Students interested in Prof. Simpson's Computational Electrodynamics Lab should send Prof. Simpson an email expressing
their interest and including their resume / CV and (if possible) a sample self-written computer code.
This will ensure that Prof. Simpson will review the application once it is made available to her Department by the University. Note that due to the high volume of emails from prospective students
Prof. Simpson may not be able to respond to individual emails.
Students wishing to join Prof. Simpson's lab as a Ph.D. student should typically have at least one first-author
journal or conference publication, and should be highly motivated to become a future leader in computational electrodynamics or
a related field.
Current and former students in Prof. Simpson's Computational Electrodynamics Research Lab have earned such awards as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Pre-Doctoral and Doctoral Research Awards,
the American Association of University Women Fellowship, and
the National Consortium MASINT Research Scholarship.
Graduates from her lab have accepted positions in industry and with the government such as at
Intel Corporation, at Singapore's Institute of High Performance Computing, and
in the National Nuclear Security Administration's Future Leaders Program.
APPLYING TO THE ECE DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH:
INFORMATION ABOUT LIVING IN SALT LAKE CITY:
Prof. Simpson's Research Lab is located in the Merrill Engineering Building (MEB) at
50 S. Central Campus Dr., Salt Lake City. The nearest bus stops are number 2, 6 and 11.
There are some supermarkets (Smith's at 455 S 500 E
and 876 E 800 S, Sprouts Farmers Market at 216 S 700 E, and Harmons at 135 E 100 S) which are nearest
to MEB that U of U students typically visit.
If you do not own a car, you may want to consider an apartment located between MEB and these supermarkets.
An apartment near a train (TRAX) station is also a good choice, because there is a
TRAX route to the Smith's, to the school's stadium and to the airport as well. You
will just have to walk a few minutes to MEB, though. All students receive free public
transportation using their student ID card.
You also can join the mailing list for the International Student Council (ISC) and post
a message asking for a room that is available.
You can subscribe using the link below (isc is the list name):
Note that you can apply for on-campus housing, but you should request a room early, as rooms
are filled quickly.