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How can you compare the quality of conferences?

So I know with journals you can look up the impact factors, but is there any equivalent for conferences? So I'm looking at IEEE's Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence Conference which ...
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How to gain research experience after undergrad?

After graduating with B.Sc Computer Science last year, I got interested in compilers and kernel. I started reading research papers and finally decided to pursue masters, but most programs favour ...
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Advice for Returning to Academia - CS/SOC

Looking for career-strategy advice here. I'm a recent Sociology PhD (Computational Network Social Science), who took a 6 year leave during my PhD to work as a Software Engineer with a handful of ...
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Will CS programs look favorably on an older applicant who already has a PhD?

Let's say a recent math PhD in his early 30s realizes he's unlikely to land another postdoc after his current one ends, and he decides he really liked being a grad student and he really doesn't want ...
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Overview of the mathematical (and computer science) world by countries

I am looking for statistics of research done in mathematics and computer science by country. I found reports for Thainland, Kyrgyzstan and Finland in mathematics. Where can I find similar statistics ...
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Do graduate school admissions look at first grade of a repeated course in the undergraduate transcript?

I wanted to know if graduate school admissions committees(specifically for Computer Science) look at all the grades for a repeated course (re-taken once after freshman year) even though all grades ...
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Reference on the time it takes for a source code used for a research article to be released

Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much time it takes for the authors of a research article to release the source code? Ideally I'm looking for an approximation distribution. ...
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How do I make up for a mediocre undergraduate career in 2-3 gap years before a CS PhD?

Note on applicability of this question to others I’m aware of this post, which was closed for being too individual-specific. I’ve included information specific to me, but I wrote my questions to be ...
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How to identify potential advisors for a masters program in the US

My apologies if this question is asked elsewhere or is extremely trivial, but I couldn't find a satisfactory answer anywhere... I am currently a math major (US university) in my junior-year, looking ...
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Taking an applied internship postponing the end of the PhD

I'm a PhD student in Europe, currently in my 3rd year of pure mathematics. It was supposed to be the final year of my studies before finding a position either in industry or in academy. However, the ...
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How to accurately check for cause of plagiarism for programming assignments with online content

I heard that most of the code plagiarism checkers use MOSS for evaluation. But MOSS doesn't check for any content in GitHub or present on the internet. How do we exactly tackle the problem of checking ...
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How to cite JavaDoc?

Writing a technical Master's degree thesis in the IT field, I need to cite sentences that are in the JavaDoc, where are no author and no year. Ex. From: java.util.Queue The Queue interface does not ...
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How competitive is it to get Google Cloud Platform credits for research?

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers cloud credits for PhD students who submit a research proposal through their website: https://edu.google.com/programs/credits Does anybody know how competitive ...
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Reproduction and comparison with baseline in paper

I plan to submit an article to a top tier conference in the field of computer science. However, I have certain doubts about the right procedure to compare with state-of-the-art methods in my field. I ...
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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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I think my degree isn’t great. What to do?

I'm a full time employee (20 years), adjunct instructor (10 years), and student (off and on, currently on and about done with a 4-year degree) all at the same institution. I've been programming for ...
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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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What fraction of theoretical computer science researchers work on quantum computation?

I know that the theoretical computer science aspect of quantum computation was a very niche subject until the 1994 discovery of Shor's algorithm, which lead to a huge increase of interest in the topic....
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How much money can you get at Canadian Research universities versus US Research Universities in engineering/CS/Computational biology?

What is the common range of research money can you get at Canadian Research universities versus US Research Universities in engineering/CS/Computational biology? I am asking on some idea from personal ...
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Scientific writing: When conducting a simulation on a personal computer, what specifications should you report?

(Note: Personal Computer = Laptop) When reading papers that involves some sort of numerical simulation of a software or custom code, many authors would remark on the specifications of the laptop for ...
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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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Should I mention about Mentoring students during my undergrad in my CV

Background: CS Undergrad applying to Fall 2022 PhD CS Programs USA. I am mentoring 3 students personally. We have short sessions biweekly. This has helped them become better coders and secure ...
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Are there yearly announced post-doc positions within Canadian universities

I want to know if Canadian universities especially in Ontario propose post-doc position for PhD holders (coming from Europe), or any other research positions (associate researcher...) or maybe they ...
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Mentioning a professor's work in the statement of purpose when they aren't the first author

I am applying to graduate school (USA, computer science/machine learning), and one potential PhD advisor is Bob. Many of the papers that he coauthored overlap significantly with my interests. One of ...
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PhD without having enough background

I'm a master degree graduate student from a school of engineers in computer science. I'm so passionated by researches and continuous learning, and i want to do a PhD However, my master course wasn't ...
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What is the difference between "Author Rebuttal" and "Paper Discussion" in Academic Conferences?

In academic conferences and their important dates, I know what "Author Rebuttal Period" is but it is not particularly clear to me what is meant by "Paper Discussion Period"? Are ...
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Using "standard" literature in local language instead of English literature

I'm currently working on a paper where I want to compare UML with a "leaner" approach of modelling software architecture. UML already has some coverage by writers (besides the open specification), and ...
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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 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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Is a Master Degree in Data Science helpful for an application for a CS Ph.D. in the future?

My previous educational background is mainly about mathematical/computational finance, however, I would like to apply for a CS Ph.D. in the future. I decided to first apply for a master degree related ...
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Does applying for a PhD program directly make more sense in my case than for a second master program first?

I recently decided to apply for either a Ph.D. or a second-master program in computer science in the US. Educational Background: I earned my undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics (...
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Why is there a need for design science in a computer science department?

Recently, "design science" has become a popular term in my university department, which is a department of computer science. For example, many current PhD students write in their theses that they are ...
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Touch screen for projecting results and mentoring PhD students: a good solution for a computer lab?

I just got an assistant professor position in the USA. I am negotiating the startup package. I am mainly doing computational staff (engineering deparment) therefore I am asking for computing nodes in ...
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Path for American to become professor in Europe

I'm an American, and I’m considering – sometime in the future – getting a PhD in computer science. My impression is that Europe is a lovely place, both in general and because of its sane work culture. ...
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MLA bibliography style in computer science

Does anyone know a computer science or engineering journal that uses MLA as their bibliography style?
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How to narrow down the scope of a computer science research project?

I'm working on a CS systems project for a while where I don't seem to find the right scope so that it turns into a research question that can be answered. I either develop the project further which ...
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Writing a paper about the algorithm of a patented feature

We've seen lots of questions like "how to patent an idea from a paper", but let's do this the other way 'round. Let's say there is a commercial software product that has a nice feature: a user can ...
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is it ok to write about your poor economic condition in SOP

I want to pursue my masters in USA. I have completed my bachelors in Electrical Engineering from one of the top colleges in India and have about 4 years of experience in software development. I will ...
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Comparing Computer Science masters

I am currently planning to finish my bachelor degree in CS soon (In the Netherlands, if it matters). Unfortunately for the last few years I have had the feeling that my current university is lacking ...
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I have one bad grade on my transcript and I'm thinking of applying for MS CS programs at top US Graduate schools. How badly would my chances be hurt?

I am currently studying Computer Science and Engineering at a top Indian engineering school (IIT). However, I have a CD (5 out of 10) grade in one subject (System Software Laboratory) in one semester. ...
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Will MCS be worth it for a Computer Science graduate?

I have completed my BSc in Computer Science from a local university in my home country. Universities in my home country are not that great! For example, the university ranked first locally was ranked ...
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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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Phd in Computer Science Enrollment after M.tech in Electronics and Communications

I'm looking for some experience who completed or pursuing PhD Computer Science Enrollment and experience after M.tech in Electronics and Communications. Myself: I completed M.Tech in ECE (digital ...
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Exactly how does a MS in CS program in US work?

I am new here. I completed my bachelors in CS from India and have a 1.5 year work experience. I am planning to do a MS in CS from US with a specialization in Data Science/AI/ML (any of the three). My ...
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Can i get letters of recommendation from a senior software engineer?

I plan to apply for an MS in computer science in the United States. I am unable to get the recommendation letter from my manager and thus would it be fine if i take the professional letter of ...
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Does a 90 ECTS Masters hurt your chances of PhD?

Given that 120 ECTS Masters exist will opting for a 90 ECTS Masters program, part-time (taught & research) in Computer Science, greatly hinder your chances of securing a funded PhD position in a ...
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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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“Professional contribution” in Australia for the purpose of applying for a Lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science, what is actually a "professional contribution"? This phrase occurs among the selection criteria but seems to me ...
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