Information for Prospective Graduate Students
is an excellent place for distributed systems and software engineering
research. I am pleased that youare considering doing a graduate
degree here. You can find out more about my research activities
from my lab's research page. On this web page I will answer several questions.
What is the Application Process?To
be admitted to the graduate program requires that you submit a full
application to the Department. There is an admissions committee
that determines if the applicant
is acceptable. At this point,
faculty are invited to look at applications that the admissions
committee found acceptable. It should be emphasized students are
to the graduate program, and not to research groups of invidual.
If you are interested in working with a particular professor or
group you should mention this in
What Factors are Considered in Making Admittance Decisions?Western's
computer science graudate program is very competitive. We get
many more applications from excellent candidates than we are able to
Important factors are reference letters and grades.
What Do I Look At in Deciding on Students to Supervise?Any
student that I would consider supervising must be found acceptable by
the admissions committee. I get many emails from students
requesting that I supervise them. I often do not respond because
the emails are generic in that there is nothing that indicates that the
sender knows anything about my research. If you want a response
you need to find out more about what I do. Students that I
supervise should have some background in networking and software
development. Potential students should be hardworking and be
willing to interact with other members of the research group.