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Is it normal for a first-year CS PhD student to learn/relearn so many computer skills?

I am a first year CS PhD student, I find myself spend 80% of my independent study time learning many computer skills rather than the contents of my research. Does it mean I am less capable than other ...
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What does it mean for a professor to take on someone as their PhD student?

To give more context, I am in the US. I am a first-year PhD student in CS, and I was admitted without an advisor. Over the first semester, I have talked to many professors to see if our research ...
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Is it going to hurt me that my undergraduate research was conducted in a group, but not one-on-one with a professor?

I conducted summer research with my Computer Science(CS) professor last summer. However, we were a group of three students. The end result was three papers written and all three of them contain our ...
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I found an error in software implementation in the paper currently under peer review [duplicate]

I found an error in software implementation in the paper currently under peer review. Modifying the software does not change the idea of the paper and does not change the major conclusion and ...
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My undergraduate research is in a different area from what I want to study in graduate school (PhD). Is this bad?

I am looking for CS PhD programs in the US. I am currently an undergraduate and have conducted summer research in Theoretical Computer Science/Coding Theory. However, this is not something I wanna ...
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Computer Science PhD Application Process Confusion

I am looking for PhD programs in CS in the US. I am currently a junior at a liberal arts college in the US. I have started looking at programs that I am interested in by reading some of the research ...
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What exactly constitutes as Novelty in academia? [closed]

In the world of academia what exactly counts as a novelty, when we talk about a novel idea or more specifically when we say Academic Novelty ? I am trying to start writing on a particular topic (...
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Research Experience in PhD Proposal

I am applying to a (UK) PhD programme in theoretical computer science/maths and I am currently writing a rather technical research proposal. I have experience working on (very) closely related ...
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Phd in Computer Science Enrollment after M.tech in Electronics and Communications

I'm looking for some experience who completed or pursuing PhD Computer Science Enrollment and experience after M.tech in Electronics and Communications. Myself: I completed M.Tech in ECE (digital ...
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How should I approach writing my statement of purpose if I intend to apply for PhD in CS without a master's degree or any relevant research?

I have an undergraduate degree in CS from UK. I have a good GPA and a decent GRE score (164 Quantitative, 159 Verbal). I hope to apply to some PhD programs, most in the US, but am afraid that my lack ...
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What is the accepted percentage of overlap in the expanded conference version of a journal? [duplicate]

I submitted a journal paper to a Springer journal (Computer Science), and it is still under review for a year. I submitted the fourth revision recently. As it is taking more time than expected and I ...
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What does "research design" refer to in a peer review form?

One of the questions posed to me as a peer reviewer is: Is the research design appropriate? In my understanding, that would be an applicable question if the manuscript I am reviewing was presenting ...
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Can a peer review be too positive?

I have recently been invited to peer review an article for the first time. I must admit I went into the process expecting to find at least a number of faults with the manuscript and the idea that I ...
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Asking a potential PI to visit his lab after succesful skype interview

I couldn't find any threads here related to my particular situation, so I decided to ask here. Please guide me to a thread if you think it's already been answered! So, last month I emailed a potential ...
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Academic Papers - Language Translation and Writing Standards

I'm an undergraduate student, and I've been reading various academic papers for a Computer Security module I'm currently taking. Occasionally I run into papers with very strange/difficult to read ...
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Having conflict with certified translator about my transcript of records translation [closed]

I am a graduate in Computer Hardware Engineering who is trying to apply to a German university (for MSc). I think that the translator had some mistakes in translating my ToR, but he says that "I'...
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How broad/narrow can research interests be on statement of purpose?

I cannot understand how broad is too broad of a research interest. Honestly, I have a lot to learn and it is difficult for me to narrow it down on my statement of purpose. I know that I want to ...
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How do I make up for a mediocre undergraduate career in 2-3 gap years before a CS PhD?

Note on applicability of this question to others I’m aware of this post, which was closed for being too individual-specific. I’ve included information specific to me, but I wrote my questions to be ...
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Amount of Grading Done By Professors at Teaching-Focused Universities [closed]

In the future, I'm thinking about applying for tenure-track positions in Computer Science at teaching/undergraduate focused institutions. The kinds of places that usually have 3-3 teaching loads and ...
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How can I get my idea published as an undergrad student with no professors at my University whose research areas line up with my idea

I am an undergraduate computer science student. I have come up with a new machine learning algorithm which I would like to get published and I have no idea where to start. The research areas of the ...
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Is reusing the description of an example use case shared between two papers self-plagiarism?

I am currently working on two papers A and B to be submitted to different conferences. Paper A is already submitted and under review and I am currently writing paper B. They address different methods ...
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Are people with mental disabilities given preferences in graduate admissions?

Say if someone had a mild mental disability like ADHD, would they be given preference within graduate school admissions, due to the diversity initiatives that exist? I have such a mild "...
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Authorship ordering ambiguity in math and CS

There's something I've never really understood about authorship order for papers. If the contributions of the authors are more or less equal, they are often listed alphabetically, as is standard ...
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How to find a full scholarship with accomodation?

I'm trying to immigrate outside my country and found that all employers require degree certificates before work permit sponsorship. I've dropped out of college and have been studying at home online. I ...
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Exactly how does a MS in CS program in US work?

I am new here. I completed my bachelors in CS from India and have a 1.5 year work experience. I am planning to do a MS in CS from US with a specialization in Data Science/AI/ML (any of the three). My ...
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Can I get a PhD if I'm more interested in practical implementation aspects? [closed]

Let's say, as an example, that I started a PhD in a lab which works with artificial intelligence, and I'm in a position to work with neural networks. If I'm more interested on implementing neural ...
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Company name in SoP

I am applying for an MS in CS in USA. Is it fine to mention the name of a company in the SOP? Eg. I want to work on exciting problems like the xxx Project in xxx company or yyy Project in yyy company.
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acceptance of precision in research papers [closed]

I am implementing a few numerical examples in MATLAB, and I am getting some solutions in which instead of getting exact value 0, I am getting a very small number, such as $10^{-6}$. This seems to be a ...
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I made a major (criminal) mistake in college and the whole faculty knows about it, but I graduated. Might they admit me for grad school?

I’m looking to apply for my MCS at a well-known North-American university – the same university where I completed my BCS with honors. My grades are good, more than sufficient to get into an MCS ...
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If I quit my PhD due to mental health concerns, what are the chances I can do a grad program (later) at a different university?

TW: Depression/suicide TL;DR Thinking of quitting my PhD; Don't want to because of the perception that I'd be closing some doors on my future, but in my heart of hearts I know it's probably in my best ...
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What's the best way to handle massively over-promising on a research project?

I am complete a CS research project as part of my program requirements. From the summary description of the project it seemed to tick all the areas I have expertise in such as database, storage, and ...
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Opportunities for Computer Science Graduates in the Field of Economics

I am a cs graduate as the title suggests. I have been working as a data engineering/ science consultant for the past couple of months. And I will hopefully get a public administrative job (civil ...
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References from econometrics and marketing journals in computer science proposals

I am researching machine learning models for predictability, and I am doing a literature survey/review right now. Can I use research papers from non computer-science journals in my proposals? For ...
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How to do research without being a star researcher?

After my PhD and postdoc in computer science I got a permanent position in a company's research lab. This is my first time to work without a supervisor nor colleagues (other members have there own, ...
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I found two duplicate publications published in different conferences, so frustrated

While surveying a certain research area, I found 2 papers already published in 2 different conferences in 2019. Both have the same authors, same techniques, same figures (partially), but different ...
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Surviving the contribution requirements

How can one write a thesis in Computer Science, without actually providing the solution, but researching it and explaining how it's being solved right now but not for the specific problem (research ...
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Is it mandatory to get professional recommendation letters from my current employer?

I wish to apply for a masters in computer science in the United States as an international student. I have around 3 years of work experience in 2 companies. It is difficult for me to get any ...
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Effects of having a few publications in predatory journals in the beginning of my research journey?

The question might feel a little common out here, but allow me to explain more. I am a Junior Year CS Student and in my early days of getting involved in publishing conference papers, research ...
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How good is an 18 month Masters in Computer Science?

I have plans to apply for a Masters in computer science in the United States as an international student. I see that some universities (Stony Brook etc.) have masters program which can be completed ...
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Can i get letters of recommendation from a senior software engineer?

I plan to apply for an MS in computer science in the United States. I am unable to get the recommendation letter from my manager and thus would it be fine if i take the professional letter of ...
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How hard is the comprehensive examination based masters in Computer Science? [closed]

I wish to apply for an MS in computer science in the United States as an international student. I see that some universities (UC San Diego) provide either a thesis track or a comprehensive exam track ...
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What should I do if I find a mistake after I submitted the camera-ready paper?

I recently got one paper accepted. Then I added one paragraph given the reviewers' comments and run more experiments for this section. The problem is that I don't have much time to run the experiments ...
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Will studying abroad for a year during my undergraduate hurt my PhD admissions chance?

I go to a top 30 liberal arts college in the US, and I'm planning to go on a study-abroad for one year. I want to go for a Computer Science PhD after I graduate. I will be a Math major with a ...
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Is it unfair to quit PhD and leave with a masters? [duplicate]

I am a college junior looking for CS PhD programs. I actually want to go for a masters degree but it is super hard to get funding. I have had research experience, but I did not enjoy it too much. I ...
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Subscribing to arxiv subsection cs

I want to subscribe to a subsection of arxiv in computer science. I sent a mail like: Subject: subscribe Name Surname From: name.surname@university.country To: cs.lo@arxiv.org Content: add LO So ...
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How to ask professor to work on domain we decided on

I am doing a undergrad thesis under a professor. We decided to work on some domain say "X" however now he is giving me work related to some other domain say "Y". Both "X" ...
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Should I contact potential PhD advisors as an undergraduate applicant?

I've heard that people interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the US contact potential Ph.D. advisors to ask if they have space available in their labs. Does this apply to undergraduates (students with ...
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For PhD admissions, do you mention who you want to work with in your application?

I was wondering how PhD admissions actually work. Do we have to mention the professor we want to work with in our application? Do we reach out to them before we actually apply? And what if my research ...
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Applying to CS PHD with an undergrad degree in math

Would getting an undergrad degree in mathematics hurt my chances of of getting into a CS PHD program? Are there statistics on admissions rate by major online? Edit: in the us
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How can I best prepare my application for a switch in Major for Master's programs?

I am currently a software developer in India and have been working for 3 years. I also have a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. I have been shortlisting universities for ...

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