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CS Summer Research Program Lunch and Learn: Preparing a Competitive Application for Graduate School and External Fellowships

Event Type
Illinois Computer Science
Hybrid (In-person at Siebel Center, room 2405 and online at zoom link)
Jul 23, 2024   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Computer Science Undergraduate Research

Preparing a Competitive Application for Graduate School and External Fellowships

This session will provide information, examples, and strategies for how to prepare a competitive application for graduate school and external fellowships. The session will address questions such as: What should you write in the personal / research statement? What should you highlight in your resume? Should you take the GRE? Who and how should you ask for letters of recommendation? How are applications reviewed? Should you contact professors at the schools you are applying? How important is prior participation in research? Do awards (e.g., CRA Undergraduate Research Award) matter?



Darko Marinov

Darko Marinov is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His main research interests are in Software Engineering, in particular improving software quality using software testing. He has a lot of fun looking for software bugs. He published over 100 conference papers, winning three "test-of-time" awards -- two ACM SIGSOFT Impact Paper awards (2012 and 2019) and one ASE Most Influential Paper Award (2015) -- and eight more paper awards -- seven ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper awards (2002, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021) and one CHI Best Paper Award (2017). He was elected a Fellow of Automated Software Engineering (2023). His work has been supported by AFRL via BBN, BoeingFacebookGoogleHuaweiIBMIntelMicrosoftNSFQualcommSamsung, and SRC


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