For a list of open postdoctoral scholar or equivalent post-PhD positions, please consult the
BME Department Academic Employment page.
If there is an opening for such a position within my research group, it will be posted there. Please do not e-mail me with personal requests.
- Interested students (PhD or MS) should apply through UCI's Online Application system.
Please do not e-mail me with personal requests. To help you gauge the strength of your application, here are some criteria that are used by the BME Department in evaluating PhD applications:
The bar for competitive MS applicants is significantly lower. Note that the BME Department generally does not offer financial support to MS applicants.
- Undergraduate grade point average (GPA). Nominally, an equivalent of a U.S. GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required by the
Graduate Division. Competitive BME applicants typically have a GPA of ≥3.6.
- Mathematical skills. Competitive GRE® Quantitative Reasoning scores, such as ranking in the top 10%. Strong grades in undergraduate math classes.
- Verbal and writing skills. Competitive GRE® Analytical Writing scores (e.g. ≥4.5). Well-written and non-generic personal statement.
- Relevant research experience. Evidence of meaningful research experience with tangible outcomes, such as research theses, papers, and participation in professional conferences/meetings.
An authorship in a legitimate peer-reviewed journal publication carries significant weight.
- Recommendation letters. Strong recommendation letters from those familiar with your skills and personal qualities. Generic letters lacking details are not useful,
even if they are full of platitudes.
- English language proficiency. Applicants whose primary language
is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. While Graduate Division sets the
minimum TOEFL iBT® score at 80, competitive BME applicants typically have a score of ≥100.
Occasionally, I offer research opportunities to a small number of high-achieving BME undergraduate students. These opportunities will typically be advertised in my undergraduate classes.
Occasionally, I allow exceptional undergraduates (from BME and other programs) to pursue unsolicited research opportunities
with me. If you have an outstanding academic record, a high level of proficiency in the field of signal processing, software/firmware development, circuit/board design or similar, and a
clear idea of a project you would like to pursue, feel free to e-mail me your CV and a research statement.
I am unable to offer summer internships to international students. Please do not e-mail me with personal requests.
High School Students
Unfortunately, I am unable to offer research opportunities to high school students. Please do not e-mail me with personal requests.