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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Reference private resources in paper

Some of the deliverables of a project I'm working on are of a private nature (due to commercial reasons) and will not be released to the public. Would it be acceptable for a (conference or) workshop ...
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software fault injection [on hold]

I'm a Msc student at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran and now I'm working in the field of software dependability. Strictly speaking in Control Flow Checking CFC and for evaluation issue I need a ...
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How to test students in computer science lecture?

Preliminaries I am giving my first lecture at university. The topic is about Big Data and takes 40 hours (1 hour = 60 minutes). I am wondering how to test the students. I am at this university for ...
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How to name and cite different versions of Microsoft Kinect?

There are at least two types of Kinect cameras, one is called Kinect for Xbox 360 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect#/media/File:Xbox-360-Kinect-Standalone.png) and another one is called Kinect for ...
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Can I do a Masters in Business Intelligence with Low undergrade GPA In a relatively low cost School ? [closed]

My undergrad is in Computer Science and Engineering with CGPA 2.77. Worked 5 years in Business Intelligence Solutions development and I have IELTS 7.00 Band Score. I am looking for a masters program ...
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Writing a paper about the algorithm of a patented feature

We've seen lots of questions like "how to patent an idea from a paper", but let's do this the other way 'round. Let's say there is a commercial software product that has a nice feature: a user can ...
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Modern programming test taking in academia

'd like to know if there's a solid solution for replacing the pen and paper exams in academia. It can be as an additional option, not necessarily a replacement. What do you think is the best way to ...
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Textbook has two different versions, which to use? [duplicate]

I've recently enrolled in an Introduction to Computer Science II course in which the professor allowed me to skip the prerequisites.The problem is, I don't have the textbook from the previous course, ...
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Making a change from Chemistry to Computer Science [closed]

I am set to graduate with a bachelors degree in Chemistry in the fall, however, I feel as if I am making a mistake. I feel that my true passion lies in computer science. I love research, everything ...
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Is my work a good research work?

I am a master student in computer science and am working on a static program analysis project as my thesis. I used existing platforms and frameworks along with existing approaches for static analysis ...
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What are your policies regarding ownership of computer code in your lab? [closed]

I work in a large US-based university, in biomedical sciences and am PI of my own research lab. One of my current interests is to develop a research line that uses machine/deep learning (ML) to solve ...
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Why are papers accepted even if they don't release code or data to allow reproducibility?

Recently, we had a lecture about Reproducible research on of the slides was: Reproducibility: start from the same samples/data, use the same methods, get the same results. Replicability: ...
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How can I get the most out of my REU program this summer? (Computer science) [duplicate]

I've never done any sort of CS research and was wondering if you guys had any tips as to get the most out of it and succeed. Also, any advice for how to prepare for adviser meetings?
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How should a thesis be structured in this situation?

My project is generally combining many of the existing techniques into a pipeline with minor modifications in computer science. And this thesis is expected to be my degree thesis, not a journal/...
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Can computer science student do PhD under supervisor in mathematics?

I am masters in information security. I want to do PhD in cloud security. I am currently studying homomorphic encryption. My supervisor knows abstract algebra and has PhD in mathematics(abstract ...
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Can I use a publication's accompanying source code in a commercial software?

Said source code has no explicit license. I know I could reimplement the method described in the paper, but it would be more convenient to just use the code directly. What is the convention in these ...
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Differences between research in private labs and university (computer science)

I will talk about computer science. Which is the difference between doing a research job in an industrial research lab (as Google, Facebook or microsoft Research) and in a university? Looking at my ...
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Presenting Thesis for inter disciplinary courses [closed]

I just presented my thesis proposal today(It didn't go very well). I was a computer science major during my bachelors, currently I am studying Masters in Science Technology and Innovation Management, ...
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What is the best way for an amateur researcher to communicate with an academic? [closed]

If a amateur researcher believes that he has a result (average result,not ground breaking result), what should he do to communicate an academic (who is a stranger)? How should one approach?
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How can I get access to the computer science journals from top publishers through a single subscription in Europe?

Is there any possibility to get access to journals from all the top publishers from a domain through a single subscription in Europe? For example, let's say I'm interested in Computer Science and I ...
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Letter of recommendation from REU professor

When applying to graduate programs in computer science, what are the pros/cons of having the professor who advised your project in an NSF REU in computer science write one of the required letters of ...
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Choosing between a one page abstract in conference proceedings and full version on arXiv, or publishing full paper in conference proceedings

In some conferences in computer science, the authors of accepted papers have a choice between publishing the full paper in the proceedings, and publishing a one-page abstract with a link to the full ...
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How do I decide whether I should do a Master Degree or not? [closed]

I am a computer science undergrad, graduating in a month's time, with a high-paying job in hand. However, I know that I want to learn and implement new things, explore more domains. I have done ...
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Publishing a framework review

I have been examining a novel machine-learning framework for a seminar at uni. After some people asked me whether I would publish the results in a paper so they could see them as well, I thought I ...
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Citation for a processor instruction set?

I am writing a paper where I am talking about the SSE and AVX instruction sets. For a hardware feature like an instruction set, I am wondering how to figure out what is an appropriate citation to use,...
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As an undergraduate, how risky is it to aim for academia? [closed]

I have just finished my first year at University, and after a slight tweak to my major (two very similar degrees) I'm ready to start my second year of computer science in September. At this point, is ...
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In a formal paper, should I censor “brainf**k”, the name of a programming language?

I'm working on a formal paper about programming languages. I am going to talk about two intentionally difficult languages, brainfuck and JSFuck. Should I leave the names as they are, or censor the ...
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What is the difference between the Method and Experimental Setup section

I am writing a Computer Science paper, however my supervisor wants me to describe the methodology in a more general form in the Method section. In the Experimental Setup section I dive into the ...
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My colleague is monetizing our contributions and not compensating us [closed]

A few years back, my advisor began a project (received funding for, etc.). My advisor funded a student (we'll call them "CEO") on this project, who's now working on a startup in this area and is ...
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How common is it for a professor to require students to work for him?

I'm in a computer science master's program in a university in asia. It's a three-year program, and halfway through our first year, our professor told us to come work for him at his company during our ...
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Recommendations for working with other people on group projects [duplicate]

I'm looking for some recommendations when working with other people at college. I'm majoring in Computer Science and I hate every time I have to work with other people because I work better on my own....
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How to ask for code from authors who have proposed algorithms in computer science?

I am developing an algorithm, and I want to compare its performance with various existing state-of-the art methods. I would like to contact the authors of these methods and ask if they can send me the ...
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Can master's thesis be simply a description of an original algorithm? [closed]

I'm in a situation where I've probably bitten off more than I can chew. I decided to do my master's thesis on an original (as in, invented by me) machine learning algorithm, which I believe (and my ...
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Do computer science lab sections still have value for flipped courses?

Many computer science courses consist of conventional lecture sections and lab sections. Typically, the lectures are "passive learning" experiences, and lab sections are where students actively solve ...
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Asking for funds to attend a conference from a current advisor for previous work

I have an accepted publication in a conference from work I have done in a previous research group, my adviser from the previous research group wants me to present the work in the conference, but he ...
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Can one get a Masters in Aerospace Engineering or Astrophysics with a BS in Computer Science? [duplicate]

I've always loved space and I've always loved computers. I know computers and space go together well, but I'm curious as to what options are available in the field of astrophysics/aerospace ...
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How to tune algorithm performances in computer science papers

In computer science field is common to produce papers that present algorithms that estimate something with a certain accuracy and a certain speed. Many algorithms can clearly be tuned to have high ...
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Can a graduate student friend of mine help me get into a different grad program at the same school?

I have a friend who'll be attending a graduate program in Physics, at a school I would be interested in for when I am applying to grad schools. However, I'm a CS major, so I'd be applying for that. ...
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Phd in Machine Learning from CS Dept. or from EE Dept

I am from electrical engineering background and I want to do PhD in machine learning. But machine learning is a multi-disciplinary field and available in many departments. So I am bit confused that ...
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How to prepare lessons as a visiting professor?

Preliminaries I got an invitation by a university to be a visiting professor in the summer term this year. I will do this non-profit, since it will be overseas, not in a western country, and the ...
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PI wants to add a new author who I think doesn't deserve to be added

I have worked with a professor on a project where I produced some results from running experiments and analysing the data, now the professor is asking a new student to redo my experiments with the ...
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How to satisfy the publisher when making an article available on a personal web page?

At least in computer science, many publishers allow authors to make their published articles (or final manuscripts of them) freely available on their personal web site. A usual condition is to provide ...
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is it ok to write about your poor economic condition in SOP

I want to pursue my masters in USA. I have completed my bachelors in Electrical Engineering from one of the top colleges in India and have about 4 years of experience in software development. I will ...
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What is the point of a PhD thesis whose content already exists in published papers?

In my area (computer science) it is standard to publish several papers during the course of your PhD and then only "write" your thesis in the last few months of graduate school --- often you only ...
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Deadline For PhD offer while waiting for other results

I have been offered a PhD position with full funding from my backup university, however they gave me a deadline of April 5th to either accept or decline their offer. I am still waiting for replies ...
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Can I ask the author of the research paper to use his program in my research?

I am doing a research in a field of psychology and I would like to do almost the same research (just with different groups) as one other published research. I can make similar research but actually I ...
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Would this work be considered a publishable cs research? [closed]

I was able to create a new version of a known algorithm with a reduced space complexity than the original by using a different data structure from the one used in the original. It's something like ...
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Expecting students to use a code base that is known to be buggy? [closed]

Suppose an instructor is teaching a course on a particular field in computer science. He uses a language that is popular for said field, but itself is not the topic of the course (though its use is ...