CSE Virtual Graduate Student Visit

We are excited to have you join us in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan as a graduate student.

CSE is hosting a virtual student visit on March 8-12, 2021. Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty, hear about the CSE’s exciting research, socialize with current PhD students, and learn about life at U-M from graduate student organizations.

We invite you to participate in any or 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.


For Zoom passwords to the main events, see the event program here.

All times listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Monday, March 8

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

View a recording of this session

Opening Remarks

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


Prof. Alanson Sample, CSE Graduate Committee Co-Chair

CSE Research Highlights

  • Computer Engineering Lab – Prof. Scott Mahlke
  • Artificial Intelligence Lab – Prof. Rada Mihalcea
  • Interactive Systems Lab – Prof. Mark Guzdial
  • Systems Lab – Prof. J. Alex Halderman
  • Theory of Computing Lab – Prof. Euiwoong Lee
  • Q&A ~10 minutes


Current CSE PhD Student Panel with Q&A

  • Emily Bao
  • Lauren Biernacki
  • Ryan Feng
  • Fahad Kamran
  • Kevin Loughlin
  • Allison McDonald


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

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

Tuesday, March 9

By appointment
One-on-one Meetings with the Faculty

Students and faculty will be emailed regarding their assigned time.

Wednesday, March 10

11:00am – 12:00pm
Mentoring, Climate, and DEI Discussion with Faculty (Optional)

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.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Mentoring, Climate, and DEI Discussion with Current PhD Students (Optional)

Following 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 in this closed-to-faculty panel.

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Meet CSE’s Graduate Chair, Prof. Emily Mower Provost (Optional)

(with Ashley Andreae, Graduate Programs Coordinator)

View a recording of this session

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

Trivia night with current PhD students

Additional Events

Tuesday, March 9

11:30am – 12:30pm: Austin/Bertacco Lab info session (RVSP here)

1:00 – 2:30pm: Interactive Systems Lab overview

Wednesday, March 10

9:00 – 10:30am: Theory Lab info session

1:00 – 3:00pm: Kapritsos/Kasikci info session

3:00 – 5:00pm: Austin/Bertacco Lab social event

Visit day website for Profs. Todd Austin and Valeria Bertacco

Thursday, March 11

1:00 – 2:30pm: Ensemble of CSE Ladies+ (ECSEL+) Social

Friday, March 12

12:00 – 1:00pm: A Conversation with AI Lab Faculty

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Video Playlist

Check out this playlist of current CSE grad student profiles and vlogs: