Irene Ye Yuan

Assistant Professor
Computing & Software
McMaster University

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Prospective Graduate Students

I am currently looking for students interested in qualitative and design methods, empowering older adults and children, and system building. If you are interested, please following the guidance above to reach out!

I accept graduate students through various graduate programs in the Department of Computing and Software (MSc in Computer Science, PhD in Computer Science, MASc in Software Engineering, PhD in Software Engineering, and MEng in Computing and Software). You can refer to our department’s website for more information on the difference between these programs. Our applications often open in fall, and close around the end of March for international students, and the end of June for domestic students (refer to our website for this year's deadlines).

You are highly encouraged to reach out via email before submitting the application, with a CV, transcript, and a short description of your research interests as they relate to the main thread of our group's research work. Given the large number of requests I get around the application time, I may not be able to respond to every request I get - so make sure in your email, provide a clear demonstration of a close alignment with our research topics and methods described on the rest of this website (or from our recent research publications).

If you are also considering graduate programs in the United States (as well as Canada) and wondering differences between completing graduate study in these countries, Dr. Arawjo shared some insights into the differences between Canadian and US programs, which will help provide some guidance.

Current Undergraduate Students at Mac

If you are a current Mac undergrad and interested in participating in HCI research (through directed research course or other research opportunities like research assistantships), feel free to reach out via email, with a CV, current transcript, and a couple of sentences explaining your research interest and motivation.