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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Do teaching load agreements always refer to the academic year?

I was lucky enough to get hired as a tenure-track assistant professor in computer science. During the negotiation of the offer (per email), the department head assured me that, during my first year, ...
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Two papers rejected from conference. One of them was judged based on the other

I have recently submitted 2 papers to a top tier IEEE conference; both were rejected. The reviews for paper B included two accepts and one reject. However, some of the comments the reviewer who ...
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Could I do a MS in Computer Science from B.Pharm graduation? [duplicate]

I have done my Graduation in Pharmacy. Its a 4 year program. Currently I am working. I want to pursue Masters in CS. It is possible to do MS in CS ?
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What should I study if I am interested in creating innovative gadgets? [on hold]

I’m interested in gadgets and I know it requires programming skills. But on the other hand I really like experimental physics. How would I find a graduate program to combine these science areas ...
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Can I Use parts of my PhD Thesis in writing an article? [duplicate]

I wonder if I could use parts of the analysis chapter of my thesis in my new article? There are statistics that should be explained in a way can could not be wrote with different words.
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Show that there are no odd-length cycle in a d-dimensional hypercube [closed]

A cycle in a graph is defined as a path originating and terminating at the same node. The length of a cycle is the number of edges in the cycle. Show that there are no odd-length cycle in a d-...
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Evaluating a local Associates of Computer Programming program [closed]

I need your help evaluating a local college's (non-US) Associates of Computer Programming program based on the list of required courses. This is all I have. It's an extremely cheap college, government-...
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Transition from generic computer science into Computer engineering [closed]

looking for online credit courses in math and computer engineering to add extra muscle for Masters(research) and Phd application , any advise?
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I wrote the code based on a paper's methodology; are there any legal problems with making it open source?

I coded the methodology based on the paper "Free Water Elimination and Mapping from Diffusion MRI" and I am curious if I am legally bound to take permission from the authors or the journal in making ...
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Is there a correlation between where I finish my PhD and where can I secure a Postdoc position

I am currently pursuing my PhD in computer science at a mid-rank US institution (ranked 50 in US-news graduate computer science ranking). Assuming I have a decent publication record and good ...
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Can research experience in one subject area be relevant to applying to a master's in a different subject area?

I'm a computer science undergraduate student at a Canadian university, going into my second year this September. I am interested in going to graduate school in the future. I don't know specific ...
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Should I go for a professional or research-based masters? [closed]

Here's my situation. I'm an American (US) undergraduate computer science student about to enter his 4th year. I would like to attend graduate school to get my masters degree (in computer science). As ...
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Which is more important to get into top CS PhD program: High GPA or industry R&D project experience?

As a computer science undergraduate I'll only be allowed to start a research project/ publication in the 3rd and 4th year at our university. I am in my 1st year 1st semester and got the chance to join ...
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How to comment on the errors occurred in others' papers? [duplicate]

I'm recently being reading a paper: Marchand E, Uchiyama H, Spindler F. Pose estimation for augmented reality: a hands-on survey[J]. 2016. I liked this paper since it's a relatively thorough ...
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Authoring unverified common-knowledge statements in papers about quality software-engineering?

Writing a software-engineering paper where I'm saying things like: Quality software-engineering/software-design means developing modularised, tested, documented, maintainable, extensible and ...
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Is it possible to apply for Ph. D. program in Physics with a CS background? [duplicate]

Currently i am doing BE in cs. Is it possible to apply for a graduate program in theoretical physics without having a bachelor's degree in physics or mathematics?
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How to narrow down the scope of a computer science research project?

I'm working on a CS systems project for a while where I don't seem to find the right scope so that it turns into a research question that can be answered. I either develop the project further which ...
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How best to use “downtime” during undergraduate research

Due to the nature of my research, I find myself waiting many hours for my computer program to finish running in order to find more bugs in my code so that I can debug. I generally have a pretty good ...
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When is a new method publishable?

In computer Science, let us assume that we have three different methods, A, B and C, to solve the problem X. All three methods have been proposed by more or less the same group of authors A ...
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Is it Possible get Admit in MS Computer Science in Canada having Electronics background (UG India)? [duplicate]

My Background: I have done my high school (10+2) in Computer Science (2 Years) and four years of under graduate studies in (Electronics and Telecommunication) with 69% aggregate, apart from that I ...
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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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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 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 ...