Thank you for your interest in joining our group. I am always looking for passionate, self-motivated students to join our group.

If you like to know what kinds of research we are doing, please check out our group page, recent publication, or research statement.

Note that I prefer firstly working with students through my classes, directed studies, summer internships, or short-term projects, then start formal advising relationships later on.

Please read the information below before contacting me:
NOTE: Students who are already advising by other faculty are not eligible for my advising or/and collaboration. Please ask your advisor(s) to contact me if you or/and your advisor(s) are interested in collaborating.

Current UMN students:
Please fill out this form: this form is knowing you and your interest better. For Master and undergrad students, the minimum time commitment is 15 hours per week at least for six months.

Prospective postdocs and visiting graduate students:
Please email me directly with your CV and a short description of your research interest.

Prospective graduate students outside UMN:
My apologies for not being able to reply back to your emails. Due to the high volume of email inquiries, I will have a very limited opportunity to reply to your email. Generally, graduate applications will be reviewed and processed by the admissions committee, in which I am not involved. Thus, please directly apply to the graduate programs in UMN CSE and list me as a potential advisor in your application.

Students who need my recommendation letters:
Because of the limited bandwidth, I can only write letters to those who have conducted research with me, such as directed studies, research internships, thesis committees, etc. If you take my NLP classes, I can write letters only if your class project has a research novelty or can be extended to submit it to a conference/workshop. Let me know about your application at least THREE WEEKS before the deadline. Otherwise, I may not be able to guarantee that my letters will be written on time.

Questions about our group's work:
Send us an email anytime!