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UCSD recruiting for Grad School

I’m a professor in the CSE department at the University of California, San Diego, and I’m writing to encourage Smith students who are applying to grad school to apply to UCSD.

Like Smith, my undergrad was a smaller liberal arts institution (although not a women’s college), and my wife has degrees from Smith and Mills. So I know the quality (in both depth and breadth) of the graduates that schools like Smith can produce and the variety of perspectives and approaches their graduates bring.

I am recruiting students to help re-engineer computer systems to accommodate new non-volatile memory technologies (e.g., the flash memory in SSDs and the technologies could replace it). The work spans the hardware/software boundary and includes processor architecture, operating systems, compilers, programming languages, and applications.

My group, The Non-Volatile System Laboratory, has been a leader in this area for a decade and we have a strong track record of producing outstanding researchers and placing them at top tech companies and universities. For instance, Laura Caulfield (Ph.D., 2013) joined Microsoft and makes key decisions about to integrate non-volatile memories into the Microsoft cloud. Yiying Zhang (a former post doc) is now a professor at Purdue.

More broadly, my department is looking for strong students in all areas of computer science. Prospective students can learn more about our faculty’s specialties in the departmental brochure.

Interested students should feel to contact me with any questions.


Dr. Steven Swanson


Computer Science & Engineering

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive #0404

La Jolla CA 92093-0404


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November 14th, 2017 · Tags: Grad School