Information for Prospective Students


I am actively seeking graduate and undergraduate students to work with me on research projects. This document will give you a sense for what I am looking for in a student, and what the next steps to take are. Please read it in its entirety before contacting me to ask about doing research.

Current Brown Students

Please consult the Brown Visual Computing Onboarding Guide.

Prospective Students

If you're not (yet) at Brown and are interested in working with me, you may feel the urge to send me email introducing yourself and/or inquiring after a research position.

Don't.

If you have a specific question about my research (e.g. you're working on a project related to one of my papers and need to ask for clarification about something), I'm happy to engage with you. But if your message is an inquiry about whether I'm accepting new students, a request for a research position, or anything of the sort, I will not reply. Instead, you should consult the following:

Prospective undergraduate students: I don't have any say in undergraduate admissions. Please apply directly to the University. If you're admitted, then you can approach me about potential research projects.

Prospective Masters students: I don't have any say in Masters admissions. Please apply directly to the CS department. If you're admitted, then you can approach me about potential research projects.

Prospective PhD students: Please apply directly to the CS department's PhD program. In your statement of purpose, mention that you are interested in working with me. Our admissions system automatically scans statement PDFs for faculty names and then notifies faculty members about applications that mention them.

Prospective "interns": I do not respond to emails asking for a research "internship" / summer position from students outside of Brown.


Special thanks to Ben Shapiro at CU Boulder for his helpful example of how to structure this page, and for the permission to adapt it.