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  1. Hello everybody! I applied for a specific position with deadline in the 10th of January. Since then I haven't heard back, I sent an email during February and they told me that it will take some more time. Has anyone heard back from KTH or knows from previous experience the decision timeline approximately? Thank you in advance.
  2. It's April 7th and I still haven't heard from UCLA. Is anyone on the same boat?
  3. Hey everyone So i've gotten admits from University of Southern California (USC) and University of Wisconsin Madison (UWM) for electrical engineering. My primary focus would be on power electronics as I want to pursue my career in the electric vehicle industry. Which is a better university and why? Thanks in advance!
  4. I'd like to know if it is common for masters students in EE at the top universities in Europe to publish papers (either journal or conference papers). I'm interested specially at the following universities in the field of communications systems: ETH Zurich, Imperial College London, TU Delft, KTH and TU Munich.
  5. Undergrad Institution: A University of California Major(s): Bioengineering / Biomedical Engineering Minor(s): Electrical Engineering and Political Science GPA in Major: 2.60 Overall GPA: 2.54 Length of Degree: 4 years Type of Student: Domestic, Black male. Degrees Applying for: MS in EE (where research interests align) or MS in BioE/BME GRE Scores: Not taken yet Research Experience: Undergraduate Researcher in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Lab. I worked on two projects here, one of them analyzing ketamine as an anti-depressant (effectiveness and side-effects) and the other is real time "mind reading" through miniature microscopic imaging and mathematic computation. Two tentative authorships should come out of this. 2 presentations. 15 hrs/week. Took a lot of personal ownership on the projects I had, and felt genuinely very interested in learning more about the more electrical engineering side of this field (Signal Processing, Neuroengineering, and MEMS). By the time applications are in, I will be in this lab for 1.5 years. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Academic scholarships UROP Grants 3 Dean's Lists. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Senior Design Project: Will be related to Microfluidic Health Diagnostic Devices or Embedded Drug Delivery Device. Internship at major medical device and pharmaceutical company. Any Miscellaneous Information that Might Help: Campaigned for and established a food pantry on campus to fight food insecurity. It secured funding for next 10 years. The project started at the end of freshman year, and I will be seeing it through to the end. Have tutored STEM concepts and been a part of many efforts to recruit African-descent, Latino, and women into STEM. (summer camps, tutoring, volunteering, mentoring, etc.) Difficult life circumstances -- had to work 35 hrs/wk. Many family deaths (6+), increased responsibilities at home (tutoring, cooking, picking up brother), and more I'd rather not get into. Because of this, I have a huge upward trend in my more recent grades, and I hope to do well with the 3 remaining quarters before application season ends. I am here to ask two questions: I have two letters of recc in mind already -- one from the PI of my lab and one from a professor I took an upper division class with. The upper division class relied heavily on class I'd done poorly in. The class and research the professor conducts are related to my research interests, and I got an excellent grade in it. For my last one, I could ask the dean of my school, since we've worked together before multiple times doing recruitment, retention, and other events, and he knows me in a professional (but not academic) capacity. The reason I am a little hesitant is that I don't think he knows me as well as the PI for my lab and the upper div professor who's class I did well in. I can also ask my manager for the internship, but again, he only knows me in a professional capacity. Should I try to make a good impression with the 6 more biomedical engineering professors whose classes I will take, and ask one of them? Who should I ask for my third letter of rec? I know my numbers don't stack up against the average applicant. What are some EE MS programs I should be looking at, considering my stats? I want to study EE so I get more classes about signal processing and computation so I could study BCI's, signal processing, and neuro-engineering with a more solid base in coding and data structures. I have a few programs in mind, but I truly don't think I will stack up against the competition with the average applicants at those, honestly. Thanks for your help, and I appreciate the honesty and advice.
  6. Hello Guys. Thanking all of you ahead for reading my posts and writing your thoughts as comments. I have been out of Grad School application scene past 5 years and need some help assessing my profile and giving me few tips and suggestion. It will be great to know how my profile stacks up against fellow applications for Top 30 EE RFIC/Analog IC/Circuits PhD Programs in US/Europe. Any University suggestion is appreciated as well. For Spring 2018/Fall 2018 session. (Critics are welcome as i need to improve, be as frank as possible) My Profile: GRE (Q 170 / V 155 / 4.0) , MS in EE with Research/Thesis from TTU (2012) - GPA 3.7/4.0, BS in EE GPA 3.6/4 (No Publications) Work Experience -- 4 years and counting -- 3 years at Qualcomm (top 5 RFIC Company) as RF Hardware and Test Engineer, 1.5+ at another competitor (present). I have been told my work experience is negative for PhD as its been 4 years since i graduated with MS, Does it matter that much ? What do you guys think about my acceptance chances to Top 30-50 EE Programs In US/Europe . Any university you want to suggest. Few University of my choice with similar research interest -- UT Austin, Texas A&M, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine/Davis. Georgia Tech, Univ of Colorado Boulder, Arizona State University, University of Washington. USC, UMass Amherst. NCSU Thanks Again,
  7. Having a hard time not focusing on anything while we all wait to hear back from schools. I think my app is weak in key areas, wondering if people think I should apply to more safety schools while there is still some time, or if anyone had recommendations. Concerned because I did not major in engineering, lowish GPA, and unknown school. Undergrad Institution: Unknown, unranked Liberal Arts school Major(s): Physics Minor(s): Math GPA in Major: 3.78/4.00 Overall GPA: 3.43/4.00 Demographics/Background: Underrepresented Minority GRE Scores: Q: 162 (82%) V: 166 (97%) W: 4.0 (59%) LOR: I think they're all of average quality. The professors know me *personally* very well, and I did well in their classes, but never did research for them. Research Experience: Two NSF summer REUs at good to great universities in thin film devices. One post graduation research internship in Asia, working in nanodevices. Publications/Abstracts/Presentations: Two fourth author publications. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Working as full time electrical engineer. Research Interests: MEMs, photonics, nano devices. Institutions/Programs: Electrical Engineering; Berkeley (PhD), UC Santa Barbara (PhD), Yale (PhD), UC Davis (masters), UBC (masters), Toronto (masters), Waterloo (masters), University of Oregon (Masters) Nanoengineering: UC SanDiego (PhD) Comments: Took a two year break during the middle of school, 6.5 years to graduate. Bad Chemistry grades. US Citizen.
  8. Hello Guys. Thanking all of you ahead for reading my posts and writing your thoughts as comments. I have been out of Grad School application scene past 5 years and need some help assessing my profile and giving me few tips and suggestion. It will be great to know how my profile stacks up against fellow applications for Top 30 EE RFIC/Analog IC/Circuits PhD Programs in US/Europe. Any University suggestion is appreciated as well. For Spring 2018/Fall 2018 session. (Critics are welcome as i need to improve, be as frank as possible) My Profile: GRE (Q 170 / V 155 / 4.0) , MS in EE with Research/Thesis from TTU (2012) - GPA 3.7/4.0, BS in EE GPA 3.6/4 (No Publications) Work Experience -- 4 years and counting -- 3 years at Qualcomm (top 5 RFIC Company) as RF Hardware and Test Engineer, 1.5+ at another competitor (present). I have been told my work experience is negative for PhD as its been 4 years since i graduated with MS, Does it matter that much ? What do you guys think about my acceptance chances to Top 30-50 EE Programs In US/Europe . Any university you want to suggest. Few University of my choice with similar research interest -- UT Austin, Texas A&M, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine/Davis. Georgia Tech, Univ of Colorado Boulder, Arizona State University, University of Washington. USC, UMass Amherst. NCSU Thanks Again,
  9. I am a final year undergraduate student studying on electrical engineering. I have already applied to Georgia Tech, USC, Columbia, University of Washington, Northwestern for fall 2017 PhD. My fields of interests are signal processing and machine learning. I am thinking if I have aimed for too high. Is my chances of admission in those schools are too low ? Should I apply to some other universities ? Undergrad Institution: best engineering university in my country, probably not familiar in US Major(s): electrical engineeringOverall GPA: 3.92 ( out of 4.00 upto 7th semester)Position in Class: top 5%Type of Student: International, maleGRE Scores (revised):Q: 170V: 156W: 4.0TOEFL Total: 108Research Experience: I have done research under two professors, both of them gave me recommendation. One of those was on machine learning on location forensic, about to submit a journal paper as 3rd author. I think the professor has mentioned in the recommendation about the paper and my contribution in it. Another research is on biomedical signal processing as my undergraduate thesis. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list(in all levels), university merit scholarship, champion in IEEE Signal Processing Cup CompetitionApplied to Where: (all for PhD) Georgia Tech (ECE) USC (EE) Columbia (EE) University of Washington (EE) Northwestern (CS)
  10. So I'm getting my bachelors in electrical engineering this spring from San Jose State. I'm trying to get into the masters program for various UC's because their programs fit more to my interests in computer graphics and parallel processing using multi-cored GPUs. SJSUs MSEE program is impacted and relatively weak in these areas. Unfortunately, being a CSU there wasn't much chance to do any research or gain any publications, as these opportunities as few as they are, are usually primarily saved for graduate students. I'm wondering how much this will hurt my chances at making the switch. I have a modest GPA 3.75 and 3 solid letters of rec. Also, unfortunately, I tanked my GRE (157 quant(67%), 148 verbal(38%), 3.5 analytical(48%) ) because I was planning on going to SJSU for my masters and taking it wasn't required. After talking to several professors and the graduate adviser, they convinced me I needed to apply somewhere other than SJSU, so I took their advice and started looking at other programs. This left me no time to study for the GRE before applications are due and results are as expected.
  11. Hi with a 3.8/4.0 M.Sc. GPA, 2.4/4.0 B.Sc. GPA, and 7 papers (3 journal + 4 conferences).... Do I stand a chance to admit to top 50 or top 20 ? in EECE ? and if GRE makes count please advise
  12. I recently for an admit for USC for spring 2017 electrical engineering. And also have an admit for ASU fall 16 for Electrical engineering major in embedded systems. Now I'm confused what to go for.. Usc is more expensive as compared to asu.. So is it worth spending more at USC? Or is asu equally good?.. Does the college name mean that much?.. Thanks a lot in advance!!!
  13. Which school would it be better to attend for an ms in electrical and computer engineering (specifically systems and control)?
  14. Just got admissions from these universities as a Master student in Electrical Engineering for fall 2016. Could anyone please give me some advice on where to go? I would first give my priority to the convenience in finding a job,then goes to how friendly the place is to the LGBT people. All kinds of advice is welcomed here!
  15. Hello everyone! I have received offers to study at ETH Zurich, Georgia Tech and USC, as of now, to take up an M.S. program in EE, with a specialization in Communications. At the moment, I am extremely confused between ETHZ and GaTech. Though I am predisposed towards ETHZ, as I have heard that the coursework and academics there are terrific, I am uncertain at the same time when it comes to job opportunities after graduation. I am an international (Non-EU) student, with no fluency in German, and I have heard that this category of students generally find it difficult to secure good jobs in Switzerland, despite having graduated from ETH. On the other hand, GaTech may not be as amazing a school as ETH, but certainly provides excellent job opportunities. Paying for the tuition is not a problem, as I have made arrangements to do so. Hence, money is not a limiting factor. I'm not sure whether I'll take up a PhD as well, though I'm definitely open to the idea. At the moment, I want to secure a good job in the core Telecom industry after graduating. Can someone highlight any aspects/issues that I should consider? I am really faced with a difficult dilemma. Thank you!
  16. So, I'm trying to choose between UCSD and GA Tech for a masters in ece with a focus in Systems and Control. I got into UCSD with a 5k fellowship on top of the already low 11k-12k in-state student tuition and did not get any funding at GA Tech which would make GA Tech around 40k more expensive than UCSD for the full masters. The thing about that though is that I know I want to pursue an MBA after my masters and Georgia Tech has an MBA/masters joint program that would save a year (MBA there would take 1 year after the masters instead of the normal 2 years), so doing the joint program would effectively save me a years worth of MBA expenses which would effectively cancel out the advantage UCSD has over GA Tech in terms of cost, in addition if I can get a gra or secure funding after acceptance GA Tech would end up being cheaper. The problem with this is that you do not apply for the joint program until the final year of your masters or PhD at GA Tech, so it is not guaranteed that I would get into the MBA program. However, it would provide me with some flexibility if I went to tech (during the final year of my masters, I could try to get into the MBA program, apply to other schools MBA and PhD programs and try to get into the Georgia Tech's PhD program simultaneously, if I get into the MBA program and nothing else I could reapply for the other programs again next year, if I get into the PhD program there the MBA is still an option after the PhD if I didn't get in the first time). Do you think all of this is worth considering when I make my decision or do you think I should just consider the price of the masters without the possibility of the MBA? Do you think this MBA program would sound like a good idea if I can do it or would it be better to take an extra year and more money to get an MBA at a more renown business school provided I am accepted there? I know UCSD is a very good school for ece, but I know nothing about their systems and control program and can't seem to find much, how does it compare with the program at GA Tech and would it be worth the extra cost to go to GA Tech only considering the M.S. in ece?
  17. Hi everyone. I majored in physics in undergrad, and really enjoyed the research I did with quantum information and quantum circuits. So, in addition to applying to physics PhD programs, I applied to Princeton electrical engineering and was luckily accepted. I am now deliberating between pursuing a physics PhD at Caltech or pursuing an EE PhD at Princeton, with a focus at either place on quantum information and hybrid quantum systems. I was wondering if you all could provide some insight on EE vs physics. I understand there is a lot of overlap, but at some point there are concrete differences between different departments. Also does your PhD field matter or is it really just important what research you do? My end goal is teaching and research in physics, would an EE PhD make that harder?
  18. Hi, I don't know if this is how I'm supposed to do it, but I'd love to know about the admits to Robotics programs in a little more detail than the survey site affords, along with where else people have applied and what kind of priority different universities are at. I'm sorry if there's a thread for this somewhere else.I didn't find it. To start off, I have an acceptance to the M. Eng. Robotics program at UMD, College Park. If anybody knows about this program and can review it, that would be a big help. I have applied to several other places, but of those, the ones I would prefer over UMD are CMU (MSR and MRSD), Michigan (The MS Robotics program), Yale (MS Mechanical with concentration in Robotics), Columbia (same as for Yale) and Rice (same as for Yale). I am from a Mechanical engineering background. Oh, and I'm an international applicant. This is my first time applying. Thanks for your replies! P.S. I'm pretty sure CMU has sent out admits and also informed waitlisted candidates. I saw some posts about this on the survey page. Does this mean the people who haven't heard from them (read: Me) have been rejected?
  19. Hello Everyone , I have just applied for MS Electrical Engineering at KAUST for Fall 2016. I have completed B.E Telecommunications from Iqra University , Karachi, Pakistan with a CGPA of 3.3/4 .Having an experience of 3 internships in large scale organisation along with an IEEE conference publication as a co-author. Moreover I have been participating in Model United Nations Conferences here in Karachi as a part of my extra curricular activities . I want to ask that with this profile , do I have chances of getting admission in KAUST . I have not completed my GRE and IELTS so will it effect my application ? . Need your reviews and comments on it. Thankyou and best regards.
  20. All, I have graduated with a BS. in Computer Engineering, and have 1 year of grad school in Electrical Engineering under my belt. I withdrew this past year because I didn't have the finances to continue (working part time, company not helping and paying for tuition wasn't cutting it) My idea now is to go to school in the EU, and switch up my degree program a little bit. After working in a cubicle the last few years I think that I'm not suited to be a conventional EE and want to get into the management side of things. I have been looking for dual Masters degres in engineering and business, but can't find too many. I found http://www.mastersportal.eu/studies/24106/electronics-electrical-engineering-management.html which seems great, but the international tuition would run me about 30G. Does anyone know of other combined masters programs that are in English? I have been looking in Germany (Cheap/Free tuition) but haven't found any similar degree programs in English, only German, English split. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!
  21. Hi, I got admitted into Michigan's EE Masters program, thesis option yesterday. However, I can't afford Michigan's out of state for the life of me - I'd wipe away my savings in literally a semester (Texas resident). I'm wondering if anyone knows the process for applying to RA positions? Is it something you do after accepting an offer, or before? Is it really just emailing professors with similar interests as yours and asking for the availability of funded RA positions (which I know are predominantly left for PhD students)? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you! Oscar
  22. I'm a junior majoring in electrical engineering and computer science minor, and have 3 semesters of undergrad left. My GPA is 3.57. I attend a university with a pretty small EE department (maybe top 75). My question is what can I do to improve my graduate school application to make myself attractive to some more top schools. I'm interested in embedded systems, electronics, etc. I'm currently a TA for an EE course. I have not done any research experience. Will having no research experience automatically put me back when applying to top programs? Also, I was wondering how important is it to graduate schools how I perform on EE and CS courses as opposed to other un-related courses? I originally was premed track but hated it. Nevertheless, I took chemistry through O-chem II and a semester of biology that I got B in Biology, and B in O-Chem I, B in my first Chem course. Will this negatively affect me? Thank you for any and all advice that you can give to me
  23. Hi everyone, I just graduated from a university in Singapore, and will be applying to grad school for Fall '12. This is my first post. I've been on this forum a while though, and do really appreciate the loads of helpful advice which can be found here. I am interested to do a PhD in electromagnetics, specifically radar and remote sensing. To my knowledge, I have not come across another poster with similar interests, and would really appreciate some recommendations for good schools for this field. I do not have a DSP background, but am more interested in radar systems, their applications to remote sensing, and propagation. Thank you very much!
  24. Hi all, I applied for PhD in EE in the US but didnt get into my very favorite school. Now I will go to a less popular school but I might want to apply for PhD again to a better one. Is it possible to change the university (in the US) after finishing the Master when studying in a PhD program? Do you think any professor would write me LORs for these applications or would they be too upset? I know that really depends on the situation but do you have any good advice? Thanks
  25. I've applied to Stanford for EE (communications - information systmes), PhD from Iran GPA: 3.97/4 = 18.7/20 Toefl 104 very good recommendation letters no papers and publications