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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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how much emphasis to put on the GitHub reputation in the CS MS application?

My undergraduate major was not CS but Civil Engineering, and I took 5 CS courses in college. I worked as a software engineer for 5 years after I graduated, but I didn't work for famous companies. I ...
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Should programming assignments be graded based on results from unit tests or based on the similarity to the correct implementation? [migrated]

Imagine students in a course on algorithms & data structures, which are given homework assignments to implement things like trees, hash sets, sorting algorithms, etc. Due to the high number of ...
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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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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 ...
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What is a good enough putnam score to include in an application to PhD programs?

Many people have said that having a good putnam score could improve one's application for PhD programs in Math / Theoretical CS. I have certain putnam score, and I am wondering whether to include it ...
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Vocational vs. Academic Emphasis in CS Curriculum

I have been recently thinking about the role of a university curriculum in CS. Computer science degrees immediately offer their graduates a lucrative position in industry; this is obviously making ...
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Usage of Videos or Images from Youtube/ Google-images as data source

I'm working on a deep neural network research application Does usage of youtube videos or google images as data source cause a sharing-data, ethical, copyright or commercial problem? The aim of the ...
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Scientific character in tech related bachelor thesis [closed]

So I am currently on the task to find a question or specific topic for my bachelor thesis. The field I am looking in is the micro service approach. There are few topics I consider writing about, e.g. ...
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Is it worth to do PhD in machine learning/statistics for work in industry? [closed]

I am 30 years old, have Master's degree in Machine Learning from a CS department. I also have a job, which I have had for like 4 years, first as a software developer, now as a data scientist at the ...
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Contribution vs. novelty in the papers, especially in computer science?

I'm a little confused about the two concepts of contributions and novelty especially when I want to clarify them in my papers (CS scope). For example, as a common practice, people talk about their ...
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How to order and divide up “Invited journal articles”, “Journal articles”, and “Conference articles” on a CV?

I recently presented a paper at a conference, and it appeared in the proceedings of the conference. I have now been invited to submit an extended version of the paper to a special issue of a journal. ...
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How to react to a student proselytising during office hours?

A few weeks ago, a student asked me during my office hours whether I was religious or not. More specifically, he asked whether I believed in his religion, and was visibly disappointed when I replied ...
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Likelihood of being admitted to a top 10 CS PhD program? [closed]

Summary I'm currently an undergraduate student at a university in the UK that's ranked in the top 10 universities worldwide by both Times Higher Education and QS. I'm in my final year of a 4-year ...
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Academic code copied by library author

The papers I write contain all the source code required to reproduce results. I have written a series of papers that build on each other over the years. My intention has been to release an open-source ...
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Can I get into a top school C.S. Ph.D. program with a Master's from a lower ranking university?

Is it possible, and what are the chances of doing so, to get into a Computer Science Ph.D. program at a top school like e.g. the U of Toronto with a Master's degree (say, with excellent academic ...
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Do I have a better chance for a PhD in a field I have research experience in or one I have had better courses on?

I'm applying for PhD programs in Computer Science, which allow a year of rotation and courses, before the student officially joins a lab for their thesis. I've had research experience in Computational ...
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Tokyo University's admission test for prospective graduate students [closed]

I have two questions: Why does Tokyo University take admission tests of prospective graduate students? Why not GRE? Do students need to go to Japan to take those tests?
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How can I finish my algorithms research project in 3 weeks? [closed]

So I'm doing a research project on a problem in graph theory and my conference deadline is just 3 weeks away. I need to develop a novel approximation algorithm for this problem and test it on ...
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Research plan for a first-time faculty application

I'm in my 3rd year of postdocs and started to apply for Lecturer positions in Computer Science the UK (the entry level permanent faculty positions). As part of my interview process, I am required to ...
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Looking for conferences / journals with non blind peer review in computer science

I was wondering if there are any computer science related conferences or journals that review their submissions publicly. So everyone can see what the authors submitted and what the reviewers ...
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Obtaining academic positions after doing research in logic

Suppose one is starting their math PhD in the US and is considering doing research in logic. Let's roughly split "logic" into "pure logic" and "applied logic". How hard will it be for them to get ...
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How to deal with lots of information as a Computer Science student?

As a Computer Science student, I have to deal with a lot of new information every day. While learning new concepts, we also have to learn multiple programming languages at the same time, learning ...
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How do some institutions attract so many female computer scientists?

It's no secret that computer science is a heavily male-dominated discipline. It's so male-dominated that some people have given up trying to attract more women. Yet Carnegie Mellon not only has close ...
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How to still get something out of my masters degree - overwhelmed in lab, coursework not helpful

I am halfway through my 2 years masters now. I am doing my masters abroad in Asia and slipped into a bit of an unfortunate situation. I originally studied general science as an undergrad and during ...
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what to do in 2 year gap before CS PhD [closed]

I am currently an undergraduate student in computer science, rising senior. I have had extensive research experiences throughout college at competitive universities and research companies (but no ...
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Computer Science - final year project of undergraduate degree (individual vs teamwork)

I'm in the final year of my undergraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. Thus, I have to choose between individual project or teamwork. In both cases, I believe that I can do well. However, I'm ...
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Citing supplementary material as a reference?

I am about to submit a paper to https://www.siam.org/Conferences/CM/Main/sdm19 (deadline is today) and I have supplementary material contains further evidence, proofs, examples and the like. I want ...
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Applying to MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Cambridge

Is participating in the international competitive programming contests and achieving an excellence degree graduation compensation for the low rank of your university when you apply to MPhil in ...
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Can you publish a paper Simply Implementing another Paper's Algorithm?

There was a highly cited paper published earlier this year in my field which introduced a highly theoretical, non trivial, algorithm that relied on extremely heavy theory. The algorithm was exact (...
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Is it okay if research problem is vague in the initial phase of research?

In short, I am a Ph.D. student computer science ( theory ) currently in the mid-stage. I have one serious doubt about the research process. I have worked on just two problems in the past and from that ...
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interdisciplinary Phd programs in philosophy and computer science (AI, ML)? [closed]

I have a BA in philosophy and I'm working on an MS in computer science specializing in "Interactive Intelligence" (a blend of HCI, AI, ML). My end goal is a PhD in philosophy but specializing in AI. ...
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Publishing an almost trivial paper to arxiv

My question is simple: Should I publish a paper on arxiv if the result is almost trivial or just an analysis of the known results with a new question in mind? Other than the main question I am ...
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How to write/represent the state-of-the-art analysis in a research paper?

I have found that one of the most common remarks from the reviewers is regarding the "state-of-the-art". Especially in terms of applied research. Something like: The authors have not discussed the ...
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Why do so many researchers in CS fail to clarify their symbols and notations in research papers?

I am exploring some new research fields in CS from my unrelated field in math. Many papers I have stumped upon during research seem to completely ignore the fact that notation and symbols have ...
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Applying for MS in CS - what are the programming languages I must know before starting graduate school?

I am an electrical engineer with basic programming skills in C, C++, Python and Java. I wish to pursue my masters in computer science to pursue research (PhD) after working for a couple of years in ...
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Recommendations for maths courses choice to study AI [closed]

I study computer science at the Charles University. The undergraduate study (baccalaureate) in "general computer science" programme provides several focus areas, which are followed by corresponding ...
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Does bachelor's degree have to be related to a PhD subject?

I did a bachelor's degree in a creative industries subject (Audio Technology) because at the time, I didn't know what to do with my future so I decided to do a "hobby" (regretful, to an extent but ...
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Taking an extra semester to raise GPA [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask about graduate admission, so please let me know if the question is off-topic. I'm currently in my senior year doing my undergraduate degree. I recently made ...
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Should I use the recommended environment in a programming course, if it's not mandatory?

I'm a first year Physics MSc student. This semester I'll attend to a practical course where we learn to use Python for scientific computing. The course is beginner-level. We will work on our own ...
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Should I use double quotes throughout the paper even after defining the terms in the introductory section?

Say I have introduced/defined some not-so-common terms like "clock register", "ancilla", etc. in the first section of a research paper, and while doing so I kept them within double quotes. However, I ...
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How to minimize cheating with open source assignments?

For my computer science programming-based course, I'd like to: 1) host my course and assignments (without solutions) open and free to all (e.g., as public GitHub repos) but this seems at odds with ...
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Is Hindawi journal credible and valuable publication? [duplicate]

I have received several times an email from the Hindawi journal to invite me for submitting my article to this journal. However, I do not know this journal and I afraid if this journal a credible, ...
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How to cite stackoverflow survey?

So, the title is pretty much straightforward. I'd like to cite this survey: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018/ Now, what I don't know is, should I cite this as a report? or a web page? ...