Join the Lab
I'm building a research lab at UCSD, and looking for highly creative and collaborative students. I also have positions for interns, visiting researchers, and post-docs. The lab welcomes diverse technological backgrounds (CogSci, CS, EE, Design, etc.) and broad cultural backgrounds.
If you are interested in the PhD program in CogSci, the main difference, compared to in a CS department, is the courses that you have to take to meet the program requirements. I encourage you to take a look at this website to learn more about the program.
My position is with both Cognitive Science and Design Lab, and our lab will reside in the new Design and Innovation Building (available early 2021). We will share this exciting new space with other HCI researchers from CS, ECE, Design, Psychology, and others. The Design Lab hosts almost 30 faculties related to HCI, with founders of our field, SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award recipients, renowned psychologists and technology pioneers, as well as many ambitious junior faculties and young students. It's truly exciting place to be.
I intend to build a research lab with highly creative and collaborative individuals of diverse technological and cultural backgrounds. You will spend a long and important period of your life in the lab, and I hope every member of the lab can have the best experience that I fortunately had during my PhD. I expect you to participate in establishing an enjoyable culture that can help everyone succeed.
Post-doc applicants: Please contact me directly via email with your background, research interest, and CV. Please make sure to mention any major contribution you have made to any research projects and related publications.
PhD applicants: Please apply through the Cognitive Science PhD programand reach out over email with your background, research interests, and CV. The best way for me to get to know you is to clearly describe your research interests and ability to do creative and original research in your statement and email.
MS students in CSE: If you are interested in doing your thesis project in our lab, please email me with your CV and a few research directions you are considering for your thesis.
Undergraduate students: We welcome undergraduate students with strong technical skills and eager to participate in the research. Please reach out by describing your background, technical skills, and what you want to gain from the research experience in our lab.
Visiting PhD students or post-docs: Please email me directly with your CV, and be specific about the research that you want to conduct with the team.