Thank you for your interest in the Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory. The evaluation process to admit new applicants into the ECE graduate program is very competitive. In 2001, there were more than 2000 applicants to the ECE Department. Out of this number more than 1000 applied to Communications and Signal Processing area. If you are an applicant with qualifications strong enough to succeed in this process you may be offered an assistantship to work with one of the faculty associated with CSPL. Our work covers a broad range of topics in the areas of Signal Processing and Communications. If you are interested in working with one our faculty members, we recommend that you first browse through our faculty and research pages and then contact directly the faculty you are interested in. Please, when introducing yourself, include a summary of your academic and research qualifications. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Finally, bear in mind that the admission process is managed by the ECE Graduate Office and the Graduate School, the fact that you contact a faculty does not change the need to follow the standard application process to the ECE graduate program.
As an applicant you may find the following links useful:
University of Maryland, Graduate School: Prospective Students
University of Maryland, Graduate School: Admissions
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program Checklist
Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association: Prospective Students FAQ