CSE Graduate Student Visit

The University of Michigan looks forward to welcoming prospective PhD students to the Computer Science and Engineering visit event. We are excited to host you for a close look at the research, community, and student life that you can be a part of as a grad student here. Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty, hear about CSE’s exciting research, socialize with current PhD students, and learn about life at U-M from graduate student organizations.

This event will take place March 21-23, 2023.

We invite you to participate in any or all of the events below. You’ll be provided with further details as the date gets closer. Please contact the CSE Graduate Programs Office with any questions at [email protected].

Agenda (Schedule is currently a draft)

All times listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Note: Activities and times are subject to change.

Thursday, March 21

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Welcome and Registration

  • Upon arrival at the hotel, check in at the front desk, obtain your room key, and drop your luggage off in your room
  • Current students will be welcoming prospective students

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Welcome & Introduction to the CSE Ph.D. Program

Hotel Lobby

  • Opening Remarks by CSE Chair, Prof. Michael Wellman
  • Welcome by CSE PhD Admissions Chair, Prof. Ron Dreslinski
  • CSE Research Highlights
    • Computer Engineering Lab – Prof. Scott Mahlke
    • Artificial Intelligence Lab – Prof. Rada Mihalcea
    • Human-Centered Computing Lab – Prof. Alanson Sample
    • Theory of Computing Lab – Prof. Thatchaphol Saranurak
    • Systems Lab – Prof. Westley Weimer
    • Q&A

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Reception with CSE faculty

Masco Commons (Johnson Rooms for overflow)

  • Enjoy learning more about the CSE faculty and their research

Friday, March 22

6:30am – 8:30am


9:00am – 9:30am
Bus Pickup

Hotel Lobby

10:00am – 11:00am
Roundtable Discussion w/Grad Chair – Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Emily Mower Provost
1670 Beyster

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch with Poster and Demo Session*

Tishman Hall, 1670 Beyster

1:00pm – 1:15pm
Community and DEI Resources

1670 Beyster

  • Students with questions about CSE activities, challenges, and values related to climate, diversity, equity and inclusion are welcome to come to this session, hosted by Prof. Westley Weimer, and ask questions

1:15pm – 2:15pm
Current Student Panel
1670 Beyster

  • Prospective students will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with current students in a private panel discussion.

2:30pm – 5:00pm
One-on-one Meetings with CSE Faculty*

Faculty Offices

3:00pm – 5:00pm
ECSEL+ (Ensemble of CSE Ladies+) Social
3725 Beyster

5:00pm – 5:45pm
Walking Tour of North Campus
3rd Floor Alcove

Friday evening options

Meet to Catch University Bus to Downtown Ann Arbor

  • Meet in your assigned location and stick with your assigned group (Main doors of Beyster)

6:30pm – 8:00pm
Dinner with Current CSE Ph.D. Students

Assigned Locations

8:30pm onwards
Explore Downtown Ann Arbor or return to H

Saturday, March 23

Check out of the hotel

6:30am – 8:30am
Complimentary breakfast and check out


10:00am – 12:00pm
Complimentary Bus service to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

Additional Events

More events from faculty labs and student organizations will be added here as they are announced.

5:00pm – 5:45pm
AI Lab Mixer
Tishman Hall