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How do I mention low grades on the transcript due to genuine incompetence? (PhD Application)

"I failed an important course due to some justified reasons or terrible excuses, can I get into a decent PhD program?" is probably one of the most asked questions on the academic stack ...
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What should I do if I cannot understand a peer reviewer's comment?

I have submitted a paper to a journal in the field of computer science. My paper was accepted with major revisions. However, a reviewer asked : " Give more mathematical treatment of the proposed ...
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Does case of the first letter in disciplines such as Mathematics, Physics, etc. need to be capitalized?

Does the first letter of disciplines such as Mathematics, Physics, etc. need to be capitalized in research papers of computer science?
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In my Statement of Purpose (SOP), is it best to write about my specific area of interest, or to broaden my options?

I am currently a 4th year CS undergrad student. If I tailor my Statement of Purpose (SOP) around my research interests (which are related to the research project I am working on with my professor), I ...
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What to do when a senior co-author is very disrespectful?

I am a researcher and professional in the social science field, writing a paper in the field of Computer Science together with CS colleagues to be submitted to an interdisciplinary journal, which is ...
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Is it possible to publish the exploratory data analysis of datasets in journals

I will like to know if its possible for me to publish exploratory data analysis(EDAs) that I have done on some datasets to journals.
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Google scholar not updating PDF link to published conference version from older arXiv link

One of our paper was arXiv'd before getting accepted at a conference. The conference has its own publishing site where all the accepted papers are publicly available. For our paper, Google Scholar has ...
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Preparing CS Grad Application As An Interdisciplinary Studies Major

I started my Bachelor's as an international student in Electrical Engineering. Later, I switched my major to Computer Information Science (because I loved working with C and Assembly language ...
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How to Get More Tutoring Clients & Grow? [closed]

I'm a student, and I've been tutoring in Computer Science for roughly a year. I've been studying computer science and doing projects for fun for about 3 years. For most of my time tutoring, I've made ...
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Applying for a PhD in CS with a 3.7 undegrad GPA, with a D in one course [duplicate]

I’m applying for a PhD program in CS. My undergrad gpa is 3.7 but I got a D in my algorithm course because I had Covid in my final. I did have a 3.9 gpa in my master’s degree with all As except one A-....
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Is a course in numerical analysis useful for computer science? [closed]

As a mathematics undergraduate interested in pursuing graduate studies in computer science, do I need to take a course in numerical analysis? For more context, in the first semester of my second-year, ...
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Mathematics courses in computer science [closed]

What are some typical mathematics courses in an undergraduate mathematics (pure and applied) curriculum that are highly translational to computer science?
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How to know whom I should trust to discuss my research as a bachelor's student and how to protect my findings if I'm concerned about "plagiarism"?

I made a post in this forum a few days ago because I may have developed a new math formula. I was asking about what I should do (I'm pursuing a bachelor's in CS, so I was somewhat lost), and I ...
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How to go about an unclear academic misconduct

In a lab I supposedly conducted academic misconduct by sharing my paper after the time was up. However, in the lab we are allowed to coordinate with our peers and ask questions about the processes of ...
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Do you any have access to Computer Science Review Elsevier Journal MS word Template?

I'm in the process of submitting a paper to the Computer Science Review Elsevier Journal. I've gone through their "Guide for Authors," but I'm finding it a bit challenging to discern the ...
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How to find a research supervisors and a research team?

I am finishing my master’s degree in computer science this year. After my first year I understood that I have a big passion for research in the field of AI and cognition. However, the research ...
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Is it possible to do a masters in CS and a PhD in physics at the same time?

I’m a freshman in college and I’m a non-traditional student. I’m 45 years old with no previous degree other than high school here in the US. After college, I want to pursue a Ph.D. in physics, however,...
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How would it be possible to do a master's in astrophysics with a bachelor in software engineering?

Introduction To orient you, it would be better If I gave some extra information here. imagine someone in their studies of software engineering has found out about the applications of ML in the field ...
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Degrees path for AI and ML Research (eventually) – Math vs. Computer Science?

I hope this is the right place for my question; I've been searching online and hit a bit of a roadblock, so I thought I'd seek some help. I'm in my late 20s, and I've got a chance to start fresh from ...
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How to come up with ideas that will actually be worthy of a paper?

I'm a researcher (completed PhD) in CS. I have a very clear pattern: I can certainly come up with "punchy" sounding ideas, but they are suitable to write up a small workshop paper about but ...
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How to find venues for publishing short meta-analysis papers

How to find venues for publishing short meta-analysis papers (e.g., keywords, co-authorship networks, etc.) in Human Computer Interaction?
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I am in search of a tool to check documents and generate a plagiarism report [duplicate]

I'm wrapping up a survey paper. During the writing process, I was in a rush and used Quillbot for rephrasing without noting down the specific sections. I initially just wanted to complete it and send ...
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How can I spot fake/scam international conferences? [duplicate]

One technique my professor said is that fake/scam conferences are 1-3 days of programs, while the real ones are at least 4 days and more. Another technique is to check if they advertise accommodation ...
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Phd Position follow up [duplicate]

After been unsuccessful in my previous endeavour to secure a PhD position I wrote to another professor at a different institute in Germany. She wrote back to me after a couple of days saying she was ...
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Is there a magic number for the number of references in computer science topic survey paper

Is there a recommendation or an acceptable number for computer science topic that is going to be published in journal? Is more than 300 references considered too much? What is the recommended number ...
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How to research in deep learning without having access to GPU?

I am a faculty member in India (Computer Science and Engineering). I am trying to work on deep learning. I have some good ideas to improve existing algorithms. I try these on small datasets which is ...
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How is a student’s research experience evaluated for a PhD application?

I’m an incoming master's degree student at a top 10 computer science (CS) program. I’m applying for PhD programs. I think that people doing ML/AI have an unfair advantage when it comes to the number ...
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Applying to a PhD program during a one year Master’s

I’m an incoming student at a top 10 CS graduate program and I’m currently planning my PhD applications. I’m worried about the fact that when I submit my PhD applications (December) I will have spent ...
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Does a second degree disvalue the first one?

What are your thoughts on someone with a math major (or physics or CS) who has a second degree in quantitative finance or financial engineering? Could you ever take someone like this seriously as a ...
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How can I maximize my chances on PhD programs at the intersection of AI and neuroscience?

I am currently applying to graduate school and am looking for some advice. I am 10 years out of undergrad and was an entrepreneur in industry before deciding to pursue graduate school Unfortunately, I ...
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Is it ethical to present the performance of an implementation that uses undisclosed optimizations?

Our research group sometimes does the following: There is some problem P, and we are writing a paper about a novel technique T. In one of the sections of the paper, we try to empirically show that T ...
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Will a C+ on one major core class greatly affect CS masters admission? [closed]

I am interested in applying to some MS Computer Science programs in the US and my official GPA is 3.95. I went to a T20 private university in the US for undergrad, but in my freshman year I had a ...
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What sets two PhDs apart in the academia? [closed]

I see that hundreds of students are doing PhDs at my PhD school. What will ultimately set those PhDs apart in the academia? The number of papers they published as the 1st authors? The impact factor ...
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Feeling lost with my master's thesis in a new field

Two years ago I started my master's course in mechatronics engineering in Italy. After one year of classes I applied for a double degree program proposed by the university. According to this program I ...
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Software implementation / quantitative research for MSc thesis did not go well

I've been working on my MSc thesis in creative AI, and chose to research a novel form of game AI, with three seperate strands/use-cases, all of which are novel. I achieved straight A's in this course, ...
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Is it possible for a person to stay as a full-time research faculty as long as the person is physically and mentally fit? [closed]

Is it possible for a person to stay at a public research institution as a full-time research faculty member as long as the person is physically and mentally fit? If so, tertiary institutions in which ...
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Prerequisites for sfu computer science undergraduate [closed]

I graduated in 2022 and have not started post secondary yet. I wanted to apply for the computer science program at SFU but I was wondering how strict the prerequisites I need are. I have all the grade ...
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Changing fields from Computer Science to Physics or Mathematics

Recently, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science from Hong Kong. Even though I enjoy computer science, there was a field that I always loved and wanted to be a part of: astronomy (or ...
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In CS fields, are extended journal versions of conference papers considered separate contributions in academic research when taking a job?

Recently, I've noticed many top conference papers in the CS field have extended versions submitted to and published in reputable journals. (At least in mobile computing) While such extended versions ...
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From Math to AI with Few Formal Accomplishments

Short version: How to manage a transition from a math PhD to academic AI research with few formal accomplishments in either field? Details Background I finished a pure math PhD at a prestigious ...
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PhD Position in Germany

I wrote to a professor at a German research institute who was hiring PhD students. His area was a bit different from mine, but he wanted to have a chat. We met over Zoom and I told him about my ...
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Writing a six-year individual (group leader) research proposal (in machine learning)

I am planning to apply for a young research group leader grant. (Specifically: the DFG Emmy Noether program.) This is for a six-year funding period, including funding for myself as a group leader and ...
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Standards for GitHub Repo Ownership [closed]

I conducted some machine learning research and created a repo using my user account. My lab, however, does not have its own GitHub organization, and is instead registered under a user account. Hence I ...
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Is it considered plagiarism if I implement a program by closely following a book?

I am creating a software application for my bachelor thesis. I have found a book that guides me through the whole implementation process of my problem, as well as a source code and I am following the ...
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Getting a double major, with one subject's GPA being much higher than the other. How should I deal with it? [closed]

I'm double majoring in physics and computer science. Due to extremely high demand, the CS department at my university expects many unreasonable demands from the student body (not the tough but fair ...
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How to handle conflict between two papers as a referee?

I am currently reviewing Paper A for prestigious conference. Earlier this year, Paper B was published in very prestigious conference. Paper B was a breakthrough in our sub-sub-field. It proved an “...
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Post docs in online/distance learning mode [closed]

For a Mathematics scholar, who is interested in Cryptography, AI and Computer Science related fields, are there any post-doc researches available to be done by online/distance learning mode? If there'...
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How to find researches outside of your specialty as a Phd student?

I am a starting CS Phd student whose research involves high performance computing in the form of PDE simulations. My specialty is thus in numerical methods for solving PDEs and all of the regular high ...
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Context based teaching

In areas such as information and computer science, what is meant by teaching in different contexts? I have noticed some teaching positions require a document detailing contexts one has taught in. I ...
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How do I write the methods and results section of a programming-related paper?

I'm new to this. I've written research papers before, but never one about a computer-science topic. So, I was wondering how exactly I should approach the methods and results section, as it seems more ...
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