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Welcome to Rambling Academic. As a warning, this blog isn’t very academic (but it is about academic things!).  I also try not to ramble very much. So, what’s in it for you, dear reader? If you engage in research in any way, then you should find something useful here. If you’re interested in reading about the nuts and bolts of research, then I’m talking (and listening) to you.

What’s in it for You

What do I mean by the nuts and bolts? These are the little things that are part of daily academic life, and shared across different fields. Generally, you might read about:

  • Paper writing and publishing
  • Software tricks (e.g., MATLAB, LaTeX)
  • Reviewing
  • Research process

A Bit About Me

My name is Adam Noel and I am a postdoc at the University of Ottawa. I have an MASc and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. I also have a BEng in Electrical Engineering from Memorial University in St. John’s.

Why do I write this blog? This blog is a natural extension of the conversations I’ve had with friends and fellow researchers. Many conversations have been about these “little things”, and I believe that some of these are worth sharing.

What Rambling Academic isn’t: You won’t find many details about my research (you can read about that at my personal site), but of course this blog is influenced by my work. So, “technical” topics here will generally come from an engineering perspective.

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