BRENNA D. ARGALL
OPEN LAB POSITIONS
We are not currently recruiting for any postdoctoral fellow positions.
There are no open Ph.D. positions for the 2017-2018 academic year; admission rounds are now over. The next matriculation will be for September 2018. 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 2018). Note that all MS students in my group are self-funded.
I am also a faculty advisor for Northwestern's 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 2018 until winter 2018.
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 2017). 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. Therefore, with any email correspondence I am happy to discuss research fit, but unable to assess a candidate's competitiveness. Information about our research projects can be found on our lab website. 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 2018-2019 academic year". All inquiries without this subject line, or received before the dates noted above, will be ignored.
INTERNS and VISITING SCHOLARS:
My lab currently is not accepting any applications for interns or visiting scholars, at any level and regardless of whether self-funded or not. This includes the summers of 2018 and 2019, and the academic years of 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.