Prospective Graduate Students
If you are interested in working with me at the University of Calgary, please send me your CV and academic transcripts (email listed on my university profile) and describe why you want to join my Serious Games Research Group.
Fully funded Computer Science Ph.D. positions available now in the areas of VR/AI/Games for serious purposes.
Examine how VR, AI, and gaming technology can be used to improve different aspects of training and education.
- Should have completed a master's degree in computer science before starting Ph.D.
- Should have strong teamwork skills and strong programming skills.
- Should have co-authored and published at least one research paper, in an area related to either VR, AI for Games, reinforcement learning, or HCI.
- Last two years' courses must have a minimum 3.3 GPA (out of 4), equivalent to B+, which is 16.5 out of 20, or 82.5%. (Exceptions can be made for candidates with demonstrated research excellence.)
- GRE is not required.
- For starting January 1, 2024: July 1, 2023 for international students, September 1, 2023 for Canadians.
- For starting September 1, 2024: March 1, 2024 for international students (January 15 for priority consideration), May 1, 2024 for Canadians.
By joining my research group as a PhD student, you will have the chance to take on leadership and mentorship roles in my lab.
Qualified candidates are invited to send an email to me with your CV and unofficial academic transcripts, with "Prospective PhD Student" in the email subject.
For January 2024, I am only considering Ph.D. applicants, not M.Sc. applicants.
Admission requirements for Computer Science Master's:
- Undergraduate degree should be in computer science. Other students may be considered if you have taken at least one course in each of the four categories listed below:
- Theory of Computation (Analysis of Algorithms);
- Systems (For example, OS, Compilers, Distributed Systems, or Networking);
- Application (For example, Game, AI, HCI, Graphics, or Databases).
- Last two years' courses must have a minimum 3.3 GPA (out of 4), equivalent to B+, which is 16.5 out of 20, or 82.5%.
- GRE is not required.
- For my group, successful applicants should have strong teamwork skills, strong programming skills, and experience with topics related to my research.
We have a guaranteed minimum funding package for our thesis-based M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. We also have funding to support students to attend academic conferences. Our graduate students receive health, dental, and vision insurance. Other benefits include maternity leave, partner leave, etc.
We recognize the importance of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and we promote EDI in research and in the professional development of the students in my research group.
Transdisciplinary program: Computational Media Design (CMD), M.Sc. and Ph.D.:
- CMD is great for students who like both coding and arts/design. Your undergraduate degree does not need to be in computer science, but you should have some coding experiences, for example, Unreal (Blueprint visual scripting) or Unity (Bolt visual scripting).
Other degrees we offer:
Prospective students, I would be happy to answer your questions regarding my group. Due to the volume of emails I receive, I may not be able to respond to all applicants.
Finally, here are some notes and advice for prospective graduate students.