Thank you for your interest in working with me.
I have multiple open positions for undergraduates, summer interns, MSc and PhD students (all funded). A postdoctoral position could also be arranged for the right candidate.
Please note that I get a lot of emails from candidates interested in joining my group and I only reply to a few that might lead to an interview.
Please read the following instructions and then send me an email.
Format the subject as ''Prospective student: [PhD, MSc, Intern, Postdoc] '' in the subject of your email.
Add ''internal'' in the subject of your email if you are a current McGill student.
Add ''published in x, y, z'' if you have notable publications
Attach a CV in pdf when sending the email (avoid external link to CV). Attaching transcripts, and links to github or personal websites are also recommanded.
Help me understand your programming skills (especially if your major is not CS). Most of my research projects are applied and involve working with large datasets and a good amount of programming.
Give me a sample of your writing in English, it could be a published paper, a project report, or a short summary of one of my papers.
If I do not reply to your email, send me a reminder, by resending your original email. More than two reminder in one month is pointless. I read all emails and take note of those that should be followed up, but may not be able to reply to them in a timely manner or at all. A lack of reply, is the most common senario, and only reflects on my busy schedule. Using an email tracker is distasteful and discouraged.
- The chances of a reply or admission is almost zero if you are not from a school ranked under 300 worldwide, or top 5 in your home country; if your GPA is below 3.4; and if you are applying for PhD without prior research experience. If this applies to your case, and you do not have other exceptional records, for examples publications in top conferences, please do not send me an email.
For undergraduates interested in PhD positions:
At McGill (and most Canadian universities), the usual procedure is to apply for a PhD after completing your MSc. If you are interested in a PhD right after your undergraduate studies, you still need to apply to the MSc program first, which is funded similar to the PhD program and can be fast-tracked to a PhD after a year. Please mention if this is your plan clearly in your email. Otherwise, I will assume you are only interested in the direct admission into the PhD program, which is very unlikely to happen unless your case is exceptional.
For a summer internship, please apply through Mila's admission process. Graduate students can apply through both Mila and McGill.
- For PhD applications, it you do not have a track