I receive many queries from prospective international applicants indicating interest in joining our dept. I am glad that many applicants consider our graduate program, and I would like to thank you for your interest and encourage you to apply. Below, you can find my responses to frequently-asked-questions and some other useful pointers and comments. Please read this FAQ carefully before contacting me with questions regarding admission or financial aid. If you believe that your question/situation is not covered in the following bullets (e.g. if you are not an international applicant), please feel free to contact me.

If you are still inclined to apply to our dept and would like to join our group, I recommend that
  1. formally apply to our dept. Please indicate that you are interested in "computer system design" and "embedded systems" on your application.
  2. Apply early to make sure that your application receives full consideration. 
  3. Check with the graduate program coordinator to ensure that all your application documents are received by our dept.
  4. Contact me with your resume, when your application package at our dept is complete. I will review your application and will get back to you.
  5. I (and many other colleagues) tend to consider only PhD applicants for financial aid. If your degree objective is MS or MS/PhD, it is much less likely that you receive financial assistance. Remember that you need to indicate your final degree objective on the application forms. 
I hope that I have answered your questions. Feel free to contact me if this is not the case.