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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What are the mathematics topics which are prerequisites before learning Data-Mining? [on hold]

Can anybody please suggest me about the mathematics topics which are prerequisites before learning Data-Mining. As I am learning it on my own. I have background in mathematics but still need to ...
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Medicine background with interest in Computer Science and Maths

Background: Medicine: For 4 years, I studied medicine in Mexico, in a program that resembles very much to the US programs; I completed all the 'school phase' and 'just' had to spend 2 years more in ...
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Failing postdoc?

After a successful PhD in computer science (including some awards from top conferences, internship at top industry research labs, and a good number of citations to my ~15 papers) in a top-10 US ...
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How much decision time is given for tenure-track offers

I've been applying for tenure track positions in computer science. Recently I visited university X for an interview and they have hinted that they are likely to offer me a position after my second ...
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Topics/Themes/Ideas for Tecnology (IT) Research Project? [on hold]

Themes with good theorical resource for doing research project, in area of Information Technology, at Graduation's level. Someone knows?
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Minimum amount of work required to be awarded a phd? [duplicate]

I have an idea that I believe to be unique and possibly PhD worthy. However I don't think that the idea has enough depth to it to warrant 3 or more years worth of research. Therefore my questions ...
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Should I submit my revised workshop paper to a journal if I don't think it will meet the “30% new material” requirement?

Let me explain my case first. I submitted an article to a Computer Science Conferece, and it got one rejection, and two qualifications as a borderline paper. The reviewer that rejected the paper only ...
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How can you best answer when a Scholarship proposal asks for your objectives?

I come from a developing country and I got admitted to a UK university in MSC, Computer Science. As I am not financially strong, I am also applying for a fully funded scholarship. There is an online ...
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Combinatorics or Linear Algebra for Computer Science/Applied Mathematics Degree?

I'm looking to graduate in the upcoming Spring with a BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, and was curious on which of the two courses would be most applicable moving forward. I'm only able ...
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How free are graduate students to choose research topics given their department?

I'm sort of foggy in general about how this works. If you are, say a a computer science graduate student, what kind of freedom do you have to pick a research topic that focuses more on something like ...
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How free are you to take mathematics courses as a computer science graduate student?

Does anyone know the restrictions one might face if they are a graduate student in a computer science program (let's say doing theory) and they become interested in taking a course from the ...
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Online Computer Science Degree

I read that Georgia Tech recently created a MOOC for CSCI, and I am interested in this program. Has anyone done this program? there is not much information regarding the online degrees. 0bviously ...
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Data scientist considering going back for masters in CS

I've been working as a data scientist for the past two years and have realized what I enjoy most is the CS aspect of the job. My day to day work is mostly in Python and Java, where I do the bulk of ...
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Can I be admitted to a graduate program in Computer Science with relevant work experience, but academic background in Electronic Engineering?

As mentioned, I have an undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering but my work experience (>3 years) is in server-side software development including development of horizontally scalable and ...
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How common are interviews for Computer Science PhD programs?

I am applying for admission to several CS PhD programs (in the US), and I am just wondering how common it is for schools to request interviews with the candidates. I will be out of the country for ...
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Computing + Mathematical Science PhD and MS/MA Programs [closed]

I am currently in my second undergraduate year studying Statistics. I have been recently involved in a research internship in my department which got me interested in attending Graduate School. I have ...
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How credible is an application for a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from an MSc in Computer Science?

I am currently in the second year of a four year Computer Science MSCi program in the UK. I would like to know how credible is an application for a PHD in Computational Fluid Dynamics, from an MSCi ...
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What is the equivalent degree of a Diploma in Information Technology from India?

After my 10th grade I joined a polytechnic college for a specialization in Infomation Technology (Diploma in Information Technology). Now, I am in my final year of under-graduate studies (Bachelor of ...
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How should I tell my advisor that I want to leave my undergraduate research position?

I am about to wrap up my first semester at my University. Before school had started in the summer I had developed an iOS application for the University which gained the attention of one professor, ...
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Academic rank equivalent

I am currently teaching Computer-Science courses on a spanish-speaking country and I'm having trouble translating my academic rank into English. Here in my country the possition is called "Auxiliary ...
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How to rate my level of proficiency in statement for graduate application

I am completing a computer science-related graduate application for a highly competitive school in the US that has an optional section for a "skills statement." In paraphased form, here it is: The ...
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B.Sc. CS and then MSc in Business Management and then a MBA - advantageous?

I'm currently doing a Dual Study. I's a German concept where you are 3 month at the university and then 3 month working full-time at the company in different positions which you can choose by your ...
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Journal submission refered to Editor-in-Chief

I had submitted to a reputed computer vision journal. Both the reviewers (there were only two) marked it as "reject" with comments that alluded to the fact that they had actually "missed the point". ...
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How should I express theorems without a proof in a research paper?

What do you do when you have a conjecture, and you run experiments that confirm your conjecture, but you are unable to come up with the formal proof (perhaps because it's too complicated)? Do you ...
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Impact of parameters in experimental results of paper

I am writing a paper in computer science literature. I have a method that has two main parameters. It turns out that one of these parameters does not have a significant impact on the quality of the ...
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Is a faster implementation of an existing algorithm publishable?

So a paper exists, it was published 3 years ago and had a novel algorithm (more or less, it's in the area of finite-difference time-domain simulations). I've taken the algorithm and accelerated it ...
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How does a 'quasi-tenured' hire work in practice?

I'm posting to help out a friend. The operational parameters are US + research university + computer science, so I'm looking for information primarily in that context, though the question is not ...
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Are there graduate programs available specific to one programming language? [closed]

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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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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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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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? [closed]

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 ...