Category Archives: Academia

Conference Badges: the Best and the Worst

Today, I talk about my collection of conference badges that I have collected since I was a PhD student till today. I have attended over 50 events and have kept all of the conference badges except maybe one or two. … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Conference, General, Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Real Conferences VS Virtual Conferences

Year 2020 is soon ending, and it has been a quite special year due to the coronavirus pandemic around the world. This has forced many researchers to work from home, and to cancel or change their research travel plans. Moreover, … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Conference | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The 10 most cited papers in our “Data Science and Pattern Recognition” journal!

As some of you know, I am editor-in-chief of the Data Science and Pattern Recognition (DSPR) journal. This journal has started in 2017 and four volumes have been published already with 28 papers, which I consider as a success. One … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Big data, cfp, Data science, General, Machine Learning | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to prepare your thesis defense?

Today, I will talk about an important topic for graduate students, which is how to prepare for your thesis defense. I will explain what should be done to prepare yourself well., and also talk about my experience as student and … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Is it a good to change research area?

In this blog post, I will talk about changing to another research area for researchers and what it implies. Moreover, I will talk about what is a good research area, and the importance of continuity for researchers. I will also … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, General, Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How to write the cover letter for a journal paper?

In this blog post, I will talk about how to write a cover letter for a journal paper. This is an important topic for researchers swho submit research papers to journals, as many journals require to write and submit a … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to find a good thesis topic in Machine Learning?

In this blog post, I will talk about how to find a good thesis topic on machine learning. This is an important question for many students that are required to select a topic for their research and want to work … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, artificial intelligence, Machine Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why it takes so long for a journal paper to be reviewed?

Today, I will talk about the review process of journal papers and why it sometimes take so much time for a paper to be reviewed. It is a question that is often asked by young researchers, who are sometimes impatiently … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, General | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Academia, Research | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Academia, Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment