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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 can I prepare to apply for CS PhDs after getting a terminal MS?

I completed a terminal master's in computer science a few years ago and took a job as a programmer. I would like to go back to school and do research in the area of machine learning or computer vision....
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Suitable venue to gain credibility in computer science in preparation for a PhD?

This question is specific to computer science. I have an MA in three humanities subjects, but conduct computer science research in my current position in a research project (the actual topic of the ...
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Is it wise/ethical to take up a TT position with a desire to leave?

I'm currently deciding whether to take up a tenure-track faculty position. It's a good position (R1, top-50 department in USNWR ranking), but I'm not very excited about it. In particular, the location ...
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Is it appropriate/accepted for a PhD student to organize/coordinate a special session at a conference?

I have the possibility to organize a special track/session at a small computer science conference, however at the moment I'm in the last year of my PhD study. The special session includes an ...
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Getting into a cs program with a physics undergraduate degree

I'm currently a physics undergraduate student with poor grades. I started the physics program just because I liked physics but it wasn't my specially and I wasn't interested in academia. I've changed ...
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Extending work without plagiarism

I am working in a sub-field of computer science (deep learning), more specifically a particular application of LSTMs to learn simple functions. My work is building on the work of another researcher to ...
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My adviser is chairing a conference, as a PhD student how can I benefit from that

My adviser is chairing an upcoming conference and I am wondering as his PhD student how can I benefit from this opportunity? Other than attending the conference itself and benefiting from that, I am ...
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Major Revision on Experiment Conducted

Context: A paper has been conditionally accepted (subject to my major revision). Main issues that have been raised by two reviewers are: The author should compare the testing times of different ...
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Getting into grad school for one field by doing research in another?

I want to go to grad school for computer engineering. I am in a non-STEM major. My GPA could be better. However, a lot of my prior undergrad research has been in interdisciplinary work ( mixing ...
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What is the feasibility of entering a PhD program in Computer Engineering without a B.S.or M.S. in CS or Computer Engineering?

I've realized that I wouldn't have the funds to finish a master's in Computer engineering, especially considering the fact that I have a non-STEM degree so l would have to take prerequisite classes so ...
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Is it ok to publish a picture from a dataset without permission?

I am writing up some research I did using a Kaggle dataset: https://www.kaggle.com/c/dogs-vs-cats I want to include one or two images from the dataset in my paper to show the types of images I'm ...
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What do I do about an unfixable F when I am applying for a graduate program?

I studied three years as a History major, and I received many bad grades. So I transferred out to a different school in its computer science program. I have completed up to third year (and a little ...
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Subreview papers, to what extent?

I am about to defend my PhD thesis in computer science and so far I have being asked to subreview 5 or 6 papers of different conferences. At the beginning, it was exiting because it was a new ...
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How does average profile of person that got accepted into top university look like? [closed]

I define top university as Harvard, Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Caltech, Yale and similar. If relevant, I am talking about computer science field. I am interested in all levels - bachelor, ...
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Cite a book in general and then a chapter in particular

The question is in the context of a paper and a thesis in the area of computational science, computer science and chemistry. I manage my references with Mendeley, and import them into a LaTeX file ...
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Should I submit my paper to a journal that accepts papers quickly?

Should I submit my paper to a journal that accepts quickly? One of my batch-mate got accepted in a journal within 1 month. The journal was also listed on predatory journal's list. Please advise.
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Severely overtime on my PhD

I am currently a CS PhD student in an East Asian institution, in my fifth year, one year overtime over the normative period. I have passed all my qualification and thesis proposal exams and just need ...
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Capitalising terms like “machine learning” and “natural language processing”

Currently I’m proofreading my master thesis in computer science. I am not sure about terms machine learning or natural language processing. Is it common to write them capitalized?
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Duties of a shepherd in a CS conference

I reviewed a paper, which was then accepted as "presentation-only" with a possibility to submit a revised version to be re-reviewed. Upon acceptance, I was asked to be a shepherd for the paper. What ...
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Is it possible to do a PhD in ML or AI while in industry, sponsored by a company, or for a company?

I'm due to finish my MSc in CS within a few months and have a key focus on ML and AI research. The problem I'm currently facing is I have no idea where to go from here. I've seen that the vast ...
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How to transition from theoretical mathematics to theoretical computer science

Background: I started my undergraduate career in computer science and transitioned to mathematics leaving computer science as a minor. I have just recently completed my Bachelors in Mathematics with a ...
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I have a paper in review. Can I send to to NIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) conference as well?

Question is in the title. I'm not in computer science but I have a paper that I think is a novel application of machine learning. It's now in review. I'm not sure how competitive I'll be, but I ...
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Should I talk to my supervisor about including a new field in my PhD?

I am a part-time PhD student coming towards the end of my first year – I have another five years left. My PhD is in Music and I do like my topic a lot. However, in the last 18 months I have also ...
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How do I determine which of two International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018) is genuine?

International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) is one of the top conferences for web service researchers. But this year (2018), I find there are two ICWS websites: http://icws.org/2018 (this one is ...
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Switching from Economics to Computer Science?

I just graduated undergrad with a Bachelor in Science in Economics with a Minor in Business. I hope one day to get a Masters in Computer Science as throughout undergrad I self taught myself ...
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Why are academics not paid royalties on published research papers in IEEE, ACM etc.? [closed]

I understand that academics are not paid a single dime on their publications. In my field (computer science), IEEE, ACM, Springer, Elsevier are some known journals/publications and none of them pay ...
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How to survive as a theoretician in computer science?

I am currently a PhD student in the mid of my PhD. I have seen many of researchers in my field have published just one or two articles. My research more precisely is related to designing algorithms ...
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How should I compare my algorithm to others when their code is not available?

In computer science, we usually implement our work into algorithms and codes. So in order to compare our work to others, we also need to implement their approaches as well. But the problem is that ...
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Redoing my bachelor’s degree for general specialisation and better GPA [closed]

I completed my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree, in Computing Information Systems (IS) and in Information Technology (IT), respectively, at a university in Australia four years ago. Both degrees ...
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Expectations for Undergraduate Research

This summer I have arranged to do research under the advisement of one of the professors at my university in the field of Computer Science. I am still and undergraduate, looking to go into graduate ...
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How to ask a professor to supervise my undergraduate thesis research?

I am second year CompSci student in Europe and in a short while I'll have to start my undergraduate thesis research. The domain I want to research is cloud computing. One of my lecture professors ...
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Should i restrict the scope of my work according to the conference theme?

I'm writing a paper for a good conference in computer science with specific themes in Data mining. I checked their scope of topics and their programs for the last 3 cycles of the conference, and i ...
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Can a scientific article (of an non-tested idea) in computer science be accepted in a high-ranked journal?

I'm doing a PhD in computer science. I've been working in my research question for a year and a half now and I still didn't publish any article yet. Lately, I found out an idea that can improve the ...
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what are the best tips on how to market yourself for both academia and industry

I have a phd in computer science and I am applying for academic jobs. However, my specialization within CS is currently getting so much attention from the industry. I don't want to waste opportunities ...
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How does grad school view a consistent B average in a course sequence? [duplicate]

I'm a math major, and in an undergraduate real analysis sequence I got a B- and B over the two semesters. A year later I took the first year graduate real analysis sequence and got a B+ and a B over ...
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How can I contribute to medical research using my Computer Science degree as a platform? [closed]

I graduated 6 years ago with a bachelors in computer science and have been developing software since then. I have gotten really good at what I do, but have come to the conclusion that the H.R ...
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Tenure-track reference letters: previous supervisors versus outsiders

I remember reading in The Professor Is In that the tenure-track references should be from external members, not only your past advisors/supervisors. That book is written aimed at social sciences, ...
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Undergraduate school affecting acceptance to a prestigious graduate school [closed]

Currently, I am just about to finish my sophomore year in an undergraduate school studying computer science. I am worried about my current school impacting whether or not I will get in to a ...
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Is it possible for non-debating person to survive in research?

I am a computer-science PhD student. I like to work on things and I enjoy doing computer science. But here is a problem: I am not that much into debates. When I meet with my supervisor, he asks me ...
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What are possible outcomes when a PhD cannot be completed during the funding period?

Suppose a university provides a five-year PhD studentship (i.e., tuition waiver and monthly stipend). What are possible outcomes if the student doesn't complete their PhD in five years? Will the ...
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In computer science, what should be the typical author list if it's postdoc's idea and professor's student?

In computer science (particularly AI), in a project where a postdoc proposes an idea and guides a junior PhD student, and the student does most of the dirty/labor work, what is the typical author ...
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What are the benefits for a PhD student working on small problems vs solving a big problem?

I am a PhD student working in theory (computer science). I am confused about one thing, and I am only the researcher in my group. I work on 2-3 small problems which I am trying to combine and publish. ...
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Conference reviews contains the whole range of ratings

We have received reviews for a paper we submitted to a top tier CS related conference, which holds a rebuttal phase. The ratings we got are: strong accept (expert) weak accept (knowledgeable) weak ...
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Is obtaining a PhD from an Asian country really a career suicide?

There is a proverb going around for a long time Doing a PhD from an Asian country is a career suicide. What is the significance of this proverb in case of Computer Science? Does this also include ...
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How to know I have done enough work in one semester?

I am a PhD student in computer science (theory). I am worried about my productivity. I try to do as much as possible. I used to take four courses per semester during my first two years of studying. ...
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How do I choose field of study for Phd in CS, more general or specific? [closed]

I was admitted to several Phd position and I am considering most interesting two labs. Their fields are similar and both interesting to me. The problem is, one lab has more general topic, but the ...
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Am I eligible for a fellowship doing interdisciplinary work?

I'm pondering a Masters (thesis) in Computer Engineering after I graduate undergrad. I also have a subject matter I want to research that will probably require a fellowship in order to conduct my ...
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How to politely reject co-authorship offer from a colleague?

I work in computer science. I wrote few simulation programs, designed the experiment for a chemistry work with my colleague. I have no idea about the principal aim of the research; I was only involved ...
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Switch from linguistics to CS for PhD? [closed]

I have an undergrad degree in linguistics, and a masters degree in natural language processing from a department of linguistics. I would like to continue research work in natural language processing, ...
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How precisely should I implement algorithms from other papers?

When I write a paper comparing my algorithm to someone else's, how should I make sure that the results are not skewed because I implemented the other algorithm poorly? Is it acceptable to write that ...