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 reliable are QS Top Universities rankings?

I was told that universities in USA are generally better that the ones in Italy. I will take the undergraduate degree this July, and I need to decide whether to continue my studies in Italy or to move ...
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Will taking the math GRE subject test be a plus point for admission in MS/PhD in computer science?

i am undergraduate in computer science looking for admission to MS/Phd in computer science at U.S universities. I know there is no subject test for computer science anymore. In that case, will taking ...
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What is the difference of a BA/BS in Computer Science for obtaining a Ph.D?

I have looked around on Google, only to find zero answers. So, I hope someone could help me out with this. So, for someone aiming to get a PhD in Computer Science (AI), would it be possible to obtain ...
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Are open-book exams generally a superior way to test understanding on practical courses?

I understand why it would be a bad idea to allow math students access to paper materials as it is necessary for students to know the basic math formulas by heart. But what about advanced practical ...
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Discussing with university professors before being undergraduate

I have applied for a computer science course at more universities, but one of them really convinced me with a very welcoming attitude. Even if I have not confirmed my place, I have a tutor and he ...
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Referencing specific files in source code in a dissertation

I am making a statement in my dissertation based on a comment written in the Linux kernel source code. I would like to be able to reference this comment. At least I would like to be able to name the ...
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How do I know whether my work is publishable? [duplicate]

I'm currently pursuing my Masters degree and my research is focused on "Designing a Distributed Social Network Architecture (DOSN Architecture)". I have never published any work before. I did a ...
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Value of (multiple) master's on the path to the PhD?

I'm a PhD student in computer science. At the end of the year I will finish my coursework and be awarded a master's degree. Due to the nature of my research (machine learning) I'm considering taking ...
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Can a university claim patent rights for inventions performed on my own time?

I'm working for a university as a research programmer (prof staff, exempt) on an external grant ("soft money"), and there is a clear understanding between me and my immediate supervisor/PI, and at ...
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College Staff Taking Classes and Doing Research

I presently work in a facilities-type role at a small Liberal Arts college. One of the benefits of working at the college is the ability to take two classes per academic-year (not including summer or ...
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what steps to take when research result is patentable

I'm working on a nearly completed paper in CS. It deals with a memory module design, which, apart from being a novel idea, turned out to be of potentially commercial value. Now I was thinking of ...
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Is there a website for academic computer science jobs in the US like mathjobs.org?

I know there is a mathjobs website in the US called mathjobs.org, which is the main website for posting math jobs in the US universities. But is there a similar one for the computer science jobs? I'm ...
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what is the best way to take missing courses before applying to MS?

I am holding bachelor degree in applied math and physics, which I received in Moscow State University. I have rather normal grades (average 4.3 out of 5). My BS thesis ("Weight optimization of ...
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New to USA - Masters vs. Staying with my mentor

I'm 23, I recently immigrated to USA (legally lol) and I'm loving the amount of opportunity here and I sure want to make good use of it. However, I'm confused about a major decision and need your ...
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My Plan to Get into a CS PhD Program

Some background: I graduated 3 years ago from a big state research university. I had an irrelevant sociology major and graduated with a 2.9 GPA mainly because I had no inclination that I would ever ...
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“Be a small fish in a sea, or a big one in a pond” [closed]

I graduated (BSc and MSc) from the top university in my country and I'm currently a PhD candidate on another strong university. I expect to defend my thesis in a few months. After that, I plan to stay ...
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Relevance of computer science degree to pursue a career in cognitive science

This forum looks like the perfect place to ask a question that is being bothering me for a long time. I'm 22 and a college dropout for numerous reasons (economic and mostly because I didn't like the ...
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Are software engineers with PhD in demand in Academia?

I'm about to defend my PhD in Computer Science in a couple of months, and I'm struggling with deciding on a future career path. Over the course of the 8 years I spent in an academic environment, I ...
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Do graduate school admissions appreciate individual “free time” study?

I am a year away from completing an undergrad degree in Computer Science and I find myself increasingly interested in more advanced subjects from pure mathematics that sometimes lie outside the scope ...
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Canada vs. Australia for the academic career [closed]

Two days ago I was in discussion with a colleague of mine about the possible PhD studies destinations. We both agreed that the chances of getting post-Doc job or any full position are higher in the ...
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How to enhance my prospects for a PhD?

I am looking to apply for a PhD in the CS realm in the next cycle, particularly something with an AI flavor like Machine Learning or NLP. I am a bit of an anomaly in CS as I have undergraduate majors ...
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Non-degree courses and Masters admissions

I had a low Undergrad GPA, around or below the cutoff of most of the masters programs that interest me. I have since started pursuing a graduate certificate (Mining Massive Datasets from Stanford) and ...
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What constitutes a proper scientific result in Computer Science?

I work at a university at an Information Technology department. My colleagues claim we are 'computer scientists'. However, from what I observed, most of our work is pure implementation and often ...
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Do Machine Learning and Vision Labs outside the USA hire non-student,non-postdoc Research Assistants?

I am currently on a visiting research assistant position at a US university for a year. My visa will not allow me to start a similar position in the US after this stint is over, and I am looking for ...
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Undergraduate international computer science student [Can i go to grad school?] [duplicate]

I am Computer science major at University of Wisconsin Madison. I just want to ask you if i can get into graduate school with such a low GPA. My current GPA is 2.9 and i have 20 more credit which ...
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How to handle not being credited for research software development in papers?

I worked for a publicly funded body. Whilst there I designed and developed a number of epidemiological surveillance applications. I have left the organisation but since then I have noticed that some ...
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Is an Additional degree required to qualify myself for post doc/industry position outside my area of expertise?

Can someone with a Ph.D in field X get a job in academia or industry in field Y, even if the job posting says "PhD in field Y required?". If not how will going back to get a second post graduate ...
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As a beginning graduate student, can you do without conferences in theoretical CS?

I'm beginning my graduate study in theoretical computer science soon, and I've been admitted to two graduate schools in Northeastern Asia. One of those makes it a rule to grant compensation for ...
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Frustration in getting admission into PhD Computer Science, with background MSc Geospatial Science & BTech Computer Science [closed]

Am presently really frustrated in getting a supervisor and admission into PhD Computer Science in any University in Europe or US. I recently graduated with MSc Geospatial Science with distinction (...
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Should each chapter in an extensive paper start with an overview of the chapter's contents?

I'm working on a extensive paper for my study. It's about some computational stuff, has 5 chapters and will be - all in all - roughly 60 pages long. Reading some papers and theses I noticed, that ...
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Graduate program focusing on DevOps

I was asked the following question by someone who was interested in pursuing a career in devops, but wanted to learn things in a more formal environment such as a masters degree. Is there / Can anyone ...
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How does one with a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences become a software developer?

I will graduate in 1 semester and I have realized towards the end of my B.S. in mathematical sciences that I would like to develop software. I know there's no degree requirement to do this. I have ...
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Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization graduate programs

Does anybody know of any other ACO (algorithms, combinatorics and optimization) graduate programs besides the ones at Carnegie Mellon and Georgia Tech? From what I have searched, these two schools ...
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Publishing a research paper

I have some new ideas regarding a concept in computer science and have done considerable independent reasearch work.None of the faculty members in my university seem to be interested in helping an ...
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Doing a masters degree level research without following a Master Course

I have a degree in computer science but I don't have any research experience. But everyday I read research papers from free journals. I also managed to understand the content of them. Now I want to do ...
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Will a graduate student publishing in different disciplines confuse potential employers?

I'm a third-year computer engineering PhD student. My dissertation topic is re-configurable caches (computer architecture) and my supervisor is a very nice person. I have four publications with him in ...
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Choosing Artificial Intelligence after MS in Theory

Currently I am in an MS program with a research concentration in theoretical/formal computer science (mostly spatial and temporal knowledge representation and reasoning). However, I find myself ...
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Is a general GRE test required if I have already passed a GRE Subject Test?

Disclaimer: The GRE Program discontinued the Computer Science Test If I have already passed a GRE Subject Test for Computer Science, do I still need to pass the general GRE test? Which test should I ...
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How much will connections with the department chair help with grad school acceptance?

As an undergraduate (not studying computer science) I was fortunate enough to work in the lab of the CS department chair at my university for an extended period of time. This work resulted in me being ...
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Pursuing Masters to get a better job

I am going to apply for the masters program in computer science to various US based universities. I am eager to apply to their professional courses which do not have thesis/projects in their ...
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Why is 3.0 GPA used as cut-off for job offers, etc.?

My GPA is 2.97 and I am a junior in University. My resume is pretty strong, having around 2 years experience in the industry as a software engineer. I also include work samples with my resume, ...
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Creating paper on software tool

In my master thesis I developed a software tool that improves a common workflow used in a certain industry. Currently, no such tool exists, and this workflow is conducted manually all around the globe....
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Does research experience in a different but related field help in PhD application? (Pure Math->TCS)

I think the title itself is a good summary of my question. But to make the situation more specific: I am a double major in math and computer science, and would like to apply to PhD program with ...
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Computer Science PhD with Geology BS

I am planning to do my PhD in CS (Robotics to be specific). I will be completing my masters with a thesis and a publication in a field that is very closely related to CS. However, my BS is in Geology. ...
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Applying to MSc vs PhD in CS with science background in US

I hold a BSc and MSc in physics and want to do graduate studies in CS. I did computational and theoretical research and thesis on quantum memories which are useful in quantum communications (not sure ...
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Is it okay to put up a submitted paper and a paper which is about to be submitted on Academia.edu?

I'm applying to graduate school (CS MS/PhD) this year and I wanted to put up a copy of my papers online so that admission committees would be able to see them. The problem is one of the papers is ...
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At what point does my practical software project become an academic research project?

I am a working software developer getting a MS in Computer Science. I've really enjoyed the courses -- but I have never done any academic research. Now I have an idea for a graphics-driven iOS ...
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Label based in text citation

In german computer science it is quite common to use citations like [HoBo12] or [HoBo12, pp.1-4] for say, Hoy, Jane; Boy, John 2010: The great story. The rules for composing this label depend on the ...
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Any ideas how I could get people to participate in my live Internet application experiment for my thesis?

I have developed an Internet application that I need people to run across the Internet to collect statistics to see how well the program works. So far, I have used LinkedIn to reach out to my friends ...
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What is a better word for 'code' when taking about programming code?

Im writing my project thesis in Computer Science and I want to make sure I am using correct and non colloquial terminology. Is there better word for code when talking about your program code in ...