Tag Archives: Research

What are the milestones in the career of an academic researcher?

Today, I will talk about the different milestones that a researcher may meet during his career. I will start from the first stage, which is graduate studies until reaching the stage of being a permanent researcher working at a research institution … Continue reading

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What happens after the PhD?

People will work several years to obtain a PhD, sometimes with the goal of becoming a  researcher in academia or the industry, or a lecturer. Some think that getting a PhD is  enough to become a successful researcher. But obtaining a … Continue reading

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Too many machine learning papers?

A few days ago, I have read a post on LinkedIn showing that the number of Machine Learning (ML) papers has been increasing very quickly over the last few years to about 100 ML papers per day (on Arxiv, a popular public repository … Continue reading

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Unethical reviewers in academia

In this blog post, I will discuss about the importance of an ethical review process in academia, and the problem of unethical reviewers. I will share some stories about some unethical reviewers in journals and conferences. Peer review in academia The process of peer review in academia … Continue reading

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The best data mining mailing lists (for researchers)

Today, I will list a few useful mailing lists related to data mining and big data. Subscribing to these mailing list is useful for PhD students and researchers, as many jobs, conferences, special issues and other opportunities are advertised on these mailing lists. It is … Continue reading

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How to improve the quality of your research papers?

In this blog post, I talk about how to improve the quality of your research papers. This is an important topic as most researchers aim at publishing papers in top level conferences and journals for various reasons such as graduating, obtaining a promotion or securing funding. … Continue reading

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What I don’t like about academia

In this blog post, I will talk about academia. There are numerous things that I like about academia, and I really enjoy working in academia. But for this blog post, I will try to talk  about what I don’t like in academia to … Continue reading

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Why doing a Ph.D.?

In this blog post, I will answer the question: Why doing a Ph.D.?  This is an important question for several students that are doing a bachelor or master degree,. Taking a good decision is important as doing a Ph.D requires several years … Continue reading

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Top 10 mistakes made by young researchers

Today, I will discuss 10 mistakes that some researchers do in their early career. 1. Not building social relationships with other researchers. Although one can do research by himself, there are many advantages to collaborating with others such as: getting the feedback of others, writing more articles, … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (6) – presenting data with tables

Tables are often used in research papers to present data. In this blog post, I will explain when tables should be used, discuss common mistakes when using tables, and give a few tips to improve tables. When tables should be used? Tables … Continue reading

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