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  1. Anyone else out there just apply for Fall 2020?
  2. Hey guys, I am looking for some advice on graduate school choosing. I've narrowed my result down to Columbia MSCS, GaTech MSCS, CMU INI MS in Mobile and IoT Engineering and Brown ScM CS. I want to find SDE jobs, CMU got a good brand but its focus is on Mobile and IoT, which will include some hardware. However, the last semester of this program will be taken in Silicon Valley, which will be somewhat helpful for finding full time jobs I think. GaTech costs less and Columbia/Brown are Ivies. what are your thoughts?
  3. I have gotten an admit for spring in CMU and for Fall in UCSD in electrical engineering department. i want to specialise in signal and image processing for biomedical applications. considering the fact i wouldn't be able to intern in cmu and its way costlier, can someone tell me which is a better school for research and job opportunities?
  4. Starting this topic because I couldn't find an existing one! Has anyone heard back from CMU regarding MS in ECE for Fall 2020 cycle ?
  5. I have three admits from these universities, I have interest in robotics so all my MS Mechanical admits have a specialization in Robotics. They all are going to cost almost the same, so that's not a factor right now. I have interest in CS and business as well and am hoping to take some courses from that as well. Also, considering I am hoping to get a TAship and a well paying job in the robotics industry later I don't know which to choose. Technically, CMU has the Robotics Institute which is the best in the world for robotics, that's kind of a no brainer for me as of now, but still confused in finalizing the university.
  6. I have three admits from these universities, I have interest in robotics so all my MS Mechanical admits have a specialization in Robotics. They all are going to cost almost the same, so that's not a factor right now. I have interest in CS and business as well and am hoping to take some courses from that as well. Also, considering I am hoping to get a TAship and a well paying job in the robotics industry later I don't know which to choose. Technically, CMU has the Robotics Institute which is the best in the world for robotics, that's kind of a no brainer for me as of now, but still confused in finalizing the university.
  7. Got admitted to Dartmouth Department of Computer Science, CMU Entertainment Technology Center, and UW Master of Technolgy Innovation. Which one do you think has a better reputation?
  8. Recently I've got an admission from ETIM integrated CS program at CMU. As far as I know, this is a new program which is derived from the ETIM program and collaborated with the SCS. Does anyone know anything about this program, like the course quality, workload, CS electives etc. ?
  9. Hi, I have given my first GRE and I'm looking to get into top colleges in U.S like UCLA or UCB or CMU. My unofficial score on the test day is Q170 and V142, I'm an undergraduate from IIT. Is there any scope for getting in? Should I give a retake for GRE ? Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.☺️
  10. I am incredibly excited to have been offered admission at CMU and Univerisity of Michigan for both MS in Robotics. My education background is BS in ME at Umich. I am an international student holding an F1 visa. I have many research experience in control. In my graduate school, I would like to incline my research interest towards control by using machine learning/ artificial intelligence. This means I would like to have some transition from ME towards CS, and this is also one of the reasons why I applied for the Robotics program. After graduation, I don't know yet whether I want to continue for Ph.D. but I do know that I don't want a programming job. Some of my considerations (I do not care about the cost or funding issues): Ranking (in terms of robotics, especially in the field of control or AI) Location: Pittsburgh vs Ann Arbor - Which one has more job/internship opportunities? Especially for a foreign student. Research opportunity Quality of graduate school I would like to thank you for any comments.
  11. Hi guys! Last week I received the link for a video interview with regard to the application for CMU's MSPPM-DA track. Although, it's optional, it's highly recommended for international students. I am an international student and do not even have a good Speaking score in TOEFL (24). I am really worried and nervous as well thinking about whether appearing for this will increase my chances or worsen it. Those who've already given this interview, could you please help me understand how was your experience and whether I should take this (in your opinion)?
  12. Hi, I have applied for masters in human computer interaction at Georgia tech, CMU and UW but have not heard anything from them. Did anyone of you get to hear from them..? Or any idea when the results will be out..?
  13. I am admitted to the master of data science program at Harvard and MIIS at CMU. I am trying to decide between the two programs. Harvard's brand name is really attractive, but I don't know if a master is considered an alumnus. And also CMU is number 1 in CS field. I went to Umich for undergraduate and I majored in computer science. My current career goal is to become an SDE or data scientist after graduating from grad school. But I didn't completely rule out the possibility of getting a Ph.D. I would really appreciate any advice!
  14. Hello, I had applied for CMU MISM 12 months course, whereas I intended to apply for the 16 months course. I understand that this is a grave mistake from my end. The reason I was opting for the 16 months is that my undergrad is not related to programming so the 16 months course would be better for me. Do you think it would be sensible to mail the admissions committee and ask them to consider me for the 16 months course?
  15. Hi, I am pursuing my CSE UG (sophomore year) from one of the top 3 IITs in India. I would like to do my graduation in a top CS program, preferably in US. Can you please guide me to what should I do build my profile so that I get into one?
  16. Hey guys, I got accepted by the Master in Intelligent Information System (MIIS) and Master in Computational Data Science (MCDS) programs in Carnegie Mellon University. Both programs are industry-oriented and are provided by the Language Technology Institute. As far as I'm concerned, the main difference is that MIIS is more focused on applying Machine Learning to Natural Language Processing as well as Text Mining while MCDS focuses more on Machine Learning itself as well as Data Science. Personally, I'm interested in all the fields mentioned above so it doesn't matter which one I choose. However, a balance between study and social life means a lot to me. Please let me know which one (if any) has a chill environment and is less competitive. Thanks
  17. I am incredibly excited to have been offered admission at CMU and ETH Zurich for MS in Robotics and MS in Robotics, Systems and Control respectively. I am inclined towards computer vision and deep learning. However, I am also inclined to study/research on these topics with a good amount of mathematical rigor. I would not only like to apply these to engineering problems but would also like to come up with new/different approaches through a thorough understanding of topics like probability, linear algebra and optimization. I am interested in exploring different learning strategies - unsupervised learning, supervised learning and RL for vision tasks(possibly on robots). I plan on studying further and possibly doing a PhD but I would like to keep my options open (depending on funding during MS). Below I have listed pros and cons that I could think of. CMU pros Biggest, most well-funded robotics department (Robotics Institute[RI]) and large amount of professors and interdisciplinary work at RI Great opportunity and extremely well integrated system with industry -> large amount of exposure (more than ETH?) If I receive funding from the second semester onwards I will only have to pay for the first semester and therefore no need for a huge loan. People working in my area of interest. CMU cons Would burn a hole in my pocket - annual cost-of-attendance ~65,000 USD Trump and his erratic policies/laws affect immigrant students (i.e. could he stop funding for immigrants, etc.) There is no guaranteed funding+stipend but most students say that 90-95% of MS in Robotics students receive some kind of funding from their advisor after the first semester. So in any case I need to pay the cost-of-attendance for the first semester from my pocket. If I do not get funding, I will have to possibly think of doing a well-paid job to repay the loan (=cost-of-attendance for 2 years). ETH pros The cost of attendance is very low as compared to CMU. annual cost-of-attendance ~20,000 CHF (1 CHF ~ 1 USD) The program is different from usual MS programs and is tutor-driven. It has a very flexible curriculum and will be designed based on my interest and discussion with my mentor/tutor. I think ETH will have a less cut-throat environment as compare to CMU in terms of competition for resources/RA-ship (not sure though) I will be looking for RA but if in case I do not receive funding, I will still be able to manage the expenses here easier than if I go to CMU and not get funding there. ETH cons From what I researched there's not a lot of research in areas of computer vision/deep learning as compared to CMU. They are more inclined towards control and classical robotics, if I am not mistaken. Expensive city. (but still the total cost-of-attendance is much lower than CMU) I had several questions I couldn't find answers to. Are there any chances of a Research Assistantship at ETH that could pay my cost-of-attendance? What are the chances of PhD in well-reputed universities/research groups and job opportunities at both places? From where would it be easier to get a PhD/research post at the lab of my choice after completing MS? Will ETH be stronger on the theoretical basis standpoint and CMU on the practical standpoint respectively? Will there be a balance of both or will one university offer a better balance than the other? I personally have the impression that CMU will focus more on the engineering aspect and how to build solutions and on the other hand, ETH will be deeper into the theoretical aspects and less so into the implementation parts. What are your thoughts? Will the election of Trump affect foreign students in terms of the flow of funding, etc? Or are those things entirely in the hands of the university? Has anyone have had any experiences with ProdigyFinance? Good or Bad? It would be great to know about pros and cons I should consider and have missed (in the above list) or any misconceptions I have about the two universities (from the above). Both being top universities I am finding it extremely difficult to separate the two offers and I would love to hear your thoughts on the same. Thanks.
  18. I have received my admit for MS in Electrical from USC, CMU-Silicon Valley and University of Pennsylvania. Which one should I choose? WHICH HAS THE SAFEST ENVIRONMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
  19. Hey everyone. I've been accepted into both CMU's MHCI and UW's MHCDE programs and I've been having a difficult time making a decision between the two. If anyone here has any insights on how the programs stack up against one another I'd really appreciate hearing from you! I'll break down some info about myself and my thoughts about the programs for people to weigh in. A bit about myself: 1. Coming directly from undergrad in cognitive science, CS, and english 2. Minimal work experience (some freelance graphic design work, contract web development work, start up proof of concept & pilot project with industry partner) 3. I care about improving my skill set and gaining a variety of thoughtful portfolio projects 4. I'm looking to kickstart my career in HCI after graduation at a big 4 company Thoughts on CMU MHCI: 1. I like that the name carries weight in the industry. Hoping this will help with my lack of work experience 2. Really active and friendly alumni network. May be a consequence of the small cohorts each year? 3. All students full time, good balance of students from undergrad and from industry Thoughts on UW MHCDE: 1. Location in tech hub makes networking a lot easier. Spoken to curr students who can draw a direct line from attending networking events to their current job offers 2. Seems to also have a good amount of industry sponsored project courses 3. Program is heavily geared towards part time students/students coming from industry. Very few students coming directly from undergrad (less than 10% from undergrad in 2017-18 incoming cohort) so stats on how much grads make and their placements after the program may not be reliable indicators for me Anyone in a similar situation or have been in a similar situation please reply! Hope to hear some other people's thoughts on the matter. Thanks in advance everyone
  20. Hi, need some advice! I really don't know what to make of my situation right now. Should I be elated or just downright sad? Am I being too sceptical, or just playing it safe? I received an admit from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley for my PhD (Direct Entry) in Mechanical Engineering. I was given a potential research advisor for both universities and told to contact him regarding my research domain and funding. It was only upon discussing further with the profs did I realise that both the offers were without funding!! I mean, who does a PhD WITHOUT FUNDING!? That too, being an international student from India, there is no way anyone can even consider these offers! Graduate studies in itself, is way too expensive. Now, upon explaining to the department regarding the current condition, they told me to approach other professors who would have a position available. I'm doing that right now, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I have applied to Purdue, UIUC, UTexas Austin and UMichigan as well, but I still haven't received any information yet. If my plan goes all south, I will be stuck making one of these mentioned things- I either choose to pursue my PhD in one of the universities and decide to search for a potential advisor and funding en-route (Very, Very risky). Or, I request the university to convert my admit to an M.S program (unfunded) and think of a PhD later on (Not sure if possible in the first place). Any advice?
  21. Hey guys! I just got accepted into CMU's MHCI program and am so happy. I'm just waiting on University of Washington MHCI+D's decision. If I get rejected from UW, I'm going to CMU. However, if I get accepted to UW, I'll have to make a decision. I might be jumping the gun here, but I want to get some outside thoughts and give myself enough time to think. I'm leaning towards CMU because it seems to be slightly better overall. Is there any reason that someone should take UW over CMU? UW is a fair bit cheaper, and it's located in Seattle where it will be easier to transition into a job afterward (but I don't think job placement is an issue with CMU). I know that CMU is focused a little more on theory, but they still have the capstone project to help build a portfolio. If anyone is also making a similar decision please share your thoughts! Any insights to the program beyond what's on the websites would be really helpful. Thank you!
  22. I wrote a piece comparing MHCI and MDes program at CMU. I'm a junior student currently in the BHCI program, and I've been doing a lot of research on this while deciding which is the right program for me - a lot of the insights were not available on the Internet. Hopefully, it's helpful to some people! https://medium.com/@songyh1996/mdes-vs-mhci-carnegie-mellon-university-bfb185c71e63
  23. Hi everyone,I shortlisted the schools down to UIUC and CMU but can't decide on which to attend. My future plans is to stay in academia with postdocs at top schools (perhaps at MIT or Stanford) but I don't want closed doors to the industry. Here are the good vs bad things about both of these schoolsUIUCGood: The PI is highly reputed very famous in contro&gamel theory. The school is also ranked higher in ECE (US News). Very strong faculty members. In addition, I will be working on multi-agent reinforcement learning which I am quite interested in.Bad: I am not quite sure if this would be a criterion when choosing grad schools but Urbana-Champaign is in the middle of nowhere, isolated by cornfields in every direction. I am coming from a big city so I am not sure if I can get used to such a small and isolated place. Another drawback is that the PI's research is very theoretical which I am fine with but students in the lab told me that I will be closing my chances of working in the industry. Finally, PI is very senior so that means I will be doing most of the work.CMUGood: Compared to UC, Pittsburgh is a more vivid and bigger city. CMU is also very great for its school of CS and PI(s) there are also affiliated to the ML department. Being private school can also be regarded as something positive. The stipend is also much better. I will be doing machine learning, optimization, and signal processing if I attend CMU.Bad: PI(s) are assist/assoc professors and they are way less reputed compared to the PI in UIUC. Rankings CMU ECE is lower compared to UIUC. Final remarks: I like the research and the academic environment in UIUC but I have concerns about living in Urbana-Champaign. CMU is very good at CS but I am tempted to work with a famous yet senior professor. I am open to any comments/views/ideas about these schools.Thanks and good luck to everyone!
  24. I've been admitted to CMU, Pitt, NUS, and EPFL, but now I'm going to focus more on CMU and EPFL. I finished my master's degree in materials science here at CMU, but I haven't contact any research advisor at CMU. EPFL admission committee has approved me to look for a suitable advisor with funding. Today an EPFL professor contact me and we had a great conversation. He is doing research in fuel cell field, which I am interested in. In CMU, I have completed most of my course credits which can be easily transferred to my PhD stage, so I can better focus on my research. In EPFL, the PhD program is a four-year one, and Lausanne is a French-speaking area, which means I have to learn some French more or less, but I really got fascinated by this country. The living expense is also an issue. It seems that the living cost in Switzerland is much higher than that in Pittsburgh. I don't really know if the PhD salary at EPFL could cover my daily expense (maybe have a trip in a year or two).
  25. I have got admission from BGSU(Ph.D. in Data Science) and CMU (MS in Applied Statistics & Analytics) Which one should I go for? I am referring to learning and future job opportunities. Thanks
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