Expectations & Budget

Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Expectations & budget

Introduction

If you are looking to join Dr. Rahimi's lab, the following expectations are in place for admission and graduation. Please read carefully and if you have any questions please feel free to bring it to Dr. Rahimi's attention using his contact information.

A budget breakdown can be found on the budget page to help you determine your expenses and income during your studies, this can help you plan for your education period at this university. Should there be questions about this breakdown, feel free to ask.

Last but not least, I will be there to support you through this process and will do my best to help you achieve your full potential. This comes naturally that your success translates into mine and the lab’s and will result in more funding, exciting projects, and credibility.

Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided here is to help you as a potential candidate level the expectations, budget and outcomes. No liability is taken for lack of or comprehensiveness in the information provided on this page. You are always encouraged to consult with respective bodies, the details as it pertains to specific requirements, budget, etc.

Common Requirements

It is also expected that you have a strong background and potential to further this knowledge in the following areas depending on the project you will be working on:

  • Mathematics (algebra, calculus, etc.)

  • Dynamics (ability to understand the equation of motion, derive them, use them to simulate the behaviour of a system under study)

  • Control (ability to design a control system for the desired performance under given restrictions for a system of choice to behave accordingly)

  • Statistics and probability (ability to understand statistical terms, applications, derivations and their use-cases in engineering)

  • Programming (ability to code, minimally in MATLAB, and using Simulink to model system behaviour, using Python and R is also desired if working on data-driven methods)

The following skills are a plus

  • Familiarity with estimation theory and ability to do state/parameter estimation using Kalman filters, Particle filters, etc.

  • Familiarity with machine learning algorithms and ability to do data pre-processing, model fitting, output evaluation, performance metrics analysis, and parameter tuning

Evaluation

As a means of evaluation, please also send a copy of the following documents in an email to better understand your strengths and suitability for projects underway in this lab:

  1. Full CV/Resume

  2. Journal papers (if any)

  3. Official transcripts

  4. Language test results (IELTS/TOEFL)

  5. Thesis/Final project report

  6. Letters of recommendation

  7. Conference papers (if any)

  8. Sample code written in MATLAB/Python

PDF (Post-Doctoral Fellow)

As a post-doctoral fellow candidate, you are expected to have demonstrated exceptional performance in your master’s and doctoral studies and have solid research-related activities background including conference papers, journal papers, and other channels of knowledge dissemination.

In order to complete your term, you are expected to:

  • Publish at least 2+ peer-reviewed conference papers per year

  • Publish at least 2+ peer-reviewed journals (choice by discussion) per year

  • Help with grant writing, graduate student supervision, teaching, etc.

PhD (Doctoral of Philosophy)

As a doctoral of philosophy candidate, you are expected to have demonstrated exceptional performance in your undergraduate and master’s studies and have participated in research-related activities whether participating in conferences, doing research assistantship or collaboration on manuscript preparation, etc.

In order to complete your term, you are expected to:

  • Participate in research-related events and have at least 2+ peer-reviewed conference paper

  • Work on manuscript preparation to submit for 2+ peer-reviewed journals (choice by discussion)

  • Write a thesis that meets the requirements by the University’s graduate program and committee members

MASc (Master of Applied Science)

As a master of applied science candidate, you are expected to have demonstrated exceptional performance (at least) in the last two years of your study and have participated in research-related activities whether participating in conferences, doing research assistantship or collaboration on manuscript preparation, etc.

In order to complete your term, you are expected to:

  • Participate in research-related events and have at least 1 peer-reviewed conference paper

  • Work on manuscript preparation to submit for a peer-reviewed journal (choice by discussion)

  • Write a thesis that meets the requirements by the University’s graduate program and committee members

BSc (Undergraduate Students)

As an undergraduate candidate, you are expected to have demonstrated exceptional performance (at least) in the last two years of your study and have participated in research-related activities, whether participating in conferences, doing research assistantship or collaboration on manuscript preparation, etc.

In order to complete your term, you are expected to:

  • Participate in research-related events and have at least 1 peer-reviewed conference paper

  • Work on manuscript preparation to submit for a peer-reviewed journal (choice by discussion) is a plus

Budget

The following is an estimate for the 2019-2020 school year and is subject to change. Check the University of Windsor Tuition Estimator for more details.

Item (per year)\Level

Tuition (International)

Tuition (Domestic)

Living Costs for One Person

Graduate Assistantship*

Research Assistantship

Entrance Scholarship*

Scholarships and Awards

MASc (2 years program)

26,000 CAD

9,000 CAD

12,000 CAD

10,000 CAD

varies based on project and funds

7,500 CAD for only 1 year

varies for each individual

PhD (4 years program)

26,000 CAD

9,000 CAD

12,000 CAD

10,000 CAD

varies based on project and funds

7,500 CAD for 4 years

varies for each individual

PDF

0 CAD

0 CAD

12,000 CAD

0 CAD

varies based on project and funds

0 CAD

varies for each individual

Notes

  1. Entrance Scholarship is limited for international students and must meet minimum GPA requirements

  2. Graduate assistant positions are based on availability and you get a maximum number of them during your time in the program. For MASc up to 4-5 and for PhDs up to 9-10. Each graduate assistant position offers up to more than $6,000 per term.