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 not already an undergraduate or graduate student at UNH,
then you should apply!
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
not to me. Faculty at UNH do not individually admit
students. I am happy to work with any admitted student interested in
AI once they have arrived at UNH and started taking classes. I do not
provide funding for students who have not already taken classes with
me. (Note that the department often offers support to strong admitted
students.) Please do not email me with general
questions about applying to UNH, financial aid, or whether I have open
positions in my group. 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! Once you have been admitted, see the
next section of this page.
- 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, your admissions offer, or funding, please contact the
department. If you have specific questions about AI research at UNH
or if you are planning a visit to the AI group 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 at least one UNH AI class first. I do not
fund students until they have a strong track record at UNH, and
usually not until after they have taken a class with me.
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