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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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Proper way to Format text related to Functions in an Article about a Computer Package

I am new to software development and my background is not in computer science. I am writing an article about a software package I developed with some collaborators and I was wondering about the proper ...
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Seeking advice on graduate school strategy (Computer Science Masters, followed by PhD, from non-traditional / not CS background) [on hold]

I am applying for a Masters in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, from a non-traditional background. Afterward, I am targeting an interdisciplinary PhD after in AI, ...
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PhD in Cryptography after Masters with experience

I hold a masters in mathematics and philosophy (emphasis on logic) and, for personal reasons, I will be joining the US Navy as an officer doing cryptology. I'm curious if I apply afterward to ...
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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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Super, not stellar, Computer Science PhD programs [closed]

So it's not hard to find a list of the top-rated PhD programs in CS. What I'd like to hear about are the departments that may be lesser-known, but still offer great grad experiences. I'm primarily ...
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Possibility of getting a Computer Science / AI PhD in 2 years or less in the US?

I've heard a lot of horror stories about PhD programs taking several years, and that US universities typically force you to go through many steps before you're able to be considered for graduation. I'...
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PhD Application in Mechanical Engineering Research in Computer Graphics

I want to apply for PhD program in mechanical engineering at Stanford. Furthermore, I want to conduct research in the area of computer vision and computer graphics with application to robotics, ...
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On areas of overlap between Computer Science and Economics [closed]

For those who want to be involved in both disciplines throughout academia (BS to MS to PhD) as well as in the workplace/career, what are some places of overlap between Economics and Computer Science? ...
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Value of undergraduate research without publication on PhD applications (CS)

Next fall, I will begin the process of applying for PhD programs in CS. I have been involved in research labs ever since I came to this university two years ago, but to this day, there hasn't been an ...
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Is there a way to batch download all submissions of a particular Homework from Gradescope? [closed]

(I guess programming assignments may have the same issue, if the homework is not created as such) We set a Turing Machine problem, in our Theory of Computation class, where they had to write down the ...
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Two people with very similar profile for grad school admissions

Is it a problem if two students from the same university with very similar profile (similar number of publications, similar grade range, as well as the same strongest letter writer) apply to the same ...
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Is it worth the sacrifices to choose the United States instead of the E.U. for a Master's programme? [closed]

I'm graduating from my Bachelor programme in Computer Science and Engineering at EPFL (Switzerland) next year, in July. Although I can continue at EPFL for my Master's degree (or an even higher ranked ...
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What would an inclusive curriculum look like in a computer science course?

There exists plenty of literature about how to be inclusive, both in the workplace and in the classroom. I'm wondering how this might be done intentionally — specifically in the context of a computer ...
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How to move forward to PhD with failures in masters?

I had BSc + MSc in IT without thesis from my native country "A". I had an ambition to do PhD in CS. So, First, I got enrolled in MSc in CS program in a university "X" in a country "B". I left the ...
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Timeline-wise, is it safe to plan attending the SODA conference if I apply for positions this year?

I am applying for faculty positions in the US this year (in computer science). Ideally, I would want to attend the SODA conference (January 5th-8th) and was wondering if it is safe to assume that on-...
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What do Grad Schools think about Pass/No Pass courses?

I am a physics major at UCLA with a busy schedule. I am currently taking 3 upper division physics courses every quarter while balancing 10-20 hours of research per week. I would like to learn more ...
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Issue with perspective projection [migrated]

I have the following problem. Perspective projection is often referred to when talking about camera models. I don’t think I understand it very well though this concept is taught when I was at junior ...
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Should I mention teaching experience in my cover letter?

I am applying for tenure-track positions in R1 (say, top 50) universities in Computer Science in the US. When writing the cover letter, should I mention teaching experience and competence? Or should ...
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How should I treat this prior work?

I submitted a theoretical paper about new algorithms to a computer science conference. Now I found out that the most important theorem of my paper was actually proved 20 years ago (in a workshop paper ...
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PhD (at Oxford) vs staying at in the industry (Facebook) for a ML student? [closed]

I am 26 years old and I got an offer for a PhD in Machine Learning at Oxford. However, currently I am a software engineer at Facebook and I am living a very well-off lifestyle. I applied for the PhD ...
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Should I withdraw a submission?

I worked on a paper in computer science (CS) from half a year approximately, so I decided to send it to the JUCS journal. They kindly informed me that they were not able to find enough reviewers for ...
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Can I submit an extended version of a conference paper or a journal, if a better algorithm exists?

We published a paper in a theoretical CS conference last year, and were hoping to submit it to a journal when we found out that our result was improved in a followup work. While it's clear that there ...
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What is some pre-requisite information one should know before applying to a CS grad school in the US? [closed]

I am a junior who is going to apply to a CS grad school(hoping to specialize in programming language theory) next fall. I had some generic questions about the admissions process that is not so easy ...
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Opening of applications for PhD in computer science at UCL,King's College London [closed]

I am a Master's student studying computer science in India. I will be applying for a PhD in computer science in the UK beginning in October 2020. UCL and King's college have not updated any details ...
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Why do Computer Science degrees contain a high proportion of mathematics?

About 17 years ago I attended a top 10 UK university to study for a degree in Computer Science. Mathematics had never been a particularly strong point for me. However I (just) had the required A-...
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How to “become familiar with the literature”, inter alia to find appropriate method to publish independent research?

This is a more basic question than, and not a duplicate of, this question. That question was answered, basically, with "become familiar with the literature in that field" and read that literature. So ...
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How to submit an abstract?

I wrote a paper that I wish to propose to a certain CS conference. Two of the deadlines mentioned on the Important Dates page on the conference's website are: Abstract submission and Paper submission. ...
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When am I supposed to get an acknowledgement for a paper submitted via e-mail (CS conference)?

I have submitted a paper to a CS conference. Am I supposed to get an acknowledgement email, so I know it hasn't ended up in the spam folder by accident, and that it will be considered for the ...
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What does notification date mean (CS conference)?

I have submitted a paper to a CS conference that takes place in the end of May. According to their website, notification date is in the beginning of March. Does this mean I won't know if my paper has ...
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How many publications to list as “selected”?

I'm applying for CS tenure track positions this year, and was advised to add a "Selected Publications" part to my CV (out of 20+ conference and journal papers). How long should this section be? Can I ...
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If I drop out, can I restart my Master's degree in the future? [closed]

I was enrolled in a prestigious school in central Europe, studying an MSc in computer science. I have decided to drop out because it seriously felt like my bachelor background was weak, and I had to ...
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Can we change our field of study for masters in canada? [closed]

I have a bachelors degree in electronics and communication engineering and am going for higher studies. I want to change my field to computer science for my masters. Is it possible to do that for ...
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Should I invite my idle team mates to participate in our project discussion with our professor? [closed]

I am about to deliver one year-long project assignment I've been working at my undergraduate school. This was a group project, but out of the three of us, I was the only one to do work on it (100% of ...
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How to answer future work questions in a presentation?

Our paper has recently been accepted to a be presented at a workshop. It's a compiler paper that discusses how we generate code for a specific algorithm for a specific hardware accelerator. ...
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Master in humanities as a software engineer

I am living in the Netherlands (at the moment, I am an expat), I have two M.Sc and a bachelor in software engineer / computer science and and I am looking at the possibility of having a part-time ...
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PhD contribution by combining two or more methods [closed]

It is known that the PhD would make an original contribution and/or advance knowledge in a given field. In my field ( Computer science), there are various PhD contribution that combine methods to ...
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Does it look good to have a paper without your PhD advisor as an author? [closed]

I am a senior PhD student in computer science. I have published several papers with my PhD advisor already. Someone told me that, when applying for faculty positions, it looks good to have a peer-...
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Should I talk about research done in a different field from the department I apply to?

As is, I am applying to CS grad school even though I studied math in undergrad and all my research is in math. The question is, in my personal statement, how sensible is it to talk in depth about my ...
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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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Does my paper need to mention a hired editor?

I wrote a paper intended for a conference in computer science. Before submission I hired an expert to review and edit my paper. Do I need to mention them? If so, in what way? As a collaborator? In a ...
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How flexible are number-of-pages submission guidelines for conferences?

I'd like to submit a paper to a conference in computer science. The conference's submission guidelines state 14 as the maximum number of pages. Should I take it at face value? My paper is 20 pages ...
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How to find a reviewer/editor for my paper? [closed]

I wrote a paper, which I would like to submit to a convention. I've never written a paper before. I'd like it to be thoroughly reviewed, not to say edited, before I submit it. I'm willing to pay for a ...
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How can getting a masters hurt PhD admissions? [closed]

TL;DR: Find myself under-qualified for PhD programs but I'm afraid getting a MS degree will hurt my chances at a better PhD program. U.S. based. Longer background: I graduated with a math degree ...
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Online Computer Science Masters as PhD Prep

I have recently completed my undergraduate degree, and am interested in pursuing a master's and potentially an eventual doctorate. I have been looking at affordable online degrees such as the ...
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Tips for a successful PhD in Artifical Intelligence [closed]

I recently began my Ph.D. program in AI. Coming from a different major, I would like to obtain tips that'll enable me to leave my program with a strong background in my field.
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Is one year enough for a postdoc position to be a fruitful experience regarding my CV?

I have to decide about a postdoc position for which the contract would be only one year long. The position is in computer science and as a collaboration with an industrial sector. In fact, I want to ...
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What is the most likely cause of short, quick, and useless reviews? [closed]

My theoretical computer-science paper that I submitted to an Australian (i.e., located in Australia this year) B-level (according to http://portal.core.edu.au/conf-ranks) DBLP-listed computer-science ...
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My teachers refused my BSCS thesis proposal. Were they legit?

When I was a computer science student at my university, I wanted to delve into the code of operating systems. I was (and still am) attracted to such software and hoped for a course project that ...
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How to find balance between overconfidence and lacking confidence?

Main Question: I am a current undergraduate student who just attended my first conference and gave a podium talk on my research from last summer. I tried talking with a researcher who is well-known ...
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How can a Poli Sci undergrad with a CS minor improve their chances for a CS masters program? [closed]

I'm a PS undergrad with a minor in CS that's 22 credit hours and covers most, if not all, masters pre-reqs that I've seen. The only issue I forsee is that I will only be taking one semester of ...