Current Students and Alumni:
- Carson Dunbar
- Dhiraj Reddy
- Yantao Zhang
Adarsh K. Jain (M.S. 2003, CERN)
Anusha Parisutham (M.S. 2003)
Bei Wang (M.S. 2003)
Thomas Keeley (M.S. 2004)
Pushkin R. Pari (M.S. 2004, Intel)
Shaoxiong Hua (Ph.D. 2004, Synopsys)
Lin Yuan (Ph.D. 2006, Synopsys)
Muluwork Geremew (M.S. 2006)
Yifang Zhu (M.S. 2006)
Xue Mei (M.S. 2007, Ph.D. 2009, Intel)
Peter Soukup (M.S. 2008, Thales Communications)
Chandra Chandrasekhar (M.S. 2007, Cisco)
Sang Kyo Han (M.S. 2010, Samsung)
Tao Tao (M.S. 2011)
Junjun Gu (Ph.D. 2011, Altera)
Chi-En Yin (Ph.D. 2012, hardware security startup)
Chang-Han Jong (Ph.D. 2012, AT&T Labs)
Girish Assudani (M.S. 2013, Intel)
Youngho Cho (Ph.D. 2013, Korean Air Force)
Zhen Zhou (Ph.D. 2013, Texas Instrument)
These are the students (and their schools, if not UMDCP) who have worked in
my group during their undergraduate studies.
Ming Liu, Ani Akinbiyi, Chih-Yuan Huang (U.C. Berkeley), Matt Schmidt
(Purdue University), Jane Lin, Kun Lin, Niels Villumsen (exchage student),
Chris Wasko, Eric Yeh, Malcom Taylor (UMBC), Natalie Salaets, Victoria
Tagarelli (SUNY, Binghamton), Peter Li (U.C. Berkeley), Jiasen Yang (HCC).
For students who are interested in our research group, you are always
welcome to drop me a copy of your resume and/or talk with us, my students
and myself. It is also possible for you, particularly for current students
in the University of Maryland, to join one of our research projects.
For students who are also looking for financial support, please go through
the department's regular channel for Teaching Assistantship. I am not in charge
of assigning TAs. I am currently very satisfied with my Research Assistants,
and none of them is graduating in the near future. Consequently, there is no
A few (quite a few) words to new applicants:
- Like many other faculty memebers here, I receive many emails expressing
interests in the graduate program in our department and our research group.
I am trying to answer such emails, but may not be able to so promptly. For
most cases, I may simply direct you to this page for the following reasons.
- There is a formal and very effective admission system here in the ECE
department, and there is nothing I myself can do to help you in getting
admission and/or financial support.
- Even in the case that you are an ideal match for our reserach group, I
cannot give you the admission by myself, and I cannot help you in getting
any support (mostlikely RAship) unless you first get the admission.
- How to make your application package impressive. This is a hard problem
and becomes harder and harder. Standard test scores (such as GRE and TOEFL)
used to a very good indicator, but not any longer. (Undergraduate) school
ranking and GPA are important, but are not everything. Good and unique
recommendation letters help, but almost everyone gets good letters. Now
there are even templates for personal statements, which by the way should
not be more than 2 pages unless you have good reasons. What may
differentiate you from the rest thousands of applicants is a track record
of research activities. These include for example awards at national-
and international-level, and research publications.
- The final word is that once you decide to contact any faculty personally,
make sure that you do your homework first. It will really turn people off
if you mis-spell their names, do not have a single clue of their research
interests, or broadcast the same letter to hundreds of professors in different
Thank you for visiting this page and good luck.
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