Information for Prospective Students | ONRG@UO
I am always looking for talented and motivated new members for my
research group (ONRG)
This note provides some basic information for PhD/MS/BS students/applicants
who are interested in joining my group. Please carefully read this
information before contacting me.
Information for PhD Applicants
I am always looking for a couple of new PhD students every year. My
group conducts research in several applied areas of network systems. You can
check our projects
learn more about our research activities and determine whether your
research interests are aligned with ours.
If you are interested in working with me, you should indicate that in
your PhD application form and statement of purpose. Feel free to email
me for any further information. Make sure to include the following
items in your email: your CV, a copy of your transcripts, your GRE and
your TOEFL/IELTS score (for international students).
You can find all the basic information about the admission process at
the CIS graduate admission web site. To receive full
consideration, you need to complete your application before the
January 15th deadline.
A Few Reasons to Join ONRG
- You become part of an active and cooperative research team of
graduate and undergraduate students.
- You work on fundamental research problems and make an impact by
producing highly-cited publications that add up into a solid dissertation.
To see examples, you can check the publications of two super-star
PhD graduates from my group,
Daniel Stutzbach and
and their number of citations on Google Scholar.
- You receive a great deal of attention and advice in your research
from me, from our external collaborators who are well-known senior
researchers in the networking community, and senior members of the
- There are many opportunities to get involved in our collaborative
projects with our research group at the CIS department
- You also get a chance to do an internship in major research labs
and often work on a project related to your own research.
- Eugene (and Oregon in general) is a beautiful and exciting place to
live during your PhD. In addition to the beautiful Crater Lake,
Columbia Gorge and Pacific coast line that are only a couple of hour
drive, there are many gorgeous forests, lakes, rivers, ski slopes to
Also cost of living in Eugene is much lower than large cities
while your monthly stipend is very similar at different universities.
This implies that you can live more comfortably with your monthly stipend
Information for MS Applicants
Several talented MS students have greatly contributed in our
research projects. We are always looking for motivated and
talented MS students to join our team. Having prior knowledge
in computer networks and strong programming skills are essential.
Each year, we invite top MS and BS students from "Intro to Networking"
class to join our team. MS students who make a significant contributions
to a project, may receive funding.
Getting involved in research as a MS student would improve your
skill sets and thus your profile. This would be a valuable asset
if you decide to get a PhD or a good job.
Last Update: November 2013