Information for Prospective Students
always looking for strong, self-motivated, and ambitious PhD students.
I have openings for 2 fully-funded PhD students for Spring-2018 onwards. I
expect the following skills.
interested in pursuing a research career in artificial intelligence,
machine learning, and data science should send me an email with their
background, experience, research goals, and published papers (if any).
- Strong algorithmic background and problem solving skills.
programming background and experience. C++, Java, Python,
MATLAB, etc. Ability to learn computing tools on the fly as needed, and
integrating software tools written in different environments.
Demonstrate real experience (e.g., GitHub presence)
and/or strong participation in ACM ICPC contests. Parallel and
Multi-core programming is also relevant for some projects.
- Strong basics of probability, statistics, linear algebra, multi-variate calculus, optimization (LP, QP, convex optimization).
- Strong work ethic and good communication skills (oral and written).
interested in pursuing a PhD in electronic design automation (EDA)
should have strong background in devices, curcuits and
systems, computer architecture / VLSI design (optional), and
strong C/C++ programming experience.
Our group has strong collaborations with other universities including
UIUC, Indiana University, Duke, CMU, Oregon State University, and USC.
PhD students will have the opportunity to work with our collaborators
and visit their research labs for 1-2 semesters during their graduate