Questions tagged [computer-science]

On standards or conventions specific to computer science as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field.

0
votes
0answers
31 views

Are 1-year MSc programmes in the UK recognised the same as typical European 2-year programmes [on hold]

I come from a BSc in Computer Science background, and am looking into enrolling into a Masters programme. I am considering some programmes in the UK (e.g. University of Edinburgh) and comparing them ...
-1
votes
0answers
37 views

Is BEng software engineering top up degree from Cardiff Metropoliton University UK good choice? [on hold]

I have physical sciences degree(Mathamatics, Physics and Chemistry as subjests) and looking for change my career to software engineering and acquire higher studies. I am 30 years old.
1
vote
4answers
97 views

Should I compare my proposed work with my implementation of the previous related papers or the reported result?

In computer science, I need to compare the accuracy of my proposed method to the previous ones. There are two possible options: Implement the methods described in related papers on my own machine Use ...
-1
votes
1answer
61 views

MS in Computer Science for non-CS undergraduates [closed]

I am a 2nd year BTech. student from Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering branch from a decent college in India.I am proficient in C++,Java ,Python programming and Web development.I really ...
5
votes
4answers
454 views

Data analysis internship not going well because of lack of programming background

I started my internship with a biological data analysis institute yesterday (i.e. have spent two full working days there), and I am very concerned that I am expected to have programming skills that I ...
1
vote
3answers
203 views

Using open source code in solving course exercises

Is it normal in computer science courses that one can't use open source code to solve exercises on courses even if the licenses of the code allows to use the code? I was confused as I used some code, ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

How to change career as a software engineer in UK at 30 s' age? I am BSc graduate(Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) [closed]

I have no any software developing experience. But I love to enter the field. Currently working as production planner in manufacturing and going to migrate UK.
-1
votes
0answers
148 views

What are some common errors to look out for when proofreading a math paper? [duplicate]

I am wondering what the most common errors are that one needs to particularly look out for during the proofreading stage of your own math/computer science (conference or journal) paper. By errors, I ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

How to proofread your own papers in computer science?​ [duplicate]

I find it extremely hard to spot my own little typos in papers—especially math typos. Though minor, I think these type of typos can be dangerous since they can confuse reviewers, and sometimes leave ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

Pay academic computing centers for prioritized access [closed]

For some research projects we need computing resources (High Performance Computing, HPC). Usually we apply in Europe to grants such as DEISA (https://www.bsc.es/research-and-development/projects/deisa-...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

The fine line between academic research and applied industry research?

I am working with a university on a research project. This project is a collaboration between industry and academia with the industry being the leaders. It is a computer science project working on an ...
1
vote
3answers
137 views

Buy a server or cloud computing for a new lab? [closed]

We are starting a new computer lab and expect to have data that is 50-100 TB of text, images, and maybe videos to process. We will need to run tasks occasionally (10-30% utilization per month), so ...
3
votes
1answer
102 views

Can industry experience make up for undergrad courses? [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate applied math and statistics major and plan on applying to PhD programs after graduation. My research interests are in machine learning, cv, etc.. And do research in the stats and ...
0
votes
2answers
168 views

Phd in AI with an undergraduate degree completely unrelated

I am not sure if it is the right place to ask such a question, but I don't know any other place that would provide a serious answer or advice for me. I am an undergraduate student (and a Sophomore ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

Choosing computer science/engineering graduate thesis topic according to technology trends [closed]

Hype cycle gives an estimation of where a technology stands when you are done with your Masters and PhD degrees in 5 to 7 years. When you exit academia, it is desired your focus technology (your ...
1
vote
2answers
104 views

Is it necessary to get a masters degree for industry jobs in Machine Learning or AI?

I’m about to enter my ultimate year of a physics BSc at a top university in the UK, and have done a computational physics internship with a research group at the university and am currently doing an ...
-1
votes
1answer
134 views

How to recognize a “Journal” paper and a “Conference ” paper, easily by superficial reading? (EE, CS) [closed]

I can read the semantic meaning of conference and journal papers, even the details regarding their general structures: Journal are longer than conference, conferences are easier to get accepted but ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

PhD in CS after 4 year bachelors in ECE + 1 year CS masters [closed]

I hold a 4 year Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering and will be enrolling in a 1 year Msc in Computer Science. Will I be eligible for PhD in CS anywhere?
1
vote
2answers
211 views

Should such CS coursework be subject to plagiarism?

I just joined a new CS course and have some trouble understanding whether I should be worried that my coursework is to be considered plagiarized or not. The following is the situation. I am doing a ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Submitting a trivial correction to a CS assignment/coursework (i.e. source code)

I am a University student. I had some course work which I had to submit. This work is a computer program, a very large codebase. Due to technical reasons, which are entirely my fault, I submitted the ...
1
vote
1answer
122 views

Should I explain a solution to a problem that only existed due to a mistake in the fundamentals in a bachelors thesis?

The title is pretty broad, so let me narrow it down a bit: As part of my bachelors thesis I had a practical part that was about developing a software. Due to a mistake in planning of my architecture, ...
1
vote
2answers
189 views

Am I supposed to understand my training dataset for a machine learning project?

TL;DR: I am expected to work on a dataset with missing/wrong information about measurement units. Is this a common practice? Longer version: I am studying a Masters's program composed mostly of ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Difference in CS application between MS and PhD

I am an undergrad student in CS and I am planning to go to grad school after graduation. My ultimate goal is to pursue PhD since I have done research and I am interested in. However, my research ...
0
votes
0answers
146 views

How to deal with over-ambitious Master's thesis and little time left?

Chapter 1 I am in hot water. I'm currently working on my Master's thesis in machine learning and things are not going well. The professor that is advising me is a very senior professor at my ...
64
votes
10answers
19k views

I recently started my machine learning PhD and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing

I started my PhD a few months ago. Seriously, I don't know how I got accepted, but here I am. I am not a computer scientist, but come from a different STEM background. My knowledge in machine ...
-1
votes
1answer
80 views

How much does the reputation of the institute you did your masters from matter for PhD admissions (Computer Science)?

I am planning to do a thesis based MS in CS from Arizona State University. I want to know what impact (positive or negative) ASU's tag would have for PhD admissions into top universities such as ...
-1
votes
1answer
55 views

Discontinuing Masters Program in Coursework after census date [closed]

I am planning to discontinue my studies due to health and financial reasons.Will I be able to get a job after this? I have good programming skills though.
4
votes
2answers
231 views

Is it tough to apply for a CS PHD degree after several years in industry?

Advantage: Family support. My parents believed I should and are willing to offer some financial support. Actually they urged me. I am currently in a big company doing relevant work and I did great. ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

Is there any unwritten rule in the academia regarding the rate of paper publication during the PhD? [duplicate]

Is there any unwritten rule in the academia regarding the rate of paper publication by a PhD student? I.e. how many paper publication per year is considered as a good performance for a PhD student? ...
25
votes
4answers
4k views

I want to write a blog post building upon someone else's paper, how can I properly cite/credit them?

I want to write a blog post which builds upon an author's paper. He uses a formal notation and academic language for describing his findings, I want to rewrite the author's examples in simple and ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

Fear that my thesis topic is too broad and perhaps belongs to another discipline altogether [closed]

It is that time-dreaded for some, eagerly anticipated by others-where I have to start writing my MSc thesis and I face a serious dilemma. The Msc program I attend is in Computer Science and my Bsc was ...
1
vote
0answers
68 views

Is a degree in computer science necessary to be successful as a programmer? [closed]

All of the text below is just background information, the bolded text at the bottom summarizes my question in a single sentence. I have been programming for 7 years currently, and have dealt with ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Getting a W on your transcript for grad school applications

I am a Computer Engineering major at a top 15 engineering school. My goal is to get into grad school for Machine Learning. I have set very lofty goals and am aiming for places like MIT, Berkeley, ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

Should I do exercises given in online course and accompanying textbook if I want to do research in machine learning ahead?

I'm a junior year computer science undergrad just began to study machine learning a month ago. My aim is to start reading papers in my area of interest under Machine Learning and begin to do research ...
8
votes
2answers
353 views

Is it okay to work in a very old research area (in TCS)?

I am a Ph.D. student works in theoretical computer science, I work on the area which is related to rings and my work is to design algorithms for problems related to rings. I did my bachelor in ...
-3
votes
1answer
87 views

How to prepare for a master's in CS while studying bachelor's of business administration? [closed]

I'm currently pursuing a bachelor's of business administration degree. However, I am more interested in Computer Science and like to get a formal and rigorous education in it. So, how can I prepare ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

How to find original conference of the paper on arXiv?

I found some paper on arXiv that I cannot find the conference. Google show arXiv version first. The paper can't even find on Google Scholar. For the specific case, this paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/...
1
vote
2answers
100 views

Ask for a recommendation letter from a teacher in the university I'm applying to

My situation is a bit unusual: I plan to apply for a second Master's degree in a foreign university I did an exchange semester in. It is pretty well-ranked compared to my current one. The Master's is ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

Poor Grade in First Real Analysis Course

I'm currently a sophomore majoring in pure math with the hopes of going to graduate school to study applied math, specifically numerical analysis, machine learning, statistics. I have A's in my ...
4
votes
2answers
304 views

Is doing a Habilitation a financially viable decision?

I know that a PhD is necessary to enter academia which means you can find a better job and get salary. But, how about doing a Habilitation in Germany? Does it have any positive impact on the career ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Can I do my graduate studies in Computer Science with computational physcis bachelor degree? [closed]

I have graduated in computational physics with gpa 3.1. I need to do my graduate studies in computer science in USA or Europe.
1
vote
1answer
81 views

How closely is Electronics and communication engineering related to computer science?

I'm applying for my masters in the field of computer science. I observed that most universities in Europe ask for a degree in computer science or a related course. I want to change my field from ...
1
vote
2answers
48 views

SoP for applying CS PhD program with research experience that is not my interest

I am applying for a CS PhD program in the US, next year, as an international student. I will complete my CS undergrad in a few months. I already have research experience with my project advisor. Also,...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

International Student applying for a PhD in a university in Taiwan

I am a student doing my Masters in India, and was considering doing a PhD (in computer science, specifically ML) in a university in Taipei, Taiwan. I went to their website, but couldn't find some of ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

Getting a funding position as a foreign MSc student in Finland [closed]

I got an admission for a master’s programme in data science at the University of Helsinki, Finland. However, because I am from Asia, I don’t get a tuition-fee remission. Is it possible for an ...
2
votes
3answers
207 views

Need suggestions on doing PhD or not [closed]

I am having a hard time deciding if I should go on for a PhD program after my current Master's program. I'm struggling with this a lot and hope to get some suggestions here. So my situation: I'm ...
3
votes
1answer
133 views

Should I choose someone as one of my references while I also have applied to his group?

I just faced a funny, yet complicated situation! I want to apply for postdoc positions, and one of my references would be a professor that I had a good collaboration with his group during my PhD. ...
5
votes
2answers
397 views

Post-doc vs. Assistant Professor choice, but neither ideal [closed]

I'll keep this question short to make it easy to read, but happy to supply details later if relevant. I recently finished my Ph.D. - computer science, in the US. I have a choice between accepting a ...
3
votes
1answer
112 views

Should I prepare a research statement or cover letter for postdoc ads. with general descriptions?

I noticed 1-2 advertisements for postdoc positions in which they provided the general description of what they want as publishing and improving the state-of-the-art in a more or less big subfield of Y....
1
vote
2answers
256 views

What should I do if I don't have a published research paper in during my education?

I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Iran. During my masters, I worked on a paper. My adviser made me submit it only to Q1 journals, and it got rejected 3 or 4 times. After starting my Ph.D. I discarded ...