How to use the literature review for your research

Let’s talk about how to use a literature review for your research. I know that sometimes the amount of information available regarding a particular topic is overwhelming. Consequently if you are approaching research for the first time you may be disoriented and experience information overload. This is mainly due to these factors that are in…

Warming up the Research Engine

This post is everything that you need to know for warming up your research engine and do your “first step”. If is time to warm up the research engine: You have a supervisor and you discussed with him/her a possible topic for your thesis. You already browsed a few scientific articles related to the topic…

How to read scientific paper quickly and effectively

How to Read Scientific Papers Quickly and Effectively

In this article I will share with you a few techniques for understanding how to read scientific papers quickly and effectively. The vast majority of the scientific articles follow a structure that is known as IMRaD. That stand for Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion.  In addition a scientific article is “wrapped” by an abstract and…

Thesis Support Group

Thesis Support Group

This post is just for introducing a Facebook group community for giving and receiving support about your thesis: URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231572807787807/ Alternatively just click on the join group button   Thesis Support Group Closed group · 2 members Join Group   This thesis support group intend to be a group of people with common experiences or…

Natural Language Processing for Unstructured Text in Colloquial Conversations

Human enhanced machine driven categorization: Thesis Proposal

Title: Human enhanced machine driven categorization (tentative) Mentor: Francesco Lelli Co-Supervisor Emiel Caron   Machines are better than human in executing repetitive and computational oriented tasks. However, humans are more flexible and can conceptualize and categorize information in a superior way. The candidate will investigate the proper way to combine both the world in the…

Natural Language Processing for Unstructured Text in Colloquial Conversations

Workflow Support for Volunteer Computing

Title: Workflow Support for Volunteer Computing (tentative)M Mentor: Francesco Lelli  Volunteer computing is a type of distributed computing in which computer owners donate their computing resources (such as processing power and storage) to one or more “projects”. Successful applications that adopted this technique include SETI@Home [1] and Folding@home [2]  Toward this idea in this project the…

Natural Language Processing for Unstructured Text in Colloquial Conversations

Web APIs for Instruments and Devices

Title: Web APIs for Instruments and Devices (tentative) Mentor: Francesco Lelli  In the coming 10 years not only computers will be connected to the Internet but also small and heterogeneous devices will be part of the web too. These devices will support people in carrying their everyday life activities. This trends is known as Internet of…

Natural Language Processing for Unstructured Text in Colloquial Conversations

Web 2.0 APIs for Grid Computing: Thesis Proposal

Title: Web 2.0 APIs for Grid Computing (tentative) Mentor: Francesco Lelli  Grid/ Cloud computing offers to their users a virtually unlimited computational infrastructure. Users usually interact with this system using a command line interface thus limiting its use to people that are familiar with computers. The goal of the thesis is to expose similar functionality…

Natural Language Processing for Unstructured Text in Colloquial Conversations

Heuristics for pre-selecting scientific works

Title: Heuristics for pre-selecting scientific works  (tentative) Mentor: Francesco Lelli This thesis is about trying to answering the following questions: “what is a good research paper?” or “is this publication worth reading?” before reading the paper. Nowadays the amount of scientific journals is overwhelming and constantly increasing. Students, as well as senior scientists, are facing…

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