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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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Are there graduate programs available specific to one programming language? [on hold]

I am a Java enthusiast. I only know Java and its frameworks (like struts2, spring). Are there any graduate programs available specific to this field?
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Easy subjects with high grade vs tough subject with lower grade

I have about 80% weighted average (years count 1, 3, 5), I am on my third BSc year and I would like to apply for a MSc afterwards in top university. There are 2 4th year subjects that I really, ...
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For computer engineering student how useful are certifications? [on hold]

Right now I'm doing HP ATA connected devices: http://h10120.www1.hp.com/expertone/datacard/Certification/ATA-CDV1 Before taking it I asked a certain person from my university who just graduated and ...
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What is minimum GPA for getting PhD in Germany?

I'm in the last year of my MSc in computer engineering and I want to apply for a PhD in Germany. I have a reasonable resume and have a published paper and my master GPA is 16.5/20, but my bachelor GPA ...
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What will be better for my career? [on hold]

I want to do phd as a part time because i am in job and i can not leave it. I have also 4 years experience in software development in php and I want to make my career secure and want to do research.So ...
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Computer Science Masters Thesis Topic [on hold]

I am last year Masters student, left with less than 10 month. What is a good thesis topic in the area of Machine learning or context awareness in the Internet of Things or other related areas?
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I am a b.tech graduate in CS with just 55% in overall subjects. Do i have any chances of good oppurtunities in my carreer? [closed]

worried because any recruiting company mentions above 60% for walk-ins. Planning for higher education . also here worried because majority of universities in India demand atleast 60% in B.Tech ...
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Masters in Business Analytics or Information Systems; which of these provides me better job prospects? [closed]

Currently I am working as SAP Business Intelligence Administrator,don't have high level coding skills. I am interested in doing masters from USA.I am gathering information about universities which ...
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Recommendations for CS Masters application [duplicate]

I'm unfamiliar with the cycle for Master's degree applications, and am beginning to explore it now. It would be nice if someone could provide a general overview of what the application cycle entails. ...
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What are the acceptance rates at various CS masters degree programs?

I'm an undergraduate student at a top CS school who is looking to apply for my Master's soon (in about a year or so). I am applying to my school's 5 year masters program as a backup, but I would ...
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Should I continue pursuing computer science at university? [closed]

Hey this is probably a little bit of cry baby post but I really don't know where else i could get some opinion on this. I started my first semester at university studying IT, I don't want to boast ...
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CS Master's acceptance rates and application process [closed]

I'm an undergraduate student at a top CS school who is looking to apply for my Master's soon (in about a year or so). I am applying to my school's 5 year masters program as a backup, but I would ...
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What next…? [closed]

I graduated with a bachelor's degree, major in management information system, in Ethiopia from a not so much reputed private university.That would be back in 2006. But then, I worked very hard and ...
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Are references with indication of page number uncommon in computer science?

I am writing a computer science paper in which I cite several lengthy sources (text books and standard specifications). Whenever I cite such a source, I add the page numbers of the subsection to which ...
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What are pros and cons for an adjunct professor job at a community college for an IT professional?

I've just been contacted by a friend's friend who decided I'd make a great adjunct professor at a community college, IT department, application development. Suddenly I heard myself agree to an ...
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How much emphasis should be put on programming ability in a letter of recommendation for CS graduate studies?

I have a little computer science background. In one of my statistic courses we did significant data analysis with SAS and R coding. I'm getting this professor to write a LOR for me. He wants me to ...
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Resume writing guideline for applying a PhD position

I've been working a Software Engineer for almost 7 years. A few months ago I finalized my Master's degree on Computer Science, and now I'm thinking in applying to a Phd program in a European College. ...
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Could a Masters degree actually make someone a less employable candidate?

Let me preface by saying I'm studying Computer Science, so I don't know how well this applies to every field but this is what I have heard from. many Computer Science and Engineering majors. I have ...
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Transitioning from pure research to a teaching position

I have a PhD in Computer Science and have been working as a "pure researcher" in an academic setting for the past 10+ years. I have a decent publication record, with a large number of citations to my ...
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Is it difficult to get into graduate school for applied math with a computer science degree?

I'm a computer science student in my third year of undergrad. I've been taking math classes on the side and will have finished most of the applied math major by the time I graduate. I'm wondering how ...
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What is the most common route to becoming a lecturer?

I've recently been talking to a PhD graduate who passed her viva last year in Computing. She has been unemployed since and when I asked why not go into lecturing at the university. She then mentioned ...
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Is it worth registering for an innovations in medicine conference, being a CE student?

I'm attending an "Innovations in medicine" conference but the registration fee is a bit high, I am a computer engineering student and the conference will have various technological topics. Do you ...
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What are the requirements for admissions to a masters degree in computer science in Canada for an international student?

I am a double major in Physics and Computer Science from an underdeveloped country. I would like to apply for a masters in computer science in Canada. What requirements do you think I should fulfill? ...
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What to say in PhD application when potential advisor is moving to another university?

I am in the process of applying to PhD programs in Computer Science. A professor with whom I'm interested in working is moving from university A to university B. While he is not super well-known, his ...
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What background is necessary to do research in computational linguistics?

I'm getting ready to enter graduate school, and I would like to do PhD-level research in computational linguistics and natural language processing. I know that these two fields are very ...
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Reference on the time it takes for a source code used for a research article to be released

Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much time it takes for the authors of a research article to release the source code? Ideally I'm looking for an approximation distribution. ...
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Reference on availability of source code used in computer science research articles?

I have several questions related to open-sourcing the source code used for a research article. Is there any research/study that addresses any of the following: What percentage of research articles ...
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Is it appropriate/safe to ask for help on major theorem proof of my paper online?

I have been stuck on the proof of a major theorem in my forthcoming paper for about two weeks. Since offline help is limited, I'm trying to see if there is more help online. But I have two concerns. ...
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How to decide if an advisor should be considered as a co-author of a paper or not? [duplicate]

I’m a PhD student working in CS. My advisor does not understand the subject I’m working on as it’s a bit off-topic compared to the topics addressed in the lab. He does get the main idea, but does not ...
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Is a Double Degree equivalent to 2 single degrees?

I want to study Bachelor of Mathematics at university in Australia. While I was surfing the various courses, I came across something interesting. It was Bachelor of Mathematics and Bachelor of ...
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Is the knowledge gained from a masters conversion course suitable for pursuing a PhD?

I am looking for advice on applying for a Phd in Software Engineering/ Human-Computer Interaction. I am currently working as a software developer and interested in pursuing an academic career in ...
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How to develop experiment to justify construction of a prototype system?

I have worked hard for my master thesis project to build a system that uses an already existing algorithm, just in a mobile setting, which hasn't been done before. Because the algorithm is complex, it ...
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Finding good statistics for computer science matriculation (drop-out) rate

To satisfy my professional curiosity, I'm trying to find a reliable statistic as to the number of students that declare their major as computer science and graduate with a degree in 6 years. I was ...
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Is someone with a masters in CS eligible to apply to a CS masters program in another country?

I've completed my Masters in Computer Science in India. Here we've had no specialization as such and the subjects assigned have been as per University rules. Now I feel the need to specialize in my ...
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Will doing my CS PhD by distance learning make it harder to get a job as a professor?

I've seen very reputable universities such as Georgia Tech and Berkley, to name a few, offering MSc degrees in Computer Science through distance learning. However, I'm not seeing the same distance ...
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How to change to Mathematics PhD program following M.S. in Computer Science?

I wonder if anyone can give me some advice about how a computer science graduate shifts career to mathematics? I'm currently doing a Master's degree in computer science and i was thinking about doing ...
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Can participation in online academic competitions destroy patent rights?

I have developed an algorithm/software that does a specific task. I want to let the algorithm compete in an academic competition, where the code is run on a password protected server on a secret test ...
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Second masters degree or PhD? [duplicate]

So this year I'm finishing my masters degree in Security of Information Systems, in a third world country University (best in my country but still) , and I might have a chance at a fully funded ...
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What to do if I cannot complete my Masters dissertation tasks?

I am doing my masters in the UK and at final stage of my dissertation. First I will have to confess that I regret that I selected this dissertation as it is something which I failed to get a clear ...
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Progression through Computer Science Path

I am currently in undergraduate studies, and currently participating in computer related studies (mainly security focused). I wish to (as an end goal) pursue a MS and PhD. I am not sure exactly the ...
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What makes a standout profile for applying to a top-ten ranked CS masters in the US?

I'm currently an undergrad student, will complete it next 3 months, I was thinking that, what makes an undergrad profile different and stand out of crowd? To be more specific: what does it take for ...
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Do mathematics researchers regularly solve problems like the ones from Project Euler?

I'm not sure that this is the right exchange for this question. It asks about the possibilities of research in mathematics and computer science. Extended Background I am very interested in ...
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Advice on finding a “real life” client for a capstone database project

As a capstone project for my degree in Management Information Systems, we have been asked to find an actual client for whom we will build an information system over the next nine months. Does anyone ...
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Possibility of doing PhD in astronomy with only masters in CS

I have a masters degree in Computer Science & Engineering (and currently employed in s/w industry in India), but have no degree in physics. For long, I've been interested in doing research in ...
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How to improve myself as a recitation (discussion,lab,tutorial) teacher?

This question is related to How to improve myself as a lecturer?. However, being a PhD student, my main teaching obligation is leading recitations, i.e. sessions for groups of ~20 students that take ...
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What are the career prospects of doing a theoretical computer science PhD.?

I am a 27 year old (ex-)physics graduate student and I am quitting this graduate program to enter a new PhD. program in theoretical CS. As for mathematics background - I have always been interested in ...
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Am I naive to think I can focus on professional programming and still be active in the field of CS as a whole?

I am working full time currently as a programmer in a summer internship. In the fall I will be continuing school and working part-time as a programmer. I believe that I want to be a professional ...
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Paper for software tool - Medical Domain

This is really related to this question (Creating paper on software tool). But there was this comment there which asked for more details about the software's domain. I created (still in beta stage) ...
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Freelancer Researcher Work

I am looking forward to do the PhD in the future and currently working as a Project Coordinator in Qatar. I was working for years as an awarded research assistant for a UK university while I was a ...
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Should I take undergraduate CS classes if all I do is applied software dev and data science?

I am a PhD student in social science who got interested in programming via data analysis in R and various utility tools in Python, SQL, Java (for web scraping, data querying, etc.). I am considering ...