Additional Information for New Graduate Students

Orientation Events & Dates:

CS Graduate Student Orientation & Research Fair:  Wednesday, August 15th

The Graduate School Orientation:  Thursday, August 16th

International Graduate Student Orientation: Friday, August 17th

Computer Science Orientation & Research Fair – Sitterson Hall (011)

Orientation Schedule- More detailed agenda will be available at orientation

8:30am –  Breakfast
9:00am –  Welcome & Department Overview
9:45am –  RA/TA Information, Office Assignments, Stipends, & Staff Introductions
10:15am –  Employment & Payroll Information
10:30am – Registration, Classes, Academic Requirements
10:50am –  Facilities Overview
11:05am –  CS Graduate Student Resources
11:10am –  Language Services
11:15am –  Graduate Women in Computer Science (GWICS)
11:30am – Computer Science Student Association (CSSA)
12:00pm –  Lunch
12:50pm –  Explanation of Preference Sheets, Appointments, Agenda

*1:00 PM – “RA Research Presentations and COMP 991 Topics (Research & Reading Course)

*Exact schedule of presentation times TBA


Research Fair:

The Research Fair is an event where each research group and the teaching faculty who plan to hire graduate assistants give short oral presentations followed by research demonstrations.  Students are given the opportunity to engage in personal interviews with the various research groups or teaching faculty based solely on your interest in working with the groups or teaching faculty.  At the end of the event, the department administration asks you to submit your top five assistantship preferences while simultaneously asking the faculty to submit their top three preferred “hires”.  Job assignments are announced two-three days later.  The hiring tier is funded students and then non-funded students if any assignments are remaining.


Appointments with faculty and/or PI’s will be done via Doodle Pools.  Links will be posted here (in alphabetical order by last name):

Jim Anderson

Mohit Bansal

Prasun Dewan

Sridhar Duggirala

Jan-Michael Frahm

Henry Fuchs

Shawn Gomez

David Gotz and David Borland

Jerry Heneghan

Ketan Mayer-Patel

Leonard McMillan

Fabian Monrose

Brian Moynihan

Marc Niethammer

Shahriar Nirjon

Junier Oliva

Steve Pizer

Don Porter

Dinggang Shen

Montek Singh

Jack Snoeyink

Martin Styner




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