Dr. Xia “Ben” Hu from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University is looking for multiple motivated students (with financial aid) who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in data mining, machine learning and their applications on social informatics, and smart and connected health. Also, self-funded visiting students/scholars are welcome to apply.
About the PI:
Dr. Hu is currently a tenure-track assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University. His research focuses on Big Data analytics, specifically data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval, healthcare science and social media mining. As a result of his research work, he has regularly published research papers in top academic venues, including WWW, SIGIR, KDD, WSDM, IJCAI, AAAI, CIKM, SDM, ICDM etc. One of his papers was selected in the Best Paper Shortlist in WSDM'13. He has served on program committees for major conferences and reviewed for multiple top journals. In addition to external sponsors, he also has strong connections with industries such as Yahoo!, Microsoft, Linkedin, Facebook, Google and IBM.
Texas A&M is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has top-ranked Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs. The department has faculty with a number of national distinctions, including ACM, IEEE, AAAS and SIAM Fellows, and ACM Distinguished Scientists and Engineers. More information about the department is available at http://www.cse.tamu.edu.
Students from Computer Science/Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or other related disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate should have a strong passion in pursuing high quality research, and should have the ambition to become a world-class researcher upon graduation from the PhD program. Candidates are expected to possess good analytical and programming skills, algorithmic and theoretical capability.
If you are interested in the positions, please feel free to contact Dr. Hu at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach your CV that includes publications, GPA/ranking, TOEFL and GRE scores, and everything else that you believe will help your application. At the same time, please apply to the graduate program at http://engineering.tamu.edu/cse/academics/graduate-program. The start dates of the positions are flexible, i.e., Spring or Fall semesters. Note that the application deadline for Spring semester is August 1st.