To Prospective Students
I am always looking for dedicated and self-motivated graduate students with research interests in multimedia systems, computer networks, and distributed systems. To save you (and myself) time and effort, I will summarize a few points that answer many frequently asked questions. If after reading this, you do not find an answer for your question, you are welcome to contact me. Please no need to ask questions that you can find their answers below.
If you are interested in my research group, you may email me to set up an appointment to discuss mutual research interests. It may be useful for you to read about my research and chat with some of my current students.
SFU has a very strong Computing Science School with more than 45 research faculty doing research in almost all areas of computing science. In particular, we have a fairly large network research group with wide interests spanning from the theoretical and algorithmic aspects of networks to the systems and practical issues of designing and deploying large-scale networked applications. Bottom line: I encourage you to apply!
Available positions in my group: Yes.
Admission: is done by a committee, not by individual professors. The committee selects excellent graduate students that meet SFU standards, and tries to match them with Potential Supervisors. Potential supervisors help students in their first 1--2 semesters till they decide on their research areas and choose their theses supervisors. If you are interested in my research group, you can mention my name as one of your potential supervisors (Note: order matters). You do not need to contact me or get my permission to do so. Please, visit the graduate admission page for detailed information on our programs and the admission process.
Work with me: If you mention my name as a potential supervisor in your application, the admission committee will likely consult me IF your credentials meet SFU standards. So, put any information that you want to pass to me in your application. If you get admitted with me as your potential supervisor, this means that I see you as a potential student in my group. In your first semester or two, you and I will get to know each other better through a few meetings and discussions.
Funding: Our School funds most of its graduate students through TA, RA, or Scholarships. If you show strong research interest and dedication, I will likely find the money to fund you as an RA, sometimes from your very first semester at SFU.
Send me an email ONLY if you need to: If you have questions not answered above, you may send me an email AFTER you apply, saying "My name is so and so, and I have applied and mentioned your name as a potential supervisor." Do not send me your resume to evaluate your chances of admission. I will/can not do that, because this is the job of the admission committee.
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