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How should someone choose a PhD topic so that they don't fail?

One of my close relatives went to Australia to get a Ph.D. in computer science. PhDs in Australia are 3 years long. She couldn't complete her Ph.D. in 3 years. Then she applied for an extension and ...
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High school question about College admission [closed]

I am in an American school and I am having trouble picking between two classes. I do a lot of math olympiad stuff and am doing some cs classes. I am now taking a computer science research class at ...
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Which area has more research scope: neural networks or cryptography? [closed]

I am from Mathematics Background. I am getting an offer to a phd in cryptography but am also thinking of going in deep learning theory- which area has more scope in future in research?
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Anyone willing to read my SoP for Computer Science PhD programs? [closed]

Sorry, I do not know where the best place to request something like this would be, but any grad CS student/faculty who would be willing to read my SoP and provide some feedback? I am a rising senior, ...
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Is Intended Graduate Major places a major role in the GRE? [closed]

Recently I have attended my GRE test, and I got 318, In the Intended Graduate Major it is showing "Other Fields - Not Listed" But I want a Computer Science, Is it leads to any problems while ...
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Where should I host software for individual papers?

I'm a teen who's writing a paper on Poisson-Disc distribution over the summer for fun, and I wanted to distribute the software I used for the simulations to maintain scientific integrity. Obviously I ...
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Should a meaningless novelty be considered a novelty?

Is a useless novelty still considered a novelty? I am reviewing a paper and the method is meaningless. But the authors used somewhat creative methods (I mean it is their own method) that suggest their ...
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No Systems Course CS Master's

I majored in math and minored in CS. My grades are excellent and I have coursework in all the core areas of CS except for Computer Systems/Computer Organization/Computer Architecture. Is this going to ...
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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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My undergraduate research was published but I do not know what my authorship level is. How do I find out?

I recently published my undergrad research in Information Theory at this conference called IEEE ISIT 2022. I looked up the published paper, and my name is at the first and then the other authors' ...
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As a Computer Engineering / Computer science major, i am quite anxious and embarrassed of my mathematical aptitude

Respected Academics, i hope you can help shed some light and hopefully provide some guidance. To start off, i want to clarify that i love computers since a very early age. I used to game from a very ...
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How should I reference the original work in a survey paper?

For example, if I want to dedicate a subsection of my survey paper to another research paper, I believe I need to reference the original paper. However, how should I do that? This subsection will have ...
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Should my poster be light on detail and stand out (BetterPoster style) or more extensive

I need to prepare a poster (67 x 97 cm) for the doctoral programme of an upcoming computer science conference. I am also presenting the paper in a talk at the main conference later on that week. I ...
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Will it hurt my chances if I state I want to study Theoretical Computer Science instead of something like AI/ML for PhD?

I will be applying to CS PhD programs coming fall. I have a BA in Mathematics right now. I am hearing that it is harder to get into a CS PhD program if I state I want to study Theoretical Computer ...
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Advisor uses student's work unethically [duplicate]

Alice's ex-advisor accused Alice of plagiarism. It wasn't plagiarism in any way and Alice tried to reason with her ex-advisor. It seemed at the time that they reached an understanding. Alice's ex-...
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Ex-advisor stopping work

Alice developed a technology and the development of the tech was funded by her ex-advisor. No user study has been done yet and there is no publication in the picture. Only the tech has been developed ...
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How to write a scientifc work of my design

I want to write a scientific master thesis. I dont want it to look like a technical report. I had to configure a system: It contains roughly 2 chips. Then this system has to send data to another ...
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What good is my paper if the code is not open source?

I have been working with my research group on a number of papers in a certain area of Computer Science. These papers have a certain portion which is theoretical (i.e. contains theorems, formalisms, ...
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Search articles by a specific conference in dblp

I am doing a seminar work as part of a Computer science bachelor's degree. One of the first steps is to submit the articles that the seminar work will be based on. The topic I chose is Malware ...
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Bibliography in master thesis

I got for a review one Master thesis in the field of computer science. The student mostly uses internet blogs and some lecture slides found on Internet as a source of information. This is a bit of ...
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How important is attending graduate school for a PhD for physics/mathematics/astrophysics research?

Is it possible for one to publish high quality research papers in the aforementioned fields without attending a graduate school? I feel that you can read online material and books about research/...
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Peer review in Computer Science Journals

I work on both in the area of pure Computer Science and in the area of Computational Chemistry/Biology. Till now I have submitted papers to well known venues(journals) of both these fields. I don't ...
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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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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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Time commitment to review very long article

I've been asked to review an 80 page article (63 pages + 15 page appendix, it's computer science). I've already sunk a lot of time into this, and am maybe 2/3rds of the way through. Luckily, it is a ...
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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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Qutting PhD after one year and joining Masters at a better university?

I applied for both masters and Ph.D. programs in the USA. I got rejected from all the masters programs because they were from a higher tier. The only Ph.D. program I got into is a low-tier university ...
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What factors to consider for choosing a MSc program in Computer Science for someone who wants to get a Ph.D. position later?

I am interested in pursuing a Ph.D. program after completing my Masters. How can I compare different Master's programs in Computer Science based on my long-term goal and choose one? Should I check a ...
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Is it possible to get into a masters program at an ivy league school in the US without a bachelors degree?

Due to a bad home life and an un-diagnosed attention disorder, I dropped out of high school in 10th grade. After teaching myself some things about computers, I got a job as a mid-level (L4) engineer ...
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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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Recommended Level of Japanese for PhD in internet privacy and computer science in Japan

I am in a process of preparation for applying for a MEXT scholarship in order to continue my Master Thesis in end-to-end encryption over chat-rooms. Also in order to be able to communicate I am also ...
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How to get in touch with researchers for sparring/discussing

I am a PhD student in computer science at a German university, working remotely on the PhD. I do not get much support from my professor (anymore) in terms of time for discussions and I have little to ...
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Corpus linguistics building can be considered as phd research topic in NLP for computer science engineer?

Receive my greetings everyone! I'm sorry if here is not the place for such questions.And excuse me for my english.I'am not native speaker.My concern is:I 'm recently graduated student in Computer ...
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Masters if not accepted for PhD? [closed]

Several CS graduate programs in the US have a checkbox stating something along the lines of "Would you like to be considered for MS if not accepted for PhD?" in their applications. I'm ...
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How much programming experience is needed before contacting a college professor for research/internship?

I'm currently a sophomore in high school looking to work with a college professor in the near future. I'm interested in the computer science field, and I was wondering how much programming I should ...
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how to read papers for writing a literature review article [closed]

After following a rigorous literature selection, inclusion and exclusion criteria, I have finalized (around 200) research articles for my review paper. However, now I don't know how to read those ...
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How should someone handle a course failure or prevent it?

I thought about my failure in the course a thousand times and could not think of any solution that could have helped me to pass the course successfully. Introduction In 2017, I was studying a graduate ...
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Can I switch disciplines in PhD programs? [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate student, looking to apply to PhD programs in Computer Science next year. I am interested in quite a lot of things in CS, especially Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial ...
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Why do Masters + PhD, when you can just do a PhD and then do a PostDoc?

Let's say someone (me) is having a tough time deciding if they want to concentrate in machine learning or complexity theory. Instead of doing a masters first to explore research/coursework in both ...
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What should I choose between the Georgia Tech MSCS and CMU MCDS programs? [closed]

I am admitted to both the Georgia Tech MSCS (Specialization in Machine Learning), and the CMU MCDS programs. Georgia Tech costs me around 30k USD while CMU costs me 120k USD. Both are 1.5 year long. ...
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Submitting a trivial correction to a CS assignment/coursework (i.e. source code)

I am a University student. I had some course work which I had to submit. This work is a computer program, a very large codebase. Due to technical reasons, which are entirely my fault, I submitted the ...
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How to handle disagreements with supervisor on aspects of research?

I am in a research project roughly related to applying machine learning in a particular application, and the supervisors (multiple) has decided the main research direction, because my role is ...
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Does making the second author an equal contributor affect its supervisory role in a 3-author paper?

I am a PhD graduate and I supervised a Master's student in a research work that lead to a publication. The Master student is the first author, then it is me, and then is the name of our advisor. Since ...
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Is it my responsibility as an undergrad student to figure out if my thesis is affordable?

I have an undergrad thesis idea that involves transformers. I am trying to take the lead on the idea before I contact a professor about it - i.e. figuring out exactly how I'd make it happen, and if it ...
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Choosing PhD advisor between Professor X and an Assistant professor Y who was a PhD student of the professor X

I got accepted in two different US schools for CS PhD programs. My prospective advisor/supervisor for the two schools are Professor X and Professor Y respectively. Professor Y was a PhD student of ...
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PhD in computer science and work as a mathematician

I want to ask if it is possible to be a mathematician (while also being a computer scientist reseaching in a mathematical related field). I really love mathematics, specifically analytic number theory....
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Should I ask one of my university lectures to be my mentor?

'm a computer science student in the UK and I've just finished my first year. I know next year I will be doing a lot more programming but there is very little C in the curriculum. I know some of my ...
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What to do about PhD when one is interested in multiple areas?

Do you have any tips for students interested in 2 or 3 areas in the same department but not in the same area? For example, I'm in computer science phd admit in the USA interested in both cryptography ...
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How to write about awards in CV

I am currently writing my first CV to apply for grad school. While doing so, I am confused about how to write about some competitions. I tried to find this on internet, but the answer seemed not ...
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How to differentiate between the concept and the implementation in a computer science thesis?

A common structure of a thesis in computer science has the following structure: Introduction Related Work (Requirement) Analysis Concept Implementation Evaluation Conclusion Considering such a ...

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