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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.

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Post PHD carrer life [on hold]

I wanted to ask what is the path of academic person that finished his Ph.D. in math or in Computer science what is the academic path that he can take? Not everyone can continue with Academia or be ...
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Falsely Accused of Cheating on a College Final

On Saturday I had a Computer Science final exam. When I finished it and turned it in my teacher told me that she saw online that I had accessed some file from our course (We have notes and our ...
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Is it possible to do a state of the art paper with less accuracy than previous paper with 100 accuracy?|

I working on a research paper in Machine Learning, the paper is regarding a classification problem of which I have achieved 98% accuracy. However some other paper working on the same dataset claims to ...
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Masters in software engineering or CS without computer undergrad [on hold]

I would like to get a masters in software engineering or CS. From what I have read I think software engineering would be a better fit. Or it could be a GIS program that is heavy on coding. History ...
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MIT courses by undergraduate year [on hold]

From MIT opencourseware, I know the list of undergraduate courses for an EECS student (Course 6) however they don't tell which is the first year course which is second and so on. Many times i pick a ...
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How do I decide between research-focused work experience and a master's degree? [closed]

I'm about to complete my undergraduate degree in computational mathematics from a good (not top-tier) university in the US. I'd like to eventually complete a PhD in machine learning at one of the top ...
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How do US Computer Science PhD programs view foreign degrees if you have a USA Bachelor's? [closed]

I remember reading here that, in general, your research ability and letters of recommendation are judged the same as pure US applicants of similar quality. I have a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics ...
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Fields of computer science with good academic outlook [closed]

I gather that the academic job market is very tough for theoretical computer science PhDs with a low chance of obtaining a professorship. Some things I have read with regards to this: https://www....
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Advisor suggests to change my research topic after unsuccessful start, unsure what to do

I am a first-year doctoral student in Computer Vision, and have some confusion about my research direction recently. I hope I can get some help and advice there. A couple of months ago, I was ...
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Can I compare my research work with another work published many years ago?

In scientific research and publishing (as I have been told ), one should compare his work with previous published works. I am intended to compare my results (working on now in 2019) to another ...
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what is the hyphotesis in computer science research(especifically AI research)?

I'm a computer science and software engineer that worked in industry for some years with deep applied knowledge in ML and AI, i commonly read research papers and this year started a graduate ...
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Distance learning options for bachelors degree in Computer Science [closed]

I would like to study for a bachelors degree in Computer Science, online and part-time, and taught in English. Want to look at all options worldwide before enrolling, but I have yet to find a ranking/...
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Is it okay to take a day off as an undergraduate? [closed]

I am an undergraduate Computer Science student. I take the bus to college everyday at 7 am and come back at 4 pm. And take 3 lectures everyday, except on one day, I take 4, which are 1:30 hours long. ...
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Can Indian citizen apply for PhD in Computers in Australia at age of 45 and expect an admit? [duplicate]

I have 15 years of work-experience in computer science and wish to pursue PhD program in Computer Science. Can I expect universities to be responsive to 45 year old candidate?
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Should I aim at publishing a single-author paper on my PhD?

This is the situation. I'm a 2nd-year PhD student in Computer Science. The research group I belong to is very large, and during my first two years I have worked with many different people from the ...
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I was given to review a journal paper that overlaps with a submitted paper of ours [duplicate]

I was recently given to review a journal paper that significantly overlaps with a work that we recently submitted to a conference (about half of the contributions are the same). Any advice on what to ...
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Preprint Best Practices in Computer Science

I truly believe in the benefits of pre-print distribution, however I'm not sure how to exactly proceed. Here are some questions I have in mind: When should I make them available? Before peer-review? ...
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How often do universities in General have admissions for graduate programs?

I am thinking to apply to a graduate program in computer science (Research Masters or PhD), but I am not sure how often universities accept applications. For example I know the University of Toronto ...
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I want to pursue studying in Social Science. What to do in summers? [closed]

I am currently a second-year computer-science student. However, I am interested in pursuing social science after I am done with my bachelor's degree. To be more specific, I am interested in the fields ...
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Should I mention NDS programs I am pursuing in my Masters application?

I am applying to the GA Tech Online Masters in Computer Science for Fall 19. My undergraduate degree is not in CS, however my minor is and I currently work as a software developer. While the program ...
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Rejected from conference on misunderstood claims

I have recently had a paper rejected with 2 Accepts and 1 Reject from a CORE A* conference. I did understand the risks of being rejected when I made the submission, the problem is that I got back some ...
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How should I present my under-review works in my CV and profile?

I'm searching for postdoc positions in CS and sending my CV to here and there trying for different opportunities. However, I do not know how to present my under-review works. For instance, should I ...
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Evidence of Reviewing Scams in Major AI/ML Conferences?

I have recently heard a few independent rumors about massive collusion amongst reviewers in major AI/ML conferences. The way this works is that a large group of program committee (PC) members start a ...
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applying after bachelor's degree which factor is the most important for top 10

I am a student willing to apply for top 10 universities(MIT, Stanford, etc). I have recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering field with GPA 4.5/5. I have read about ...
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Switching from Computer Science to Historical Linguistics for Master's degree [closed]

I am a 19 year-old student in my second semester of my junior year of a Computer Science degree. I graduate in May 2020, but I would like to make the switch in postgrad to historical linguistics (not ...
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Can I transition from 3 years out of school to a master's in computer science?

To erase any confusion, this question is geared entirely towards requirements and expectations of academicians. I am not asking for recommendations for universities or research topics, nor am I asking ...
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Google Scholar not indexing my paper - NeurIPS 2018

I have recently published a paper in the NeurIPS 2018 conference. A quick search in Google scholar shows that other papers from the same conference ARE indexed. In addition, the paper from the ...
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PhD in machine learning in my life? I'm 37; graduating with BA in math (online degree) this summer [closed]

Title is a pretty good TLDR. I would like to get a PhD sometime in my life. I have a stable job where I can work from home frequently. Unless something catastrophic happens, I should be receiving my ...
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Is it weird to contact a professor in foreign university for research internship opportunity if I am not a student?

I got a Bachelor degree few years ago and I have worked (non-research job) for few years since then. Recently, I would like to pursue a master degree in a foreign university but I cannot obtain ...
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“Dressing down” to impress in academic settings

I came across this highly-upvoted comment on reddit (15,300 karma) by /u/Semi-Hemi-Demigod The CEO of the company I work for said that it's not uncommon for programmers to be asked to dress down ...
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Should I apply for a master in the US? [closed]

I am a CS student in Italy, about to get my bachelor degree. In the past few months I've been looking for some masters in my field (Computer Science with orientation towards Data Science) and have ...
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Is it a bad idea to go from EE undergrad to CS(ML/AI) PhD?

I know questions regarding whether its possible to go from EE undergrad to CS have been answered previously, so please bear with me as I have a few distinct questions. I'm a Junior at a mid-tier state ...
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Considering dropping Computer Science Master

Background knowledge about me: I'm 26, have done a Bachelors in Mathematics and now I'm in my 3rd year in my masters in Computer Science in Germany. I have found it very difficult in general to ...
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Someone “reinvented” our algorithm, is there anything to do about that?

A couple of years ago, we have published a paper in a reputable IEEE conference in field A. Recently (two years later), a paper in field B solved the same problem with the exact same algorithm without ...
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Possibility of doing Masters in astronomy with only bachelors in CS

I have a bachelors degree in Computer Science & Engineering and currently employed in s/w industry in Pakistan, but have no degree in physics. For long, I've been interested in doing research in ...
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What are the “acceptance rate” for journals in computer science?

While conferences seem to be the norm in the field, I am interested in the fraction of papers that are accepted to CS journals. It seems (to me) that due to the fact that unlike conferences journals ...
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How can a student benefit most from an internship? [closed]

I am planning to apply for an internship in near future. My background is electrical and I did 2 classification projects based on ConvNet previously. The internship mentioned that they need a data ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a professor how my grade was calculated?

I took a graduate course (C.S) in a U.S university. We were not provided with any grading scale in the syllabus. I was assigned a letter grade but I have no idea how it was calculated. Below is an ...
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Unhappy with my PHD CS research topic. What should I do?

I've been working for about 2 1/4 years on a PhD CS research topic, which is to speed up a certain type of simulation using a certain general approach. This approach is pretty much the only research ...
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How much emphasis should be put on GitHub reputation in a computer science MSc application?

My undergraduate major was not computer science, but civil engineering, and I took five computer science courses in college. I worked as a software engineer for five years after I graduated, but not ...
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Where and how are Computer Science researchers publishing datasets?

We are publishing articles that use several different datasets acquired from user (clinicians, physicians and radiologists) analysis through interaction to our healthcare systems [1, 2, 3]. We would ...
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When is a not updated software considered deprecated in the academic world?

Currently I'm writing a thesis in Computer Science for which I need to introduce and compare several open source tools that are available for performing a certain type of testing (mutation testing) on ...
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Blockage management for projects

I am currently a Computer Science undergraduate in my final year. I think this question applies to more than just Computer Science students, so I'll make it as general as possible. Throughout my ...
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Grade conversion for PhD application: Masters in France -> Phd in the US (Math)

I am Masters student in France and I am considering pursuing PhD in the US. Grading in France seems to be less uniform then in other countries, which results (from my experience) in that getting 90% ...
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Thinking about grad school for computer science. How to talk to my old professors now?

I am considering grad school for CS now after graduating my undergrad in 2014. I have been working for the past 4 years and it has been fine, but I feel like I might need a more complete education in ...
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How can I complete the prerequisites for MS in Computer Science? 2019 application [duplicate]

I have gone through: Similar question asked 4 years ago but this person had a lot of experience. My Background: I am currently pursuing my bachelors in electrical engineering. I wish to pursue my ...
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How can I manage the time of my research project under uncertainty?

I don't know if this is the right place (or the right tags) to ask this question or not so please tell me. I am doing a research project related to computer science in my university. This is my ...
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Our paper was not published as part of the conference proceedings in IEEE Xplore, what should we do?

We had a paper accepted to a reputable IEEE conference. We have completed the copyrights form and one of the authors have registered and presented the paper at the conference. After a couple of ...
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Uni group project being used by companies for profit

Our second semester group project is to bid for, develop, and attempt to "sell" a software solution. Local companies are the customer that provide the brief, and that we attempt to "sell" to. I was ...
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Computer science classes and their strange feedback standards [closed]

I'm young undergraduate kid who just stepped into the big world of computer science. I've had experience working as a developer at a companies and really liked it, and I decided that if I wanted to ...