For Perspective Students

Please check the ways you may work with me below.

Please send CV/transcripts to chen dot zhiqian dot work at gmail dot com

Regular Ph.D.

Apply to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering if you wish to work with me. Send me an email, schedule a meeting, or visit my office if you are currently enrolled at Mississippi State.

Online Ph.D.

Since online program students do not have as much time as full-time PhD students, to ensure your future success, I would expect you to justify your interest in my research, such as demonstrating past experience that may overlap with mine. Additionally, I would anticipate regular meetings if you select me as your primary advisor. I do suggest that you contact before admission, so that we have time to confirm your suitability, it is not required though.

Student worker

There are dynamic opportunities available, even at month-level. I frequently share these opportunities via the mailing list for graduate and undergraduate students in Computer Science and Engineering. You are welcome to send your CV if you wish to be placed on my waiting list for consideration for the next project.

Research Intern (summer or semester)

If you are interested in working with as a research intern, please send me an email with your CV and a concise introduction. There are openings on a case-by-case basis.

Course-Track M.S.

If you are doing a course-track MS degree and want to include me as a major professor, follow the general suggestion on the slides/presentation.

  • The exam typically lasts one hour, with 30-40 minutes for presentation and the remaining 20-30 minutes for Q&A.
  • Invite the professors who previously taught you as instructors to the committee and select their courses to present as your main content.
  • One reasonable content distribution is around 10 slides for each course, for a total of 30 slides, plus around 3 slides before that as an introduction, and one slide at the end.
  • Request feedback on slides from all committee members 1-2 weeks prior to the exam
  • Schedule a meeting with the committee members one to two months prior to the exam, and allow approximately two weeks for selection using Doodle or when2meet.

Project-Track M.S.

  • replace the course-related content above with your project content.
Assistant Prof.

My research interests include graph learningwith particular interest in graph dynamics.