This is the tag for discussions about Computer Science and programs that lead to a degree in this field.

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How to handle disagreement between collaborators on licensing academic code?

A group of students including myself have developed a certain program/algorithm. I as the main coder behind this group have provided 95% of all the actual code. The other two involved parties have ...
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Theoretical biology curriculum [on hold]

I am really passionate about theoretical and quantitative biology and I would like to build my future career around this topic. I've just got my bachelor's degree in biology (ecology) and I will ...
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When is it good to install software for a short period of time before it is uninstalled possibly automatically after the work session is completed? [on hold]

Online gaming platforms such as STEAM OS and Xbox One, as well as, a NASA project "Robo Fun On The Moon" (where universities can essentially rent out and custom program lunar rovers for a periods of ...
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Computer Science or Software Engineering? (Undergrad) [on hold]

I am attending Auburn University and studying Software Engineering. Up to this point, there hasn't been a meaningful difference in the curriculum between CS and SWEN (Software Engineering). I must now ...
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How to find a university without min. GPA requirement for Master degree (any state/US)?

I am an international student who is able to self-finance his master degree education in the US. I looked at a relatively big number of schools that offer a master degree in software engineering and ...
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Jobs from computer science [closed]

I am doing computer science at GCSE and am wondering whether to continue with it at AS/A level as I am not sure how many jobs there are in that area. If you have done a computer science degree please ...
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Is there added value in having your own presentation layout and using it consistently?

From the perspective of a Ph.D. student, how much of an added value is it to have your own presentation slides layout, that is used consistently throughout your Ph.D. conference presentations and ...
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How do I pitch an application to a CS selection committee when wanting to transfer from a physics PhD?

How prudent is it to state that I am disinterested in continuing a physics PhD. because I don't have access to the topics in physics that interest me? Given that I have a "A" in 2 advanced graduate ...
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Can an online degree through an accredited institution affect admissions into masters programs abroad?

I'm currently attending an accredited university which provides an online BSc CIS program. Is an online degree considered lowly in compared to a traditional education, and can it affect admissions ...
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Academia research vs. industry research (computer science)

After finishing my PhD in Computer Science (machine learning) and after several years as a university lecturer, I decided to transition from academia to industry. As a result of that, I have been ...
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Graduate School vs. Work

I am a Senior on track to receive my B.S. in Computer Science this time next year. There are a lot of jobs I could do directly after graduation with just my B.S., but is it better to go to graduate ...
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Should I do my Masters in USA or Canada [duplicate]

Ok my situation is a bit more complicated than the title. Please bear with me. Also sorry if my question is not in scope of this site. Sorry English is not my first language so there might be some ...
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How does a dual degree (Computer Science/Maths) compare to a degree in a single area?

I am considering applying for a degree (ideally, but not necessarily, MSc) in Computer Science and Maths, such as this one: ...
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Are there any aggregators/online resources for finding calls for papers, conferences, or journals? [duplicate]

Are there any good aggregators or online resources where I can find calls for papers, past proceedings of conferences, or journal deadlines that may interest me? If there aren't general resources, ...
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Including many pages of serialization code and generated source code in Master's thesis?

I'm working on my Master's thesis in Computer Science. Shortly, I am "drawing" a diagram, which is then serialized and from the serialization I generate some source code. So, my question is not about ...
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What are the important factors I must consider while applying to a CS program for an MS after majoring as a mechanical engineer in my undergrad?

I have a master's in mechanical engineering from a pretty decent college in my country with a GPA of 7.9/10. I'd like to know what constitutes a good application to a Master's program in CS (ML, to be ...
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Approximate time frame to switch to different research area

I made a conscious decision some time back to pursue a career in academia and I got back into graduate school this year, working in an 'applied computing' area--educational technology. While I ...
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At the age of 27 is it worth shifting PhD. from strings to computer science?

Will the effort required to learn a completely new subject from scratch be outweighed by the better job prospects when one is looking for faculty positions?
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GRE exams for those seeking a Masters in Computer Science

Since the Computer Science GRE exam was dropped, I have to take the normal GRE exam (sighs). I've looked at a few sample questions, and it's something I'm just not good at. I have a Bachelors in ...
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CS Degree in 2 different schools [closed]

I live in Denver and I am looking to get a bachelor degree in Computer Science. There are 2 different schools in the same campus downtown Denver(UCD and MSU). 1- UCD's computer science program is an ...
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How can I signal that I don't intend to follow up the items in my “Future Work” section?

I'm currently writing a paper that is based on work that I won't be following up on, as I'm changing career directions. I believe that the work raises a number of questions and ideas for future work, ...
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I discovered a mistake in my own published workshop paper, how do I handle errata?

I am PhD student and the main author of a research-in-progress report in computer science. The paper is already published at a workshop (in the proceedings, this is not a journal paper) and was ...
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How much does topic and supervisor matter for honours in computer science when the aim is ultimately to do a PhD?

I am about to go in to my honours year in computer science. If I intend to apply for a PhD at another university when I finish, how much does it matter who my honours supervisor is? Will this make ...
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M.Sc. after long 16 years in industry

How hard is it to adapt to post-graduate studies after an academic pause of 16 years working in sort of relevant industry? I graduated back in 1998 with B.Eng. in computer engineering, worked for 16 ...
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Should I cite sources about a technology description?

I want to add some description of a technology (Node.js = server-side JavaScript) in my thesis. The description is about what exactly this technology is, how it works, what it can do etc. I want to ...
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How can I apply a Computer Science degree towards a career in a research-related position of another field?

So a little clarification. I'm not interested in becoming an academic. Rather, I'm interested in opportunities for a Computer Science (or related) major to work in research, either in industry, but ...
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How important is publication for PhD admission?

As a master's student in computer science, I would really like to go for a PhD at a good CS department. However until now, I have no publications and really have no idea how to start research. I'm ...
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Which is more important for PhD applicants — Quality or quantity of research papers?

While applying to a PhD program in computer science, which one is more important? Publishing 4 or 5 medium/low-quality journal or conference papers or publishing only one paper in a top journal? The ...
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Short papers at computer science conferences

What is the purpose of short papers at computer science conferences? I’m a first year PhD student. I spent a few months working with my supervisor on a long paper that we submitted to a conference. I ...
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What are the most important factors evaluated when applying for Phd position? [duplicate]

I am sure this question has been posted somewhere in SE forums before. If not here is my contribution, otherwise please show me the pointers to similar well-voted questions. Here is the actual ...
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Math alongside CS degree [closed]

I'm a Computer Science student. Since CS and math have a lot in common I was wondering the possibility of studying a degree in math alongside with CS. Many of the subjects overlap and the real ...
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Programming Interview for PhD Admission in Computer Science

A prospective supervisor is interested in me, and has asked me for programming interview. As I have been told, his research group does a lot of system programming, and he is seeking a good programmer. ...
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H-1B Visa Sponsorship by Universities

The statements of "Applicants who are invited to campus for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire." is ...
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Best-practice models for “research” code?

I have been a professional software developer for a number of years, I'm also an academic researcher - and my research has involved lots of software development. I sometimes feel as though my ...
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Should the title be changed when converting a conference article into a journal article?

Recently, a (Springer) journal invited me to extend a (Springer) conference paper. The conference paper was published in April. After the extensions, I can submit the journal article as ...
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What are the important factors to consider when choosing a Master topic?

I am a computer science, master student. As I am nearing the end of my studies, I am starting to weight my options for the final "thing", the Master thesis. I already had 2-3 meetings with some ...
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Adviser wants to be joint first author, even though I did most of the research

In my research, My adviser only gives minimal advice that limited to the direction of the research and defining the problems. I can say I do most of the thinking, the actual solutions of the ...
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Two simultaneous part time master's degrees while working full time

I hold a BS in Mathematics with a minor in Statistics and I've been out of school for several years. I recently began applying to part time online master's programs in Statistics and Computer Science. ...
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How to filter data obtained with practical measurements and simulations to be concisely put into a paper?

I'm a PhD candidate in Computer Science and I'm working on my first paper that should be published in a peer-reviewed journal (until now, I published only papers in conferences). My project is a FPGA ...
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Is it a violation of copyright if I draw and publish a figure very similar to another person's published figure?

I am pursuing a Ph.D. (computer science) from one of the reputed Indian universities. I have prepared some white papers for publication in coming journals. I prepared these papers by myself. I ...
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How much is submission acceptance to high-profile conferences influenced by internal politics?

I was speaking with several professors in my department about submission to high-profile conferences like CHI in human-computer interaction. Most of the professors were of the opinion that acceptance ...
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How reliable are QS Top Universities rankings?

I was told that universities in USA are generally better that the ones in Italy. I will take the undergraduate degree this July, and I need to decide whether to continue my studies in Italy or to move ...
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How to handle a colleague who hasn't pulled their weight

I'm working on a project with a partner that involves developing a mobile app and corresponding server. I won't bother with the specifics, but both involve a fair amount of work (both require some ...
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Pursuing a second masters in a more established school

Consider this situation, I get accepted for a second masters degree at the University of Toronto, and just before that I graduate with a masters degree in a much less established university. Both ...
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Will taking the math GRE subject test be a plus point for admission in MS/PhD in computer science?

i am undergraduate in computer science looking for admission to MS/Phd in computer science at U.S universities. I know there is no subject test for computer science anymore. In that case, will taking ...
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What is the difference of a BA/BS in Computer Science for obtaining a Ph.D?

I have looked around on Google, only to find zero answers. So, I hope someone could help me out with this. So, for someone aiming to get a PhD in Computer Science (AI), would it be possible to obtain ...
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Are open-book exams generally a superior way to test understanding on practical courses?

I understand why it would be a bad idea to allow math students access to paper materials as it is necessary for students to know the basic math formulas by heart. But what about advanced practical ...
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Is it wrong to impose a challenging time constraint on exams?

I've noticed that many professors seem to impose extremely tight time limits on their exams, even though the subject in question would never have such extreme time constraints in real life. For ...
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Computer Science, MEng or BSci + MSc in the UK?

In Spain, it is fundamental to do the first 3 years of bachelor and the last two years of master to get a job, so I find very difficult to understand the UK system. I am currently enrolled in Computer ...
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Discussing with university professors before being undergraduate

I have applied for a computer science course at more universities, but one of them really convinced me with a very welcoming attitude. Even if I have not confirmed my place, I have a tutor and he ...