[robotics-worldwide] PhD in Robotics at Georgia Tech

Tucker Balch tucker.balch at cc.gatech.edu
Mon Nov 20 22:12:38 PST 2006

Please forward this announcement to students interested in
pursuing a PhD in Robotics.  The application deadline is
December 15.

  -- Tucker

The Colleges of Computing and Engineering at Georgia Tech
are establishing a PhD Program in Robotics.  Pending Board of
Regents' approval, the program will begin in Fall 2007.

We invite interested students with a strong academic record
in robotics-related disciplines to apply.  The program is
structured to accept students with backgrounds in CS, ME,
ECE, AE, and other scientific and engineering disciplines.
We expect an inaugural class of approximately 20 students.
Upon acceptance and enrollment, all students will complete
a rigorous foundation of graduate coursework including:

	Robotics Research
	Artificial Intelligence
	Perception, and

Students are expected to be deeply involved in robotics
research from the start of the program.  Requirements for
the degree include: coursework, directed research, successful
completion of a qualifying exam, a thesis proposal, and a
dissertation summarizing significant original research in

Admission procedures:
All applications for graduate work at Georgia Tech are accepted
through our website: http://www.gradadmiss.gatech.edu/
Note that the Robotics PhD Program is not yet listed as an option
on this site.  Students should apply to one of the following
degree programs:  Computer Science, Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering.
Indicate in your application that you would like to be considered
for the Robotics PhD Program.  On page 4 of the application, choose
"Robotics" as your first choice of technical interest.

Please visit the website: http://robotics.gatech.edu to learn more
about robotics at Georgia Tech.

Please send email to harvey.lipkin at me.gatech.edu if you any
questions or difficulty with the applications process.

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