Future PhD students
If you have sent me a long message with your CV or skills please read the following.
I thank you for your interest in joining my group.
Please avoid sending me a message with your CV or long explanations
about your skills and job experience: I will not read these messages.
I do not have time and I cannot evaluate your qualifications
(you must be evaluated by a committee), sorry.
Instead, please apply to our PhD program:
mention my name and "parallel database systems" in the UH application and
your statement (where you explain why you want to pursue a PhD).
It would help a lot if you mention one of my papers and explain why
you like it.
Your application will be given full consideration by a committee that
will carefully evaluate your grades, GRE scores, reference letters and research goals.
Let me make clear most PhD students at UH
receive financial support (i.e. an assistantship position).
Also, professors cannot override admission requirements.
This is true regardless of professor or research area.
Keep in mind you can change PhD advisor during your first year in case
my research is not a good fit for you.
Therefore, think well about your research goals and apply.
I am always looking for motivated PhD students, willing to
learn "systems" research to solve big data analytics problems.
Unfortunately, I cannot provide support for BS students, or MS students
(unless they apply or transition to the PhD program).
If you have already applied to our PhD program (i.e. you sent all required documents) and would like to work with me, send me email after you read some of my papers (e.g. abstract). Send me a short message explaining the specific topic you would like to work on. If you have already been conditionally accepted to our PhD program and you are looking for a PhD advisor please send me a short message explaining why you would like to work with me.
It is desirable a future PhD student has background (at the college level) in most of the following topics:
Past students who worked with me