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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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CS graduate admissions in the UK - International students [on hold]

In addition to language and academic requirements, what are the most valuable pieces of advice you can give to a Syrian student who wants to apply, a year from now, for MPhil in Advanced Computer ...
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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 [on hold]

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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how to get into ms programme without a bachelor degree? [duplicate]

I don't have a bachelor degree but I am good at studies. I was wondering if I could get into MS by publishing research papers. I am interested in Math and Computer Science.
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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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effort to write a paper in relation to experimental phase

How much effort does it typically take write a paper for a conference (Computer Science) in relation to the actual research. For instance, I've spent 80 hours in experimentation and nearly 400h ...
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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? ...
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How can I convert my MSc thesis into a publishable research article?

Suppose (only suppose) I have implemented the following 3rd-party research article for my MSc thesis: Deep learning and image processing for automated crack detection and defect measurement in ...
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Transferring PhD departments [closed]

I was wondering, I'm interested in both some aspects of pure math and some aspects of theoretical computer science. I'm currently in a PhD program in computer science at a pretty decent institution (...
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Inadmissible theorems in research

One of my engineering friends told me how he once had to take a make-up calculus I exam due to being hospitalised and so self-studied a lot of the missed topics. For the make-up exam, he used L'...
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How do disabled computer scientists publish?

Given that computer scientists publish in conferences, which typically require that presenters be present, how do computer scientists who are disabled, have broken legs due to a car accident, or have ...
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Is there a convention on how to write pseudocode in scientific papers?

I've found questions answering where or when to write pseudocode in scientific papers, but I haven't found any addressing any sort of convention for pseudocode, such as syntax, what type of symbols or ...
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Do the authors have to cite or make comparisons against works on domains such as arXiv?

I'm reviewing a conference manuscript (computer science) and i found 2 other recent methods related to the same problem which were published on arXiv. So, i think it is highly recommended to compare ...
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Releasing crawled data: Potential legal challenge? [closed]

In many occasions in computer science I saw papers that analyze social network data also released these data, such as http://socialnetworks.mpi-sws.org/data-imc2007.html http://socialcomputing.asu....
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Can I publish an algorithm without time complexity? [closed]

There's a problem 'A' and there are already algorithms to solve it but I came up with a totally new algorithm. My doubts are: Should I find time complexity? Where can I publish my algorithm without ...
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Human-Computer Interaction PhD in Computer Science vs Information Systems: Does the department title matter?

I've been offered a PhD position in Human-Computer Interaction, but it bothers me that it's within the Business/Economics department, so it would yield me an Information Systems degree instead of a ...
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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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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 ...