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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Grade 1 Students on Password [on hold]

i don't know where to ask this question so here it is. What should be the criteria for passwords to Elementary, specifically Grade 1 students? I read some articles like Handle Passowrd for ...
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How do I calculate the response time of a multiple core processor given certain information? [on hold]

On my homework the question asks: A program executes serially in 200 seconds. If it is parallelized, 7 seconds of overhead are required for synchronization, locking, and communication. ...
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Resource for learning about research funding system in the UK/Europe

I am currently considering to take up a tenure-track job in computer science at a UK university. I have little (i.e. no) experience with the research funding situation in Europe. Is there any ...
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Are the Master Program & Certificates I am about to embark on relevant to my career & academic plan?

I have a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, I'm 27 and I currently work for a leading world organization. However my heart is somewhere else. I aspire to be a scientist, so a masters and a PhD are ...
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When applying to PhD programs in Computer Science, how much does subfield/specialty selection matter?

I recently finished applying to several Ph.D. programs in Computer Science, and as part of the application process I had to select one or two subfields of CS that I was interested in. For many of them ...
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Can I Study Math at University if I Did Math SL at School? [on hold]

The time to choose what to major in has come for me. I have merely any time left and I was thinking of studying mathematics or computer science. But the thing is, I took Math SL in the IB DP ...
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MSc Programme without a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

I'm currently applying to an MSc programme at Imperial College London but at the bottom of the page for each of the programmes I am considering, it states the following: "A Postgraduate Certificate ...
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How important is a rebuttal for a top conference (CS)?

After the first review process, could the rebuttal totally change the reviewers' minds, i.e. from accept to reject or the other way around?
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What are possible avenues for financial support for masters in CS? [closed]

i am working in software development in dot net shops from last five or six years approximately, now i decided to do ms , phd and the get turing award, how i can remove these problems in my way, 1) ...
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Trend of postdoc in theoretical computer science

When looking at profiles of professors in theoretical computer science, I've noticed a trend that older professors usually go straight from PhD to assistant professor, while younger ones tend to go ...
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Masters in webscience or Masters in IT : which is better option for future perspective i.e for job? [closed]

I am planning to go for masters in germany and have received admit for two courses, 1. Masters in webscience and 2. Masters in IT. Please provide some insight on the scope of both the courses.
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Master's in Comp Sci without Comp Sci undergrad? [closed]

I recently was accepted into a Comp Sci Master's Degree program at a top 10 school, which is great, because it is a very sought after program right now. However, my undergrad was MIS and I've spent ...
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Choosing a specialization for MS in computer science [closed]

I have been planning to pursue my MS in USA and I've been lost in choosing my specialisation. So far I have two Years of work experience in java programming. I know that I enjoy creating applications ...
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How much contribution justifies being a co-author of paper [duplicate]

I am part of a Computer Graphics lab where I got to help a small team already working on a paper, by assimilating/cleaning up some data sets which they required. I was also part of some discussions ...
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Do I have a chance? [closed]

I am going to be applying for graduate school (M.S.) for Fall 2016 in Computer Science this year. So I want to see if anyone has any insights or comments or advise for my profile since it's not the ...
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Is mathematical aptitude the limit of how well I can do in an interdisciplinary life science field as a computer scientist?

I apologize in advance if this question is too broad, or too subjective - I couldn't think of a better place to ask it. Summary: does mathematical aptitude impose an upper boundary on how well one ...
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Is it possible to switch to a better university for PhD after completing a Masters in computer science?

Is possible to get into a "better" university for PhD after doing an MS in a relatively low grade school in the United States? If so, what kind of profile is expected during admission?
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How thoroughly do referees review papers submitted to theoretical computer science conferences?

Theoretical computer science conferences usually have a review period of about two months. Programming committee members have potentially dozens of papers to review, alongside their regular day jobs. ...
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Opportunities in Academia with a CS degree, mainly related with Machine Learning? [closed]

Short version: Finishing my bachelor's degree in CS, unsatisfactory experience in private consulting, trying to find out possibilities in academia. Long version: I am finishing my bachelor's degree ...
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Is it necessary to understand every detail of a research paper?

I am currently an undergraduate thinking about doing a Bachelor's thesis (and publish one or two papers if at all possible). I have found an advisor in computer science (artificial intelligence). I ...
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With some programming but no formal CS background, to develop fundamental CS knowledge should I get an MS or BS?

I have 3 years of experience as a programmer now. I have worked on some drivers in the automotive domain and some medical applications. Since I do not have a computer science background, I was ...
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Is an MS in computer science helpful in improving programming skills?

I attained my bachelors degree in computer engineering in January 2014. I was not a prolific programmer as an undergrad, instead focusing on my other coursework and in general completing my degree. ...
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Submitting to conference without intention to present

I did a master's degree in computer science and wrote a thesis. I'm interested in submitting the work in my thesis to a second-tier conference in my research area -- if it is accepted, it will be a ...
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Research reference or source for study before selecting thesis topic [duplicate]

I would like to do my master thesis on image processing. What will be best approach for study and selecting topic on this field?
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How to phrase potential contributions in thesis proposal?

I am pursuing PhD in Computer Science. I am working on writing my PhD dissertation proposal. My main contribution in my work is going to be about data classification and prediction model. How should ...
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Faculty hiring differences in Theoretical Computer Science between US and UK/Germany

I'm a PhD student in theoretical computer science in the US. This question contains some great answers on how to get a faculty job in Theoretical CS. I wonder whether there are some significant ...
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Which degree to complement a web developer? [closed]

What would be the best degree to complement a web developer? My local uni and cc offers both Computer Science and Management Information Systems; I can't find anything else that would be adequate. I ...
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What's the benefit of delaying a tenure-track position for doing a postdoc (when you already have a tenure-track offer)?

I've seen candidates for tenure-track positions in computer science that managed to negotiate a starting date that is a year later than originally planned. During that additional year, they all seem ...
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Can a Software Engineer Take Master in Electrical Engineering After Taken SE Bachelor?

I'm currently in the process of applying to college for undergraduate degree in software engineering. I really love everything about electronics from hardware to software. I find it difficult to ...
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Doing PhD in computer vision but not good at programming? [closed]

...and never intend to be a programmer or developer or enjoy programming. Sometimes I even loathe digging in the heap of C++ code of previous people in the project. I'm in the second year of my PhD. ...
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Supercomputers and undergraduates?

Is it common for an undergraduate to run its thesis (evolutionary genomics) in a supercomputer? In my country, few supercomputers exist, but I'm not sure how it is for bachelors in the US or Europe. I ...
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How to describe computer skills in an application form? (Master's degree)

In a part of the application form I was asked to describe my computer skills. How should I do this? Is mentioning them as a list (bullet points) enough, or should I be more detailed? I'm talking ...
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How beneficial is speaking at non-academic conferences to future computer science career?

How beneficial is speaking (or holding a workshop) at non-academic software development conferences (like PyCon, Strange Loop or LambdaConf) to future computer science career (applying to PhD and ...
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Large distributed research network

I remember having heard of a large distributed computer network being operated by several universities. As far as I remember, it would be possible to get several (hundreds) of virtual machines to ...
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Write a computer science thesis in native language or English?

I'm a computer science student, currently at the Bachelor level. I'm also not a native English speaker. My native language is Dutch. This year, I have to write a thesis. I've always been told at my ...
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List of reputable conferences for Computer Science [closed]

I want to find a tool/website that lists all the reputable conferences in CS, such as IEEE and ACM conferences. It could send me a note if a new CFP is posted and alert me when deadlines are coming ...
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Is it possible to get into a good masters program in computer science with a 3-3.5 GPA?

I'm currently a third-year student at UC Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. I'm still on the fence regarding whether or not I want to pursue a ...
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Is arXiv a good path for very young researchers?

I am 15 years of age and I have studied Computer Science and developed strong programming skills (specializing in security and simulations). I have also done a few programming projects and made money ...
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Decision and PhD. Take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or pursue a life dream [closed]

Young male student soon to receive an Engineering Degree unsure about the next steps to follow. Undecided whether to go for a PhD directly or do a Master studies first (if he goes for the Master, he ...
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Is there any research direction which is closely related with map reading? [closed]

I like maps very much, any common maps, geographic, historic, statistic, etc., or I would say reading maps is my favorite hobby. I can sit at table and read maps for several hours without any stop. ...
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Medicine background with interest in Computer Science and Maths

Background: Medicine: For 4 years, I studied medicine in Mexico, in a program that resembles very much to the US programs; I completed all the 'school phase' and 'just' had to spend 2 years more in ...
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Failing postdoc?

After a successful PhD in computer science (including some awards from top conferences, internship at top industry research labs, and a good number of citations to my ~15 papers) in a top-10 US ...
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How much decision time is given for tenure-track offers

I've been applying for tenure track positions in computer science. Recently I visited university X for an interview and they have hinted that they are likely to offer me a position after my second ...
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Should I submit my revised workshop paper to a journal if I don't think it will meet the “30% new material” requirement?

Let me explain my case first. I submitted an article to a Computer Science Conferece, and it got one rejection, and two qualifications as a borderline paper. The reviewer that rejected the paper only ...
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How can you best answer when a Scholarship proposal asks for your objectives?

I come from a developing country and I got admitted to a UK university in MSC, Computer Science. As I am not financially strong, I am also applying for a fully funded scholarship. There is an online ...
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Combinatorics or Linear Algebra for Computer Science/Applied Mathematics Degree?

I'm looking to graduate in the upcoming Spring with a BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, and was curious on which of the two courses would be most applicable moving forward. I'm only able ...
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How free are graduate students to choose research topics given their department?

I'm sort of foggy in general about how this works. If you are, say a a computer science graduate student, what kind of freedom do you have to pick a research topic that focuses more on something like ...
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How free are you to take mathematics courses as a computer science graduate student?

Does anyone know the restrictions one might face if they are a graduate student in a computer science program (let's say doing theory) and they become interested in taking a course from the ...
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Online Computer Science Degree

I read that Georgia Tech recently created a MOOC for CSCI, and I am interested in this program. Has anyone done this program? there is not much information regarding the online degrees. 0bviously ...
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Data scientist considering going back for masters in CS

I've been working as a data scientist for the past two years and have realized what I enjoy most is the CS aspect of the job. My day to day work is mostly in Python and Java, where I do the bulk of ...