Category Archives: Academia

The Imposter Syndrome in Academia

In this blog post, I will talk about something that many students or researchers have or are experiencing in academia, which is called the imposter syndrome. It is the feeling of not being worthy of having achieved some success or … Continue reading

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Unethical Reviewers in Academia!

In this blog post, I will talk about a common problem in academia, which is the unethical behavior of some reviewers that ask authors to cite several of their papers. It is quite common that some reviewer will ask authors to cite his papers to increase his citation count. I have encountered this problem many times … Continue reading

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How to Improve Work Efficiency for Researchers?

In this blog post, I will talk about the topic of increasing work efficiency for researchers. This is an important topic as during a researcher’s career, the workload tend to increase over time but there is always only 24 hours every day. Thus, becoming … Continue reading

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Call for chapters on periodic pattern mining

Hi all, I have not written much on the blog in the last month because I have been very busy with numerous projects and deadlines. I thus took a small break to focus on other things. Now that I have … Continue reading

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How to convert Latex to HTML?

In this blog post, I will explain a simple way of transforming a Latex document to HTML. Why doing this? There are many reasons. For example, you may have formatted some text in Latex and would like to quickly integrate it in a webpage. The … Continue reading

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Success and Health for Researchers

Many researchers or students want to be successful researchers in their field. For this they make many sacrifices such as working long hours at the lab every day from morning to the evening. This is important because honestly, success comes with … Continue reading

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A few errors to avoid in research papers

Today, I will write a short blog post just to give a list of some common errors that I observed recently in some journal and conference research papers: Using a reference number as the subject of a verb. For example, … Continue reading

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How to record a research talk as a video?

In this blog post, I will talk about how about to record a research talk on a computer as a video. This is an important topic for researchers for at least two reasons. First, sharing videos talking about your research can help … Continue reading

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How to prepare for attending an academic conference?

So you have a paper accepted for presentation at an academic conference and you wonder how to prepare for attending the conference? In this blog post, I will discuss this topic. Making a travel plan For an international conference, the first thing to do before attending the conference is to check for the travel requirements. Travelling … Continue reading

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Competitiveness in academia

In this blog post, I will talk about competitiveness in academia. I will discuss questions such as: What are the different forms of competition in academia? Is there too much competition in academia? and How to cope with competition? The different … Continue reading

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