Although I try my best to respond to all my email, due the large volume I cannot always respond to every email individually. If you do not get a response I hope you have found this page where I try to answer the typical questions you might have about joining or visiting my research lab and admission to graduate studies in computer science at SFU.

Contacting me

  1. If you are a prospective student, postdoc or potential collaborator of any kind please find the appropriate section below that matches your background.
  2. After reading this page, if you do contact me please add the code: SYNAR to the subject line of your email, e.g. Subject: Graduate research position in Systems at SFU? (SYNAR). Please attach your CV.

  3. If you are in the Greater Vancouver area email me to meet and talk about Systems. You can also show up and attend the SYNAR weekly lab meetings. Visitors are welcome.

  4. Useful information:

Prospective MSc and PhD graduate students

If you are considering SFU as a MSc or PhD student in Computer Science, I strongly encourage you to apply. We have an excellent research lab in computational linguistics and natural language processing. We are certainly very competitive with other universities in Canada.

About open lab positions: we usually have at least 1-2 open positions every year for Masters students. Typically we have one open Ph.D. position in our lab per year, and we require a strong background in Systems for a Ph.D. candidate.

International undergraduate students looking for internships

All internship applications should apply through the MITACS Globalink program. Every year I usually have a project available that you can apply for through the Globalink program. Search for my name to find the project description. I am unable to hire any summer interns except through the Globalink program.

SFU undergraduate students

If you are in the undergraduate program at SFU, and you are interested in NLP and working with me, please email me (see instructions above) to set up an appointment. Consider applying for the NSERC USRA program and the SFU VP Research USRA program.

Take the undergraduate CMPT 431 course: CMPT-431: Parallel and Distributed Systems.

SFU graduate students

If you are already a graduate student at SFU first take the graduate level NLP course: CMPT 982/800: Computer Architecture.

Prospective postdoctoral fellows

Any currently open postdoc positions will be announced in the News section.