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Do you need to provide a definition of accuracy and loss for a machine learning model in a paper? [closed]

When presenting the results of a machine learning model, is it sufficient to chart the model accuracy and loss? Further, do you really have to mathematically define what is meant by accuracy and loss ...
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What other academic pre-PhD positions can I apply for in the UK?

In my home country, it is common for people to work at a research lab/group with titles such as "Research Assistant" after their Masters before their PhD. Do such positions exist in the UK, ...
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State and explain four Computer design goals [closed]

THE PURPOSE OF COMPUTER DESIGN I need four points concerning computer design and an explanation each.
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Is it helpful for graduate school admissions to publish in undergraduate research journals?

I’m a fourth year undergrad majoring in math at a university in the US. I’ve been working independently on an elementary graph theory problem for a while and I’ve found some nice results. It’s not ...
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m.tech degree and it's syllabus which lost its edge 15 years back [closed]

I was mostly eligible even without an m.tech for a Ph.D. as it was not a necessary degree for an MCA candidate. now currently I am doing m.tech so that I can pursue a Ph.D. degree. Now after the first ...
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What are the computer science skills used (if any) in HEP experimental or observational cosmology programmes?

I am currently an undergrad junior majoring in physics and mathematics and will likely apply for a high energy experiment or observational cosmology PhD programme after graduation. I have heard quite ...
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Adding papers under review on the CV when applying to CS PhD programs in the US

Background: CS undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs in Fall 2022 in the US. The question "Should papers under review be listed in CV?" talks about multiple "under review" papers ...
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Misleading Results of Cited Paper

We have developed a novel algorithm, published a paper about it, then after a few months, we "copied" our implementation to a very popular opensource library. A few months after, a paper was ...
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Worried about bad undergrad grades for phd admissions [duplicate]

I have a very bad undergraduate percentage (BSc maths, 58.3%) and from a no-name university. Mostly because I was not interested in pure mathematics and gave all my time to CS components of the course....
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GRE reqs for this year and next year CS PhD [closed]

I am looking for some advice. I have not yet taken the GRE and was looking to take advantage of this application cycle in CS PhD programs, since the GRE requirement is waived for many programs due to ...
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Is DeepAI.org a preprint server?

I've noticed lots of new papers at deepai.org. I don't see very clear info. It seems you can submit a paper there, but it's not clear what this means in terms of copyright, etc...is it a preprint ...
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Is there difference in the target audience addressed via a conference paper and via a journal paper in field of Computer Science?

As per my understanding in both scenarios we write our research addressing the research community. Yet at what point we decide to write a conference paper or a journal paper? Is it via looking at the ...
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Is it true that a conference paper is considered more valueable than a journal paper in the field of Computer Science? If so why is it so? [duplicate]

I have heard that journal papers are more valuable than conference papers generally in other fields. Yet I read that in Computer Science field that conference papers are more valuable. Hence I want ...
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And the improvements shown in the results section could be result of random initialization. There should be multiple runs with means and standard [closed]

I got this feedback for my thesis paper. Can anyone explain this feedback with details?
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Would it be necessary to justify in my SOP, a course which I had withdrawn?

Our university has the option where a student can withdraw from a course within the first month from the commencement of the course. This would lead to 'W' grade and is generally not equated with a '...
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Advantages of the conference publication system of CS/Eng

Computer Science and Engineering have a publication system that is quite different from that of other disciplines, in that conference proceedings have great importance and partially take the role of ...
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Is it possible to follow notations/terminologies from a previously published article in a new paper without re-explaining them (in Computer Science)?

As I understood correctly, in the field of computer science, there is no "standard notation" in scientific publications for explaining various aspects of a computer system. Even though in ...
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Can MOOCs help me improve my profile for an MS in Computer Science? [duplicate]

I wish to apply for an MS in CS in the United States or Canada for Fall 2022. I am from non-CS background (engineering physics) and currently work as a software developer. I had programming experience ...
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What are the citation styles used in these articles? [closed]

I am a CS student, and journals I think of submitting my article to recommend to use IEEE, ACM or APA on their websites. However, I read some of their articles and in their references, the do not use ...
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Working at two labs vs having two advisors in grad school? [closed]

There are two labs that I really want to work as a masters student research assistant but I know that grad school isn't like undergrad and working for two will probably drive me crazy. One is in the ...
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How much weight do workshop papers hold for PhD Admissions (Fall 2022 CS USA)

Background: CS undergrad applying to CS PhD programs. I recently got a workshop (poster paper) accepted at the best conference in my domain as a third author (first three authors equal contribution, 7 ...
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Should I mention about Mentoring students during my undergrad in my CV

Background: CS Undergrad applying to Fall 2022 PhD CS Programs USA. I am mentoring 3 students personally. We have short sessions biweekly. This has helped them become better coders and secure ...
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UK - Help me understand the instructions for a teaching position interview (lecture/presentation) (Computer Science)

I applied for a teaching position with a special focus on data science and artificial intelligence, these are the instructions for a presentation I will make: Assume that the audience is a class of ...
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Should I put a paper I'm not proud of on Arxiv?

I recently wrote a paper that was accepted as a workshop paper in a conference. The truth is, I was pretty surprised it was accepted - I wrote it in a matter of weeks and there isn't a lot of novelty ...
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How do I find CS research positions after graduating?

I am in computer science (CS). Is it possible to volunteer to do research in a CS group at a university during summers or part-time after I have already completed my bachelor's degree in CS? I want to ...
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How to identify potential advisors for a masters program in the US

My apologies if this question is asked elsewhere or is extremely trivial, but I couldn't find a satisfactory answer anywhere... I am currently a math major (US university) in my junior-year, looking ...
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Rejected short paper accepted as poster [closed]

I am a 1st year computer science PhD student. I recently submitted a paper to a large conference LBW that was rejected (with fair comments), I re submitted with changes to a smaller conference short ...
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No Systems Course CS Master's

I majored in math and minored in CS. My grades are excellent and I have coursework in all the core areas of CS except for Computer Systems/Computer Organization/Computer Architecture. Is this going to ...
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Does it make sense to pursue two master's degrees?

Quick background: I am currently pursuing two master's degrees, "Data Engineering and Analytics" from TU Munich and "Computer Linguistics" from LMU Munich. I am in my second ...
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Should I change a graduate class grade to pass/fail? Will it harm my PHD applications?

I am an MS student in machine learning just finished my first semester at a U.S. university, and I plan to apply to PhD programs in computer science in electrical engineering or operations research ...
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How usual/feasible is it for European universities to accept PhD candidates right after their bachelor's degree? (computer science field)

I am nearing the end of my bachelor's degree and wish to know what my options are for continuing. Optimally, I would be able to immediately pursue a PhD, but I get conflicting information on the ...
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How to draft a SOP when one wants to work on a sub-domain they have never worked on before? (CS PhD USA)

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs (USA) I have experience in a certain domain X. Within X, there are multiple application based sub-domains. Example Domain: Deep Learning Example ...
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How to mention a paper as a citation which is to be published and not present as a preprint? [duplicate]

Background: I have written a paper X. In X, I mention 3 future works which I had thought to take a lot of time to solve. But somehow I managed to finish those early. Now I want to write a Paper Y on ...
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Is it a good idea to join SIGGRAPH without a degree?

I needed to cancel my studies in the last semester due to finances. I mod computer games, love 3D-modelling, did a little bit in graphics-programming. I absolutely love the field. I am currently in a ...
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Should one add the 4th LOR for the admit panel (PhD CS USA Fall 2022)

Background: CS undergrad I have 3 Letter Writers whom I have done in-depth research with (published, to-be published work). But I have not performed any coursework with any of them because 2 of them ...
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Does a low score in mathematics on transcripts affect graduate admissions? (CS PhD USA) [duplicate]

Background: CS Undergrad Applying to CS PhD Programs in the USA. I have a GPA of 8.9 ~ (after converting) 3.5? (Not too sure, I am in a Tier-II College in India). According to me, I feel a GPA of 8.9 ...
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Academia vs. Industry for Machine Learning [closed]

For PhD students in machine learning, academia vs. industry is an increasingly strange choice. Getting a faculty job at a good university is still quite hard, but the pay is hugely lower than in ...
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Where Should I Publish My Artificial Intelligence Paper? [closed]

I've been working on an AI project in the past two years. And I found some interesting things that I think might be useful for humanity and can enrich the current status of AI. So, I wrote a paper, ...
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How to publish a corrected proof for a claimed mathematical result?

I work in the field of theoretical computer science, and I have published a paper with several results. A few years later, a reader reported to us an error in the paper. The paper claims a theorem X, ...
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How can a person switch from Arts to STEM?

A person (30-35 y/o) has an M.A. in History and drives Uber. Now, he wants to study M.Sc. in CS/CSE in Canada for better employment. What/how would be the pathway to accomplish that in the shortest ...
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Is a PhD in a small university in a small country restrictive for an academic career abroad?

I am located in a small European country and studying computer science in one of its Universities, admittedly not the most prestigious one. I am set to finish my undergraduate degree at most a year ...
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Advice on choosing a CS undergraduate thesis advisor (picking between 2 profs)?

I'm currently a college junior and looking to apply to grad school for CS in the fall. I'm currently choosing a thesis advisor for next year but would love some advice. One of my options is a HCI ...
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In academic papers, is it always necessary to show the full mathematical description of well-accepted norms?

For example, let's say you use a well-excepted data normalization method like z-normalization. To avoid clutter and help the flow of the paper, can you simply cite a source for z-normalization and ...
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Internship research is too complex for me to understand [closed]

I'm studying CS and this year I should obtain my bachelor's degree. I'm required to do a mandatory internship, and I'm doing it with a professor that asked me if I would join his research project. ...
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Should I inform about an updated CV post deadline? (CS PhD USA)

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs, USA. (Assuming) I have a paper A in review at a Journal B, and I get the acceptance for the same 2 months post the deadline of applying. Question: ...
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Should I do another Master's in CS to take courses covering recent developments in my field relevant to my work? [closed]

I already have a C.S. Master's degree with computer vision experience, but this was before deep learning. It's been 4 years since I've been out of school and most companies want engineers with deep ...
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Is it conventional to provide a list of GUI element descriptions in a thesis?

I'm currently writing my dissertation/thesis regarding my Rubik's Cube Solver program (sounds more exciting than it actually is haha). Anyway, I have created a GUI to visualize and animate the cube ...
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Accused of copying code for autograded assignment [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate studying computer science at a local community college. Currently, I'm enrolled in an intro computer programming class that I unfortunately am unable to test out of (I asked my ...
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How are suitable epigraphs in books found? [closed]

Sometimes we see some scientific books (for example in the fields of computer science, game theory, ...) start their chapters (mostly the first chapter) with epigraphs from famous people, movies, an ...
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Taking an applied internship postponing the end of the PhD

I'm a PhD student in Europe, currently in my 3rd year of pure mathematics. It was supposed to be the final year of my studies before finding a position either in industry or in academy. However, the ...

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