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Could it hurt my grad school application if I state a secondary research interest in which I have little experience? [closed]

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD USA. I am interested in this 'X' domain but have not really invested time to do 'research' in it because it is computationally very demanding and I do not ...
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Is it necessary to discuss the reason of the algorithm choice in my paper?

In my paper, I used a specific ML algorithm for modeling and I wonder if it necessary to discuss the reason why I chose this algorithm instead of the others?
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Importance of domain selection for undergrad applying to a PhD program (USA CS)

Background: CS undergrad applying to CS PhD programs in the USA right after graduation. As an undergrad, I research on (and will be till applications are submitted) broadly on 3 applications of a ...
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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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Master Thesis within Data Science with restricted knowledge and time [closed]

We are two double-degree students within the fields of business and data science. Our goal was to write a master thesis within the department of business & management and change it accordingly so ...
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How do I proceed after having sat an exam where the instructions and problems were, seemingly, logically incoherent? [closed]

TL;DR I sat a timed (2 hour) online (home) exam for an online (due to COVID) statistical/machine learning class. It seems clear to me that the exam instructions and problems are logically incoherent, ...
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Is it ethical to publish my own idea when ex-colleagues also wanted to work on it, and how do I make it clear which parts are my own contributions?

Context: Some years ago I collaborated on a paper, with my advisor and another grad student (first author), in which we would include a certain competitive machine learning algorithm and a ...
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How to prepare for CS phd as with a bio MS and non-academic CS experience

I really want to pursue a phd in CS to delve into machine learning and AI, specifically natural language processing. The catch is I don't have a single accredited CS course and little math on my ...
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Publishing papers in pure vs applied machine learning research [closed]

As far as I understand, in pure Artificial Intelligence (AI) research one is required to come up with a new/improved algorithm and show that the algorithm has competitive performance across a set of ...
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What percentage of the code should be yours in a final year computer science project? [closed]

I have a final year project in Artificial intelligence and I need to make a facial recognition project. I'm confused how to start this project and how plagiarism works in terms of coding? No one would ...
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How does one proceed when publishing a research paper to refute the conclusions of another (someone else's) research paper?

I am a computer science undergraduate going into grad school and trying to learn more about research. How does one proceed when publishing a research paper to refute the conclusions (or some of the ...
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Is reading machine learning theory only good for academia? [closed]

I am a computer science student with about one semester left before graduation. Currently, I have some free time — about a month before the final semester begins. I am interested in artificial ...
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Strange/impolite to request a faculty I've not met before to have a look at a postdoc research proposal I've written?

I'm submitting postdoctoral applications to a few places to receive external grants, and I've written a proposal all by myself. However, I'm planning to come back to academia after two years in ...
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Can we upload an unfinished paper of theoretical nature to arXiv where the theory has been established, but illustrations are still to be added?

I'm writing a short (say around 7-10 page long) article on theoretical machine learning and I've established the main theoretical result with a complete mathematical proof. I've also written the other ...
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Journal for machine learning applied in finance [closed]

I've written a new paper where I'm proposing methodological improvements to neural network training. I have simulation data and empirical results in financial markets to backup my algorithm. I'm now ...
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Gaining software skills after PhD. Is it possible to achieve it in 6 months? [closed]

I have completed my PhD few months back. I am about to start my postdoc at my PhD lab soon. I will be working on a different project than my PhD. My PhD was in computational materials science. I used ...
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How to get feedback on unfinished research papers if I don't have any direct contact with people qualified in my field?

I have a question which can seem a bit unusual. How can I get feedback on unpublished scientific articles if I have no direct connection with anyone qualified in my field? The fact is that now I am ...
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What if I found some machine learning datasets are not trustable? [closed]

I'm doing research on object detection for aerial images (drone capture from above). And many datasets I think their ground truth is not perfect (but also buggy), some object obviously but be ignored ...
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Using a github code for my journal paper

I'm conducting research on cyber bullying classification. I recently found a github repository containing code on sentiment analysis which looked at different machine learning algorithms, doc2vec + ml ...
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What's the difference between Machine Learning classifications in Computer Science and Statistics on arXiv?

I notice that there are minor classifications called Machine Learning in both classifications of Computer Science and Statistics respective named cs.LG and stat.ML on arXiv, what is the difference ...
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Guidelines for communication of machine learning methods in empirical research papers

It seems to me that machine learning methods are being adopted more and more often in empirical academic research and modelling. Whereas scientists are often quite familiar with traditional ...
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When does a piece of work on machine learning have enough material to be publishable?

I am addressing the research especially the community on machine learning or deep learning. For someone who is interested on applying machine learning or deep learning on another field. What do you ...
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Difference between Statistics and Machine Learning? [closed]

What would I learn as a Ph.D Student in Statistics that I wouldn't learn and vise-versa in Machine Learning Ph.D program?
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Is expanding the research of a group into machine learning as a PhD student risky? [closed]

I have the opportunity of doing a PhD under the supervision of an expert in medical imaging at a top institution. Currently their group does not conduct research into the application of machine ...
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Switching from physics Masters to machine learning PhD

I am doing a Masters in theoretical physics. It's been half a year since I've begun my Masters. Recently, I find myself intrigued by machine learning and would like to do a PhD in machine learning ...
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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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What are the potential pitfalls of having a PhD in machine learning?

This is a follow up question from this one. From what I read in that question I understood that in most cases the PhD is not a good idea to grow a good career in the industry. However I contacted ...
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Contemplating about a second PhD in statistics/machine learning

I have been thinking about a second PhD for the last year. I am currently a doctoral candidate in civil engineering at University of Texas at Austin (ranked 6th in my discipline) and working as a ...