Prospective Students and Post-Docs
Openings: I am looking for one or two highly motivated students to join my lab starting Fall 2018. My research interest is in the general area of computer vision, computational photography, and machine learning. Major topics include image/video manipulation, deep generative models, scene understanding, visual tracking, and weakly supervised representation learning and related areas. See my research work here.
Sending me emails: You do not need to send me emails regarding your graduate school application. Please directly apply to the ECE graduate program here and indicate my name in your application.
Admission process: Follow the application procedure here. In your application, please (1) select the sub-area “Software and Machine Intelligence”, (2) select the program “Computer Engineering (CpE)”, and (3) mention my name. For a PhD position, you will need to apply through the department graduate program. Your application will be evaluated by the graduate admission committee. As a result, I cannot comment on your admission chances and reply individual requests.
For further information:
About ECE department: The ECE Department has 86 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 30 research faculty members, and external research expenditures exceeding $35 million annually. The department has programs that are among the nation’s largest and strongest in power electronics, power systems, embedded systems, wireless communications and networking, space science and engineering, remote sensing, fiber optics and photonics, and computational biology. The department has additional emerging areas of strength in cybersecurity, autonomous systems, biomedical applications, and integrated microsystems, nanotechnology. For more information about the ECE Department and the College of Engineering, please visit www.ece.vt.edu and www.eng.vt.edu.
About Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech is a land-grant institution located in Blacksburg in the scenic mountains of southwestern Virginia, about 40 miles west of Roanoke. Highly selective in admissions, the University enrolls approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 6,500 graduate students, and more than 2,600 faculty members and researchers. The university offers more than 100 bachelor’s degree programs through its seven undergraduate academic colleges: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture and Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Human Services, Natural Resources, Pamplin College of Business, and Science. On the postgraduate level, the university offers 150 master’s and doctoral degree programs through the Graduate School, a professional degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and a medical degree from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. For more information about the university and the Town of Blacksburg, please visit www.vt.edu and www.blacksburg.va.us, respectively.
Applying for the MS/MEng Program @ ECE VT: Thanks for your interests. Please visit the department graduate admissions page for more information.
Working with me as a post-doc researcher: I do not have post-doc research positions at this point.
Short-term Research Positions (4 months - 1 year)
Visiting students and interns: I have several openings for hiring short-term visiting students and interns each year. Please send me an email describing your research interests, your prior research experiences, and your available time frame (e.g., May - December 20XX). Please also include your full CV and describe what research project you would like to work on.
Please make sure that your email has an informative title, e.g., [Prospective Visiting Student] Your_Full_Name - Time_Frame. The <Time_Frame> indicates your availability, e.g., May - December 20XX.
Unfortunately, I am not able to respond to individual emails. I will contact you if there is an opening that fits your background and interests.
Visiting researchers: I do not have openings for visiting researchers.
Virginia Tech Students
Graduate Students: Thanks for your interests. Please send me an email describing your background (attach a CV). We can chat about how your interests would fit and how your would like to be involved.
Undergraduate Students: If you would like to work on computer vision or machine learning projects with me, feel free to send me an email. Please include your resume or CV, list relevant courses and grades, and describe your prior project experiences (if any).
Thesis Committee: Generally, I would be happy to serve as a committee member if we share similar research interests. Please send me an email describing your thesis research topic with your CV.