If you are
interested in working with me on computer systems research, I may
have RA positions available. I am open to advising ECE or CSE
students. Make sure you read the following before contacting me.
What am I looking for in a graduate student?
What do you do if you're
- Highly motivated
- you should be a self starter and ready to jump into new
things. This is research not class work so the answer's not
always apparent, so be prepared to do some investigating to find
the answer, if it even exists. I can't baby-sit you and spoon
food solutions to you. By the end of your thesis work, I expect
that you will know more about the topic than me or anyone else
for that matter.
- Don't be afraid
to fail - a lot of times research means that you don't get the
answer you expected which means you have to try something new.
- Interested in
similar research to me - I do research in storage systems
primarily but I also do some work in reconfigurable computing,
VLSI design and CAD, and distributed computing. Take a look at
some of my publications to get a flavor of what I do. Does it
sound like something you would like to do for the next four
years or so?
programming - a lot of what I do requires a lot of programming
work, so you better like it (or at least not dislike it too
much). If you have experience in C/C++ that's great. If you've
delved into the Linux kernel, even better.
experience that's useful - file system work, networking, Unix,
Linux, VHDL, FPGAs
- I can review
your qualifications if you send me your information. Make it one
or two paragraphs and try to make sure you convince me that you
match what I am looking for in a graduate student as described
- You will
need to complete the online
procedure with the University Graduate School. February 1st is
the deadline for the Fall and November 1st is the deadline for
the Spring. The Field of Study is "Electrical Engineering" and
Area of Concentration can be left blank.
- The Graduate
School will usually get back to you within 2-3 months to let you
know if you have been admitted.
- John Chandy -