When do you call a researcher a computer scientist? Are Master degree holders computer scientists? Are Phd degree holders computer scientists? Is there a certain level of experience after which the researcher will be called a computer scientist?
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When do you call a researcher a computer scientist?
A runner is someone who runs; a writer is someone who writes; a researcher is someone who does research; a computer scientist is someone who does computer science. So if you're doing computer science research, I will call you a computer scientist and a researcher, even if you aren't yet published, even if you work full-time as a plumber, even if you're still in junior high school.
Is there a certain level of experience after which the researcher will be called a computer scientist?
No. There is nothing you can do to make other people call you anything.
But to call yourself a computer scientist, the only requirement is that you are doing computer science. So in that sense, yes, there is a certain required level of experience: More than zero.