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About the University of Notre Dame
Both ND and CSE@ND have been highly recognized worldwide (data of 2018).
- ND being one of the “Hidden Ivies” – link
- ND ranked #10 in the U.S. and #1 in Indiana – link
- ND ranked #18 in the U.S. – link
- CE of CSE@ND ranked #9 in the U.S. – link
- CS of CSE@ND ranked #58 in the U.S. – link
Preferred research areas
Areas including, but not limited to:
- Blockchain-based Data Sharing
- Privacy-preserving computation with Lattice-based Cryptography
- Zero-Knowledge Proof
I do not care much about whether you already have research accomplishment or not, but it is important that you do have keen interest and reasonable knowledge in the areas above.
- Being self-motivated, hard-working, and mature
- Being able to learn any new language within a reasonable time frame
- Being able to use Linux/Unix systems
- CS Backgrounds corresponding to the final degree (i.e. core course contents)
Messages to prospective students
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial transcripts
- English proficiency test scores (if applicable) / GRE scores with percentiles
- A brief description of your research interest
- Please explain how your interest is related to the “preferred research areas” above.
- For example, if you are interested in doing research in machine learning / data analysis only, I am unable to advise you because I do not do research in those areas. I can advise you if you want to study security and privacy issues arising in data analysis, and machine learning / data analysis are tools you use to identify, analyze, and solve those issues.
- Sample publications (if applicable)
Also, when you apply to the Ph.D. program (link), please add me as one of your potential faculty advisors. It also helps if you mention your strong interest in my research as well as my name in your Statement of Purpose (SoP).