Students interested in contacting me are encouraged to use the form below instead of emailing me. The purpose of the form is to gather the necessary information to advise you better. Please take your time to complete the form as first impressions matter.

Note: Please do not email me asking if the GRE scores can be waived. I do not consider students without GRE scores unless: i) you have taken one of my classes, or ii) you have more than three publications in relevant English journals as a primary contributor – there are no other exceptions so please do not ask. After you take the GRE and you fill out the form below I would be happy to answer any questions.

Prospective Student Form

If you would like to join my research group please answer all questions below instead of sending me an email. If you have not taken the GRE exam yet I suggest you wait until your grades are in before contacting me.

Your First Name

Your Last Name

Your Email (important to include below otherwise I will not be able to contact you)

GRE Scores (Verbal/Quantitative/Analytical), for example "300/750/3.5". Note if your GRE Quantitative is less than 700 (or 155 in the new scale), I suggest you retake the exam and contact me then

TOEFL Score, for example "85" or put "Not Applicable" for domestic applicants

Do you have any financial assistance for your studies here? (e.g. scholarship, fellowship). If not, just type "No".

Would you be able to join us if no financial assistantship is provided by our University?

Degree and University of last/current degree, for example "M.S. / University of Maine"

Considering just your grades in the above degree how would you rate your performance compared to all other students in the same program?

How many students are in that program?

Degree you are interested in pursuing with me:

Describe in 5-6 sentences the topic you would like to pursue (the more specific the better):

Describe in 2-3 sentences how your prior training will help you pursue this topic:

List any publications you have accepted or under review (not in preparation) in relevant scientific journals (in English only):

Describe in 3-4 sentences your experience with mathematics/statistics:

Describe in 3-4 sentences your programming experience:

Describe in 2-3 sentences your stronger attribute for graduate studies:

Describe in 2-3 sentences your weakest attribute for graduate studies:

Select the one option that describes you best:

Carefully copy and paste here the weblink for your youtube video:

Optional: Feel free to attach your CV (pdf only, up to 1MB):

Optional: Feel free to attach your most important publication in English (pdf only, up to 4MB):

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