Prospective Students

Open Positions: I am looking for students for Fall 2022!

I am looking for students (mostly PhD and undergraduates) for Fall 2023. Projects fall in the broad areas of trustworthy machine learning, data/differential privacy, and generative modeling.


  • Strong analytical skills and a solid foundation in probability and statistics.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, hardworking and conscientious.
  • Familiarity with basic security and privacy concepts is expected.

Note: Knowledge of machine learning is a big plus but not required.

How to apply:

Current UF students:

  • Contact me directly by email. (See below.)

Prospective non-UF students:

  • A necessary but not sufficient step is to apply and obtain admission to the University of Florida CISE graduate program. (Application deadline: December 5 for PhD; February 1 for MS.)
  • Strong candidates will significantly exceed the program minimum admission requirements.
  • Candidates can maximize the probability that I will see their application by including my name in their statement of purpose. (Applicants can and should include the names of multiple CISE faculty.)
  • Additionally, candidates can contact me directly by email. (See below.)

How to email:

  • Read this first.
  • Attach a CV and include GRE and TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB scores (if available).
  • Briefly mention anything that makes yourself stand out (e.g., research accomplishments, publications, etc.).

Note: I receive a lot of emails from prospective students, so I cannot guarantee an immediate response.