Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sangster Award

Sangster

The Sangster Award is supported by the Canadian Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), which helps to manage data stemming from work in the sciences, engineering and technological field. The award provides funding for a current or recent graduate student to present his/her work at the International CODATA Conference. The next conference is in New Delhi, India from November 2 to 5, 2014.

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10 Signs a Job is a Scam

When job searching, it is important to keep alert for jobs that seem to good to be true because they very well could be. Here are some common signs that a position is a scam (the full article can be found here):

1. There is no experience necessary.

2. The salary is too high.

3. You need to wire money.

4. You’re offered the job on the spot.

5. You’re receiving email from a non–business address.

6. You’re asked to do an IM interview.

7. You’re asked for personal info.

8. The ad is written poorly.

9. They contact you at odd hours.

10. You have to pay for the job.

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Insight Data Science Program

Insight

The Insight Data Science Fellows Program is a six-week training program for PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows who are interested in merging academia and data science. The aim of the program is to teach researchers how to apply analytical skills to big data. Full scholarships are available for successful applicants. The location is Mountain View, California and the following are some of the mentoring companies:

1. Facebook

2. Twitter

3. Khan Academy

4. LinkedIn

5. Groupon

6. Netflix.

This program also provides training for career development, mentorships and networking. After the program, researchers are interviewed for jobs as data scientists. To learn more, visit their website.

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Making Your Research Paper Discoverable

The first scientific papers appeared in press around 1665. Since then the number of papers and the access to them has grown prolifically. Appropriate skills are needed to find the ideal paper.  This starts with  “Making Your Research Paper Discoverable: Title Plays the Winning Trick“. This article is written by Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, a engineering professor, who keeps a wordpress blog on his thoughts about research and education.

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