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

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Deciding on A MS degree [on hold]

I have a bachelor degree in computer and communications engineering . I want to do MS degree , but i have been struggling to make a decision over what field . My work since i graduated has been in ...
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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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Can I get some advice on pursuing PhD in signal processing and machine learning? [on hold]

Summary Masters graduate interested in pursuing a PhD in the intersection/union of signal processing and machine learning. Looking for some general guidance, and specifically to direct me to some ...
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Do mathematics researchers regularly solve problems like this?

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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MCA in IIT Roorkee [on hold]

My question is that does IIT Roorkee provides course of MCA? I have seen on many websites which are saying yes, but when i opened post-graduate admissions website of IIT Roorkee i cant see MCA course. ...
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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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Should I do a one year placement or finish my BSc and do a masters? [on hold]

I have just finished my second year of Uni doing BSc Computer Science with a top University and I have applied and have got an offer for a one year placement with a top company, which is paid and is ...
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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 much time does a professor have to do research on his own?

As part of their job, professors have to take care of getting funding, prepare classes, advise students, fulfill administrative tasks and attend to various meetings/conferences. How much time does a ...
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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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Software Engineering Final Year Project [closed]

I'm going into my final year of university(UK) and I have to think of a final year project to do. Can anyone recommend what things to consider when thinking of one. Side Note We get marked on a ...
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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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Help on my dilemma [closed]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I finished my degree in Computer Science this semester, and since my 2nd year that I have interest in doing research(in CS). The problem is: Even ...
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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 ...
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Can personal projects that required reading other's research make up for lack of my own?

I graduated from my undergrad program last December. My grades and GRE scores are good but my school is relatively unknown. I don't really have research in the sense that I haven't published ...
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How to maintain a good relationship with advisor when there is no need for it but I want it?

I want a good relationship with my advisor. But he is very busy with his projects and I am very busy with my master thesis as well. It is very clear to me where my project is going, I just need time ...
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Rankings of Computer Science conferences and journals

I was wondering if there is any kind of "reliable" CS conferences ranking available on the web. I have searched on SCImago, but I believe it only ranks journals, and there is no mention about ...
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I developed a new algorithm. Is it possible to publish it without the aid of a university? [duplicate]

I'm neither a professional researcher nor i'm a student. But, i developed a new algorithm for a problem. Now, i think of publishing it. Is it possible for an independent researcher to publish a paper ...
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CS paper rejected for lack of technical contribution; what does this mean, and how can I fix it?

I recently got two papers rejected with the reviewers asserting a lack of technical contribution. They contained good ideas, at least in my eyes, and used common methodologies in the experimentation. ...
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Will I be able to get in to a PHd with a 2.5 GPA? [duplicate]

I'm a third year Computer Engineering student at a Asian University, I currently have 2.5 average GPA and this is the 6th semester, I have two more semesters to go and a industrial training probably ...
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As a PhD student in Germany, would I retain student status for tax purposes?

I am currently pursuing my masters degree in computer science from TU Munich, and I would love to pursue my PhD soon after my graduation, but I am worried about the finances at the same time. What I ...
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Is it possible for me to seek a Ph.D. position in the future?

Currently, I am a M.S. student in Applied Mathematics division, and I will graduate in the coming Dec, 2014. But I want to apply to a PhD. program to continue my study. But I have a complicated ...
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How are best reviewer awards given (in a computer science conference)?

I have often seen people(postdoc, etc.) listing in their CV or webpage that they were awarded best reviewer for conference X. I have recently been invited to become a reviewer for a conference, which ...
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Research Methodology Books for beginners in Computer Science research

I am looking for Research Methodology textbooks in the field of Computer Science. Most books I came across are useful to social science, economics etc. In our part of the world a person who wants to ...
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Is International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA) a fake journal? [duplicate]

Is International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA) a predatory journal?
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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 [closed]

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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Computer Science or Software Engineering? (Undergrad) [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 ...