Join Our Group
We are always on the look out for talented students who are passionate about research in computer vision and machine learning. If this sounds like you and you want join our group to do high quality research then please read the following carefully and then fill out this form.
Please do not email us with questions before reading this page in detail and only if absolutely necessary. We receive a lot of email and it may take a long time to reply, if we are able to answer at all. In particular, if you email asking questions which are clearly answered here we are unlikely to reply! Below are a few opportunities that may be available in the lab as well as additional information.
EECS admissions decisions are made by a centralized committee in consultation with faculty. To ensure that we see your application and that it is given due consideration mention our names in your application to the EECS Graduate Program at York University and fill out the form linked above.
The application system usually opens in October with a deadline in December for admission to the program in September of the following year. On occasion, there are extensions to this deadline but most admissions are done based on applications received in this window. Note that applications submitted after the deadline are may not be given full consideration and it is strongly advised that students apply by the first application deadline. Submitting later can seriously reduce the chances that your file is ever seriously considered. For some students, (generally those that don't require a visa to study in Canada) admissions at other times of the year are possible but rare.
IMPORTANT: We do not run the departmental admissions process. We cannot give you an update on the status of your application unless we have already contacted you directly about your application. We cannot admit you directly to the program without an application to the program. We cannot waive the program requirements around GPAs or English-language scores (and they are generally quite strict). Do not ask.
If you have recently finished your PhD or are expecting to finish it soon you may be able to join the group as a postdoc. You should contact us directly via email.
Student Visitors and Interns
If you are a student in a related area at another institution there may be an opportunity for you to spend some time visiting with our group. Please note that we generally do not take undergraduate interns from universities outside of Canada. Graduate students from other institutions may visit for a day or two (e.g., giving a talk, meeting with lab members) or stay for longer periods of time to build up a collaboration.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you taking graduate students?
Yes, we are generally always open to taking new students at both the Masters and Doctoral levels.
Is there funding or financial support available for your graduate students?
Yes, in general all of graduate students in our group are fully funded at or above the levels detailed by the EECS graduate program. There are also other opportunities for scholarships and additional funding available from a variety of sources.
What is the timeline of the admissions process? When are admissions decisions made?
Applications generally start being accepted in the fall, typically in October with a deadline in December. This deadline is often (though not always!) extended to February. Students are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, particularly international students. Waiting to submit your application materials can significantly delay your file in the application system, meaning that we may not even be able to see your application by the time we start interviewing and making recommendations.
Generally we begin reviewing applications in December and start interviewing candidates in January. We will begin making decisions by February but they can be made as late as April or May depending on a number of factors. Official admissions offers will typically go out a few weeks after our recommendations are made, assuming that your application is complete and otherwise meets the admissions requirements. Note that if your application is incomplete or non-standard that it could take longer or even entirely prevent the official offer from being made.
I want to join your group as a grad student but I have my own funding and wouldn’t need financial support. Can I join?
Student admission decisions for our group are made regardless of financial support. You will still need to proceed through the usual application and admissions process. Note the EECS program does offer an unfunded, professionally oriented Masters program with an AI specialization. Admissions for this program are not tied to a specific supervisor but you’re welcome to apply.
I want to do a Masters, should I apply to the MSc in Computer Science or MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering?
We supervise students in both programs so it’s largely up to you. Both programs have a thesis requirement, however they differ in terms of course requirements. Perhaps most significantly they differ in terms of admissions requirements. However note that if it’s believed that a student may be better suited to another program their application can be transferred. In short, it doesn’t really matter much at the admissions stage for our group.