Research Opportunities with Prof. Alvarado

I am always looking for good students to do research with me during the academic year and during the summer.

During the academic year, I am available to supervise independent study projects directly related to any of my projects (see my research page for more information about my current projects), assuming you are able to commit to at least 2 units (~6 hours/week).  Please come talk to me if you are interested (

During the summer, I usually have several openings for full-time projects.  To apply for these positions, please following the HMC CS Department application procedures.  Note that the deadline for application is usually in early March.

Summer Research Opportunities, 2011

Research opportunities for Summer 2011 have been filled.  Please check back for next summer.

Required Background

For any project, I am looking for motivated students who are as excited about this research as I am.  It is not necessary for  students to have any knowledge of sketch recognition or user interface design, but for projects related to sketch recognition basic knowledge of AI is preferred.  For some projects, students should have experience developing large software systems (at least CS 70, CS121 (Software Design) preferred).  For the the digital circuit project, knowledge of digital design and computer architecture is a plus.
I also work to make positions available for women and underrepresented minority students, particularly during the summer after their first year.  If you are a first year woman or underrepresented minority student who is interested in doing research with me (even if you are not sure you want to be a CS major), please apply even if you don't have the required background.

Last modified December, 2010