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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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Is it acceptable to cite an article from a corporate website? Can Wikipedia be used to prove credibility?

I need relatively broad information on the functionality of a certain technology as part of the exposition to my seminar paper. As scholarly papers tend to focus on very specific questions, already ...
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Husband and wife publishing together - Problem for tenure-track jobs?

My husband and I work in the same research area (of theoretical computer science). We were in the same PhD program and even had the same advisor. We are a great collaboration team, and really enjoy ...
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Top CS PhD programs, do I stand a chance? [closed]

I'm an American EE/CompE undergrad at a mid tier(top 200) smaller state school with a 3.96 GPA. I am the first person in my family to attend college, so you can imagine that getting advice on grad ...
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When can I withdraw a paper accepted by a conference?

I recently got my paper accepted by a "look-descent" conference (indexed by ACM, a leading association in CS). Now, I am considering to withdraw the paper for some considerations, yet, need to know ...
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How relevant a PhD that takes >8 years would be, specially in STEM fields?

I am thinking of starting a PhD in CS while holding a full time job. If someone has a full-time job and starts a part-time PhD, it's reasonable to expect the PhD to take more than 8 years to be ...
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Found and corrected a mistake on someone's else paper — praxis?

3-4 months ago I found a big mistake in a theorem's proof of a paper that had just been published (stats/cs community). I immediately notified the authors, who claimed to be aware of the mistake but ...
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Equipment/Computer Budgets for CS PhD Students [closed]

I plan on attending graduate school in computer science next year (fall 2020 semester). In a computer science (or related field like software engineering) PhD program, is it standard to furnish ...
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Is it possible to complete a PhD in CS in 3 years?

I have always wanted to get a PhD. I'm in my thirties now and have a full time job. I don't necessarily need to get a PhD for my job, though it could open doors to a few research jobs that I can't ...
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Is it necessary to get a masters degree for industry jobs in Machine Learning or AI? [closed]

I’m about to enter my ultimate year of a physics BSc at a top university in the UK, and have done a computational physics internship with a research group at the university and am currently doing an ...
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Due to last name, I am never first author

I am a PhD student in computer science and have enjoyed my time very much so far. I just finished my 4th year and I plan to graduate in a year. During my degree, I worked on a few papers that became ...
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How to include experiments vs state-of-the-art papers with no code

I am working a paper which offers an algorithmic improvement, which is measured in both the quality of the results, and the time it took to achieve them. There are 3 recent (relatively) papers which ...
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Should I compare my proposed work with my implementation of the previous related papers or the reported result?

In computer science, I need to compare the accuracy of my proposed method to the previous ones. There are two possible options: Implement the methods described in related papers on my own machine Use ...
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Are 1-year MSc programmes in the UK recognised the same as typical European 2-year programmes

I come from a BSc in Computer Science background, and am looking into enrolling into a Masters programme. I am considering some programmes in the UK (e.g. University of Edinburgh) and comparing them ...
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MS in Computer Science for non-CS undergraduates [closed]

I am a 2nd year BTech. student from Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering branch from a decent college in India.I am proficient in C++,Java ,Python programming and Web development.I really ...
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Blockage management for projects

I am currently a Computer Science undergraduate in my final year. I think this question applies to more than just Computer Science students, so I'll make it as general as possible. Throughout my ...
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Using open source code in solving course exercises

Is it normal in computer science courses that one can't use open source code to solve exercises on courses even if the licenses of the code allows to use the code? I was confused as I used some code, ...
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Data analysis internship not going well because of lack of programming background

I started my internship with a biological data analysis institute yesterday (i.e. have spent two full working days there), and I am very concerned that I am expected to have programming skills that I ...
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How to change career as a software engineer in UK at 30 s' age? I am BSc graduate(Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) [closed]

I have no any software developing experience. But I love to enter the field. Currently working as production planner in manufacturing and going to migrate UK.
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How does one teach problem solving?

In teaching university level Computer Science, I find many students struggling because they lack basic problem solving skills. Having them do more practice problems does not help as they get stuck at ...
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How to proofread your own papers in computer science?​ [duplicate]

I find it extremely hard to spot my own little typos in papers—especially math typos. Though minor, I think these type of typos can be dangerous since they can confuse reviewers, and sometimes leave ...
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The fine line between academic research and applied industry research?

I am working with a university on a research project. This project is a collaboration between industry and academia with the industry being the leaders. It is a computer science project working on an ...
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Buy a server or cloud computing for a new lab? [closed]

We are starting a new computer lab and expect to have data that is 50-100 TB of text, images, and maybe videos to process. We will need to run tasks occasionally (10-30% utilization per month), so ...
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Can industry experience make up for undergrad courses? [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate applied math and statistics major and plan on applying to PhD programs after graduation. My research interests are in machine learning, cv, etc.. And do research in the stats and ...
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Phd in AI with an undergraduate degree completely unrelated

I am not sure if it is the right place to ask such a question, but I don't know any other place that would provide a serious answer or advice for me. I am an undergraduate student (and a Sophomore ...
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Choosing computer science/engineering graduate thesis topic according to technology trends [closed]

Hype cycle gives an estimation of where a technology stands when you are done with your Masters and PhD degrees in 5 to 7 years. When you exit academia, it is desired your focus technology (your ...
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Is there a way to find review articles by the keyword?

When I search for papers using some keywords in academic databases (like Google Scholar), there are lots of papers, but I would like to read literature reviews first because I’m new in that area. (By ...
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Is it a bad idea to go from EE undergrad to CS(ML/AI) PhD?

I know questions regarding whether its possible to go from EE undergrad to CS have been answered previously, so please bear with me as I have a few distinct questions. I'm a Junior at a mid-tier state ...
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How to recognize a “Journal” paper and a “Conference ” paper, easily by superficial reading? (EE, CS) [closed]

I can read the semantic meaning of conference and journal papers, even the details regarding their general structures: Journal are longer than conference, conferences are easier to get accepted but ...
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PhD in CS after 4 year bachelors in ECE + 1 year CS masters [closed]

I hold a 4 year Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering and will be enrolling in a 1 year Msc in Computer Science. Will I be eligible for PhD in CS anywhere?
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Should such CS coursework be subject to plagiarism?

I just joined a new CS course and have some trouble understanding whether I should be worried that my coursework is to be considered plagiarized or not. The following is the situation. I am doing a ...
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How to phrase potential contributions in thesis proposal?

I am pursuing PhD in Computer Science. I am working on writing my PhD dissertation proposal. My main contribution in my work is going to be about data classification and prediction model. How should ...
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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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Should I explain a solution to a problem that only existed due to a mistake in the fundamentals in a bachelors thesis?

The title is pretty broad, so let me narrow it down a bit: As part of my bachelors thesis I had a practical part that was about developing a software. Due to a mistake in planning of my architecture, ...
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Am I supposed to understand my training dataset for a machine learning project?

TL;DR: I am expected to work on a dataset with missing/wrong information about measurement units. Is this a common practice? Longer version: I am studying a Masters's program composed mostly of ...
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Is it weird to contact a professor in foreign university for research internship opportunity if I am not a student?

I got a Bachelor degree few years ago and I have worked (non-research job) for few years since then. Recently, I would like to pursue a master degree in a foreign university but I cannot obtain ...
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Difference in CS application between MS and PhD

I am an undergrad student in CS and I am planning to go to grad school after graduation. My ultimate goal is to pursue PhD since I have done research and I am interested in. However, my research ...
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I recently started my machine learning PhD and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing

I started my PhD a few months ago. Seriously, I don't know how I got accepted, but here I am. I am not a computer scientist, but come from a different STEM background. My knowledge in machine ...
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How to deal with over-ambitious Master's thesis and little time left?

Chapter 1 I am in hot water. I'm currently working on my Master's thesis in machine learning and things are not going well. The professor that is advising me is a very senior professor at my ...
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How much does the reputation of the institute you did your masters from matter for PhD admissions (Computer Science)?

I am planning to do a thesis based MS in CS from Arizona State University. I want to know what impact (positive or negative) ASU's tag would have for PhD admissions into top universities such as ...
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Discontinuing Masters Program in Coursework after census date [closed]

I am planning to discontinue my studies due to health and financial reasons.Will I be able to get a job after this? I have good programming skills though.
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Is it tough to apply for a CS PHD degree after several years in industry?

Advantage: Family support. My parents believed I should and are willing to offer some financial support. Actually they urged me. I am currently in a big company doing relevant work and I did great. ...
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Is there any unwritten rule in the academia regarding the rate of paper publication during the PhD? [duplicate]

Is there any unwritten rule in the academia regarding the rate of paper publication by a PhD student? I.e. how many paper publication per year is considered as a good performance for a PhD student? ...
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I want to write a blog post building upon someone else's paper, how can I properly cite/credit them?

I want to write a blog post which builds upon an author's paper. He uses a formal notation and academic language for describing his findings, I want to rewrite the author's examples in simple and ...
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Fear that my thesis topic is too broad and perhaps belongs to another discipline altogether [closed]

It is that time-dreaded for some, eagerly anticipated by others-where I have to start writing my MSc thesis and I face a serious dilemma. The Msc program I attend is in Computer Science and my Bsc was ...
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Is a degree in computer science necessary to be successful as a programmer? [closed]

All of the text below is just background information, the bolded text at the bottom summarizes my question in a single sentence. I have been programming for 7 years currently, and have dealt with ...
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Getting a W on your transcript for grad school applications

I am a Computer Engineering major at a top 15 engineering school. My goal is to get into grad school for Machine Learning. I have set very lofty goals and am aiming for places like MIT, Berkeley, ...
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Is it okay to work in a very old research area (in TCS)?

I am a Ph.D. student works in theoretical computer science, I work on the area which is related to rings and my work is to design algorithms for problems related to rings. I did my bachelor in ...
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Academia research vs. industry research (computer science)

After finishing my PhD in Computer Science (machine learning) and after several years as a university lecturer, I decided to transition from academia to industry. As a result of that, I have been ...
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Should I do exercises given in online course and accompanying textbook if I want to do research in machine learning ahead?

I'm a junior year computer science undergrad just began to study machine learning a month ago. My aim is to start reading papers in my area of interest under Machine Learning and begin to do research ...
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How to prepare for a master's in CS while studying bachelor's of business administration? [closed]

I'm currently pursuing a bachelor's of business administration degree. However, I am more interested in Computer Science and like to get a formal and rigorous education in it. So, how can I prepare ...