?“.  We can answer this question from several points of view. First, from a personal level, some people think that “talent” is the most important … Continue reading

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How to choose a research advisor for M.Sc. / Ph.D ?

In this post I will discuss how to choose a research advisor for doing a M.Sc. or Ph.D.  This is a very important decision for any graduate students that can have an important impact on their success, and on their … Continue reading

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How to choose a good thesis topic in Data Mining?

I have seen many people asking for help in data mining forums and on other websites about how to choose a good thesis topic in data mining.  Therefore, in this this post, I will address this question. The first thing … Continue reading

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Why it is important to publish source code and datasets for researchers?

Today, I will discuss about why it is important that researchers share their source code and data. As some of you know, I’m working on the design of data mining algorithms. More specifically, I’m working on algorithms for discovering patterns … Continue reading

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Welcome

This is the first post. This blog is going to be updated weekly (or more often, if I have time). It is going to talk about data mining news and other topics related to data mining, or just research and … Continue reading

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