Category Archives: General

Academic misconduct by Sandeep Kautish from LBEF / APU

In this blog post, I will talk about a recent case of serious academic misconduct by Sandeep Kautish from LBEF / APU that I experienced when submitting a book proposal to CRC Press. In that book proposal, I am a collaborator (co-editor). The full story is below. On June 4th … 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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2020, a new year has started…

Fist I would like to wish a happy new year to all readers of this blog. I wish you health, hapiness and also success in your research projects! I am also thankful to all those who have used and/or contributed to the SPMF … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Hypercard

In this blog post, I will talk about the first programming language that I have learn, which is HyperTalk. Younger readers may have never heard about it, as it was mostly popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Though, it is not … Continue reading

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News about the data mining blog

This data mining blog has been created more than five years ago and has had a considerable success with more than 800,000 views. For this, I want to thank all the readers. Today, I will announce some important news related to this … Continue reading

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China lead in mobile payment and services

In this blog post, I will talk about the wide adoption of mobile payment and mobile services in China. I have been working in China for several years and I am still quite amazed by everything that can be done with a cellphone there. China’s mobile payment systems A fundamental difference with … 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 publish … 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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Happy New Year!

To all those reading this blog and/or using the SPMF library, I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

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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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