Hi I am curious to know whether my background will be at all competitive for a Phd in computer science.
My research interests currently mainly lie in Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback, both off and online versions and in relation to large language models. This is also what I will be writing my Masters Thesis on.
Most of my CS knowledge is acquired though my masters where I've taken some computer programming classes. I have also focued on Reinforcement Learning and Deep learning and have completed coursework on multi-agent reinforcement learning in Auctions where I leveraged my Econ knowledge of game theory. And have coursework of building simple decoder only transformers for recipe generation. I do however not have any publications as of now (although am keen to try an publish my masters thesis somehow).
I'm really passionate about these topics but have thus far felt that my econ/social science background put me at a major disadvantage. When looking at supervisors in various CS departments most of their previous students have come from CS/Physics or maths undergrad degrees. Is there anything I can do to show that I am capable of successfully completing a Phd in CS? And is there anyway I can turn my Econ background into more of a strength.