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The fact that you say "BTech CSE" and your name indicates that you are doing a course at an engineering college in India. Many people in India take such courses to get a career in "Software" which could mean "Software Engineering" or something else. The mathematics requirements for these careers have been mentioned by others. Many engineering colleges in ...


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If you want a career as a Software Engineer, you can get a passing grade in your math classes, then get a Software Engineering job that doesn't require much math (there are MANY of these available, I had one of these for a few years). If you really mean you want a career in Computer Science, as in, you want a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a research job in ...


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I depends on what you mean by a career. For a low level position with not a lot of chance for advancement it would be possible. But almost all CS fields require some fairly deep understanding of at least some parts of mathematics. As user vonbrand notes it is mostly not calculus, though even that can help. But one of the big ideas in CS is being able to ...


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Depending on field, there can be substantial downsides, because academic papers and PhD theses are fundamentally different beasts. There are certain things that people just don't publish in academic journals, but that is nevertheless useful information. Experimental or theoretical failures is the obvious one that everyone knows about - it's much harder to ...


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Part of maturing is resisting the urge. The urge to say the first thing that comes into ones mind, the urge to say the second thing that comes into ones mind and the urge to say anything at all. If you do not like your project, remember this, and do it differently when it is your turn to arrange things. My experience is, you will with high probability ...


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I suggest that you leave it alone. Or at least leave it alone for a few months and see if you, then, feel the same way. There is much to lose and little to gain. And, while you may feel unsatisfied, you may still have learned from the course and the project. You can, in fact, learn from people that you don't like. If your time hasn't been wasted then don'...


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Have you tried speaking with this professor about the project, in an open and non-confrontational way? We don't have any details about the event you're describing, but maybe the professor had a perfectly valid reason for what was done, even if it isn't clear to you right now. Ask for feedback about that project, and why you were asked to do it the way you ...


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What I wrote is strongly worded but I feel like it gives a fair assessment of what my problem was. I would reconsider the strongly-worded part. Giving a fair assessment is good, but people rarely react well to sharp criticism, and this can burn bridges. My advice is to state facts, not conclusions. For example, rather than saying that you were "discouraged ...


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The goal of both getting hired in the same department is obviously a high bar, and much more difficult than just each getting hired somewhere. For the specific goal of getting hired at the same department, there are a few competing issues: Generally speaking, it is desirable for new hires to be able to collaborate with existing academics in the department, ...


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It seems you want to cite sources that suggest social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter have been studied more than others such as Instagram. The quote you provide seems supportive, so you can cite it. When citing, be careful to ensure that your claims are supported by the authors' work. E.g., in this instance, favour phrases such as suggest, hint, ...


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If you take others work then you need to cite it. Otherwise it is called plagiarism.


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Let me answer by focusing on the purpose of the thesis, derived by the purpose of a PhD. Disclaimer: This is an opinionated answer, I haven't done research in CS, and I don't have supervised PhD students — so take my word with caution. I believe (p. xiii) that: The purpose of a PhD is to train a research student as an autonomous scientist and a good ...


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I agree with other commenters that, in general, not a lot of people will care about your thesis, per se. However, you need to also consider what job you are wanting in the future. If you are applying for academic jobs, it will likely be under much greater scrutiny, particularly by your potential postdoc advisor (I always read the thesis of postdoc ...


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Short version : no one. How much you care for it is something, but the supervisor or the examiners couldn't care less. I'm a math and computer science major from Romania if this info is worth anything to you. I say all of this because I've experienced it . So , I've been working on my application for the thesis for a year , a hole year. The application wasn'...


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The main issue I see with this plan is that the papers you already have worked on have been collaborative efforts with other people (your use of 'involved in' and 'we've'). The PhD needs to be your own work, to demonstrate that you personally can work to a level required to attain a Doctor of Philosophy in your field. This means producing innovative research ...


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I would recommend the latter option, but taking the introduction a bit more seriously. One week seems awful short to do a good job. Think about it carefully and spend two or three weeks to write a good introduction for a broad audience which includes more background.


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A thesis is a whole different document than a collection of papers. Over the course of your Ph.D., you have arguably worked (and published) on a number of different projects and topics that are likely to be only sparsely related to each other. While your narrow academic community will certainly draw more benefits from your papers than from your thesis, you ...


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Nowadays some universities offer a "cumulative dissertation" (putting your papers together in the journal style with a introduction at the beginning of the dissertation) additionally to the traditional thesis publication format. I would ask your supervisor, if he allows and recommends this based on your publication track (number, extent, content, depth, ...


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Who cares about your PhD thesis? At least your supervisor and your examiners, and potentially anybody seeking to evaluate your work in the future. The primary reason to be careful with your PhD thesis is to avoid giving a bad impression to your PhD committee. Even if the content is solid, it would be unfortunate to be given major corrections or a lower "...


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If the conference uses the Easychair system for organizing the reviewing process for conferences, then you can check if you can still upload an updated version. This often works, as many conference organizers choose to manually disable the submission of updated versions after the deadline has passed. So if Easychair allows you to still upload an updated ...


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I'll assume that you are remaining in the US for grad study so this answer will be relevant only there (I suppose). Foreign students in US may have need for particular visas, I think. In general, you will get funding adequate to live and do a degree, provided that you get accepted into the program and are able to work either as a TA or (less common) an RA. ...


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