A few days ago I posted a question on specific paper on RG. Another researcher says this is insulated paper that really shocked me because it is central to my research.

After I saw this comment I contact this person to get more explanation that may guide me but he didn’t respond.

The paper name is “Multimodal Registration of Remotely Sensed Images Based on Jeffrey’s Divergence, 2016” and my interest is multimodal image registration, below you will find a screenshot for the discussion.
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I post this question to get some advice from senior researchers that may pass through a situation.

Update: How can Q1 journal accept to publish insulated work?


I am a postdoc applying for a research-level tenure-track assistant-professor position in 1st-world English-speaking or German-speaking countries. The area is Computer Science. The Web is full of recommendations on how to write an good job application of this type. Now, I’m spending about a week on a single application. I have my templates, which I adapt to the institution in question, but the adaptation process and the submission process takes really long, since the processes of the institutions differ. It ranges from different web sites for submission and ends with different names of documents (e.g., Reseach Plan vs. Reseach Statement vs. Research Objectives, …) and their lengths. You know how bad it can get, even if the types of all institutions are the same (e.g., CS departments at R1 universities). I’m not the strongest person in my subfield, so, I have to apply a lot (200+ applications) and widely to get a chance of, say, 50%. Therefore, I’d like to reduce the time from 1 week to, say, 1 hour.

  • What strategy could you propose to reduce the time while maintaining the quality?

  • If you have gone through this process already, what was your personal way of reducing the application effort?

Partial answers specifying, e.g., the time you take for different stages of the process, are also accepted:

  • adapting the cover letter,
  • adapting the CV,
  • adapting the teaching statement,
  • adapting the research statement,
  • adapting the publication list,
  • filling the forms on the Web page of the prospective employer,
  • getting informed about the prospective employer,
  • asking questions via e-mail or phone and receiving answers regarding the advertised position,
  • requesting reference letters,

I recently got a short (and mildly insulting) referee’s report on a paper I submitted. They made superficial remarks concerning notation and writing style, and then admitted that they did not even read the main result! Is this acceptable for a referee?

The editor took their recommendation and rejected the paper.

As an aside, I once reviewed a paper with my advisor for many months. It was very difficult to read, and some of the proofs were wrong (though the results were not). Nevertheless we trudged thorough it. Eventually the author, who has a big name in his field, ignored our input and submitted it to a different journal (a journal with very good reputation). It was published almost immediately without revision!

So did I work too hard, or was my referee too lazy? How frustrating!!!

I was a TA for a summer course, and a student in the class somehow managed to get nearly perfect score on all the assignments/midterms/final exam.

I am suspecting that the person had an affair with the Professor, as given the persons capabilities they should be around average. Also, the professor would consistently look at that person in an awkward way.

What should I do? I don’t have proof.

Initially I thought I should mind my own business, whatever, I mean there’s no point in bringing it up..? it won’t change anything for the better, just make two people miserable; though for some reason it’s stuck in my head, I want to know what someone else would do in such circumstances

I have been tasked with extract Text out of PDF made out of images, that is, it is not possible to copy past or in general gather all of the text.

There are several tools that do this, and I am in the process of testing some of them. I’ve been told by the previous person in charge that they were using Tesseract, and reading documentation about it, I thought, ok this is a really complex matter, there has to be studies about this issue.

So I am reading stuff like Comparison of Text Extraction Techniques- A

In which I can see someone has done proper research on what works in which cases.

Now to my question. How do I go from this to, ok, I would like to test this out. Are this tests and performance ever released in program form? Is it something possible to track, which technique is a program using, to see if it’s the one that has been theoretically defined to my particular case?

Because I understand that it is not always going to be possible to do so, but I find 0 implementations, and I have to wonder, what good is it to develop this techniques and studies, if no one else can use them?

Is there other way to go arround this? Because I obviously do not have years of experience nor I am writing a paper/thesis on this issue, so even if I were to start from scratch, I doubt I’d get to, say, 98% accuracy, as stated in some cases. I need the best tool possible, and I am being told that there are, indeed, people that were able to do this.

So is it possible for me, at least in some cases, to recreate what they have done? And if so, how do I find it?

I am applying to a University for Master’s Degree and I need a professor to supervise my thesis. I mailed a professor of that University regarding this and I got this reply:

“Unfortunately I do not have funded positions.”

What does this exactly mean? Since I didn’t ask for a funding why is the professor mentioning about a funded position? Is this just a way of declining my proposal?
How should I reply? Do I need a funded position for Master’s Degree?

Note: I am in the US.

I am a DACA student in my last year of my PhD program, and that means that I will be applying for postdoc and professor positions. However, DACA status means that I am ineligible to apply for federal research grants and I am limited to only applying for private grants that have no restrictions on legal status.

There’s also a lot of uncertainty surrounding the fate of DACA as the Trump administration has previously stressed that they would work to rescind the program (which may result in deportation of people like me).

My advisers said that applying for lecturer positions should not pose a problem, but I’m concerned about my chances to apply for professor positions when I am not able to secure any federal grants issued by the government, in addition to the fact that my stay in the US is not 100% guaranteed in the long run. I love teaching but would also like to continue doing research as well, in a university setting…

Any insights on the matter, especially by those that have worked in hiring committees, would be much appreciated!

I’m starting a doctorate focusing on artificial intelligence and network security, and have all of my technical classes paid for and organized. The schedule is currently forecasted at 60-ish hours a week of classes, grading, research, and other required activities. I feel this is reasonable.

However, I’d also like to take advantage of the expertise on campus and take piano lessons offered as credited classes by my school. These classes would be taught by the institute as graded classes but would not contribute in any way to my doctorate requirements or employment. They would be fully paid for by my scholarships, along with any other classes I’m taking.

On the plus side, I feel like learning something outside of my doctorate will make me a better rounded student, and music has always given me a safe, healthy outlet for stress and anxiety. And it seems like such a waste to pass up on free lessons from a professional when I’d be paying upwards of $1000 for lessons from a non-professional anyway.

However, I’m worried about attempting this for a couple reasons:

First, I’m worried that my adviser would see these extra hours as a signal that I’m not working to my maximum potential on his project. It’s one thing to have hobbies and outlets, it’s another to take extraneous classes that could be replaced with required ones.

Secondly, this could be an easy official scapegoat if anything goes wrong with my research. If I get a B in my required classes, it would be easy to say that the five hours a week in this class could have been used to study.

Finally, while the scholarship contract specifically says “all classes” are paid for, I’m worried it would be seen as unethical to ask the computer science department to pay for a class that has nothing to do with my doctorate.

I conducted a study a while back that I’m writing a manuscript on for publication.

The study was broken down into 5 different parts. Let’s call them parts A, B, C, D, and E for simplicity.

Suppose that parts A through D were all connected to each other, but part E only provided descriptive data from a set of items that hasn’t even been tested for Cronbach’s alpha. I included part E more or less out of sheer curiosity, but it presents no reliable data or relevant information to the understanding of parts A through D. It also isn’t important in replicating the study, nor does it counter any findings in parts A through D. In other words, it’s more of an extension to the first four parts, but not directly related to the findings of them.

Is it necessary to include part E in the manuscript (i.e., in the methods, results, and discussion sections) since parts A through E were administered in the same overall study?
Or is it okay to simply not report parts of the study, so long as it does not bias the results of the parts you are reporting?