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Degrees path for AI and ML Research (eventually) – Math vs. Computer Science? [closed]

I hope this is the right place for my question; I've been searching online and hit a bit of a roadblock, so I thought I'd seek some help. I'm in my late 20s, and I've got a chance to start fresh from ...
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Is it relatively easy (or soon-to-become easy) to find academic jobs in computer science (2024)? [closed]

Inspired by David White's answer here. The problem right now in computer science (in the US at least) is that there are just way too many students compared to the number of professors. In my ...
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Writing a six-year individual (group leader) research proposal (in machine learning)

I am planning to apply for a young research group leader grant. (Specifically: the DFG Emmy Noether program.) This is for a six-year funding period, including funding for myself as a group leader and ...
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Coauthors rewrote and published "abandoned" project without my knowledge

I worked on some results jointly with other coauthors. We jointly wrote a first draft of the article, and we started discussing where to submit. Time passed, and there was not much impulse to finish ...
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Masters in Germany [duplicate]

Currently I'm doing my bachelor in science in nuclear engineering.But I want to do masters in computer science or related field in Germany .Is it possible?How to prepare for it?
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Computer Science Phd with BSc Econ and MSc Social Data Science

Hi I am curious to know whether my background will be at all competitive for a Phd in computer science. My research interests currently mainly lie in Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback, both ...
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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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Advice in Navigating Concerns in Pursuing an Interdisciplinary PhD in Computer Science and Neuroscience

I graduated both my undergraduate and master's degree in Computer Science and currently working in academia. I am applying for a PhD call (Finland) focusing on AI and data science. I didn't realize ...
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Co-authors don't answer anymore and we still want them to be authors, what affiliations and emails should I use?

We are 4 co-authors for a paper. The four of us contributed significantly to the article, though, since approximately 6 months, two of them do not reply to the emails. Thus, we are two remaining ...
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In my Statement of Purpose (SOP), is it best to write about my specific area of interest, or to broaden my options?

I am currently a 4th year CS undergrad student. If I tailor my Statement of Purpose (SOP) around my research interests (which are related to the research project I am working on with my professor), I ...
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How to select problems to solve while self-studying university computer science textbooks?

How to read textbooks like you listen a lecture? Best way to read academic/scientific books What are some good techniques for reading a textbook? How do I improve my ability to learn? I read all these ...
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Work publishable at conference

In the course of writing my master's thesis, I developed a new algorithm that outperforms several state-of-the-art algorithms. However, I have encountered a study that uses a similar idea but ...
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Are there any statistics as to the percentage of European students getting a PhD from the USA and then getting employed?

I have a feeling that US PhD degrees (or, at least, a US PostDoc after a PhD from the EU) are valued more in the EU than EU PhD degrees. However, I cannot prove that. Are there any statistics as to ...
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When teaching Computer Architecture, why are universities using obscure or even made-up CPUs? Why not x86, ARM or RISC-V?

On the FERIT University, we are using the PicoBlaze CPU to study Computer Architecture. And the same is true for a university in Argentina that the GitHub user agustiza is from. And we ran into a ...
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Is there a way to continue on research when there is no hope?

I am a PhD student in the final year of my studies, I am positive that I will get my degree. However, I have published only two papers, one in an A conference and one in a B conference. I have three ...
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How to go about publishing a paper solving a new problem [closed]

I am a computer science student in university, at work I stumbled across what I believe is a NP-Hard problem that I have an active interest to solve in it's complete form. I have no experience in ...
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Preparing CS Grad Application As An Interdisciplinary Studies Major

I started my Bachelor's as an international student in Electrical Engineering. Later, I switched my major to Computer Information Science (because I loved working with C and Assembly language ...
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Second Master in Finance Engineering (US)

I hold a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from a top university (in Europe). I will finish soon a Master degree in Computer Science in another top university, but with a very strong focus on ...
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Are R1s preferred over R2s in funding applications?

I have two tenure track assistant professor offers from two US schools, close in university ranking to each other (US news) but one is R1 and the other is R2. I’m more inclined to the R2 offer. I am ...
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What next step would be best with my preferred math PhDs in mind? [closed]

I applied for PhDs this December. My undergrad is in computer science and my master’s which I have just finished is in theoretical computer science, both in Greece. I was mostly aiming for a math PhD ...
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"The tenure-track professor plans to carry out X publications." So, what could X be here? [closed]

I signed a contract for a 6-year tenure-track professorship in a European University a few weeks ago. Recently, I received an Agreement document between me and the University, whose main objective is ...
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What are the fees when submitting to a paper to a conference as an independent researcher?

I am very inexperienced in this process and could only find generic information. I would like to submit a paper to a particular conference, and I am not sure if there are fees tied to the submission. ...
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MSc Thesis supervisor wants to push paper to conferences, yet is super obscure on the topic, he just wants to rush

My supervisor pitched this idea of working on this "sms abuse" paper, he claims it will be a "breakthrough" and no one has publish something like this before. He wants me to ...
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How many hours spending learning a day [closed]

I am studying cs and biology in my first year, 7 courses in total. From the start of the semester I pretty much learned every day from the moment I finished my day in the university until I went tto ...
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What do I do about a professor that demands I publish a nonsense proof?

tl;dr: Skip the first two paragraphs. I'm a student working in theoretical computer science. I recently did some research where I came up with most of the ideas, but would regularly receive feedback ...
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Will it be a risk for my future research career in machine learning if I avoid learning and using Python?

I started my programming language journey with the C/C++ family of languages (i.e., D, Java, C#, etc.). In the machine learning field, the most popular tools are written in the Python programming ...
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Are there any funding issues going on in the US universities which are affecting PhD admissions this year?

Location: USA Department: Computer Science I’ve applied to 8 schools for PhD admissions this year and have only received a rejection from one so far (a private university). Rest of my applications ...
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How to deal with failing ideas?

I graduated from my PhD last November and as I get along super well with my PhD supervisors, I decided to pursue research with them on my free time alongside my postdoctoral position. We all have ...
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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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Should I reach out to PI regarding my application after having submitted it?

I reached out to a potential PI because we had good research fit back in November. The PI also replied to my mail and told I have good research fit with his lab and told me to apply to the program. I ...
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Most important things I should do during my CS undergrad if I want to get into a PhD program in the US

I recently switched my major to Computer Science at a top university in Costa Rica. I'm seeking advice on things I should do during my undergrad to improve my chances of gaining admission to a ...
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Should I discuss my research idea with my supervisor?

I am a 2nd-year interdisciplinary PhD student, and I am pursuing a publication-based PhD. I have been thinking about a new research idea that was never done before. For example, say applying a ...
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Does TAing the same course repeatedly help your academic career path?

I'm a PhD student specializing in computer vision, with a previous Master's degree. Until now, I have TAed the 5xx course "Introduction to Computer Vision" twice, and 4 other courses (...
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Nominating a graduate student for a mentorship award

I'm an undergraduate student in CS and I want to nominate my graduate student mentor for a mentorship award at my university. He has been my mentor for a year and a half and over that time he has ...
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Semiconductor industry specific journals for applied data science - Low to Med impact factor [closed]

Am working in a semiconductor industry as a emerging data scientist. As part of my task, I work on simple problems and solve them using simple algorithms such as traditional machine algos - SVM, ...
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Summer internship with no experience in sub-field

I am graduating in a few months with a BSc in Computer Science. I am applying to summer research internships for Data Science. I have done 2 research internships in the past, both related to NLP. The ...
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From Math to AI with Few Formal Accomplishments

Short version: How to manage a transition from a math PhD to academic AI research with few formal accomplishments in either field? Details Background I finished a pure math PhD at a prestigious ...
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Differences in Contributions Between Case Study Papers and Full Papers in Human-computer Interaction

I am currently trying to understand the nuances of different types of publications within the Human-computer Interaction (HCI) field. Specifically, I am interested in the differences between case ...
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Somewhat bad grades and repeated courses in first few semesters, will it affect my chance to write a bachelors thesis? [closed]

I'm currently studying Computer Science in my 4th year and due to some personal reasons during my first few semesters, I wasn't really performing too well and had to retake a few classes. Although my ...
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Emphasis on explaining background knowledge in PL; not much so in physics?

As a CS-Physics double major undergrad entering my senior year, I have begun reading a handful of articles from both fields. Specifically, I have read some articles from programming language-related ...
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To apply for a CS PhD, is it a good idea to first get into a master’s program but a less competitive track to enter a top school?

I am applying for CS graduate school in the US this fall. I have a moderate 3.6 GPA in a public ivy university that is about top 60 nationwide. I do not have much research experience (I regretted ...
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Professor wants to expropriate submitted code for commercial use

I'm a Computer Science graduate student enrolled in a US University. In a class I'm currently taking, the professor has just given us a strange assignment. The professor works full-time in industry ...
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Addressing Errors in Master's Thesis Results and Potential Impact on Degree

I recently completed a Master's course in the UK, during which I submitted a dissertation in June 2023 on machine learning. Unfortunately, I was dealing with some personal issues at the time, which ...
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Are computer science courses supposed to be basically math, or not? [closed]

I have heard in many places, from highly qualified people, whom I can't remember the name to cite at the moment, that computer science is mostly related to math. However, looking at the actual ...
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When does a research project become qualified to be published as a full-fledged scientific journal paper, and when doesn't it?

I am working on an AI project related to protein structure detection, etc. My supervisor told me that this project cannot be published in a journal but has to be published as a chapter in a book (a ...
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Is it better to do a bachelors in general Computer Science or in a subfield focused degree? [closed]

I'm in a dilemma between whether to do bachelors in general Computer Science or a specialization in it. These specializations include Artificial intelligence, Cyber security, Data Science, and ...
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Careers in Academia in Belgium and Salary (Intend to move from Canada as a PR)

I am currently working as an Assistant Professor since more than a year in Canada after my PhD (graduated last year). In near future, I intend to move to Belgium, I am looking for some insights what ...
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Getting a post-doc after 5 years in industry -- recommendation letters

I finished my PhD five years ago in computer science, and left academia for industry. I had a decent but not spectacular publication record when I defended, but my research subfield has basically died ...
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Google scholar not updating PDF link to published conference version from older arXiv link

One of our paper was arXiv'd before getting accepted at a conference. The conference has its own publishing site where all the accepted papers are publicly available. For our paper, Google Scholar has ...
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What should I do if I cannot understand a peer reviewer's comment?

I have submitted a paper to a journal in the field of computer science. My paper was accepted with major revisions. However, a reviewer asked : " Give more mathematical treatment of the proposed ...

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