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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 do US Computer Science PhD programs view foreign degrees if you have a USA Bachelor's?

I remember reading here that, in general, your research ability and letters of recommendation are judged the same as pure US applicants of similar quality. I have a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics ...
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Fields of computer science with good academic outlook [on hold]

I gather that the academic job market is very tough for theoretical computer science PhDs with a low chance of obtaining a professorship. Some things I have read with regards to this: https://www....
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Advisor suggests to change my research topic after unsuccessful start, unsure what to do

I am a first-year doctoral student in Computer Vision, and have some confusion about my research direction recently. I hope I can get some help and advice there. A couple of months ago, I was ...
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Can I compare my research work with another work published many years ago?

In scientific research and publishing (as I have been told ), one should compare his work with previous published works. I am intended to compare my results (working on now in 2019) to another ...
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what is the hyphotesis in computer science research(especifically AI research)?

I'm a computer science and software engineer that worked in industry for some years with deep applied knowledge in ML and AI, i commonly read research papers and this year started a graduate ...
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How can a PhD in Machine Learning and AI help you in a life out of Academia? [closed]

I have applied for a Ph.D. in Computer Science. I do not, however, plan to become an academic afterward. What I want to achieve is to try to commercialize my research by founding a startup or find a ...
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MS in Computer Science / Software Engineering in USA [closed]

I have applied for my Master in Science in various universities in USA like for Software Engineering in San Jose State University, Computer Science in California State University - Long Beach, ...
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Should I do a PhD in Computer Science at КАUST (Saudi Arabia)? [closed]

​ I have recently been accepted to an MS/PhD program at КАUST and am trying to decide if I should go there. The professor and the group's research look great to me, they moved there very recently ...
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Distance learning options for bachelors degree in Computer Science [closed]

I would like to study for a bachelors degree in Computer Science, online and part-time, and taught in English. Want to look at all options worldwide before enrolling, but I have yet to find a ranking/...
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How can you best answer when a Scholarship proposal asks for your objectives?

I come from a developing country and I got admitted to a UK university in MSC, Computer Science. As I am not financially strong, I am also applying for a fully funded scholarship. There is an online ...
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Is it okay to take a day off as an undergraduate? [closed]

I am an undergraduate Computer Science student. I take the bus to college everyday at 7 am and come back at 4 pm. And take 3 lectures everyday, except on one day, I take 4, which are 1:30 hours long. ...
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Can Indian citizen apply for PhD in Computers in Australia at age of 45 and expect an admit? [duplicate]

I have 15 years of work-experience in computer science and wish to pursue PhD program in Computer Science. Can I expect universities to be responsive to 45 year old candidate?
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Should I aim at publishing a single-author paper on my PhD?

This is the situation. I'm a 2nd-year PhD student in Computer Science. The research group I belong to is very large, and during my first two years I have worked with many different people from the ...
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Best-practice models for “research” code?

I have been a professional software developer for a number of years, I'm also an academic researcher - and my research has involved lots of software development. I sometimes feel as though my ...
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Are the Master Program & Certificates I am about to embark on relevant to my career & academic plan? [closed]

I have a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, I'm 27 and I currently work for a leading world organization. However my heart is somewhere else. I aspire to be a scientist, so a masters and a PhD are ...
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Is there a preferred citation style for computer science papers?

Is there a preferred/standard/popular citation style within the computer science field? By citation style, I'm referring to these three general methods: Using #'s, like [1] or [6,7] Using short ...
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I was given to review a journal paper that overlaps with a submitted paper of ours [duplicate]

I was recently given to review a journal paper that significantly overlaps with a work that we recently submitted to a conference (about half of the contributions are the same). Any advice on what to ...
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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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Preprint Best Practices in Computer Science

I truly believe in the benefits of pre-print distribution, however I'm not sure how to exactly proceed. Here are some questions I have in mind: When should I make them available? Before peer-review? ...
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How bad is a Computer Science course that doesn't teach Design Patters? [migrated]

I'm at final year of my graduation in Computer Science in Brazil. The university that I study is one of the beast of the country and my passion is for Software Engineering. For my disappointment, in ...
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Where to search for conferences and workshops in computer science? [closed]

I'm a master student in computer science. I'm still working on my thesis and probably I will publish a paper, however I really have no idea where to look for workshops and conferences. I often hear my ...
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How often do universities in General have admissions for graduate programs?

I am thinking to apply to a graduate program in computer science (Research Masters or PhD), but I am not sure how often universities accept applications. For example I know the University of Toronto ...
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I want to pursue studying in Social Science. What to do in summers? [closed]

I am currently a second-year computer-science student. However, I am interested in pursuing social science after I am done with my bachelor's degree. To be more specific, I am interested in the fields ...
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Letterhead in application letters for tenure-track in computer science in USA?

I'm a postdoc in computer science preparing an application for a tenure-track full-time faculty position in a US university. The opinions on whether to use a letterhead or not vary: Postdoc using ...
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Rejected from conference on misunderstood claims

I have recently had a paper rejected with 2 Accepts and 1 Reject from a CORE A* conference. I did understand the risks of being rejected when I made the submission, the problem is that I got back some ...
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Should I mention NDS programs I am pursuing in my Masters application?

I am applying to the GA Tech Online Masters in Computer Science for Fall 19. My undergraduate degree is not in CS, however my minor is and I currently work as a software developer. While the program ...
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How should I present my under-review works in my CV and profile?

I'm searching for postdoc positions in CS and sending my CV to here and there trying for different opportunities. However, I do not know how to present my under-review works. For instance, should I ...
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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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Evidence of Reviewing Scams in Major AI/ML Conferences?

I have recently heard a few independent rumors about massive collusion amongst reviewers in major AI/ML conferences. The way this works is that a large group of program committee (PC) members start a ...
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applying after bachelor's degree which factor is the most important for top 10

I am a student willing to apply for top 10 universities(MIT, Stanford, etc). I have recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering field with GPA 4.5/5. I have read about ...
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Optimizing conference paper solution to be eligible for Journal article

I have presented recently in one of IEEE computer science conferences. My paper's main contributions was optimizing an algorithm to achieve 3.5X times speed up. Now, I am planning to submit another ...
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Switching from Computer Science to Historical Linguistics for Master's degree [closed]

I am a 19 year-old student in my second semester of my junior year of a Computer Science degree. I graduate in May 2020, but I would like to make the switch in postgrad to historical linguistics (not ...
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Can I transition from 3 years out of school to a master's in computer science?

To erase any confusion, this question is geared entirely towards requirements and expectations of academicians. I am not asking for recommendations for universities or research topics, nor am I asking ...
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Google Scholar not indexing my paper - NeurIPS 2018

I have recently published a paper in the NeurIPS 2018 conference. A quick search in Google scholar shows that other papers from the same conference ARE indexed. In addition, the paper from the ...
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PhD in machine learning in my life? I'm 37; graduating with BA in math (online degree) this summer [closed]

Title is a pretty good TLDR. I would like to get a PhD sometime in my life. I have a stable job where I can work from home frequently. Unless something catastrophic happens, I should be receiving my ...
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“Dressing down” to impress in academic settings

I came across this highly-upvoted comment on reddit (15,300 karma) by /u/Semi-Hemi-Demigod The CEO of the company I work for said that it's not uncommon for programmers to be asked to dress down ...
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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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Considering dropping Computer Science Master

Background knowledge about me: I'm 26, have done a Bachelors in Mathematics and now I'm in my 3rd year in my masters in Computer Science in Germany. I have found it very difficult in general to ...
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Should I apply for a master in the US? [closed]

I am a CS student in Italy, about to get my bachelor degree. In the past few months I've been looking for some masters in my field (Computer Science with orientation towards Data Science) and have ...
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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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Is it possible to become a researcher in Artificial intelligence through a statistics phd?

Or is a computer science phd required? Is having a statistics phd a disadvantage for AI research positions or does the research you publish and work on during the phd matter more? Although ...
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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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Someone “reinvented” our algorithm, is there anything to do about that?

A couple of years ago, we have published a paper in a reputable IEEE conference in field A. Recently (two years later), a paper in field B solved the same problem with the exact same algorithm without ...
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What to do about an unprofessional instructor?

I'm a Chinese freshman majoring in statistics. It's not me, but my classmates who are suffering from poor teaching in their Python course. They have no prior programming experience, so they aren't ...
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What are the “acceptance rate” for journals in computer science?

While conferences seem to be the norm in the field, I am interested in the fraction of papers that are accepted to CS journals. It seems (to me) that due to the fact that unlike conferences journals ...
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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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Parameter quantifying the number of publications expected from a good researcher [closed]

Is there any such notion of parameter that quantifies the number of journal articles someone has to publish to be a good researcher or to obtain his tenure? For instance, how many publications per ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a professor how my grade was calculated?

I took a graduate course (C.S) in a U.S university. We were not provided with any grading scale in the syllabus. I was assigned a letter grade but I have no idea how it was calculated. Below is an ...
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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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How can a student benefit most from an internship? [closed]

I am planning to apply for an internship in near future. My background is electrical and I did 2 classification projects based on ConvNet previously. The internship mentioned that they need a data ...