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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Can a masters student apply for a second masters in the same field in another country? [duplicate]

If I have a masters degree in CS from a UK uni can I apply for a Masters in USA or germany? If I want to return to academia, is PhD my only option?
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When to give up on a master thesis proposal? [on hold]

My master thesis proposal has been assigned to two reviewers. one of them did reject my proposal(after a second round of reviewing). I still have a last chance to reply to him. However I was wondering ...
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Writing a paper on a smartphone implementation of previous work [on hold]

Three months ago, I submitted a paper in an IEEE conference. The paper described a method to detect 'X' in images and a method to recover detected 'X' areas. Now we want to show the performance and ...
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GPA required to study in Germany and does the language matter [on hold]

I graduated with a bachelor degree in IT and I want to apply for any information technology university in Germany. Would anyone know what is the minimal GPA for applying? Also, I know that it's free ...
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For which undergraduate course should I enroll? [closed]

I'm new to this site and it's my first question. I am a 19-years old boy who is currently waiting for the high-school results and is wondering what I should choose as a course for higher level. In ...
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Can I get into reputed US universities for a masters or Ph.D program in Computer Science wıth low undergrad GPA? [duplicate]

I'm a computer science undergraduate student. I have completed my bachelor's degree. And I'm looking forward to do master's in computer science and then Ph.D in the same field. How should I go ...
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What can I do about these disingenuous classmates sabotage and manipulation? [closed]

I've seen questions like this on the Stackexchange before, though I'm not sure which section (ie. superuser or stackoverflow). Anyways here goes. I'm a sophomore CS major at a University. I'm taking ...
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Master Thesis Topic: TSP vs Neural Network [closed]

I am currently struggling to decide which topic to choose for my master thesis. The two options I have are: A. Tackle the TSP (Travelling Salesman Problem) with a own inspired algorithm and explore ...
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Research paper with experimental results from a small amount of data

I have written a research paper in image processing that I will be submitting to an IEEE conference. I have proposed a new method to detect 'X' in images. However, due to hardware failure I could ...
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Submit manuscript to tier A conference or wait and submit to A* conference?

Suppose you have a manuscript and you have just missed the deadline for an A* conference. Should I submit to the next tier A conference or wait until for the A* conference to come around again? I am ...
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What are the proper venues to talk about the ethics of software engineering? [closed]

I am sure we all know about codes of ethics such as the "Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice", and "ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct". But as technology changes, ...
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Can I submit a paper to an IEEE/ACM journal even if a similar paper is already published by someone else recently?

I'm an undergrad computer science student who has been working on a paper for the past few months, and quite recently I saw a similar paper already published by someone on IEEE. Can I still publish ...
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Am I screwed with a Computer Science degree? [closed]

I'm in my second year of University in Computer Science for a Bsc and I'm getting very scared for the following reason : all jobs I'm interested in seem to ask for a Software Engineers! I'm starting ...
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Applying to Canadian universities for PhD without a thesis based MS

I am applying to some Canadian schools for PhD in Computer Science. I am currently enrolled in a master's in CS program in a school in USA. I work as a research assistant but I will not be presenting ...
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Where to advertise PhD positions without paying a fee?

We have several opening in our group working in the field of computer science and electrical engineering (more specifically digital system design). We put an advertisement in our webpage and also ...
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Is it possible to study an MBA as a Bachelor in Computer Science?

I am finishing my degree this year and I am interested in an MBA. However I have some questions. First: Will I need to retake courses in order to be able to study an MBA as a Computer Scientist? ...
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Which authority dictates/regulates that in Computer Science a journal paper cannot be presented in a conference?

I was taught that conference papers in computer science count as publications. Therefore, a journal paper cannot be presented in a conference because of plagiarism reasons, and vice versa. I ...
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Comparing Computer Science masters

I am currently planning to finish my bachelor degree in CS soon (In the Netherlands, if it matters). Unfortunately for the last few years I have had the feeling that my current university is lacking ...
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Europe: Central Academic CS Job Market Service like CRA?

When searching for faculty positions in CS, I find the service http://cra.org/ads/ very useful. There you can find many job ads from North America based institutions. Is there any similar service for ...
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Do faculty hiring committees inform the candidates of the results?

Context: I've applied for several tenure-track positions. I have one or two favorites, but I'd gladly embrace any of them, basically because I only applied to good universities, with good programs, in ...
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If I am interested in specializing in theory of computation, should I be looking for a PhD program in CS or math?

I took a Theory of Computation class years ago through my university's math department that I really enjoyed and found interesting. If I wanted to further pursue study/research/specialization with ...
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When do journal invitations for computer science conferences typically come out?

In some computer science conferences, a few top papers are invited to be published in a special issue in a journal. I have a paper to be presented at a conference soon and am thinking of submitting it ...
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How is a PhD applicant's potential as a researcher evaluated?

I have been approaching PhD applications under these assumptions: The focus is mostly on the letters of recommendation. Every admitted applicant has several letters that make a convincing argument ...
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Is it a bad thing if my Personal History Statement reveals my intention to immigrate?

I am an international student applying for Computer Science PhD in US. Some universities I plan to apply to require Personal History Statement in addition to Statement of Purpose. I believe that I ...
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I have an undergraduate degree and no research experience — how to begin now?

I recently earned an undergraduate degree in computer science*. I had no interest in going to grad school, so I focused purely on coursework. I have no research experience. I am now more open to the ...
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How much research experience do US grad schools really expect from an undergraduate CS student?

I'm in my third year at college, currently pursuing CS. I've developed quite an interest in social network analysis and machine learning and have, thus, been working on research papers that lie within ...
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Should I get a BSc at a top-ranked university or a MComp at a lower-ranked university? [closed]

I'm currently in the situation of having to choose between the two options aforementioned in the title. The field of study I look forward to pursue is Computer Science. I would say that attending a ...
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How to best prepare for a Master course

I'm planning to apply for a Master course in the area of computer graphics. My goal is to conduct research in this area in the future. However, I'm not sure I will be able to apply for the course ...
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Is there a minimum amount of methodological modifications for extending previous work from other authors?

Given a published paper, as a Computer Scientist, I see an opportunity to extend the work and methodology of previous authors. By modifying the presented work, introducing some concepts and a ...
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What does “external reviewer” mean for a computer science conference?

I've seen the term "external reviewer" used in someone's CV for conference reviewing in computer science. Does this mean the person officially reviews the paper for the conference, or he/she gets a ...
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Can I trust a paper that hides implementation details?

In Computer Science, sometimes we're assigned to reproduce the results presented by a paper that already have been published. In many cases (most of them) the code is not available, making the task ...
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Getting a Masters in computer science but I am without any undergraduate degree

I am a programmer working 6 years in the industry. I am proficient in Javascript/JQuery, PHP, Java, c/c++, MASM Assembly, MySQL/SQL, together with accessory tools/technologies like Git/Github, UML, ...
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How to deal with mistakenly reporting old GRE percentile scores

While filling my applications for PhD in computer science I used the percentile scores that I have on the paper score report I received from ETS by mail 3 years ago. However I just logged in to my GRE ...
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Why does the number of publications for computer science and economics PhD students differ by so much?

As a CS PhD student, I'm often surprised at how few papers econ students have when they go into the job market. Even students at top universities typically have 3-4 papers, mostly still unpublished, ...
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Can I use the sealed TOEFL score report I receive from ETS as an official score report

ETS sends a score report to me after each TOEFL exam in a sealed envelope. And since I already have online access to my scores, I would like to know if I can use the sealed score report as an official ...
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How do computer science admissions committees process GRE essays sent with the scores?

I am currently studying for my GRE exam and I came across a book which states that GRE essays are sent with the official score reports. How does the admissions committee process these essays? I am ...
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How does PhD admissions committee look at my old gre score after starting my Masters

I am currently an international Masters student studying at a US university and I'm in the process of applying to several computer science PhD programs in North America. I didn't have the chance to ...
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What does in-major classes mean?

I am starting to fill out my resume and I looked up a few "recommendations" on what to do. When it got to the GPA, it mentioned that you can list your cumulative, in-major, in-minor, or even last ...
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How to write a Literature Review when I'm not researching anything

I am doing a degree in Computer Science. I am not in my final year, however my lecturer has asked me to do a dissertation over the whole of this year as a sort of dry run. This is so when I go to do ...
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What to do when a prospective PhD supervisor doesn't follow up after an initial positive response?

A few days back I emailed a potential supervisor in one of the Top schools in Computer Science. To my surprise I got an instant reply from him mentioning that I should apply and he has funding for ...
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PhD statistics with MS in CS?

I have a MS in CS with couple extra courses in statistics at graduate level. I am interested in statistical machine learning, however the research can be carried out in Statistics and Computer science ...
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Can i get into good phd program with low grades[masters] in one of core subjects? [duplicate]

I am planning to apply for grad school in computer science. I am actively involved in research work in one of top universities and already have 2 recommendations. One involving research and other from ...
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Someone plagiarised my entire paper. What should I do now?

I am a high school student who has worked on multiple (well, 4 to be exact) pure math and CS papers. All of them deal with fairly significant problems, so some of them have been published by now too. ...
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Masters Degree in CS with Bachelors in Informatics

This kind of question gets thrown around quite a bit around here, but I think my current situation has yet to be addressed. I'm currently studying Informatics ("Information") at a school in the ...
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Publishing code in order to improve my chances to be admitted to a CS graduate school

I am 32 years old now and I want to apply for a degree in computer sciences at a European university. I am afraid they could consider me to be too old. That's why I want to show them somehow part of ...
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Why computer science discipline has different publications requirements: conferences as well as journals [duplicate]

Why is it like in CS, people expect from you both kinds of publications: conferences as well as journals? I read some articles which says some conference have low acceptance ratio and you should count ...
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Credit transfer from Masters to PhD in a different University

I am in the process of applying to several computer science PhD programs in North America, and I was wondering if any of the courses that I have already finished in my Master's (in a US university) ...
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Do university accept a Mechatronics Engineer undergraduate to do Masters in computer science? [duplicate]

I finished my undergraduate studies in Mechatronics Engineering and have a low CGPA. The main reason is that I'd been developing web application and doing small projects (creating robots). I have ...
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PhD Germany with British conversion MSc IT [closed]

I would like to relocate to Germany and obtain a PhD from a German University. I have a BSc(Hons) in Psychology, which is obtained from Edinburgh Napier University, and MSc in Information Technology ...
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Is there a point of applying to a University if potential adviser rejected me

I have recently contacted a professor in a reputable university in the hopes of discussing our common research interests and to apply for PhD under his supervision, and he just replied that he is not ...