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Re: Thread For PHD Students by sujexy(m): 7:24am On Jul 25
GboyegaD:


Usually, they say it isn't mandatory but if you have it, present it with your application.
Thank you so much Dr. Gboyega Sir..
I hope to ask more questions as I start my own journey sir

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by GboyegaD(m): 12:25pm On Jul 25
sujexy:
Thank you so much Dr. Gboyega Sir..
I hope to ask more questions as I start my own journey sir

Oga, please leave the Dr. for formal things. Here na informal things.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by sujexy(m): 6:59pm On Jul 25
GboyegaD:


Oga, please leave the Dr. for formal things. Here na informal things.
No problem boss.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by GboyegaD(m): 7:57pm On Jul 25
sujexy:
No problem boss.

Realized you are into Sports Medicine. There's this Nigerian who used to be a Faculty member at University of Calgary who also is into Sports Medicine. He's left now but he could link you with the right professors if you plan on applying to PhD at University of Calgary. Unfortunately, we are not friends else, i would have introduced you to him to make it easier.

You could drop your phone number or email and i will forward his name to you. In case you reach out to him, I know there is a Nigerian lady as well however, I can't remember her name at this time.

Start building up your network.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by sujexy(m): 5:53pm On Jul 26
GboyegaD:


Realized you are into Sports Medicine. There's this Nigerian who used to be a Faculty member at University of Calgary who also is into Sports Medicine. He's left now but he could link you with the right professors if you plan on applying to PhD at University of Calgary. Unfortunately, we are not friends else, i would have introduced you to him to make it easier.

You could drop your phone number or email and i will forward his name to you. In case you reach out to him, I know there is a Nigerian lady as well however, I can't remember her name at this time.

Start building up your network.
Wow!

Thank you so much sir.
I have sent u a mail right away!

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by GboyegaD(m): 7:48pm On Jul 26
sujexy:

Wow!

Thank you so much sir.
I have sent u a mail right away!

I have replied.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by Sheggy13(m): 12:00pm On Jul 29
wip7:
Recent Publication (July 2020): Boron-Doped-sugar for fabrication of Energy Storage Device


Of recent, there has been increasing demand for efcient energy storage devices; supercapacitors have attracted signifcant attention as novel and competitive energy storage devices.

Approach: As natural biomass, sucrose sugar has been widely considered as a low-cost attractive carbon precursor. So, we synthesized porous carbon materials via a facile yet sustainable approach using sucrose as a carbon source and improved its electronic structure by doping with boron.

Performance: The optimum material took 275 seconds to fully charge and it took 973 seconds to completely dsicharged the energy stored; the assmebled cell was able to power small rotor fan connected to a series of led bulb.

Modeling: To understand the complex relationships between the materials and its performance, we applied machine learning-type approach via artficial neural network to obtain set of parameters that can generate optimum power.

Researcher: A graduating PhD student, Prof. Wip and other professor as supervisors.

What platform or software did you use in implementing this ANN Prof?

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 5:48pm On Jul 29
Sheggy13:

What platform or software did you use in implementing this ANN Prof?

For my machine learning and artificial intelligence research and project works I often use the following depending on size and aim, all gives similar results just depends on computational power, speed and deployment.

1. Python packages (pandas, numpy, Scikit-learn, Matplotlib, tensorflow) via Jupyter note: This is FREE.

2. IBM Watson : I use this mostly for projects which am paid for, example, I got a project to build AI predictive model for Aeroponic Farm grown vegetables and potatoes. So since this has flexible cloud system and I can easily share with the client and add new data without distrupting the already built model. THIS is not FREE I pay some cent per cloud credit.

3. Matlab and neurodesigner

4. I have used Azure Machine Learning Studio (it has free version): Quite good and support all python libraries and packages.

For that particular energystorage device, we had around 560 datapoints, I ran various backpropagation algorithms (see below table) with Matlab (this you can run various propagation algorithms) and I compared the generated models with that produced from neurodeigner (this one has some limitations only few models are allow to be run).

So you can use any of above and obtain same or similar results if all parameters are set the same.

What are you working on ? which platform are you using?

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by Sheggy13(m): 6:10pm On Jul 29
wip7:


For my machine learning and artificial intelligence research and project works I often use the following depending on size and aim, all gives similar results just depends on computational power, speed and deployment.

1. Python packages (pandas, numpy, Scikit-learn, Matplotlib, tensorflow) via Jupyter note: This is FREE.

2. I[b]BM Watson[/b]: I use this mostly for projects which am paid for, example, I got a project to build AI predictive model for Aeroponic Farm grown vegetables and potatoes. So since this has flexible cloud system and I can easily share with the client and add new data without distrupting the already built model. THIS is not FREE I pay some cent per cloud credit.

3. Matlab and neurodesigner

4. I have used Azure Machine Learning Studio (it has free version): Quite good and support all python libraries and packages.

What are you working on ? which platform are you using?
The platform I'm most familiar with is Python packages through Jupyter Notebook, though I use packages like Weka in the past but I found out they have their limitations. I'm working on automatic learning styles detection. My major challenge now is availability of dataset. I need dataset from MOOCs like Coursera and edx on learners interaction with their platforms but I've not been successful with that. Don't know how you can be of help.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 7:01pm On Jul 29
Sheggy13:

The platform I'm most familiar with is Python packages through Jupyter Notebook, though I use packages like Weka in the past but I found out they have their limitations. I'm working on automatic learning styles detection. My major challenge now is availability of dataset. I need dataset from MOOCs like Coursera and edx on learners interaction with their platforms but I've not been successful with that. Don't know how you can be of help.

Yes Weka has its limitation.

I can see you are working on classification challenges. You may be needing nearly 25-30 input neurons and like 4-8 outputs to deploy a good model depending on your objectives. If this is not for commercial, then 150-800 dataset may be enough from the learners and usually you can extract from one of those MOOCs.

Coursera and Edx may not be directly willing to release such dataset.

Currently, Coursera’s agreements with partner institutions only permit Coursera to share data from sessions with researchers at the institution sponsoring that class. To obtain data for a session sponsored by a different partner institution, researchers should directly contact the data coordinator at that institution. Contact information for data coordinators may be obtained through CourseOps."


The major issue with ML is source of the dataset. If I may ask you is this commercial project you are working on or just normal project? Because if its commercial you may need roughly above 30000 dataset and should mirrow the org and age of the data matters.


Sure I can provide 2 or 3 different datasets on MOOCs and one is nearly 60,000 dataset.....not new but sufficiently good

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by speakout2015: 5:12am On Jul 30
2 Ph.D. studentships : Arctic & Antarctic climate change and Sea ice modeling

Employer: Hanyang University ERICA

Location: Ansan, South Korea (about 20 minutes from Seoul)

Education Level: Master’s degree

Salary: 20,000~25,000 US$ per year (24~30 million Won) (1 US$ = 1,200 Won)

Relocation Fee: 800 US$ (~1 million Won)

Starting Date: March 1st, 2021



The department of Ocean Science and Technology at Hanyang University offers fellowships to outstanding students interested in Arctic/Antarctic climate change and sea ice modeling. Our doctoral candidates contribute to the understanding of polar climate changes through the application of NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM) and the Los Alamos Sea Ice Model (CICE). These models have already been compiled in a cluster server for efficiency.



The Ph.D. program starts on March 1, 2021, is open to applicants holding a Master’s degree in physics, mathematics, engineering and geophysical sciences (including meteorology and oceanography). Also students currently still working on their MSc thesis are encouraged to apply.



The Ph.D. students will benefit from direct interactions with collaborators at Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). The city of Ansan is a metropolitan city of Seoul. It takes only about 20 minutes from Ansan to Seoul via subway. The Incheon international airport is 50 minutes’ journey from downtown Ansan. Doctoral candidates receive financial support of about 180~220 US$ /month for a period of four years. There are no tuition fees but a semester fee is charged by the university.



How to Apply:

Online application website will open in August 2020. In the meanwhile, please contact Prof. Hyo-Seok Park (https://sites.google.com/site/hyopark2/home) for a brief interview. The applicant is supposed to send a full CV to icepark@hanyang.ac.kr

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by Javanian: 7:42pm On Aug 01
wip7:


Sure I can provide 2 or 3 different datasets on MOOCs and one is nearly 60,000 dataset.....not new but sufficiently good


Can you give me pointers to Datasets in the education domain? I am looking for datasets like students answers to homework/exam questions, preferably non multichoice questions. Also, datasets related to students collaboration in a school homework/project/exam. Basically, anything in the Education domain will be useful to me.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 12:33pm On Aug 02
Javanian:


Can you give me pointers to Datasets in the education domain? I am looking for datasets like students answers to homework/exam questions, preferably non multichoice questions. Also, datasets related to students collaboration in a school homework/project/exam. Basically, anything in the Education domain will be useful to me.

You can find public dataset for machine learning from the following:

1. Kaggle.com

2. pslcdatashop.web.cmu.edu

3. data.world/datasets/education

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by Goodlucknigeria: 4:15am On Aug 03
wip7:


You can find public dataset for machine learning from the following:

1. Kaggle.com

2. pslcdatashop.web.cmu.edu

3. data.world/datasets/education

Good morning Prof. and I'm glad to see that you are still on this thread. Prof sir, could you please provide me with journals in Engineering of Physical Sciences indexed in SCOPUS or Thompson Reuters for FREE publication?

Thank you in anticipation

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 12:02pm On Aug 03
Goodlucknigeria:


Good morning Prof. and I'm glad to see that you are still on this thread. Prof sir, could you please provide me with journals in Engineering of Physical Sciences indexed in SCOPUS or Thompson Reuters for FREE publication?

Thank you in anticipation

Hello good day,

I have mentioned like 10 times on this particulr thread on how to personally search for any FREE Journals. Particularly, I have stated that nearly 98% of Elservier Journals are free to publish; they have reputable journals indexed in WOS, Scopus and Clarivate with internationally recognized metrics.

You can follow this discussion I wrote on May 29 which is the very recent on searching for Journals:

https://www.nairaland.com/2044554/thread-phd-students/69

The same way you search Journals in Elservier, the same way you will find FREE and reputable journals from Taylor and Francis, Springer, Willey. Royal society and ACS journals.

Just look for SUBSCRIPTION-based journals and avoid OPEN ACCESS.....follow the link up there.


In the attached image; you can also follow the website, you see Elservier has nearly 2400 Journals you can publish and large number is free (98%)..each journal has free version and contains open access also.

Best wishes

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by xcolanto(m): 8:35pm On Aug 04
Good day all, it's really nice to locate a thread like this for potential and ongoing PhD research program. I currently want to enroll for a PhD and I was told I need a 3.50 GPA. I graduated with a masters in the UK with merit, my transcript says I got 180 points. How can I convert my merit to GPA to know if I qualify for the PhD program. Thanks.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by speakout2015: 5:48am On Aug 05
What's the total number of points against the merited points you were awarded? Once you're able to provide this, I will calculate it for you. Thanks!


xcolanto:
Good day all, it's really nice to locate a thread like this for potential and ongoing PhD research program. I currently want to enroll for a PhD and I was told I need a 3.50 GPA. I graduated with a masters in the UK with merit, my transcript says I got 180 points. How can I convert my merit to GPA to know if I qualify for the PhD program. Thanks.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by Vicrown(m): 8:41am On Aug 05
In this video I discuss not only 5 possible reasons why your scholarship application was rejected, but also proffer tips on how to overcome them for the coming application cycle.

#scholarships #studyabroad #rejections


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRkOqq8sB2s

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by Guest14(m): 10:21am On Aug 05
Vicrown:
In this video I discuss not only 5 possible reasons why your scholarship application was rejected, but also proffer tips on how to overcome them for the coming application cycle.

#scholarships #studyabroad #rejections


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRkOqq8sB2s
Great work. Pls remove the 'uhm'

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by mayemaye(m): 10:37am On Aug 05
wip7:


Hello good day,

I have mentioned like 10 times on this particulr thread on how to personally search for any FREE Journals. Particularly, I have stated that nearly 98% of Elservier Journals are free to publish; they have reputable journals indexed in WOS, Scopus and Clarivate with internationally recognized metrics.

You can follow this discussion I wrote on May 29 which is the very recent on searching for Journals:

https://www.nairaland.com/2044554/thread-phd-students/69

The same way you search Journals in Elservier, the same way you will find FREE and reputable journals from Taylor and Francis, Springer, Willey. Royal society and ACS journals.

Just look for SUBSCRIPTION-based journals and avoid OPEN ACCESS.....follow the link up there.


In the attached image; you can also follow the website, you see Elservier has nearly 2400 Journals you can publish and large number is free (98%)..each journal has free version and contains open access also.

Best wishes
smiley

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by Ayopercent(m): 2:56pm On Aug 06
Good afternoon house, please can someone recommend a good and free plagiarism checker that I can subscribe to online...

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by subcbouy: 3:07pm On Aug 06
xcolanto:
Good day all, it's really nice to locate a thread like this for the potential and ongoing Ph.D. research program. I currently want to enroll for a PhD and I was told I need a 3.50 GPA. I graduated with a master's in the UK with merit, my transcript says I got 180 points. How can I convert my merit to GPA to know if I qualify for the Ph.D. program? Thanks.
Since your average falls within the merit % you should qualify above 3.5 GPA. Merit is between 60%- 69%

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by subcbouy: 3:22pm On Aug 06
Ayopercent:
Good afternoon house, please can someone recommend a good and free plagiarism checker that I can subscribe to online...
check www.turnitin.com and www.scribbr.com

Turnitin is the best pool of plagiarism checker but I don't know if you can subscribe individually.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 7:53pm On Aug 06
Co-Funded Brain Circulation: Funding to carry out Research in Turkey

Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) introduces a new European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Cofund program “Co-Funded Brain Circulation2 Scheme (CoCirculation2)”.

CoCirculation2 is a 5-year project aiming to invite researchers to both academic and non-academic research performing organizations located in Turkey. Within this context, 100 experienced researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in incoming mobility and to implement a research project in Turkey will be able to apply for a fellowship that will last 24 months.

Living allowance: An amount of €4.500 per month will be paid to recruited researchers. The living allowance is a gross contribution to the salary costs of the researcher.

Mobility allowance: An amount of €550 per month will be paid to recruited researchers.

Research, Training and Networking costs: An amount of €800 per month will be provided for research activities involved in the researcher’s project such as participation in training activities, conference visit.


You can apply today!

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