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  1. Hello Everyone, Sharing my profile with you: Gre: 314 (AWA: 3.5, Q165) Toefl: 94 (S: 23 R:23 L:24 W:24) Percentage: 78.4 Btech in CS Work exp: 3 years till now MS in CS (artificial intelligence and machine learning) Strong LOR and SOP I have shortlisted some universities > Safe: 1. San Jose State University (SJSU) Moderate: 1. Rutgers 2. Stoney Brooks New York, 3. Northeastern University (NEU Boston) 4. Arizona State University ASU 5. North Carolina State University NCSU 6. University of Southern California (USC) 7. University of Illinois Chicago(UIC) Ambitious: 1. TAMU 2. Penn State Please suggest some safe universities for my profile and do suggest if any changes are required in the categories (If some universities need to be dropped or can be added in the above list)
  2. Hola! I am having a tough time selecting universities to apply to for MS -CS (AI / ML ). Tough cause I am trying to shortlist universities that will take me and are ranked in the top 50. Profile: GRE: 169Q, 158 V, 4 AWA TOEFL: 117 GPA: 7.2 ( 65% Mumbai university) 3-4 projects 2 years work experience (software developer) Please help me shortlist universities as safe/mod/ambi. Right now I am looking at - ASU, UC Davis, UCI, Virginia Tech, Indiana bloomington.
  3. I'm a junior (pure) mathematics and physics double major and I have decided to pursue a masters degree in computer science upon graduation. One of the professors at CMU exposed me to Python during high school, and he basically planted the seed. Taking a course in computational physics last year reinvigorated my love for the computer science and programming, so here I am now! My general question is: what can I do to best set myself up when I start applying to schools next year? Here's some background (just so you know what credentials I have as of right now): 3.91 GPA I've been doing research in particle physics for about a year. Trying very hard to publish before I graduate. I will be doing an undergraduate thesis in physics based on this research My advisor (full professor, had him for two of my courses) thinks very highly of me and will write me a solid letter of recommendation 2 academic awards for physics 2 research fellowships I will be able to complete a computer science minor (and then some) before I graduate. What should I be doing to make my application more attractive? Projects? More coursework? Will my physics research be seen as favorable, or should work a computer science internship instead? Would it be bad if I got my letters of recommendation from math/physics professors and not computer science professors? These questions immediately come to mind, but there are many, many more questions to consider. Any advice at all would be helpful!
  4. MSCS admits

    Hi GradCafe! I recently gave the GRE General Test and scored: (Q:170 (97), V:155 (67), AWA: 4 (60)). As you can see the verbal and AWA scores are not top notch. I wanted to know what are my chances so that I can make an informed decision. I have a great GPA (3.988 / 4), doing B. Tech. CSE at a reputed college of India. I have a research internship and have also done some projects (one long research one) and small internships. I don't have any publications yet. I hope to get good LoRs too. The dilemma here is, I have been placed at a medium-high paying job to be started after my graduation. So my options are: 1. Give TOEFL, and apply for MS for Fall 18 2. Take the job and do for some years, and then apply for a MS/PhD later (this will add more work experience to the profile) 3. Anything else. The colleges I am currently looking at are UIUC, UWash, Cornell, Princeton and GeorgiaTech. Thanks
  5. Applying from UK

    Hello community. I am a sophomore in the University of Edinburgh (AI&CS joint major) and want to do a MS/PhD in the US. I know some basics about the admission process yet I have some general questions. 1. I only took two outside courses and there is no chance to take more. Will this hurt? 2. The University of Edinburgh enjoys a good reputation in UK and EU in the CS filed (especially AI I'd say), but how prestigious is it in the states and does it matter anyway when applying to MS/PhD? 3. Does participating in an exchange program (with a top 20 US uni) help? The con is that all grades during the exchange does not count to the final degree. Thanks to anyone who replies.
  6. Switching to a CS masters in Canada

    Hello. I graduated from Stanford University after a MS in Chemical Engineering and failed to find a job. Reason - my major isn't the best when it comes to jobs. I have a good GPA (3.75/4.0) and did my undergraduation from a top univ in India (IIT-KGP) with a good GPA again (8.61/10.) I am considering switching to CS by the following route - doing assistantships with professors in various universities for a couple of years to get recos and then applying to Canada for an MS in CS. I have two questions. 1) Has anyone done something similar? I get the feeling that getting a prof to say yes to someone with no background is tough, but I see no other way to get my career in CS started. How difficult is it to get a research project with a prof in any decent Indian univ? I'm willing to go unpaid as well. 2) Do I stand a chance of getting into good univs? (Waterloo, UBC and the like). I don't want to go to an average university. Kindly help me out.
  7. Hi, I'm a class of 2017 grad from UIUC's CS program. What type of schools would be a good fit for a MS in CS or Math or Stats? 3.00/4.00 GPA 170 Verbal 170 Quant 5 Writing - Internship at one of [Google, Apple, Facebook] - Full-time job in algorithmic trading starting soon at one of [Citadel, Jump Trading, Optiver] - 3 years of research done within U of I in the CS department, and at the NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) in HPC. I have one strong letter of rec I can get from a UIUC CS professor, and I could get more from my other research positions at school, but none that I feel were that great. What tier of schools should I be applying to for my MS? Open to and interested in CS, Applied Math, or Stats. May be able to join the professor I was doing research with at UIUC as a MS student in CS. Really quite interested in programming languages and compilers as a research topic - something U of I is very strong in. My strong letter of rec is from a UIUC compilers research professor. Thanks!
  8. NCSU CS vs Rutgers CS

    Which one should i choose for MS CS: Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ North Carolina State University,NC Which one has better internship and job opportunities??
  9. Hi Guys! I don't know if this is the right place to put this thread in, but I couldn't find any similar thread anywhere. So here it goes! All the Masters/PhD in Computer Science people who applied in Canadian universities converge here! Share your heart out, how you're dealing with the stress of waiting it out (Canadian universities are super late in sending decisions). Last I heard, SFU and UWaterloo extended their deadlines to February 15 and February 28! Man this is gonna take even more time!!!
  10. Hello, I have received admits from: Syracuse MS CS UMBC MS CS Washington State Uni I am confused between these 3 on following points: batch size (200 vs 45 vs 40) internship opportunities (east coast vs east coast vs west coast) college reputation (well known vs decently known vs not well known) location (east coast vs east coast vs closer to west coast) Any inputs comments will be highly appreciated. I would like to pursue thesis as I wish to go for PhD in near future (3-4 years after ms) Thanks, Aditya
  11. This is already May and I still don't get any notification from CMU. I sent them an inquiry e-mail once, but I got no response. Is there anyone in the same situation? What should I do?
  12. I am an international student and am applying for MS in Computer Science, Fall 2017. Till now, I've got only 1 admission letter, which is from UIC. I expected to get another one from ASU. So I mailed them (both the university and the department) last week and they replied that it's still under review and that they expect to make admission decisions till the end of May. Nothing was mentioned about wait-listing and rejection. Now, my question is, should I wait for their letter? The deadline for UIC is May 15th and I'm already getting fidgety. I have to arrange for a student loan, housing, accommodations, resigning from job, packing, visa and all that stuff. So I accept the letter from UIC and not wait for one from ASU (despite my high hopes of getting in)? Has ASU already made their decisions?
  13. I know some folks have received admission decisions in Computer Science, so I think it will be nice for everyone to share their profile, schools applied to, GRE score, TOEFL score(if applicable), accepts, awaiting decision and/or rejects.
  14. UCSB vs USC (ECE MS)

    Hi everyone, I am looking for some help. So I have these two admissions for 2017 Fall programs: USC MS ECE, Wireless Networks track; UCSB MS ECE, Communications, Control and Signal Processing track; My undergraduate major was EE with little emphasis on telecommunications. Personally I enjoy studying wireless networks and the Internet of Things, and I plan to look for internships in relevant industries. I realised this after completing my undergraduate final project, when the application was already finished. Now it seems I should try to change my emphasis to Computer Engineering if I go to UCSB. I wonder how hard it would be to transfer a major. Neither offered me funding or TA position. But maybe there is a chance to work as RA in UCSB? Although USC has better ranking and matches with my interest, I am worried about the huge amount of enrolled students. I am still considering UCSB for the better studying environment and lower expense. Any suggestions, comments or ideas are welcome. Thanks.
  15. Hi, I have an admit from Rutgers University for masters in fall 2017 (AI/ML). I looked around on linked in and looks like the alumni network of Rutgers is not very strong in the field of computer science. How will it impact my job oppotunities after MS. Should I even go there ?
  16. I am a liberal arts grad applying for Master's programs in CS. So far, I have been accepted to Steven's Institute, NYU, RPI, RIT & Northeastern, Waiting to hear from U of Penn, U of Chicago and Brandeis. All the programs I applied to are geared to students that don't have undergrad degrees in CS. I think I want to do software engineering, Any advice on how to choose?
  17. I got accepted into a couple Computer Science MS schools and I've narrowed it down to: Stanford's MS CS program and CMU INI MSIS program. I got a full tuition scholarship and an RA stipend at CMU. I've also heard that Stanford has TA/RA positions available to students. I am interested in doing industry related research in the computer security and ML field. I am currently doing my undergrad at UC Berkeley EECS and I feel like Stanford might be a good fit for me just because other Masters students at Stanford may have a similar educational background. Stanford would also give me the flexibility to take whatever CS classes I would like and I am not restricted to computer security. I've heard that the CMU INI program has mostly international students. Anyone have experiences at either of these programs? Anyone have advice on which program to choose or how to choose? Thanks!
  18. I am a (incoming) non-CS PhD student at UMD College Park and I am looking into the possibility of getting a non-thesis MS degree in the CS department (in addition to a PhD degree in a non-CS area). According to the department's policy manual, one of the MS degree requirements is to complete at least two 600/700/800 level courses with A/A+. To former/current students in the CS department at UMD, has this grade requirement ever been a problem for students? A minimum grade of A- would probably sound a lot more reasonable and I am not sure if there have been cases in which students were not able to graduate because of the grade requirement. Thank you in advance for your kind inputs (any constructive inputs from non-UMD students will also be greatly appreciated)!
  19. I would like to know the pros and cons of both MS in CS and MCS programs. Thanks in advance.
  20. I would like to know the pros and cons of both MS in CS and MCS programs. Thanks in advance.
  21. Caltech

    Did anyone hear anything from Caltech? Their CS PhD is my top choice and I am anxious!
  22. Hello everyone, I have received admits for Syracuse and Washington State Uni - Pullman (non thesis) for MS CS course. Heard that WSU is better for CS courses, but frankly very few of my friends/acquaintances have heard/know about WSU. Would appreciate if you can comment on both regarding 1) coursework, 2) course reputation, 3) university reputation, 4) internship opportunities 5) job opportunitites
  23. Yale MS CS

    Hi All! I've been accepted by Yale for their MS CS program, but all the articles I've read online are a little discouraging. Does anyone know how good it is? Comments from former/current students will be immensely appreciated!:)
  24. Hi I am CSE major interested in machine learning. I graduated from university in asia in 2016(undergrad rank 40 in world), and worked in a startup as CTO(co-founder). about a year of working out, I found that I really want to study more about machine learning. Can you guys give me some advice on my current status? I have no information what school I'm eligible for. overall GPA (3.5/4.0) but GPA after 2 years of military service is 3.8/4.0 (which consists large portion on my undergrad credits, don't know this can appeal, but I worked hard to follow up after discontinuity of studying career. I know this GPA is not that high though. ) TOEFL 110 2 machine learning related paper (not published / undergrad level paper) : 1 computer vision related, 1 bio-informatics about 1 years of Industry experience (1 project with machine learning company : voice recognition) : didn't do research about models but I worked as leading developer. but it gave me insights about A.I. industry, how ML pipeline is managed etc. and planning for an internship at Vision or NLP labs for research experience about 2 year from now on. Hoping my paper get accepted. Though I currently don't have any good papers, I have strong interest in boosting multiple models and GAN related ideas. hoping I can expand these thoughts and experiment on them. I'm thinking maximum 2 years research internship until I get accepted at any CS PhD programs in US. After Discussing with my school friends, I know my application is not that good but willing to fill the holes. Please give me some advice on what kind of program I'm eligible for. Thank you in advance
  25. Purdue PhD Applicants

    Hi. Creating a thread for ppl to discuss on Purdue Ph.D. application Status. I applied for CS department on December 19th, done with the interview and waiting for results.