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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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PhD in machine learning in my life? I'm 37; graduating with BA in math (online degree) this summer [closed]

Title is a pretty good TLDR. I would like to get a PhD sometime in my life. I have a stable job where I can work from home frequently. Unless something catastrophic happens, I should be receiving my ...
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“Dressing down” to impress in academic settings

I came across this highly-upvoted comment on reddit (15,300 karma) by /u/Semi-Hemi-Demigod The CEO of the company I work for said that it's not uncommon for programmers to be asked to dress down ...
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Considering dropping Computer Science Master

Background knowledge about me: I'm 26, have done a Bachelors in Mathematics and now I'm in my 3rd year in my masters in Computer Science in Germany. I have found it very difficult in general to ...
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Should I apply for a master in the US? [closed]

I am a CS student in Italy, about to get my bachelor degree. In the past few months I've been looking for some masters in my field (Computer Science with orientation towards Data Science) and have ...
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Grade conversion for PhD application: Masters in France -> Phd in the US (Math)

I am Masters student in France and I am considering pursuing PhD in the US. Grading in France seems to be less uniform then in other countries, which results (from my experience) in that getting 90% ...
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Is it possible to become a researcher in Artificial intelligence through a statistics phd?

Or is a computer science phd required? Is having a statistics phd a disadvantage for AI research positions or does the research you publish and work on during the phd matter more? Although ...
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Where and how are Computer Science researchers publishing datasets?

We are publishing articles that use several different datasets acquired from user (clinicians, physicians and radiologists) analysis through interaction to our healthcare systems [1, 2, 3]. We would ...
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Someone “reinvented” our algorithm, is there anything to do about that?

A couple of years ago, we have published a paper in a reputable IEEE conference in field A. Recently (two years later), a paper in field B solved the same problem with the exact same algorithm without ...
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What to do about an unprofessional instructor?

I'm a Chinese freshman majoring in statistics. It's not me, but my classmates who are suffering from poor teaching in their Python course. They have no prior programming experience, so they aren't ...
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What are the “acceptance rate” for journals in computer science?

While conferences seem to be the norm in the field, I am interested in the fraction of papers that are accepted to CS journals. It seems (to me) that due to the fact that unlike conferences journals ...
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Possibility of doing Masters in astronomy with only bachelors in CS

I have a bachelors degree in Computer Science & Engineering and currently employed in s/w industry in Pakistan, but have no degree in physics. For long, I've been interested in doing research in ...
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Parameter quantifying the number of publications expected from a good researcher [closed]

Is there any such notion of parameter that quantifies the number of journal articles someone has to publish to be a good researcher or to obtain his tenure? For instance, how many publications per ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a professor how my grade was calculated?

I took a graduate course (C.S) in a U.S university. We were not provided with any grading scale in the syllabus. I was assigned a letter grade but I have no idea how it was calculated. Below is an ...
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How can a student benefit most from an internship? [closed]

I am planning to apply for an internship in near future. My background is electrical and I did 2 classification projects based on ConvNet previously. The internship mentioned that they need a data ...
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How much emphasis should be put on GitHub reputation in a computer science MSc application?

My undergraduate major was not computer science, but civil engineering, and I took five computer science courses in college. I worked as a software engineer for five years after I graduated, but not ...
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Unhappy with my PHD CS research topic. What should I do?

I've been working for about 2 1/4 years on a PhD CS research topic, which is to speed up a certain type of simulation using a certain general approach. This approach is pretty much the only research ...
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What is a good enough putnam score to include in an application to PhD programs?

Many people have said that having a good putnam score could improve one's application for PhD programs in Math / Theoretical CS. I have certain putnam score, and I am wondering whether to include it ...
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Academic code copied by library author

The papers I write contain all the source code required to reproduce results. I have written a series of papers that build on each other over the years. My intention has been to release an open-source ...
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Usage of Videos or Images from Youtube/ Google-images as data source

I'm working on a deep neural network research application Does usage of youtube videos or google images as data source cause a sharing-data, ethical, copyright or commercial problem? The aim of the ...
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How important is publication for PhD admission?

As a master's student in computer science, I would really like to go for a PhD at a good CS department. However until now, I have no publications and really have no idea how to start research. I'm ...
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How much effort do researchers take to publish their source code?

When publishing a paper, some researchers publish the source code used for the paper. Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much effort do researchers take to publish their source ...
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When is a not updated software considered deprecated in the academic world?

Currently I'm writing a thesis in Computer Science for which I need to introduce and compare several open source tools that are available for performing a certain type of testing (mutation testing) on ...
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Can I get into a top school C.S. Ph.D. program with a Master's from a lower ranking university?

Is it possible, and what are the chances of doing so, to get into a Computer Science Ph.D. program at a top school like e.g. the U of Toronto with a Master's degree (say, with excellent academic ...
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Vocational vs. Academic Emphasis in CS Curriculum

I have been recently thinking about the role of a university curriculum in CS. Computer science degrees immediately offer their graduates a lucrative position in industry; this is obviously making ...
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Thinking about grad school for computer science. How to talk to my old professors now?

I am considering grad school for CS now after graduating my undergrad in 2014. I have been working for the past 4 years and it has been fine, but I feel like I might need a more complete education in ...
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How can I complete the prerequisites for MS in Computer Science? 2019 application [duplicate]

I have gone through: Similar question asked 4 years ago but this person had a lot of experience. My Background: I am currently pursuing my bachelors in electrical engineering. I wish to pursue my ...
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Obtaining academic positions after doing research in logic

Suppose one is starting their math PhD in the US and is considering doing research in logic. Let's roughly split "logic" into "pure logic" and "applied logic". How hard will it be for them to get ...
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How can I manage the time of my research project under uncertainty?

I don't know if this is the right place (or the right tags) to ask this question or not so please tell me. I am doing a research project related to computer science in my university. This is my ...
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Uni group project being used by companies for profit

Our second semester group project is to bid for, develop, and attempt to "sell" a software solution. Local companies are the customer that provide the brief, and that we attempt to "sell" to. I was ...
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Computer science classes and their strange feedback standards [closed]

I'm young undergraduate kid who just stepped into the big world of computer science. I've had experience working as a developer at a companies and really liked it, and I decided that if I wanted to ...
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How do some institutions attract so many female computer scientists?

It's no secret that computer science is a heavily male-dominated discipline. It's so male-dominated that some people have given up trying to attract more women. Yet Carnegie Mellon not only has close ...
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How to still get something out of my masters degree - overwhelmed in lab, coursework not helpful

I am halfway through my 2 years masters now. I am doing my masters abroad in Asia and slipped into a bit of an unfortunate situation. I originally studied general science as an undergrad and during ...
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Scientific character in tech related bachelor thesis [closed]

So I am currently on the task to find a question or specific topic for my bachelor thesis. The field I am looking in is the micro service approach. There are few topics I consider writing about, e.g. ...
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How to react to a student proselytising during office hours?

A few weeks ago, a student asked me during my office hours whether I was religious or not. More specifically, he asked whether I believed in his religion, and was visibly disappointed when I replied ...
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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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Contribution vs. novelty in the papers, especially in computer science?

I'm a little confused about the two concepts of contributions and novelty especially when I want to clarify them in my papers (CS scope). For example, as a common practice, people talk about their ...
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Is it worth to do PhD in machine learning/statistics for work in industry? [closed]

I am 30 years old, have Master's degree in Machine Learning from a CS department. I also have a job, which I have had for like 4 years, first as a software developer, now as a data scientist at the ...
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Research plan for a first-time faculty application

I'm in my 3rd year of postdocs and started to apply for Lecturer positions in Computer Science the UK (the entry level permanent faculty positions). As part of my interview process, I am required to ...
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How to order and divide up “Invited journal articles”, “Journal articles”, and “Conference articles” on a CV?

I recently presented a paper at a conference, and it appeared in the proceedings of the conference. I have now been invited to submit an extended version of the paper to a special issue of a journal. ...
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Math subject GRE to fill gaps in undergraduate education for PhD application

BACKGROUND: I'm beginning a computer science MS program this summer. My undergrad background is a 2.9 in non-related sociology sub-category. The last time I took an actual math class was AP Calculus ...
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Likelihood of being admitted to a top 10 CS PhD program? [closed]

Summary I'm currently an undergraduate student at a university in the UK that's ranked in the top 10 universities worldwide by both Times Higher Education and QS. I'm in my final year of a 4-year ...
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Master's in computer science vs Master's in information technology

I have a BS in computer science and have been working as a developer for the last 6 months after my graduation. I am interested in pursuing a master's degree and I'm not sure which program, computer ...
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Do I have a better chance for a PhD in a field I have research experience in or one I have had better courses on?

I'm applying for PhD programs in Computer Science, which allow a year of rotation and courses, before the student officially joins a lab for their thesis. I've had research experience in Computational ...
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How can I finish my algorithms research project in 3 weeks? [closed]

So I'm doing a research project on a problem in graph theory and my conference deadline is just 3 weeks away. I need to develop a novel approximation algorithm for this problem and test it on ...
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Looking for conferences / journals with non blind peer review in computer science

I was wondering if there are any computer science related conferences or journals that review their submissions publicly. So everyone can see what the authors submitted and what the reviewers ...
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How to deal with lots of information as a Computer Science student?

As a Computer Science student, I have to deal with a lot of new information every day. While learning new concepts, we also have to learn multiple programming languages at the same time, learning ...
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what to do in 2 year gap before CS PhD [closed]

I am currently an undergraduate student in computer science, rising senior. I have had extensive research experiences throughout college at competitive universities and research companies (but no ...
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Computer Science - final year project of undergraduate degree (individual vs teamwork)

I'm in the final year of my undergraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. Thus, I have to choose between individual project or teamwork. In both cases, I believe that I can do well. However, I'm ...
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Citing supplementary material as a reference?

I am about to submit a paper to https://www.siam.org/Conferences/CM/Main/sdm19 (deadline is today) and I have supplementary material contains further evidence, proofs, examples and the like. I want ...
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Pursue master's in Cybersecurity if I am not a US Citizen?

I am applying for masters in computer science. Is a Master's at CyberSecurity possible? Can I pursue a Master's in a field like CyberSecurity if I am not a US Citizen? Most research is sponsored by ...