Monthly Archives: October 2011

google 2-step authentication and android

Google accounts of two of my friends got hacked within a week; so I decided it is finally time to add 2-step authentication to my google account (Google Authenticator is a really nice product).  Banks in Europe had nice 2-step … Continue reading

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gephi convert directed undirected graph

Problem: Importing a csv file into Gephi  does not allow to specify whether edges are directed or undirected (by default edges are directed unless a “type” column is specified).  This post provides a workaround for the problem: “You can simply export->graph file … Continue reading

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Technical Writing Advice Collection

Succeeding at Grant Writing by Doing Thorough Background Research : : UMass Lowell http://www.uml.edu/centers/cfwc/Community_Tips/Grant_Writing/Background_Research.html Background research of your topic area is a very important part of the grant writing process. By gathering data and information you will be able to … Continue reading

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SINDI: social media supported indicators for monitoring, evaluating and visualizing user-driven innovation

Joined SINDI project as an Investigator. Continue reading

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hadoop uncompress / process gzip

stackoverflow’s post kindly provides the answer (I used different keywords initially; so it took several hops until I found it): TextInputFormat and descendants should automatically handle .gz compressed files. you can also implement your own InputFormat (which will split the input file … Continue reading

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Research Grants/Funding in Japan (JSPS / MEXT / JST)

Here are some of my notes on applying for grants (kakenhi / 科研費) in Japan (a brief description of the grants, amounts, etc). Deadlines University and JSPS have strict deadlines (and by strict I mean non-negotiable) so make sure you do … Continue reading

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research: exploratory descriptive predictive

Typically in (data-driven) research there are three stages: exploratory, descriptive, predictive exploratory: becoming familiar with the data descriptive: summarize some of the finding of exploratory stage predictive (casual): construct a model of phenomena Usually there are multiple iterations through these stages; in varios order: … Continue reading

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