Message for Prospective Students

Please do not send me email asking whether I will take you as a student. I will be looking primarily at applications in the area of visualization, data science, or HCI that are sent to me by the department after this initial screening by the Admissions Committee. If your interests are not primarily in these areas, it is unlikely I will be looking at your application. I will not be reviewing any applications sent directly to me, only those forwarded by the department.

I will look at all relevant applications once the departmental admissions committee has performed its preliminary screening and selected those applications that will be reviewed by individual faculty members doing research in areas related to the applicants' interests. I will not make any final decisions until I see the entire applicant pool.

Thank you for your interest in our graduate program. The UBC CS department coordinates its admissions process centrally. If you are interested in studying at our department, I encourage you to apply. All admitted students are given full funding, including coverage of tuition costs and a stipend to live on. Details are on the web at

I also bring your attention to the Designing for People initiative, which includes a graduate training component. See

For more information about my research, my personal web page and my group's page has papers, videos, talks, software, and more:

Although I am listed on the Bioinformatics site, I don't typically take standard bioinformatics applicants, only those with interest and experience in the visualization of biological data.

Tamara Munzner
Last modified: Sun Oct 18 19:10:55 PDT 2020