From Fall 2020, I will be a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Washington State University School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
I am actively looking for self-motivated CS/CE PhD students interested in
big data systems, database systems, distributed databases, and geospatial data management. Examples of my past research projects can be found on
my project page. A detailed explanation of my research can be found on
my research page. I initiated
Apache Sedona (incubating), one of the most popular cluster computing engines for processing big geospatial data.
If you are interested in joining me at Washington State University EECS in
Fall 2020 (only for students who are already inside US) or
Spring 2021, please read the following items and
WSU EECS school has a strong research background on big data systems, data science, machine learning, and distributed/parallel/high-performance computing.
Ranking:WSU Computer Science is ranked No.75 in US News Graduate CS program. The database area is ranked No.65 on csrankings.org. US News Graduate Program ranking and csrankings.org are the most prestigious ranking lists for Computer Science program in the USA.
Academic leaders:WSU EECS school has 1 member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE, 美国工程院) and 7 Fellows of national professional societies such as IEEE and the Institute of Physics.
Faculties:90% of the junior faculties in EECS have received prestigious federal young investigator awards, such as NSF/DoE Early Career Award. Students in EECS also won highly competitive PhD fellowships such as Microsoft PhD Fellowship.
Industry opportunities:WSU has a strong connection with US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL frequently hosts WSU EECS interns. It also provides PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program which offers scholarships to WSU PhD students.
Location:WSU is located in Pullman, which is close to the vibrant Seattle area which has many leading companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, and Expedia. The living cost is low and students can enjoy a good life here.
You should have a
bachelor or master degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Software Engineering / GIS with the following skills:
Note that: I do NOT work on machine learning algorithms. If you are looking for research in machine learning / data mining, I am NOT the right person. But I design database systems to provide building blocks to spatial data mining algorithms such that they can run on big data efficiently.
My collaborators are from the top companies in the world including
Please send your CV, transcripts, GRE/TOEFL scores (if applicable), and anticipated start semester to
email@example.com. Note that,
GRE is required for all students. TOEFL is only required for international students who have no US degree. Although WSU EECS requires a
minimum TOEFL score 93, if you have a very strong background, we can discuss it case by case.
In your email, please use no more than 100 words to briefly describe your background and research interest, and use the phrase
[Future-PhD-student] in your subject. I will periodically check my inbox and reach out to you if you are a good fit.
I will try my best to reply to emails on time. But due to the large volume, I may not be able to reply to all emails. In the meantime, you should also APPLY HERE.