Category Archives: General

Conference reviewers procrastinate?

Today, I will  write about the work of reviewers for scientific conferences. As you probably know, when a researcher submit a paper to a conference, the paper is assigned to usually three or more reviewers. The program chair of the … 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?

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 Services”.  Let’s have a look at the e-mail and then I will discuss the problems with … Continue reading

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Why researchers should make their research papers available on internet?

In this blog post, I will discuss the importance of making research papers available on the internet. As you probably knows, many researchers nowadays prefer to search for papers/articles on the internet instead of searching at their university’s library. Searching … 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 conference for publishing research papers?

Today, I will discuss how to choose conferences for publishing papers.  It is important to make good choices because it can have a huge impact on a researcher’s career. There are several things to consider for choosing a conference. First, does … Continue reading

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Welcome

Hi, 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 … Continue reading

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