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Suggestions for a source of algorithm design problems?

I’m finishing up Roughgarden’s two-part algorithms course on edx, and it was good, but I didn’t actually ‘design and analyze’ many algorithms, the questions mostly tested whether you understood the ...
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Explaining eye tracking to 9-10 year olds

I was recently asked to explain eye tracking to 4th grade students and talk to them about its applications. What is eye tracking? An eye tracker is a device that uses projection patterns and ...
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Examples of bad statistics in Computer Science

I am preparing class materials for the applied statistics class for Ph.D. students and want to present them with examples of bad statistics in different fields of computer science. I am especially ...
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Is the Theory of Computation Necessary for a General-Purpose Beginner?

I'm interested in developing a solid CS/Electrical Engineering foundation that would enable me to branch out in the future to any CS-related field. I've read other literature recommendations and have ...
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Are there any resources or forums online for helping me understand TAOCP?

Context I am doing an undergrad math project that involves exploring Donald Knuth's "TAOCP, Volume 4, fascicle 6: Satisfiability". I am having trouble parsing some of this material. Surely ...
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Should a math major who wants to get into a PhD program in AI take CS classes that are unrelated to AI research?

I am a 2nd year math major who wants to do a PhD in AI. I already have a little background in programming and CS. I have some experience in game design, app development and computer security. I wouldn'...
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What resources are there for students to compute on a data stream?

I teach a randomized algorithms course, and many of the cool applications are to streaming computation. I can have students implement these algorithms in Python or C++, but I feel it would be much ...
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Why do I always have something missing in my understanding of topics which always lead me to solve problems incorrectly?

I am a computer science masters student, I come from a background of engineering and not CS. My problem is whenever I have a problem set, a programming task or an exam, I always try hard to understand ...
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How can I combine my interests for pure mathematics and computer science in college?

I’m a high school senior who's gone through quite the self-introspection the past few months while applying for college, and I have a bit of a dilemma. All my life, I've loved & excelled at ...
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Can a computer science graduate find an unknown spyware,malware?

If a computer science graduate is presented with a device that has a spyware which anti spywares cannot yet detect, can he find it? Or presented with website that is possibly malicious, can he prove ...