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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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Approaching unresponsive high level research professor as an undergraduate without any program

I am currently a freshman at an American university double majoring in CS and Econ. There is one professor in my university that I am looking to work with, as his main research focus is algorithmic ...
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Will an MEng in CS degree be a problem for getting admitted to a PhD in CS program?

I'm planning to attend an institute for an MEng in CS. In that institute, the only difference between an MEng and MS degree is that the MEng degree consists of a capstone project, whereas MS degree ...
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A client of mine is not necessarily PCI compliant, and not saying they want to be PCI compliant as part of software rebuild. How do I best help them? [closed]

I'm concerned about my client being PCI compliant. Recently, I was tasked with rebuilding a payment processing component. As part of my analysis, I asked the project stakeholder if they wanted to be ...
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Bode Plots and Transfer functions [closed]

I am wondering how to arrive at the transfer function of a bode plot. My professor has no material on getting the transfer function from the bode plot using the following method. Use straight-line ...
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How to start for Masters thesis? [closed]

I am a first year Masters student in Computer Science from India. I am due to begin work on my Masters thesis after 2-3 months. Currently, I am in a big dilemma in choosing the area of my interest. ...
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What is theoretical complexity of a scheme? [closed]

A reviewer asked me to calculate theoretical complexity of my scheme. I know about computational complexity, time and space complexity, but not about theoretical complexity. I Googled it but in vain. ...
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I'm in my third year, but I'm still not clear with my I'm doing

I'm a PhD student in computer science. A few days before I started my PhD, my supervisor sent me a new proposal which was a different topic from the one that I proposed in the application. I had no ...
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Trimester percentage 22% due to an accident. How to explain it to employers? How will it affect internship and job opportunities?

I am an international student currently pursuing my Master's program in Computer Science that follows the trimester system. Before the beginning of the trimester, I had an accident but I decided to ...
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How do I choose the right papers to write a review paper? [closed]

I'm writing a review paper. I'm in the field of computer science. There are many related papers in my research area. Some are good, some are not. I'm planning to include only Q1-papers based on ...
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I'm very frustrated about what “research collaboration” is [closed]

I cannot blame anyone but myself for this because i created an illusion of what "research" would be. In my case, i am a Computer Science Masters' student of a quite large university. I have met some ...
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PhD after a Co-op Masters program

I just did my bachelors in CS and am looking forward to studying further (I want to pursue a PhD because I love studying). I graduated with a good CGPA and a good overall profile so I think I can get ...
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does pursuing a research career in artificial intelligence requires deep understanding of higher mathematics?

I'm currently enrolled in an undergrad computer science program. so far a Ph.D. in computer science is what I'm interested in doing in the future. my question is. since there is applied math that ...
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Do I have a chance at an MSc in Machine Learning/AI with low grades?

I am currently applying to a Master's programme at a strong university in the UK and began doubting my chances of getting in. I completed my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at a large research ...
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Is paying someone to fix LaTeX issues in one's thesis ethical?

For my bachelor thesis in theoretical CS I paid someone to fix some weird LaTeX issues I had make some figures in LaTeX for which I provided exact (!) hand-drawn pictures adjust the document class/...
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Master's institution forcing me to deposit $5000 immediately — what can I do if I accept?

I applied to CS masters programs in the US, and I have recently received an offer from a top-15 institution. The program is unfunded, and I want to wait for decisions from other programs I applied to,...
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Finding a self-funded research internship for summer (international student) - any strategies?

I have read several questions for this topic, and haven't found one which is comprehensive enough for me and has all this factors that are unique to my case. I have won a special grant from an ...
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How to spend the last months of a CS postdoc usefully before leaving academia?

My current computer science postdoc ends in the summer. I'm planning to leave academia after that. For the purpose of this question, because reasons I won't go into, we may assume I will never return ...
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What is a novelty in a computer science PhD'

I'm now on my final year of my PhD in Computer Science (CS). Unfortunately, I'm still confused with what is considered as a novelty in CS. Some people say I have to develop a new algorithm and not ...
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Can a managing editor replace the editor on a paper or remove them from the editorial board? [duplicate]

Let's assume that a journal editor has been allocated a submission, started reviewing it himself, but stopped responding to the managing editor (= you) despite a long time since the authors had sent ...
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When does an editor fail?

Let's assume that a journal editor has been allocated a submission, started reviewing it himself, but stopped responding to the managing editor (= you) despite a long time since the authors had sent ...
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How to address bad research experience

I want to apply to CS PhD programs this year. Just a litte background: I did my BS and (non thesis) MS in EE/ECE at the same school. During my BS I did two semesters of undergrad research that went ...
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Evaluating potential supervisors on the basis of past graduate student results

I am lucky CS senior undergrad who has received offers from a number of good departments in the USA. I am currently going through the usual factors for evaluating departments and supervisors. In the ...
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Academia or industry: which is easier to begin a CS research career without a bachelors degree?

I'm an engineer from the US at a large tech company who had to cease their undergraduate studies due to family complications. Previously, I was an assistant in a CS research lab during college, and in ...
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Careers in computer science without maths [closed]

I am currently studying in BTech CSE 2nd year. My maths is very weak and I have to choose the specialization, but I want to choose a career in computer science which does not require maths. If there ...
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How competitive is it to get Google Cloud Platform credits for research?

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers cloud credits for PhD students who submit a research proposal through their website: https://edu.google.com/programs/credits Does anybody know how competitive ...
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I have an issue with one of my teachers and a chance to address it, but they're writing me a letter of rec. Should I address it?

I'm trying to transfer, I'm a good student and one of my teachers is writing me what I assume will be a fantastic letter. I am in an upper undergrad level (200+) CS course with this teacher. We had a ...
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Should I cite a paper when a sentence is not a findings of a research work but mentioned in the paper?

Problem In the methodology section of this paper, authors mentioned that Compared to other social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has been less studied and ...
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Who cares about your PhD thesis?

I'm pursuing a Ph.D. in a computer science-related field (more particularly, in Artificial Intelligence). During my studies, I was involved in several projects, some of them got published in top-tier ...
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update a paper after the deadline

I have finished my paper for a computer science conference, and I submitted it, but after the deadline a discover the missing of a figure, what if I updated my paper on the Easychair conference ...
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Cutoff in rankings for funding in CS PhD programs

I want to do a PhD in theoretical computer science, though I'm still an undergrad. I know I won't be able to pay for a PhD myself--I need full funding if I'm going to do it. I've heard that the ...
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How should I write my computer science master thesis? [closed]

I have a few questions about writing my master thesis on computer science. The topic is "Automated generation of planar geometry olympiad problems". In short, it's about a piece of software that can ...
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How can I publish my computer algorithm where it will get recognition?

I did not attend university, I left school 4 years ago and and I am not affiliated with any but I have an extremely useful compression program which I've created and I want to publish it but have ...
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Change of author sequence after accept with shepherding

Is it ethical to change the author sequence in paper that has been accepted with shepherding at an ACM conference? How likely is it that the shepherds will raise questions on such a change?
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What is an EngD degree?

What is the purpose of an EngD degree (for example of Data Engineering) and what are its advantages over a PhD?
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F in a P/F class hurt my chances for grad school?

I'm an undergraduate studying computer science at a top-10 US university and have a decent GPA of around 3.7. A few semesters ago, I took a one hour/credit programming class just for the sake of ...
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Am I too late to get research experience before applying for a master program (Canada)

I mistakenly waited too long before I really looked into general expectations before graduate school applications. Research experience was something I always saw only as a bonus to applications if you ...
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What is the proper response when a professor teaches a side topic related to the course but the information is wrong?

I've been a software developer for about 10 years or so and am familiar with various security related concepts (SQL injection, server-client validations, man-in-the-middle attacks, etc.) I'm ...
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Do supervisors take a person as PhD students who abandoned his graduate program?

As a professor, would you take a person as your Ph.D. student who abandoned his graduate CS program 3 years ago (hence incomplete), but has published 2 research papers per year (total 6) in a peer-...
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Recommended Level of Japanese for PhD in internet privacy and computer science in Japan

I am in a process of preparation for applying for a MEXT scholarship in order to continue my Master Thesis in end-to-end encryption over chat-rooms. Also in order to be able to communicate I am also ...
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If I take a PhD from a not so well standing university, will I be less respected in science?

Let me give you additional context on the question. I am a master student in Computer Science (hopefully graduating this year). I want to do a PhD later on (after working in the industry for a bit). ...
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Doing a PhD in sociology as a computer scientist – is it possible?

I am a PhD student in CS. I am also interested in the humanities and I would like to pursue a PhD in sociology. I know the traditional way is to repeat the cycle starting from undergrad studies but ...
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If I get a bachelors degree without a high school diploma, will I be able to study masters or PHD?

I dropped out when I finished grade 11, and started my career as a software developer. I've had a very good experience and working now as a senior software developer. So, I saw a program in one of the ...
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Want to get MS in Computer Science but in a predicament due to low GPA and lack of references

I have a BS in computer engineering from a state school with a GPA of 2.56 (out of 4.0). I had a pretty serious and unmanaged illness from the second half of freshman year of undergrad to one year ...
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Possible that one dissertation in Computational Archaeology could earn two degrees?

I'm planning on my PhD to be in CS, but it occurs to me that my research as it applies to archaeology/anthropology will be just as unique and valuable (hopefully) to that field in and of itself. I ...
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I filled the crucial gap; co-authors did the rest–who should be first author?

A fellow researcher shared with me his notes where he attempts to solve an open problem in maths/computer science. Both he and his student have been trying to solve it for over a year, and by now they ...
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Research supervisor gives me no freedom— controls all aspects of my research. Feel like a research secretary. Is this normal in academia?

I'm currently working in a computational research lab where my supervisor just hands tasks to me to do that will help him with his papers but I don't get any input in the creative process whatsoever. ...
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Should I change my major to something more useful yet less interesting to me l if I already secured an internship in that field?

I'm currently majoring in Political Science with a computer science minor. I managed to secure an internship with a large, multinational software company for the summer of 2020 as a data analyst (more ...
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In computer science, which place should corresponding author be listed?

My supervisor, a master student and I just drafted and submitted a paper. My supervisor is the corresponding author and I want to put him as the last author. But he wants second place and the master ...
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Going for a PhD after being unhappy in industry

After finishing my studies in Electrical and Computer engineering, I worked as a researcher for a few months in the field of my master thesis (developing scientific software for applied physics). I ...
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How important is it for all recommendation letters to arrive on time?

I am applying for faculty positions this year and have asked four senior academics to write me reference letters. Most of the applications had a deadline around December 1st, which I assume should be ...

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