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Graduate Programs

Information for Prospective Graduate Students

FAQS

The information on this page is for Ph.D. applicants only. If you are admitted to the Ph.D. program you will receive a full tuition waiver and a stipdend comfortable enough to live in Rochester for as long as you remain in good academic standing in the program. Here are some frequently asked questions:

  • Applying - questions about the application process
  • Department Life - what it's like to be a grad student here
  • Timeline - the stages you'll go through, from applying through defending your thesis
  • International Students - questions for international students
  • Rochester - our fair city

Student Profiles

To get a feel for what life is like in the program, read about some of our grad students. Click on the image to read about each student.

Ardis
Paul Ardis

2nd year
Al/Vision 
 
Spear
Michael Spear

3rd year
Systems 
 
Zhang
Hao Zhang

4th year
Al/NLP 
 
Faliszewski
Piotr Faliszewski
 
3rd year
Theory 
Liu
Daphne Liu

1st year
Al/NLP 
Stewart
Chris Stewart
 
4th year
Systems 

Research

We strongly encourage you to make sure that we have one or more active research areas that you are interested in before applying to URCS. The research being done can be divided into these broad areas:

  • Al - Symbolic Al, Natural Language, and Knowledge Representation
  • Al - Vision and Robotics
  • Systems
  • Theory