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Prospective Applicants

Prof. Aggarwal and students

PhD Applicants

I am looking for bright, highly motivated, and mathematically inclined PhD students (who have a background in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related areas) to work with me on exciting new problems in applications of mathematical concepts to applied problems in communications, machine learning, and cloud computing.

If interested, please email Prof. Aggarwal. We however regret that we cannot evaluate pre-applications or respond to individual emails. Please note that sending the same e-mail multiple times is not the solution to this problem. For us to be able to consider you for a position at CLAN Labs, you first need to apply to the PhD program at the School of IE at Purdue University. If you have publications, you may wish to include copies of those or at least a resume listing them. If you would like to be considered for a CLAN Labs position, you might want to indicate this in your statement of purpose, so that your application folder is properly routed internally. Also make sure to include your email address, as you will be contacted if there is a potential to go forward towards bringing you into CLAN Labs working with Prof. Aggarwal as your academic advisor.

Visiting Scholar Applicants

Visiting scholars, with external funding, who are interested in the research areas of CLAN are encouraged to apply to Prof. Aggarwal. 

Post-doc Applicants

Highly motivated postdocs may feel free to apply. Note that paid postdoc positions are very competitive. We are actively looking for ECE/CS background scholars with interests in modeling and analysis of computer networking systems including but not limited to cloud computing, video streaming, and internet of things. If the research in CLAN Labs interests you, please contact Prof. Aggarwal directly with your resume that includes the contact info of at least two references (one being your PhD advisor), and a brief research statement of your accomplishments and what you would like to work on in the next two years that you would be at CLAN Labs. We will get back to you and your references if there is interest on our side. Purdue is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

MS Research Applicants

Highly motivated MS (with or without thesis) students are welcome if already enrolled at Purdue University. Please send a CV to Prof. Aggarwal, and make an appointment to discuss mutual interests.

If you're applying to the MS Thesis program and are interested in CLAN Labs research areas, please email Prof. Aggarwal. We however regret that we cannot evaluate pre-applications or respond to individual e-mails. Please note that sending the same email multiple times is not the solution to this problem. For us to be able to consider you for a position at CLAN Labs, you first need to apply to the MS Research program at the School of IE at Purdue University.

However, note that MS Research candidates are typically non-funded, unless they demonstrate exceptional research performance at Purdue.

Undergraduate Research Applicants

Highly motivated undergraduate students in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Operations Research, or related areas are welcome if already in Purdue University.

To apply, please contact Prof. Aggarwal.

Funding Resources at Purdue for Accepted MS Research and PhD Students

If you are a non-funded MS Research or PhD student in the group and are interested in funding opportunities at Purdue, please explore the following venues. 

1. See the funding tips and openings at https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/funding/funding-tips/index.html. Look also at Purdue Student Employment page for different resources. 

2. Purdue Math TA

3. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures TA

4. School of  Engineering Education TA

5. Library Openings. The Libraries Research Department may have openings as well. Please contact the Libraries Human Resources (494-2899) or the hiring supervisor: Michael Witt, Assistant Professor of Library Science, (765) 494-8703, mwitt@purdue.edu

6. Positions with Information Technology at Purdue are occasionally posted by supervisors on SSINFO or the ITaP student employment website www.itap.purdue.edu/hr/employment

7. Department of Curriculum and Instruction TA

8. Residence hall assistantship. University residences cover tuition and fees for out-of-state graduate residence hall assistants as though they are an Indiana resident. Applications should be made to the Director of Residential Life, Smalley Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 in the fall.

9. Purdue Recreational Sports 

10. Look for other openings posted by different departments. For instance, look at https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/Academics/Graduates/Announcements/halftime-graduate-administrative-assistantship-ay-201516 

Useful Information for Students

Writing a Technical Paper: See some guidance here. In addition, read other papers in the area as reviewers and see what you liked and what you did not. Use those positives to improve your work and check if you do not have the same negatives.

Giving a Technical Presentation: See some guidance here. Go to some job talks and see what you liked and what you didn't and let that guide you in making presentations.