How to Get Involved in AI at UNH
If you are already an undergraduate or graduate student at UNH
It's easy! Just stop by during my office hours, send me email, or
come to a meeting of the UNH AI group. You should definitely check out
the AI group wiki. It helps
if you've already taken an
AI course, but it's not necessary. I'm happy to suggest possible
research topics. You can get independent study credit for your
research, and there is broad support available for undergrads from
UROP office, both term-time and over the summer.
If you are applying to UNH for graduate school (MS or PhD)
UNH is a great place to be a graduate student. With no trace of bias
;), I can say that the faculty is friendly, deeply engaged with
students, and committed to world-class research; the cost of living is
very low; and the campus is quite beautiful (did you
take the tour?). Our
department is small enough to ensure individual attention. In
addition to AI, we're strong in visualization and networking. Most
admitted students receive support.
Please apply to the department (information
not to me. Faculty at UNH do not individually admit
students. Please do not email me with general
questions about applying to UNH and/or financial aid. If your
application mentions my name and shows an appropriate background and
interest in AI research, it is likely that I will see your
application. Other advice and tips:
Good luck with your application!
- Apply early. Waiting until late in the season to apply will
diminish your chances of receiving substantial support.
- It helps to talk specifically about how your research interests
and mine overlap. Reading my papers should give you a sense of my
- If one of your recommendation writers knows me, feel free to ask
them to send me email to make sure I know about your application.
- Be sure to mention any evidence you have that you are good at
computer science research.
If you have been admitted to UNH for graduate school (MS or PhD)
Congratulations! If you have general questions about the admissions
process or your offer, please contact the department. If you have
specific questions about AI research at UNH or if you are planning a
visit to campus to check things out, please feel free to contact me.
I am usually happy to work with students who are interested in AI,
although for maximum productivity, you should consider taking the AI
If you are applying to UNH for an undergraduate summer internship
I occasionally consider undergraduate students from outside UNH for
internships the summer after their third year. If you can clearly
demonstrate both 1) familiarity with a functional programing language
such as ML or Common Lisp and 2) a completed project in AI, such as a
class project for an AI class or a supervised independent study
project in AI, then send me a CV and cover letter clearly explaining
this. If I am able to consider your application, then I will respond,
asking you to have at least two professors who know your work send me