Grigore Rosu’s Join Group Page

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I am continuously looking for good people to join my research group, at all levels: undergraduate students, M.S students, Ph.D. students, Postdocs, or research programmers. To apply, first read the information below and then send me an email message ( Or, if you are already in the Urbana-Champaign area, just come to my office (SC 2110).


The only drawback that I can think of in what regards UIUC is that it is sort of isolated. So if you are a big-city person and like to continue to be like that, then you may not like it here. While in principle 3 big cities are within a 2.5 hour drive (Chicago, St Louis, Indianapolis), you will still feel that you live in a small town. Well, some students say that is a good reason to party harder. In fact, in 2018, Champaign scored the #1 spot in the Best Cities for Recent College Grads ranking. The university lies in-between 3 small towns, Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy, with a total population of 100k, half of those being students.

Why My Group

Before You Apply

Like other professors, I am invaded with generic messages (read “spam”) from people who want to join my group and who only send their CV and a brief description of how smart they are without paying any attention to what we do in our group. Below is some information that you should know before you apply.

If after reading the above you believe that our team is a good fit for you, then please send me a message with subject “Would like to join FSL” (so I know you read the above) letting me know about your intention and anything else you think is relevant, and go ahead and apply! If you are applying for a PhD/MS student position at UIUC and think of joining my group as a research assistant, make sure that you click on my name in the list of faculty of interest when you submit your application, because that will direct me to your application (we receive about 3000-4000 applications each year). Note, however, that admission at UIUC is done by a committee and not by individual professors. All I can do is to direct their attention to your application.