CSE Virtual Graduate Student Visit

The University of Michigan looks forward to welcoming prospective PhD students to the Computer Science and Engineering virtual 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 7 – 9, 2022.

We invite you to participate in all of these events. You’ll be provided with further details as the date gets closer. Please contact the CSE Graduate Programs Office with any questions at csegradstaff@umich.edu.


Zoom links and passwords will be made available in the event program.

All times listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Monday, March 7

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Welcome & Introduction to the CSE PhD Program

Opening Remarks

Michael Wellman, Richard H. Orenstein Division Chair of Computer Science and Engineering


Prof. Karem Sakallah, CSE PhD Admissions Chair

CSE Research Highlights

  • Computer Engineering Lab – Prof. Reetuparna Das
  • Artificial Intelligence Lab – Prof. Rada Mihalcea
  • Interactive Systems Lab – Prof. Alanson Sample
  • Systems Lab – Prof. Westley Weimer
  • Theory of Computing Lab – Prof. Nikhil Bansal
  • Q&A ~10 minutes


Current CSE PhD Student Panel with Q&A


2:30pm – 4:30pm
Poster and Demo Session

Visit our online poster session via Gather (link and instructions)

Tuesday, March 8

8:00am – 12:00pm

6:00pm – 10:00pm

(By appointment)
One-on-one Meetings with the Faculty

Students and faculty will be emailed regarding their assigned time.

Wednesday, March 9

10:00am – 11:00am
Meet CSE’s Graduate Chair, Prof. Emily Mower Provost

(with Jasmin Stubblefield, Graduate Programs Manager)

Learn more about the PhD program including: Milestones to candidacy, qualification exam, and supports available. Time will be available for questions after the presentation.

11:00m – 11:30am
Mentoring, Climate, and DEI Discussion with Faculty

Prof. Westley Weimer, Chair of DEI Committee
Jonathan Merrill, DEI Project Manager

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 professors, and ask questions.

At your availability throughout the week
Mentoring, Climate, and DEI One-on-One Chats with Current PhD Students

In addition to the faculty-led discussion on Mentoring, Climate, and DEI, prospective students will have the opportunity to ask questions to current graduate students and hear their perspectives on department climate. Schedule a meeting with a current student one-on-one at your availability throughout the week.

Trivia night with current PhD students

Show off what you know about UM and computer science by competing with current PhD students and other prospective students in a game of trivia! This is a great chance to talk with current students in a casual environment and most importantly, have fun!

Additional Events

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

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