Multiple fully-funded CS Ph.D. positions are available in Dr. Jiang's Interdisciplinary Data Science and AI Lab at the University of Florida. We also welcome visiting students and scholars and remote interns. We expect applicants with the following qualities:
How to Apply? To help evaluate your background, please email the items listed below to (email@example.com) with a title of "PhD Applicant". I will carefully read every email, but please understand that I may not be able to reply to every single email. Please also refer to the CISE admission website for official requirements and application deadline Dec. 5 (Note: current UF students can apply anytime).
Once we have made a mutual commitment, I will do my best to help you:
About Dr. Zhe Jiang: Dr. Jiang is an assistant professor in CISE at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota and his B.E. from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). His lab's mission is to advance AI and machine learning foundations inspired by interdisciplinary applications (Earth sciences, smart cities, biomedicine, public health, precision agriculture, finance). His research results have been published in top AI and Data Science venues, including KDD, ICDM, SDM, AAAI, VLDB, ACMGIS, TKDE, TIST, TKDD, TBD, etc. Dr. Jiang received the NSF CRII award in 2019 and Microsoft AI for Earth award in 2021. He has received over $2.2 Million shares of external grants from multiple federal agencies (NSF, UCAR, USGS, NOAA, UCAR) and industry companies over the last three years. (More details are on his homepage: www.jiangteam.org).
About CISE@UF: The Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering is consistently ranked among the top CS departments in the nation. CISE has 2,440 undergraduate students and 668 graduate students of which 148 are PhD students. The department currently has 58 faculty. Collectively, the list of achievements and awards received by the faculty include one Fulbright Scholar; 19 NSF CAREER Award winners; eight IEEE Fellows; four ACM Fellows; three AAAS Fellows; one IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award; one IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace-McDowell Award; and one ACM Karl Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. The Department's external research expenditures were over $8.8 million last year, an increase of over 60% over the past five years.The announcement has also been posted in here.
If you are a current undergraduate student at UF and want to explore research opportunities with me, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your resume/CV and (unofficial) transcript so that we can find a time to talk. We encourage students to learn the required skills before applying for our RA positions. Please refer to self-learning materials at this link.