I am a Master student on CS. Actually in theory. I have a BE in polymer (Chemical Eng stuff), and I struggled somehow to get enrolled in this program.
I want to apply a TCS PhD in US. So, what do you people think is important that I get to apply to a PhD ?
Perhaps you may value these following options:
published paper ( I am writing a paper on combinatorics )
strong recommend letter
a high score on GRE or GRE sub(math or CS ,U Chig recommends a math sub as far as I know)
Meet some guys who doing recruiting.
Note that I have 2.0/5 GPA on my BE, so this really upsets me much.
Hope that this problem could help others desiring to do a PhD in TCS.