Chenliang Xu


Prospective Ph.D. Students

I'm always looking for self-motivated students and I generally add one new PhD student per year. Interested students are encouraged to apply to the CS graduate program and mention me in your PS. Directly contacting me is unnecessary; I cannot respond to most such emails. However, if you have prior research experience and published papers in top-tier vision or machine learning conferences, you are welcome to contact me.

Visiting Students

Generally, I provide two or three self-funded visiting student positions per year. At this moment, I do not provide any paid visiting positions, and I do not consider any visits that are less than 12 weeks. Interested students are welcome to email me with your CV and transcript (unofficial one is fine). If you have prior research experience (which is preferred), a recommendation letter via email directly from your research advisor is needed.

Current UR Students

Current UR students interested in working with me are welcome to stop by my office during my office hours (see Home page for this information). However, it is preferred and recommended that you have taken a course with me prior to start any research oriented projects.


The University of Rochester is a private institution that was founded in 1850. It is one of the smallest and most collegiate schools among the nation's top research universities. According to US News and World Report 2017, the University of Rochester's ranking in the Best National Universities is 32nd. It is also one of only 25 schools named a "New Ivy" in the 2007 Kaplan/Newsweek "How to Get into College Guide".

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Rochester is a research-oriented department with a distinguished history of contributions in systems, theory, artificial intelligence, and HCI. Over the past decade, a third of its PhD graduates have won tenure-track faculty positions, and its alumni include leaders at major research laboratories such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM.