I am 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, please read the following items and APPLY HERE.
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 and No.74 on csrankings.org 2015 - 2020. The database area is ranked No.54 on csrankings.org 2015 - 2020. US News Graduate Program ranking and csrankings.org are the most prestigious rankings for Computer Science program in the USA.
Academic leaders:WSU EECS school has 1 member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and 10 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 (14 awards so far), such as NSF/DoE Early Career Award.
Your peers:Students in EECS won highly competitive PhD fellowships such as Microsoft PhD Fellowship and IBM PhD Fellowship which are usually awarded to Ivy League students.
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 and must have the following skills:
I do NOT work on machine learning. 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.
around $2100 USD per month before tax), and summer salary
My collaborators are from the top companies in the world including
Please send your
firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that,
GRE is temporarily waived for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 admission. 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
[Prospective-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.