My notes on Ph.D. applications:
Hi, I get many questions regarding Ph.D. applications in HCI, Social Computing, and other related fields. While I am certainly not the top student to answer them, I will do my best to remain open, inclusive, and helpful, especially for students from underrepresented groups and individuals with special needs.
Below are some materials I found very useful during my application season (Fall 2021). I will (try to) keep this page updated with the latest information. I hope you can find the resource you need from this page. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out!
My SoP: This is the most frequently asked one. I am liberal about making my application essays open-access, but please excuse my poor writing.
A Twitter Thread by Prof. Fadel Adib.
Ph.D. Applications FAQ by Prof. Noah Smith.
Inside Ph.D. admissions by Prof. Nathan Schneider.
Some Suggestions on writing your statement of purpose by Prof. Jennifer Mankoff.
Syllabus for Eric’s PhD students by Prof. Eric Gilbert.