BRENNA D. ARGALL


OPEN LAB POSITIONS

POSTDOCS:
We are currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow on the topic of shared autonomy between humans and robots. More information may be found here.


STUDENTS:
There are no open Ph.D. positions for the 2016-2017 academic year; admission rounds are now over. The next matriculation will be for September 2017. No prospective student can be accepted to the program (or into my lab) before submitting an application through the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) or the Masters of Science in Robotics program.

For prospective M.S. students:
Faculty-student pairings in EECS happen only after a student has been accepted to the program. If you are interested in becoming my advisee, it is sufficient (but not guaranteed) to simply fill my name into that part of your application. If you would like to contact me, please wait until closer to the date of the application decision (not before March 2016). Note that all MS students in my group are self-funded.

I am also a faculty advisor for Northwestern's new Masters of Science in Robotics program.


For prospective Ph.D. students:
I will not know whether I plan to take on new PhD students in fall 2017 until winter 2017.
I welcome correspondence from interested prospective PhD candidates. However, please verify that both of the following are true before contacting me: 1) you exceed the minimum requirements and expectations of the EECS department in TOEFL, Academic record and Standardized test scores, and 2) the date of your correspondence is sufficiently close to the application deadline (not before October 2016). Please note that it is impossible to assess a candidate's suitability for the program and/or my lab based solely on standardized test scores and grades---it is necessary to see the entire application package. In your email, do indicate why you are interested in my research group specifically.
Acceptance into our PhD programs is extremely competitive. Typically accepted students rank at or near the top of their undergraduate class, with excellent GRE scores (both verbal and quantative) and experience in research. Prior experience with robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and/or mechatronics---and a passion for rehabilitation---are
requirements for any student entering my group. Note that all of my PhD students are funded by the lab or through fellowships.


For all email correspondence, please respect the degree-specific dates (for waiting) requested above, and include the following text as the email subject: "Inquiry about the 2017-2018 academic year". All inquiries without this subject line, or received before the dates noted above, will be ignored.


INTERNS:
All RIC internship applications go through a single site. The application deadline for summer 2016 internships has passed. Applicants for a summer 2017 internship will be considered in spring 2017. Please include the following subject for any email inquiries: "Inquiry about a 2017 summer internship". All inquiries without this subject line, or received before March 2017, will be ignored.


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