Thank you for your interest in working with me at the University of Victoria.   I receive many requests from students looking for potential graduate programs.  I put this web page together to help those students who are truly interested in studying in my lab.  If you’re reading this, you’re already a step ahead of the game!

Note: If you use tracking pixels or tracking links, I will ignore your email without reading or responding. I find these services to be intrusive and disrespectful.

In Canada, students typically do a Master’s degree before their PhD.  A Master’s degree takes about 2 years, and a PhD takes 3-4 years.  

Potential MSc Students
If you would like to do a Master’s with me, please include the phrase “Potential Master’s Student” in the subject of your email, and include the following information:
If you acquired some research experience during your undergraduate degree, that makes you a stronger candidate.  Please let me know if you have any of the following:

Potential PhD Students
If you would like to do a PhD with me, please include the information from above (but instead include the phrase “Potential PhD Candidate” in the subject of your email), as well as information about your MSc degree, thesis title and previous advisor.  A successful PhD candidate will contribute new knowledge to computer science research.  Thus, I require evidence of success in research for those entering the PhD program.  This would include one or more of the following:
Please include information about your previous publications when emailing me.  

In addition, please don’t send me zip/rar files, and I prefer pdfs to word documents.  

Good luck in your search for a graduate school!
Alona Fyshe