For Prospective Students
Update: I am looking for new
PhD students to join our lab. Read on...
I am always looking for highly motivated PhD students to work with in my lab. If you are interested, please write to me. However before contacting me, however, I suggest you read this section carefully.
I typically admit only students with a strong technical background (bachelorís or Masters level) in computer science or a closely related field.
- Among many other
desirable attributes, students should have a strong inclination to
design algorithms, write efficient software, and write research
papers. At the minimum, I expect students to be highly proficient
in C and/or C++, and be familiar with Unix environments (shell
programming, scripting, plotting). If you are unsure what all this
means, please take a look at some of the recent sample research
papers and software by clicking on the corresponding links.
- It is also likely that
you will work in problems that have interdisciplinary roots and
therefore a willingness to learn new concepts from applied domains
- Lastly, students are expected to come into the lab with a significant appetite to learn, develop and apply new concepts.
If you think you are one of those "very hungry caterpillars", then please email me the following details alongside a brief message expressing your intent:
(i) a comprehensive CV/resume (attached),
(ii) GRE score, and TOEFL score (for international students),
(iii) the semester you can join at the earliest,
(iv) (optional) a small paragraph highlighting any courses taken and/or work experience in any of the research areas mentioned above. Just a one-liner would suffice on each item, and
(v) indicate that you are responding to the contents of this webpage.
I typically respond to emails within a day or two. However, if you do not hear back from me and are still interested in applying to our graduate program, then the following website should provide all necessary information towards the application process: http://school.eecs.wsu.edu/graduate/.
*Here is a fun video in case you are wondering what it would be like to do a PhD in our lab.