Why Study NLP at McGill?
Multiple faculty members work in NLP at McGill. We are one of the top NLP labs in Canada, and we publish prolifically at the top peer-reviewed venues in the area (CSRankings). We are well embedded in the Montreal and Canadian AI ecosystem, being affiliated with Mila. Alumni from our lab have gone on to academic and industry positions at top institutions and companies.
In terms of group culture, I collaborate closely with my students and treat my students as scholars in training, not employees. We value collaboration, open communication, and ethical research practices. Funding is available for our M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions. In addition, many students do TAships and internships to supplement their experiences and income.
Note to Applicants
Thanks for your interest in working in my lab! Please read the following information before contacting me, according to your current status. Due to the large volume of requests I receive, I am unable to reply to most requests. Please do not let this discourage you from applying to our programs, if you think you are a qualified candidate!
Undergraduates currently at McGill
You can send me an e-mail to ask about research projects that might be available. Please include your transcript and a description of why you want to work in natural language processing, and be sure to highlight any relevant background you might have. I am more likely to be able to supervise you if you are planning to apply for a summer internship (under the NSERC USRA or SURA program), or are planning to do an Honour's thesis.
M.Sc. students currently at McGill
If you're looking for a M.Sc. thesis advisor, I recommend taking (and doing well in) COMP 550, and sending me e-mail near the end of term.
M.Sc. and Ph.D. applicants
Most M.Sc. and all Ph.D. students are admitted after finding a match with an advisor. A small number of M.Sc. students may be admitted without an advisor. Here is how to apply if you'd like to work with me.
Step 1: Submit an application to the online Mila webform. The link is available from here. This step is recommended but not required, as it will increase the chances that I will see your application.
Step 2: Submit an application through the official McGill application procedure. See this page for more information. This step is mandatory, whether or not you completed Step 1. Unfortunately, I cannot evaluate your profile or tell you what your chances are by e-mail without an official completed application.
Please send me an e-mail with your CV and a description of your research interests including why you want to work with me.