On standards or conventions specific to computer science as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field.

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which is the better degree to work towards for cybersecurity/ethical hacking? [on hold]

I'm wondering which degree would be the most useful in today's world? An BSCS (Bachelor's degree in Computer Science), or a Bachelor of applied Science? More Computer Information technology driven. I ...
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How to switch from a physics PhD. to complexity theory?

Somewhere around the 3rd year of my physics PhD. program I came into this amazing subject of complexity theory. May be a motivating factor was that I was digging in my spare-time into this ...
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English Bachelor of Computer Science - Germany

I've googled so much for English Bachelor of Computer Science in Germany and I just found Jacobs University which teaches Computer Science in English. Though Germany is a place I would like to study, ...
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Release application of research before publish its paper

I'm doing independent research in computer sciences and i develop some program that i think i might be could write a couple paper for this. My question is what should i do between Publish a paper ...
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Submitting undergraduate paper to a journal [closed]

I'm new to the world of journals. I'm looking to submit my paper to some math or computer science journals (and some undergraduate ones) and I wouldnt mind some advice about which journals in ...
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Is it good to only read the high-rated journals as a starting PhD student?

I just started my PhD in computer science (first year) and I enjoy reading the high-rated journals related to my field. It is true that I find them, sometimes, complicated (in some sense) and I cannot ...
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Master's program advice

A little background on my question. I recently gradated with my BS in Computer Information Systems and am looking to pursue a Master's program. I am also married with 3 children. I am looking for ...
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Research fellowship after undergrad helps with PhD admissions?

Does taking a year off, to work as a junior research fellow or as a research intern, immediately after one's undergrad help with admission to a better MS (research track, not professional) /PhD ...
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Is it possible for a high school student to conduct research into computer science? [duplicate]

I am currently half way through year 10 and I am interested in conducting research into computer science. I am from a public high school in a small town in Australia. I want to go to Massachusetts ...
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How can I emphasize my interest towards PhD with no real research experience?

I am 23, I have a Russian diploma in Computer Science and I am interested in getting into PhD in Computer Science in the US. But after reading this post and some google search I realized that I have ...
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Approaching research adviser with worries about project feasibility

I'm a brand-new (read: started 3 weeks ago) Ph.D. student in Computer Engineering at an R1 institution in the U.S. I was offered a position in a particular lab due to some prior experience I had on a ...
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Computer Science MS from Mathematics Bachelors [duplicate]

I'm about to graduate with a BS in Mathematics (minor in Computer Science) from a not-very-recognized school (University of Houston)(~60s in Math, ~90s in CS according to US News). My overall gpa is ...
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When can I withdraw a paper accepted by a conference?

I recently got my paper accepted by a "look-descent" conference (indexed by ACM, a leading association in CS). Now, I am considering to withdraw the paper for some considerations, yet, need to know ...
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Number of publications needed to get into a computer science PhD program?

I've looked at the resumes of the type of candidates that get into computer science PhD programs at the top few universities (e.g. Stanford, MIT etc.) and a lot of them seem to have multiple ...
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Why would a grad school not want me to defer admission?

I have been accepted to a fairly competitive online computer science-related graduate program (in the US). It is a part-time program geared toward working professionals. During the application ...
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Open Source Software and Reproducibility in Computer Science

As a PhD researcher in computer science, my scientific results often take the form of algorithms, which in turn come with implementations. I am convinced that releasing these implementations under an ...
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How relevant is the GRE essay score for masters applications in science and engineering? [duplicate]

I wish to apply for masters in Mathematics or Computer science after my undergraduate. I have a good GRE score of 332/340, but my essay score is just 3.5/6. I wanted to know how relevant is the essay ...
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What should I do to make it to a top-ranked graduate program given my current situation? [duplicate]

I am from an elite non-IIT school in India (one of BITS Pilani/IIIT Hyderabad/NSIT/DTU). I've just finished my third year, and after taking courses from AI and ML related fields, I realized I am ...
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Where can I get a cheap, virtual, high-performance server suitable for academic use? [closed]

I am working on a machine learning project for which I need proper computational power. Assuming that my local university can't provide a server to run the code, I am looking for an online website ...
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CS Master's admission after academic dishonesty [closed]

I got a B.S. in Math several years ago. I'm applying for CS MS this fall, but I still need some coursework before admission. I spent the past year at College X as a non-degree student. I did well last ...
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How to indicate a 'summary' of some sort in a presentation

Soon I will give a presentation in college for a few professors. In this presentation I research a somewhat complex concept, though the focus is how said concept can be used in company X. So I'd ...
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What is the meaning of “formalism” in a scientific paper? What is the structure of such paper?

I see some papers that aim to present a formalism for something. First, what probably they are going to do? (for example in the field of computer science) Second, what is the methodology and main ...
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MS in Computer Science? [closed]

I'm a 3rd year undergrad currently studying Computer Science in India. I will be giving my GRE this August with hopes of going to US to further study Computer Science. I am confused as to which ...
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Do I have to implement published algorithms in the same manner as the original source?

If you want to optimize a technique used in a given publication, is it considered necessary to use the same programming language and data sets?
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What is the standard notation for introducing syntactical formalism in a paper [migrated]

Suppose you want to introduce a format for a language, commands, ... etc. (Specially in the filed of computer science) in a paper for example something like below: X | Y = [ Z ] [ / ] $P By this, ...
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Are My Interests More Suited for PhD in CS or Mathematics? [closed]

So let me give a little info of who I am and what my interests are. I just graduated with a BA in Mathematics, concentrating almost exclusively in pure math courses (favoring analysis, algebra, ...
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What are the industry career prospects for a CS Ph.D. student who doesn't publish in CS?

I am a computer science Ph.D. student, and my advisor is in a different department. My work is very computational, and kind of CS related, but my advisor mostly wants to publish in journals outside ...
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Applying for MS in USA after completing 3 years degree in India [duplicate]

I have completed my Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) from India. The minimum requirement for admission into the MS in Computer Science program requires a 4 year college degree. My BCA degree ...
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What to do on finding a major flaw in a conference paper?

Most new findings in Computer Science are now published in conferences. While journals have some policy on reporting of errors in the papers that they have published, I have not seen any conferences ...
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Is it possible to send an extended version of a low-tier conference paper to a high quality journal?

In Computer Science, it is common for extended version of conference papers to be submitted to journals. In this case, is it relevant which conference the paper was published in, for acceptance to a ...
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What specialization in Computer Science is closely related to front end development? [closed]

I'm a front end developer with 3 years of experience. I'm working with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks. My under graduate in not Computer Science. Now, I want to pursue my Master's ...
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Is a partial PhD a liability in a job search?

I am considering dropping out of my mechanical engineering PhD program (only a year in) to return to a career in software engineering. During my job search I feel I have had a mediocre response from ...
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Can I reach to compiler engineer/designer position without a degree from a compiler developer position? [closed]

Since I was 14 years old, I was interested in programming/designing compilers. At the age of 17 I tried to apply to a few compiler jobs, and all of the Compiler Engineering/Designing rejected (right ...
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How to correctly cite ASCII (Public table)? Do I need to cite it?

I have included ASCII table in my paper research, but I'm not sure how can I correctly cite it. I have seen many papers not including any citation while others mention any random website that has the ...
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How to teach from a tutorial-style book?

I will be teaching introductory computer science and am considering using a book [sample chapter] that is so well-written and self-contained that, at least for the first few chapters, it's not clear ...
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How to become a visiting student in a UK University

I'm about to finish my BSc in Computer Science, and in September I'll start an MSc in UK. What if I don't want to waste my time during the August and September months? Would it be feasible to ask a ...
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How can an IT undergrad become a Data Scientist.?

I know asking undergrad questions are not well received here. But I don't know any other place have the standard of this place. I am a Bachelor of Information technology student. I am maintaining a ...
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Difference between UK honors and pass degree from Indian degrees

I am from India and we have two different degrees. One would be honors and other would be pass. I graduated with a Bsc(pass) degree. Now this degree included studying Physics, Mathematics and Computer ...
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How can someone achieve GRE waiver?

How can somebody get an admission in a graduate science/technology/engineering program US university without GRE?
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Using papers published before admission to partially fulfill PhD requirements

Some papers I wrote recently as an independent researcher, several years after receiving my Bachelor's degree have been accepted at good CS conferences (rank B in the CORE conference ranking). I'm ...
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Any advice about being withdrawn from a CS class although it doesn't affect graduation? [closed]

I'm graduating. Soon. However, I was pursuing a certificate for computer security offered by my school to complement my diploma in computer science. The last class necessary to complete this ...
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PhD in Theoretical Computer Science after MSc in Engineering [duplicate]

I'm an European M.Sc. Computer Engineering student, and I'd be interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Theoretical Computer Science. My mathematics background covers the core engineering courses (calculus, ...
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Could getting an MS in CS be bad for my career?

I'm in the following situation. My first 7 months out of college, I worked software job I really didn't like, and then I hopped on to another job I like. I've been in that second job for about a year ...
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How much effort do researchers take to publish their source code?

When publishing a paper, some researchers publish the source code used for the paper. Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much effort do researchers take to publish their source ...
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Which type of paper is best for computer science, journal or conference?

Paper submissions always put weight on our resume, specifically for students who are applying for a Ph.D. Conference papers are different from journal papers, at least in few cases. Which one puts ...
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In computer science, what does winning a Sloan research fellowship say about an advisor?

Some background: I'll be starting my PhD in computer science this fall and just noticed that my prospective advisor won one of the 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships. Obviously the standard ...
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How often are results faked in computer science papers?

Especially in the the more experimental subfields of computer science like systems, how often are results faked? If there is no verification process for any code used, do researchers sometimes fake ...
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Getting to assist in the course of your choice during TAship

I am an incoming Graduate Student on a TAship. I have completed the course in my undergraduation and am currently working on a project in the same area. I wish to know what else can be done to ...
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How can I switch from an MBA to a Masters program in a different subject?

I am an international student currently enrolled in a MBA program. This is my first semester here and I want to transfer to a different program in a different college. I have a 3-year BSC (Honors) in ...
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How do I judge the novelty of my paper in the area of algorithms and system design?

I have been working on a research project and have submitted the paper to two different venues(not simultaneously), and both times I have gotten reviews which criticize the paper for a lack of ...