University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Students from all institutions were invited to attend this one-day workshop. Participants learned about the graduate school application process and the opportunities that exist for those who pursue graduate work in this impactful discipline.

*If you are interested in graduate study in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, please visit the CSE prospective students page. For full admission and financial aid consideration applications to the Ph.D. program must be submitted and complete by December 15.

2016 AGENDA

9:00am – 9:30am Registration and Breakfast
9:30am – 9:45am Welcome & Ice Breaker
9:45am – 11:00am Faculty Research Highlights
11:00am – 12:00pm Faculty Panel
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch with Graduate Students & Faculty + Lab Demos
1:45pm – 2:45pm Student Panel
2:45pm – 3:00pm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in CSE (Meghan Clark)
3:00pm – 3:15pm College of Engineering (Kim Elliott)
3:15pm – 3:25pm Break
3:25pm – 3:55pm Writing Clinic: Tips for Writing a Strong Statement of Purpose
3:55pm – 4:00pm Closing Remarks
4:00pm – 5:00pm Writing Clinic: One-on- One Feedback Sessions

The 2016 workshop included:

• Research highlights spanning multiple areas of computer science and engineering including computer architecture, machine learning, data-driven healthcare, and computer system security

• "Life as a PhD student" – Q&A panel of current graduate students

• Live demos of current and ongoing research

• Lunch with faculty and graduate students

• "Academia vs. Industry" – Q&A panel with current faculty and industry partners

• A writing clinic on "How to Write a Strong Statement of Purpose"

• The opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback from faculty regarding your application


PANELISTS



Valeria Bertacco
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

Research interests in computer architecture, hardware security assurance, reliability and computer-aided design.


Kevin Fu
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

Research interests in computer system security, ultra-low power computing, and healthcare safety.


Matthew Johnson-Roberson
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering & Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
University of Michigan

Research interests in 3D reconstruction, segmentation, data mining, and visualization for massive datasets gathered with robotic systems.


Danai Koutra
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

Research interests in data mining, large-scale graph mining, graph similarity, graph matching, graph summarization and visualization, graph anomaly and event detection, and applied machine learning.


Walter Lasecki
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

Research interests in crowdsourcing, human computation, human-computer interaction, collective intelligence, and artificial intelligence.
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Jenna Wiens
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

Research interests in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational healthcare, and sports analytics.

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This effort is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS-1330142.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.