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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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Cold feet about attending PhD program [closed]

So I currently have a job in software that I really enjoy, however I've always wanted to do research, so I applied to a PhD program in CS to study formal methods and security. I've accepted an offer ...
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Why does a PhD take a longer time in some countries?

I am talking about computer science. Recently I did survey on my own i mean informally. I find out that there are some researchers who were able to do PhD in same area in 4 year as compare to other ...
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Increasing the chance of being accepted by keeping a Ph.D. Co-Author

As a final year student (B.Sc.) I wrote a paper, but didn't keep my supervisor as co-author since he hadn't contributed at all (in research and paper-writing). I am about to submit my paper to a ...
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How do I read a textbook or monograph with good comprehension?

I’m not a native English speaker but my reading ability is good. However, when it comes to academic books, I feel that my comprehension is slow. What strategies or methods can I use to help me improve ...
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Reproducing work of others - name them as conflicts of interest?

We are currently reproducing several papers in a specific sub-field of computer science under different experimental conditions. When we submit the paper, we will be required to declare people who may ...
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PhD in the wrong department?

I studied physics for my undergraduate and master's and I've been offered a position in the computing department for my PhD in the UK. The topic is quantum information (hence, the overlap with ...
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Phd in the computer science - mathematics interface

Currently I am Bachelor student in Psychology. My plan is to do a Master in Artificial-intelligence. And then I wish to do research on the interface in Computer Science/Artificial-intelligence and ...
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Not getting the prestigious papers

I work in a quite competitive sub-field of computer science. In computer science, we have the publication culture where people publish mostly in the proceedings of different conferences. As in other ...
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Is abandoning my PhD degree better for my career path?

It is a known fact that reputation and lineage are a very important factor in academia. Master students need recommendation letters to get a PhD opportunity and the same for PhD students looking for a ...
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How to express success of the found solution in a thesis?

I currently write my thesis, therefore I develop and later implement a solution for a problem and do a performance & security evaluation afterwards. The results of the evaluation are quite good ...
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Is a cybersecurity career rational goal? [closed]

I love cybersecurity. Linux is amazing, programming is enthralling, and I have not found much else in my life I enjoy, as well as, (well I suppose used to) believe I could make a career out of. While ...
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My desired undergraduate course was taken down, should I switch universities? [closed]

I came to the UK last September, to study at the University of Liverpool, a 3+1(Foundation) Computer Science course, thinking that after I'll finish the first year, I'll move to a different course. ...
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Correct latex format for standard IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide [closed]

I'm planning to submit a paper to an IEEE conference. On their website they mention that the paper should be "formatted according to the standard IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide". ...
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What to do when untrusted claims are made in an extended abstract of which the full version hasn't appeared

I've read a certain 'extended abstract', published in conference proceedings, that presents a useful mathematical analysis of a computational problem and uses that to provide a sketch for an algorithm ...
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Why one must score 75 % just to pass the course [closed]

I take a computer hardware course at KTH Institute in Stockholm in Sweden. The exam is day after tomorrow. The score required to pass is 75 %. I'm used to passing at 50 % and I wonder why the score is ...
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What should I do with small research results in theoretical computer science?

I am a PhD student who works in theory. I was working on some problem for the last 6-7 weeks. After doing a survey for two weeks it took me about four weeks to solve a research problem. Along with my ...
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Research after the bachelor's degree has ended but before applying to Master's program

Background: I'm planning to attend graduate school for CS at a school (UT Austin) where state residents pay significantly less tuition. Therefore, I will move to the city where the university is 16 ...
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Adademia Masters Admission Conundrum

I have applied for masters in a few programs and am suffering from a row of rejections. I am waitlisted in a few programs too. I was going through https://www.scs.cmu.edu/sites/default/files/...
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Should I choose industry internship or research assistant job at the lab? [closed]

Currently, I'm a CS master student and I want to apply for a PhD program in the coming Fall. I'm interested in the system research (i.e., distributed system). Right now, I have two opportunities ...
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Where does one draw the line to determine what is ethical to share and what isn't?

I am starting to design my personal website and I would like to devote part of the site to sharing knowledge in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Science. My main concern is determining what is ...
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How much bandwidth should I allocate for reviewing as a PhD student?

I'm a PhD student in CS and have been receiving quite a few sub-reviewing requests recently. Each review takes me more than a day (and often, 2-3 days), and I have reviewed 11 papers on the last year ...
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Does all computer science research involve heavy usage of mathematics?

I am starting my graduate studies in computer science this year and am confused as to what quality research (some new innovation or discovery) domain I would choose specifically amongst virtualization,...
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Reject a paper based on relevant but pointless research direction

Disclaimer: this is a hypothetical question, not (immediately) related to any concrete past, present or future reviewed paper. My context is the no man's land between Computer Science and Applied ...
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Why do highly successful people in computer fields say a degree in Computer Science is not worth to get “JOB”? [closed]

I'm studying Engineering in India. In Information Technology, Many CS-friends of mine told me that that degree is not worth it and that none of the subjects will be useful in my computer science ...
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What computer specs should be included in numerical results section, when, and why?

Generally in the numerical section for papers I read, they include (if at all) computer specs like how much RAM, CPU speed, or type of processor. What kinds of computers specs should I include? When ...
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Increasing the number of authors in the research article after uploading it on arxiv

I have done some work and want to upload that research work on Arxiv. The problem is that the second author wants to work more on this and doesn't want to upload the result to Arxiv. I am thinking ...
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Is it possible to find a PhD without being in the lab all the year in Europe?

I am just finishing my master in computer science in France. but the problem that I have a hard situation, I must go to my country many times and staying for a bit long time so I cannot stay all the ...
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What if funding info not uploaded while submission but acknowledged?

To the best of my knowledge, when some authors are funded by some industries, they should (or sometimes have to) acknowledge the industry by writing the funding ID. What happens if someone ...
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How do I get into a Computer Science Masters with a humanities undergraduate degree?

I realize my question is similar to this thread. However, I have a slightly different story which I'd like to ask people's opinion about. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies (...
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Incompetent Advisor [closed]

I've come to the conclusion that my advisor is incompetent (he does not have a good understanding of the fundamentals and doesn't know how to judge or generate research ideas). I mainly chose to work ...
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Getting back to academics / independent research [closed]

As a full time professional without prior publications, I am seriously considering a move to academics as a PhD student. My field of interest is mostly Data Analytics and I am keen to explore the ...
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Guides to graduate school in physics/CS [closed]

Steven Krantz's book A Mathematician's Survival Guide: Graduate School and Early Career Development has been mentioned in answers on this site. The book is full of good advice for graduate students in ...
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How to decide between submitting to a conference and a Journal?

I have a work ready to publish with good results and proper mathematical arguments to justify it. I liked to try top conferences like ICML, IJCAI, CVPR, ICCV ... which are related to my field (machine ...
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I am conflicted between getting a second master's and moving on to a PhD?

I have always loved psychology, and so I went and got a first degree in that field. However, I also loved technology (especially computers) while growing up. Unfortunately, I wasn't well-informed ...
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Graduate level education with no Bachelor's (CS) [duplicate]

I've been rigorously studying computer science, specifically machine learning, for a few years in every way I can think of. This includes MOOCs (edX MicroMasters, Udacity nanodegrees, Coursera ...
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Advice on adding user stories to Masters thesis

For my masters project I utilized user stories as a means of requirements gathering. I have roughly 100 of these along with the acceptance tests to go with them. I'm currently writing my thesis and ...
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Comp Sci PhD Admissions: How often are Skype interviews requested?

I am applying to several computer science PhD programs, and several professors who I mentioned in my statement of purpose have reached out requesting Skype interviews. My question is: how often are ...
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What are the most credible rankings of US computer science departments? [closed]

I am wondering what are the most well-regarded rankings of computer science departments in the US. Preferably, this would be broken down into rankings by research output and rankings by student labor ...
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How valuable are publications in lower-ranked conferences for MS admission applications?

I have finished my undergraduate in Computer Science and am currently looking for admissions to top US universities for doing my MS. I have a publication in the IEEE International Conference on ...
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How does one find and select a PhD program in Computer Science (and/or Mathematics)? [closed]

How would I find and select a PhD program in Computer Science, or Computer Science combined with Mathematics? Since I am not a traditional candidate, I am unable to seek relevant advice from ...
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Qualifications to be computer science undergrad TA? [closed]

so I've applied to be a teaching assistant for System Fundamentals (undergrad course) and am meeting with a Professor tomorrow. I did well in the class, but I'm not sure how "smart" one has to be in ...
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course vs module vs lecture vs seminar

My question concerns terminology in computer-science MSc/BSc education in universities. Let us consider the following terms: course module lecture seminar in the US and the UK. Which terms denote ...
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Should I ask to meet graduate students during a TT job interview?

I'm about to start interviewing for tenure-track computer science positions in the US. I've read various bits of advice online [1,2,3] about meeting with graduate students in the department I am ...
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Under “Reviewers Assigned ” status for too long [duplicate]

A paper was submitted in Signal, Image and Video Processing journal. The paper is under "Reviewers Assigned " status for almost 2 months. Is it normal? should the author contact the journal?
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Being “good enough” to do research with a professor? ( cse, undergrad )

I'm a computer science student at Stony Brook University. As the undergrad final project next semester, I am to do a research project under the supervision of a professor, whom I have to find this ...
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How to address the recruiting committee in a cover letter in case the recepient is not an individual to the best of your knowledge?

Specializing the question Who to address on the cover letter?, let's assume that you apply for a tenure-track position in the US in computer science, that the job announcement has no particular ...
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Expounding implementation details of a paper and provide a full computational analysis

Recently I've implemented a pipeline given from a paper, there are three main steps two of these are offline and the third one is real time. The real time part was particularly difficult to implement, ...
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How can I get the university to recognize my professional experience and count it towards my degree? [closed]

I'm currently studying Computer Science at an Australian university. About 4-5 months ago, I submitted what the university calls a "Credit for Prior Learning Application" which is a form that allows ...
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Should all computer science courses from a reputable university contain programming?

Right now, I am taking a BSc in computer science from a more reputable online university. Courses from there are transferable to most major Canadian universities. I would have preferred to take it ...
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What does “Experience as a superior” mean?

In the process of applying for a particular faculty position in computer science in Finnland, I got stuck when answering the question Experience as a superior The choices from the dropdown menu ...