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  1. How many of you have accepted MSc in Computer Science(Fall 2019) offer from Oxford University? Anyone here who has been shortlisted for any of the Oxford's "no seperate application required" scholarships?
  2. Hi, Can you guys suggest some universities ranging from safe to moderate to ambitious based on my profile for computer science steam ? Many thanks !! Profile: 10th : 93.1 %. 12th : 93.1 %. Undergrad CGPA : 8.8 (Comp science - SRM university - among top private universities in India). GRE : 318 (164Q, 154V). ielts : yet to give. Work ex : Working as a software dev in a product based company for past 2 years, the role is purely DEV and involves contribution in mission-critical web services and webapps. Projects: A mobile application. A web application for automating many manual tasks at work. A vanilla JS router implememtation for implementing routes inside a web app. A chatbot for hotels using AWS. A Virtual reality based mobile app for exploring hotel before you book them. Best regards, Varun singhal
  3. I got two offers for doing my MSC in computer science from University of Central Florida and University Of Kansas. I still haven't decided yet where to go. Can I accept both offers right now and decide later? Which factors to consider in my decision?
  4. Studied computer science during undergrad with some limited research experience and no publications. Want to apply for Ph.D. in the future. Got admissions from 1. Dartmouth college MS CS with 75% scholarships; 2. Cornell MEng CS; 3. UVa MS CS; 4. UMass MS CS Which school do you think is better for me? Thanks a lot
  5. Hello, I have recently got admitted at the computer science programme from the university of Helsinki. Since I am an international student , I was wondering if it is possible to also have a full time job during this time. Is the timetable from the university permissive enough? The job I was thinking to be something IT related of course.
  6. Has anyone else received a result yet? My application says "Assesment in progress", and I have two deadlines from other universities to accept admission coming soon 😧
  7. I'd applied to Columbia for MS in Computer Science for Fall 2019 and submitted my application on Jan 15th. I got an interview invitation from on 9th March, 2019, which I gave on 10th. I haven't heard back from them since. I enquired about the same yesterday (21st March, 2019) if there was any status update for the application or if I was required to do anything else. I received a one liner reply stating that my application "remains in their review pipeline." Now, I understand around this time of the year, they'd be getting a lot of enquiries. So I wasn't really expecting a very verbose response about the status update. But what do you guys think? Is this a positive indication? Or does this imply a rejection? Or worse yet, does this imply nothing at all and it could turn out either way? Honestly, this wait has now become nerve wracking.
  8. Greetings, I have recently been accepted to an MS/PhD program at КАUST and am trying to decide if I should go there. The professor and the group's research look great to me, they moved there very recently from a top 20 uni (their motivation was that КАUST provides much better funding, they don't have to apply to any grants and have nearly unlimited travel funds, more time and freedom for research, etc.). Judging by the current PhD students and a discussion with the professor, I think there are great prospects to do some amazing research and publish in top conferences during my PhD with the group. The position would likely be my top choice ever, if it were in a more well-known western place. I am mainly concerned about my career opportunities in competitive places in the US/Europe after getting that PhD. I have seen some quite radical opinions that it is nearly impossible to get a good position in academia in the US with a PhD from a non-western institution (e.g. "Is obtaining a PhD from an Asian country really a career suicide?"). I am also not sure about prospects of getting research positions/internships in tech companies (e.g. machine learning teams in Google, FB, etc.), since it seems they already have lots of qualified candidates from the US and it may be a problem to get through HR screen in the first place. The professor surely has some connections that would be helpful, but it still seems like a huge risk to me. The offered scholarship is pretty good, but not extraordinary: similar yearly salary to what a PhD would get in the US + free housing/no taxes (cost of living is not much lower than in the US). I am OK with the location and its advantages/disadvantages, I'd say I am really excited to explore a place like that for some time (e.g. a year), but not super excited about spending next 4-5 years there (but that is a less important factor for me). I didn't apply to any other PhD programs this year. Getting a 3-year BS from a not so highly ranked uni in Europe (with great GPA though), with average recommendation letters, without substantial research experience, I intended to first get a masters and more research experience and try my chances at PhD applications later. At the moment, my other option is an MS program in a top Swiss uni. Although it is somewhat questionable what are my chances of getting a comparably good PhD after that Swiss program, since the MS program here is more oriented on taking courses and there is not much time for doing research, only in summer and in the MS thesis (but that is not my main question here). TL;DR: Should I do a PhD in a not widely known non-western institution, but in a great group with great funding? Should I be concerned about my career prospects in western countries, or is the institution's reputation nearly irrelevant compared to my research output? Should I rather aim to find a PhD in a well-known top place, if that is what matters for me? Thank you for your opinions.
  9. Hello. I got admitted by UCF for their CS PhD program starting in Fall 2019. The acceptance letter said the following: " If you are awarded a financial offer package (for degree-seeking students only), this information will be sent separately from this admission letter". It has been 1 month since I receive the acceptance letter and I still have not received any information about funding. I found that I am not the only one without that information on the Results Search section of thegradcafe. Does anyone have some information about it?
  10. Does anyone know how the MS program at Yale is? I'm not sure how good the CS department at Yale is.
  11. Hi guys, does anyone have any idea about when the decisions for Waterloo MMath Computer Science (MS CS) for Winter 2020 will be given out? I have applied to Waterloo on Jan 20 for Winter 2020 since Fall 2019 deadline was already over...However, I have also applied to other colleges for Fall 2019 admissions. So, if I get admit in other Fall 2019 colleges, how long should I wait before accepting their offers over Waterloo?
  12. Hi, Can you please share what are your background, your prev school, your GPA, research history, your area of interest, and your application status. It may be helpful for the rest of us. Thanks
  13. When do Canadian Universities usually let students know about the results for thesis based courses. No contact from POI, no update, I am starting to get a little jittery now
  14. Faizan Zafar

    Comparison for graduate programs

    Hello, I have got admits in the following universities and programs: TU Kaiserslautern - M.Sc. Computer Science RWTH Aachen - M.Sc. Data Science Paderborn University - M.Sc. Computer Science OVGU Madgeburg - M.Sc. Data & Knowledge Engineering Universitat Bamberg - M.Sc. International Software Systems Science Please suggest the best/suitable program with respect to research prospects, job opportunities, long-term/short-term benefits?
  15. Got mail from UofA asking me to complete GARS application, but I completed since November. Informed them and all seems fine now. Did anyone hear from them ? Spilled hot soup yesterday on myself as a result of my nerves racking from seeing a mail from UofA. how are you coping with your decision wait?
  16. belpheg0r

    Profile Evaluation

    Hey Guys! I have applied to the following unis for a masters in computer science for fall 2019: 1. ETH Zurich 2. University of Waterloo 3. University of British Columbia 4. McGill University My profile is as follows: 1. GPA 3.7/4 (BSc Computer Science from University of Bahrain, best in my country) 2. GRE: 166Q 160V 4.5AWA 3. IELTS: 8.5 4. A senior project on facial recognition using deep learning 5. A year of relevant work experience that includes developing websites and web apps, and teaching robotics and programming to kids. *No publications or significant research experience (except for a term paper and a few other projects done as part of my bachelor) Given the information, what do you guys think are my chances? I was pretty confident when applying, but pretty nervous now. Anybody who's been admitted into any of these programs, what do you think about my chances? Any information is appreciated :) Thanks in advance!
  17. Karlin

    HCI PhD Fall 2019

    Hi! Just want to start a thread for HCI PhD applications this year! Maybe we can discuss about programs/interviews/results and anxieties here? Who also applied for PhD in HCI this year? What is your area of interest? I noticed some people already got interviews for CS PhDs... Maybe the only thing we can do for now is to stop checking mailbox and relax and focus more on our work at hand??
  18. Hi, I am a foreigner working full-time in New York, holding L1b visa. I would like to apply for Columbia's Master of Science in Computer Science as part-time student. But I am not sure whether they accept part-time students for foreigners, and I don't see such choices in the application system. Does anyone know about this information? Thanks
  19. Hi all, like the title says, unfortunately I bombed the the GRE, 152 verbal, 149 quant. I really thought I'd be fine since I aced my calculus courses in my undergraduate and only prepared 2 weeks. But unfortunately i felt this tested more of my test taking skills since I'm not great at standardized tests. And I did work with a tutor to improve on timed test taking, but I feel like it takes more time to practice out the skills learned to actually develop them. I have a solid GPA, 3.7 and hold a degree in Computer Science. I have interned at top companies, and currently work for a forbes top 50 company as a software engineer and have research experience/1 publication at highly tanked conference. I've only been out of school since this past May. I'm applying for a masters in computer science program and 3 applications are for joint programs, masters/PhD track. I have deadlines coming up, have I completely hurt my chances of getting into top tier schools? This is really unfortunate considering I did everything else right except improve on my standardized testing skills. Its not like I couldn't solve the problems, I ran out of time on the quant sections and had to guess on questions I know I could've solves if given a little more time. Thank you for your help!
  20. Hello Everyone, I am a Bangladeshi student and have recently submitted my application for a masters degree in Computer Science to University of Saskatchewan. I was contacted by their graduate assistant for a dean's scholarship nomination. Given I have a couple of conference papers, overall score of 8 in IELTS and a CGPA of 3.84 (out of 4) in my bachelors degree, what do you think my chances are of getting accepted?
  21. Velocity_Distance

    Carnegie Mellon: CS vs SE

    I am looking at both the Computer Science masters program and the software engineering program. I have 5-6 years of development experience Software Engineering Pros: - I want to be a professional developer and work towards software architect - Professionally focused program - work on real life problems Cons: - I don't want to take classes on Agile and other methodologies because I have taken several trainings on it and use it everyday. - It sounds like a lot of team work, which doesn't bother me but I would like to do individual work as well - I don't have a computer science undergrad so I want to take some algorithms, data structure, and ML courses, which I am not sure how possible that is - The application will be a little more work cause its different from other programs I'm applying to Computer Science Pros: - I will get to take algorithms, data structure, and ML courses - Lots of individual work - more flexible course structure (I think) Cons: - More theoretical, isn't focused on making me a professional developer or architect - I might get buried with the course work because I don't have pure Computer science background If anyone has thoughts or insights into the programs I would love to hear them
  22. Velocity_Distance

    Statement of Purpose Hook vs Straight

    I am writing my statement of purpose and I have read conflicting advice on how to write it. On one hand I heard you want to stand out with a creative hook. On the other hand, I've heard you want to get straight to the point and concise as possible. I fundamentally agree with the hook approach but find it a little hokey as well. I was wondering if anyone had any advice. For context, I am applying to computer science programs.
  23. I graduated from undergrad 10 years ago with a terrible GPA (2.3). Now, I'm looking to attend an online grad school program in Computer Science. I'm a very different person than I was 10 years ago. I have over 10 years of industry experience now and have since been promoted to staff software engineer at a reputable company. I've kept up learning by completing over 10 MOOCs. It seems like a decade of experience matters much less than my low undergrad GPA. Is it even possible to get into a grad school program? Are there any schools that weight experience more than GPA? Feels like the only way to even be considered is to attend classes in a non-degree program and score a very high GPA. Any other ideas?
  24. Hi all, I'm a prospective applicant for a masters degree in CS in South Korea. As I mentioned in the title, I have done some other kinds of activities during undergraduate school rather than research experience like participating in a South Korean government scholarship program. I have been interested in Computer Graphics, so want to deeply study more and further would like to work in related industries. But it's just all to take a couple of classes. My question is, how can I cover my paucity of research experience to apply the thesis option and find an advisor? I'd applied at several schools in last years, but I didn't hear any good news. If there is someone who has a similar background with me please reply me!
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