Blog & Advice
- Operations job market advice: a step-by-step guide I wrote while on the academic job market.
The following is a very partial list of things written others that I've found useful -- thank you to the authors!
- Guidelines for Academic Requesters on Mechanical Turk, WeAreDynamo
- A Guide To Using Corporate Data for Academic Research, Andrey Fradkin
- The Unwritten Rules Of PhD Research, Marian Petre and Gordon Rugg
- You and Your Research, Richard Hamming
- A Few Tips On Writing Papers With Mathematical Content, John Tsitsiklis
- How NOT to review a paper: the tools and techniques of the adversarial reviewer, Graham Cormode
- Many good links at the bottom of the page here, on how to do and present research. (Somewhat focused on CS theory)
- Michael Bernstein on Velocity and Vectoring in research: useful tips on how (and why) to prototype on the biggest risks to your research.
Software I use
- How I create plots in Python, including LaTeX support for text
- arXiv LaTeX cleaner. Removes comments and readies tex folder for arXiv.
- Tool to find grammar, spelling, and style mistakes in LaTeX. Gracefully handles tex files that input other tex files.
- Usage: textidote --output html main.tex > report.html