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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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Is there a lot of difference if I apply for Ph.D after completing M.Tech rather than doing M.S?

I am in India. Do foreign universities prefer M.S over M.tech? Will I be on a losing side if I go for Ph.D after M.Tech?
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Universities accepting non-cs background students to masters programs in cs [closed]

My greetings to all users. I am a student with my UG in Electronics and Communications, planning to enroll in a masters program in computer science (preferably with thesis, but open to coursework ...
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Applied a new technique on a facial recognition program and the new results are better than the previous one. Can I write a paper on this?

I was playing around with this source code which yielded say results X on using a specific data-set. Now, I came up with an idea to add a change in the source code (specifically, in the data-set) ...
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Do postdocs still take courses?

I just saw an ad for a new Statistics course that will be offered this fall semester and it states: For postdoctoral, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students ... I am surprised and a little ...
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Mutual exclusion [closed]

I have 2 processes and 4 fair binary semapores a,b,c,d that start to 1 P1 While(1){ Remainder code Down(a) Down (b) Down(c) //critical section Up(a) Up(b) Up(c) } P2 While(1){ Remember code Down (...
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Is getting a good grade enough to ask for a letter of recommendation for a grad school application?

I'm about to start a 5th year Master's program in CS at my university (one extra year after B.S. for a M.S.). I've also been looking at applying to grad schools for a PhD program, and the main thing ...
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How to determine effectively whether my paper is in scope

Given the title and the abstract of a yet-to-be-published paper, I asked the PC (co-)chairs of several A/A* conferences whether my paper would be in the scope of the corresponding conferences. ...
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Should I test my algorithm using a standard dataset that I believe is flawed?

I am developing an algorithm for a type of classification problem that is a small-but-growing area of AI research. Until two years ago, there was no standard benchmark for this type of problem. In ...
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Submitting theory papers to EECS conferences with hard 8/10 page limit

Paraphrasing the 'Call for Papers' for the popular networks conference INFOCOM, submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and systems research are invited. INFOCOM also ...
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Admission for MS/Phd in Computer Science after BE/BTech from India [closed]

Should I go for MS/Phd CS (Masters en route to Phd) in USA? I'm very Passionate about research in my field. But I have very little to no research experience. But have done internship in my field of ...
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Who Owns the Code I Write (Graduate Student)? [closed]

As a graduate student in a CS program, "Who Owns the (rights to the) Code I Write"? I know that the answer is different depending upon: (Case-1) I work for the University or am supported in some way ...
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Grad school and pregnancy [duplicate]

I 'm planning to apply for Masters in Computer Science (Non-thesis). I 'm wondering if both, pregnancy and school, can be managed at the same time. Or is better to wait until I get my baby and then ...
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“Computers & Security” journal latex template? [closed]

The following links explains the "Guide for Authors" for the "Computers & Security" journal: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/computers-and-security/0167-4048/guide-for-authors However, I ...
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Methods section in a computer-networks research article

From what I know the Methods section is separate from the Results section in research articles. Speaking of computer-science research articles in the field of computer networks, I found that most of ...
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Do computer scientists care about the complexity of specific games still? [closed]

One subfield of computer science that used to be quite popular is the computational complexity of playing particular games. At the end of the 1900s there was a slew of research on this, examine games ...
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Possibility of submitting a paper whose one page has been previously accepted in a poster session?

If a topic (only one page) has been accepted previously in poster session of a conference / workshop, is it possible to submit the long version of the same topic (15 pages) to another conference? (...
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Include proof in bsc thesis that I couldn't do fully myself

I'm writing my BSc thesis in computer science right now, for which I'm implementing Fast Fourier Transforms. Now a really important paper on the topic is making a proof which I think I got what they ...
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How can a paper accepted for a poster session be credible?

If a paper is accepted in poster session of a conference or workshop such that only one page of the article will be published in proceedings, how this paper can be credible? (in particular in computer ...
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Poster session includes a “poster” + “article”?

When we are accepted in a poster session, does it mean that we need to provide a "poster" (usually in A0 size) + an "article" which explains the topic in a separate file ? Or both poster and article ...
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LNCS-style for Poster session?

My paper has been accepted in poster session of a conference and in the email that I have received is mentioned that : Posters have to be formatted in LNCS-style and not exceed 1 page in length, ...
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Expected issues upon graduating with a second Masters in Electrical Engineering after first Masters in Computer Science

I obtained MS degree in Computer Science degree some 7 year ago from a decent German state university. Since then I majorly worked in system software roles and occasionally embedded software and ...
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How can I fill in the missing background I need to be a good computer scientist?

I'm doing my PhD in computer science and I'm almost finished (maybe one more year). In fact, my background was engineering, but in my MS study I got interested in CS and took courses about "pattern ...
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Should I write a paper describing my comparisons and user guides for free tools? [closed]

I have already done a project for an organization about android non-functional testing and now they've forced me to write a paper about that. I have read many scientific papers but I've not written ...
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How to search for relevant masters degrees in applied mathematics and/or computer science as an electronics engineering undergraduate?

I'm a second-year electronics engineering undergraduate student (at an Indian university) and have a growing interest in some interdisciplinary areas of mathematics and computer science like ...
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What does “engineering experience” entail [closed]

I'm a rising senior in high school and i applied for this engineering exposure program over the summer. My application didn't include any practical experience in the field, which I thought was fine ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for course notes ahead of time?

I am taking a course in Computer Science next semester (it is currently a vacation period for my university) and I would like to email my future lecturer and ask them for the set of course notes for ...
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Is it acceptable to write a scientific paper on an algorithm if better algorithms already exist?

Long story short, I designed a compression algorithm that performs well compared to some other compression algorithms. I was wondering if it's acceptable to write a scientific paper on this algorithm ...
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Literature search engine including citation count, year, and the conference presented at

When I am searching for literature on a particular topic, I'd like to see a list of results together with three main pieces of information: citation count, year, and publication venue (i.e., ...
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How can I prepare to apply for CS PhDs after getting a terminal MS?

I completed a terminal master's in computer science a few years ago and took a job as a programmer. I would like to go back to school and do research in the area of machine learning or computer vision....
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Suitable venue to gain credibility in computer science in preparation for a PhD?

This question is specific to computer science. I have an MA in three humanities subjects, but conduct computer science research in my current position in a research project (the actual topic of the ...
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Is it wise/ethical to take up a TT position with a desire to leave?

I'm currently deciding whether to take up a tenure-track faculty position. It's a good position (R1, top-50 department in USNWR ranking), but I'm not very excited about it. In particular, the location ...
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Is it appropriate/accepted for a PhD student to organize/coordinate a special session at a conference?

I have the possibility to organize a special track/session at a small computer science conference, however at the moment I'm in the last year of my PhD study. The special session includes an ...
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Getting into a cs program with a physics undergraduate degree

I'm currently a physics undergraduate student with poor grades. I started the physics program just because I liked physics but it wasn't my specially and I wasn't interested in academia. I've changed ...
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Extending work without plagiarism

I am working in a sub-field of computer science (deep learning), more specifically a particular application of LSTMs to learn simple functions. My work is building on the work of another researcher to ...
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My adviser is chairing a conference, as a PhD student how can I benefit from that

My adviser is chairing an upcoming conference and I am wondering as his PhD student how can I benefit from this opportunity? Other than attending the conference itself and benefiting from that, I am ...
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Major Revision on Experiment Conducted

Context: A paper has been conditionally accepted (subject to my major revision). Main issues that have been raised by two reviewers are: The author should compare the testing times of different ...
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Getting into grad school for one field by doing research in another?

I want to go to grad school for computer engineering. I am in a non-STEM major. My GPA could be better. However, a lot of my prior undergrad research has been in interdisciplinary work ( mixing ...
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What is the feasibility of entering a PhD program in Computer Engineering without a B.S.or M.S. in CS or Computer Engineering?

I've realized that I wouldn't have the funds to finish a master's in Computer engineering, especially considering the fact that I have a non-STEM degree so l would have to take prerequisite classes so ...
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Is it ok to publish a picture from a dataset without permission?

I am writing up some research I did using a Kaggle dataset: https://www.kaggle.com/c/dogs-vs-cats I want to include one or two images from the dataset in my paper to show the types of images I'm ...
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What do I do about an unfixable F when I am applying for a graduate program?

I studied three years as a History major, and I received many bad grades. So I transferred out to a different school in its computer science program. I have completed up to third year (and a little ...
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Subreview papers, to what extent?

I am about to defend my PhD thesis in computer science and so far I have being asked to subreview 5 or 6 papers of different conferences. At the beginning, it was exiting because it was a new ...
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How does average profile of person that got accepted into top university look like? [closed]

I define top university as Harvard, Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Caltech, Yale and similar. If relevant, I am talking about computer science field. I am interested in all levels - bachelor, ...
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Cite a book in general and then a chapter in particular

The question is in the context of a paper and a thesis in the area of computational science, computer science and chemistry. I manage my references with Mendeley, and import them into a LaTeX file ...
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Should I submit my paper to a journal that accepts papers quickly?

Should I submit my paper to a journal that accepts quickly? One of my batch-mate got accepted in a journal within 1 month. The journal was also listed on predatory journal's list. Please advise.
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Severely overtime on my PhD

I am currently a CS PhD student in an East Asian institution, in my fifth year, one year overtime over the normative period. I have passed all my qualification and thesis proposal exams and just need ...
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Capitalising terms like “machine learning” and “natural language processing”

Currently I’m proofreading my master thesis in computer science. I am not sure about terms machine learning or natural language processing. Is it common to write them capitalized?
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Duties of a shepherd in a CS conference

I reviewed a paper, which was then accepted as "presentation-only" with a possibility to submit a revised version to be re-reviewed. Upon acceptance, I was asked to be a shepherd for the paper. What ...
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Is it possible to do a PhD in ML or AI while in industry, sponsored by a company, or for a company?

I'm due to finish my MSc in CS within a few months and have a key focus on ML and AI research. The problem I'm currently facing is I have no idea where to go from here. I've seen that the vast ...
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How to transition from theoretical mathematics to theoretical computer science

Background: I started my undergraduate career in computer science and transitioned to mathematics leaving computer science as a minor. I have just recently completed my Bachelors in Mathematics with a ...
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I have a paper in review. Can I send to to NIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) conference as well?

Question is in the title. I'm not in computer science but I have a paper that I think is a novel application of machine learning. It's now in review. I'm not sure how competitive I'll be, but I ...