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On standards or conventions specific to electrical engineering as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field.

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Doing research toward a Ph.D. degree versus doing research for commercial purposes

What is the difference between doing research toward a Ph.D. degree and doing research for developing a new product or technology for commercial purposes? Can those two purposes of research proceed ...
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How should I put a disclaimer in my thesis indicating that I am not responsible for any misuse of my work?

My thesis project for my bachelor's degree is a type of electronic military helmet. I want to insert a disclaimer in the thesis paper that I'm not responsible for any misusing of the book contents, ...
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Career change at 37: Should I start an Electronic Engineering MSc? [closed]

I have a BS in Electrical Engineering (2010) and a MSc in Computer Science. I completed the MSc with distinction at a British university in 2011 and have worked here in various IT roles since. Now, at ...
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Where can I easily find best-paper-award-paper of a conference?

Recently I read an article on tips for PhD students to improve their scientific writing skills. There, one suggestion was to find and read the best-paper-award-papers in highly reputed conferences in ...
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Will doing a master's thesis in an unrelated field hurt my job prospects?

I am having trouble with this study situation. Recently I was offered a master thesis topic at work where I work a part time student job. My role is Java Developer and master thesis topic is related ...
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Switching from theoretical to experimental after masters in electronics

I am a final semester masters student in the US and the topic I am currently working on as a part of my masters thesis is purely computational. I will be applying for Fall 2021 PhD programs and I came ...
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Transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Applied Physics/Material Science

So I have a bit of a dilemma. I'm an American. I graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and worked for the past two years in the RF field. I'm heading to school this fall to get my Master's. A ...
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Electrical Engineering freshman want to pursue PhD in Theoretical Computer Science [closed]

I'm a freshman in electrical engineering and have always interested in mathematics and researching. But I came to realize by the time I learn EE that it doesn't involve much math as I expected (...
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How plausible is doing a part-time research masters with the aim of applying to PhD programs?

This question might be a variation of similarly asked questions, however, there is some different details that I think might make it different. So thank you in advance for reading. I was admitted ...
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Transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Physics *after* graduating

tl;dr: Graduating from EE with Ph.D. offers, but thinking about shifting to physics. Hi Everyone, Background: I'm an Electrical Engineering and Chemistry major (weird combination, I know). I am now ...
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What is theoretical complexity of a scheme? [closed]

A reviewer asked me to calculate theoretical complexity of my scheme. I know about computational complexity, time and space complexity, but not about theoretical complexity. I Googled it but in vain. ...
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Career in Mathematics as an Electrical Engineer [closed]

I am a university freshman with major in Electrical Engineering. My passion is pure math(topology, group theory etc). During my first semester I noticed that our math classes are not rigorous at all, ...
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Building an academic career abroad

Good side of my background I'm 27 years old with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and now I'm about to finish my postdoctoral research. During my Ph.D. program, I've developed an innovative device ...
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What is a “Junior Faculty” position?

I have seen an ad from Columbia University for a "Junior Faculty" position. The ad had no details on whether it is a tenure-track position or not. Are these tenure track positions? Is this term ...
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As an electrical engineer, should I study pure mathematics in my spare time or do a second bachelor degree? [closed]

EDIT: Short version: Can a full time engineer ever hope to learn pure math up to masters level on weekends in less than six years without burning out mentally or is full time study required to achieve ...
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Journals with fast response? [closed]

Are there any other impact factor journals for electrical, electronics, communication engineering (or multi-disciplinary) with a very fast response like mdpi journals? I know it is not wise to ask for ...
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How to recognize a “Journal” paper and a “Conference ” paper, easily by superficial reading? (EE, CS) [closed]

I can read the semantic meaning of conference and journal papers, even the details regarding their general structures: journal papers are longer than the conference ones, conference papers are easier ...
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Transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Astronomy/Physics [closed]

I have a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering(Fresh Graduate with emphasis on Electronics/RF-Microwaves). I'm thinking Engineering is not for me and want to pursue Astronomy/Physics. How hard is ...
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Is PCB layouting and manufacturing process added in dissertation? [closed]

Should I add PCB layouting and manufacturing process pictures in dissertation?
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Effect of Research in an Engineering group on Physics PhD application

I am a Physics undergraduate and my institution requires that we do undergraduate research and a senior thesis on that research. However, due to some personal circumstances I would like to do research ...
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Is it possible to do PhD in pure mathematics after engineering

I have an MTech in Industrial Drives and Control (Electrical Eng). After that could not go for any work... After giving some tuition, I came to the conclusion that I am genuinely interested in ...
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Is it a bad idea to go from EE undergrad to CS(ML/AI) PhD?

I know questions regarding whether its possible to go from EE undergrad to CS have been answered previously, so please bear with me as I have a few distinct questions. I'm a Junior at a mid-tier state ...
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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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Are PhDs in Engineering worth it for working in the labour market? [closed]

I am a undergraduate electrical engineering student in Canada. Programming courses aren't offered in our EE degree. So, to overcome this lack, I learned to program in Java, C++ and in Python by my own....
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How much professional assistance can I receive on an undergraduate capstone design project without cheating?

I'm taking the undergraduate capstone design course in electrical engineering at a university in the U.S. and I've been receiving some programming help from a friend who is not, nor ever has been, a ...
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Submitting theory papers to EECS conferences with hard 8/10 page limit

Paraphrasing the 'Call for Papers' for the popular networks conference INFOCOM, submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and systems research are invited. INFOCOM also ...
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Expected issues upon graduating with a second Masters in Electrical Engineering after first Masters in Computer Science

I obtained MS degree in Computer Science degree some 7 year ago from a decent German state university. Since then I majorly worked in system software roles and occasionally embedded software and ...
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PhD in theoretical physics: good or bad for engineering jobs?

I'm a student who is currently undertaking a Master of Physics (coursework & research) at the University of Western Australia. I have also previously completed two Bachelor's degrees: one in ...
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Can I include the schematic and layout I designed on Altium CircuitMaker in my thesis?

I’m currently seeking my masters degree. Part of what I do is testing the design on a PCB. My institute doesn’t have OrCad or Altium Designer licenses, so I opted for the free Altium CircuitMaker. ...
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Transition from Electrical Engineering to Physics

My name is Luka and I am currently third year of electrical engineering, specifically Power and Control Systems. I have very high GPA, and I am certain I will be applying for MSc in two years (I have ...
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How to find out someone really holds a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Hungary?

How to find out if someone holds a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Budapest? I know that the university changed its name to Budapest University of Technology and ...
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PhD funding 1st year

I am a Spanish student who is intending to apply for a PhD in electrical engineering in some US colleges. As far as I read in the web pages of the graduate schools, they financially support all the ...
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What good is engineering research with no practical relevance?

I am a Ph.D. student currently doing research at a top engineering school in North America. I am becoming more and more jaded at the fact that a sizable portion of the research conducted at my ...
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I am studying computer science but I am passionate about electronics [closed]

I am studying CS but I am passionate about electronics and hardware. However, I can't study CS and EE at the same time. So if I study electronics by myself with online courses, can I work in that ...
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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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Communication & Networks v/s Signal Processing & Optimization - what area to work in? [duplicate]

I am an electrical engineering undergrad with an interest in communication theory, networks, signal processing and optimization. I have PhD offers from two groups - one working in communications & ...
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Is it a good idea to email a potential grad adviser a modified motivation essay after I have submitted my application?

I am applying for a master's program in electrical engineering/applied physics. After I submitted my motivational essay, I felt that I could have talked more about my experience. Is it a good idea to ...
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How do members of a grad school admission committee make sure they are reading all the applicants' essays with the same level of mental freshness?

I am currently in the process of applying for graduate studies in electrical engineering. A big part of my statement of objectives is dedicated to give a feeling of how I became interested in a ...
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Are control theorists considered mathematicians?

Are control theorists (electrical engineering) considered mathematicians? If so, would they receive a Fields medal if they make a breakthrough in control theory? If not, is there a prize similar to ...
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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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Will having multiple published work in well-established journals increase my chances for acceptance to a master's program?

I have published two research works in Q1 and Q2 journals, working as a research assistant (co-author). I am wondering whether the published work increases my chances of acceptance for a master's ...
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Is this a valid reason to choose a specific sub-field?

My local university has announced the need for local experts in a specific sub-field within Electrical Engineering (EE), which is why they are offering the opportunity to sponsor student(s) in said ...
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PhD in Machine Learning from CS Department or from EE Department? [closed]

I am from electrical engineering background and I want to do PhD in machine learning. But machine learning is a multi-disciplinary field and available in many departments. So I am bit confused that ...
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How do I inspire my students to work through problems on their own?

I recently took up a job at my Alma Mater as an adjunct professor teaching an undergraduate embedded systems course. Due to the nature of the school, and this being my first teaching assignment, I ...
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Where to advertise PhD positions without paying a fee?

We have several opening in our group working in the field of computer science and electrical engineering (more specifically digital system design). We put an advertisement in our webpage and also ...
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How technical should my oral PhD defense be? [closed]

I thought this would make a good question, and will ask my advisor shortly. In the fields of optical sciences, electrical engineering, or applied physics at an RU/VH institution in the United States, ...
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What masters level courses should one take to prepare himself for a future career in the Internet of Things? [closed]

I am a graduate student looking to pursue MS in Computer Engineering. I wish to have a future career in the Internet of Things domain. Can someone suggest me the courses I should take that would ...
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What are the masters options available for getting into computer vision and image processing research from an electronics background? [duplicate]

Having done bachelors in electronics and instrumentation and a research experience in the field of image processing and computer vision and some publications in the same, what are the possible MS ...
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what MS options are available for a student interested in computer vision and image processing? [duplicate]

I have my bachelors in electronics and instrumentation and a research experience in the field of image processing and computer vision and some publications in the same.Can i go for a MS in computer ...
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UK MSc vs MEng when applying for PhD and Chartered Engineer

I did my BEng electrical and electronic undergraduate degree in UK university. It was 3 year degree. So I want clear idea of MSc and MEng and also about Chartered Engineer qualification. Please kindly ...