Graduate School Information Sessions and Fee Waivers

The Office of Graduate Admissions will be hosting a series of virtual information sessions to prospective students on the topic of “Preparing for Graduate School”.  Presentation topics will include funding your graduate education and the Graduate School application process.  Participants that register and attend the entire information session will qualify to receive a Purdue Graduate School application fee waiver.  This is a great opportunity for international applicants who are experiencing economic hardship to qualify for an application fee waiver. 

The following dates and times have been scheduled for the information sessions for the following academic year:

June 14th, 2023 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
October 10th, 2023 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
February 7th, 2024 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Please contact to register for the info session. Please include your name, email, country of citizenship, entry term/year, degree of interest and info session date.


Participate in a paid user study, Experience welding in Virtual Reality

Project Title: Evaluating the usability and efficiency of XR Simulators for skill development and assessment 
IRB Protocol #: IRB-2021-919 
Research Contact: Ananya Ipsita (
Principal Investigator: Dr. Karthik Ramani, Purdue University  

Participation in this research includes a brief demographics survey, a 45-minute session comprising of mixed reality activities in welding and survey questionnaire following the session. For completing the study, you would receive a $15 amazon gift certificate. Participants are required to have prior experience in welding teaching/training (can be formal or informal).

If you have any questions, please let me know. If you would like to participate, please contact me at my email: 


Software development position for students (up to $60k per year)

The Cui lab at Purdue ECE and Photomatrix LLC have joined forces for a collaborative effort on an NIH SBIR grant. As part of this project, there is a specific task dedicated to the creation of FPGA-based data acquisition software. Currently, there is an opportunity available for a skilled software developer who possesses experience in developing FPGA-based data acquisition systems. The contract for this position spans one year, and the employment requires a commitment of 20 hours per week throughout the year. The working hours are flexible to accommodate individual schedules. The offered salary ranges from $40 to $60 per hour, depending on the candidate’s level of expertise. If you find this opportunity interesting and relevant to your skill set, please reach out to Prof. Meng Cui via email. Kindly provide your CV, including details of your experience in FPGA and data acquisition software development.


Meng Cui
Associate Professor of ECE and Biology
1203 Mitch Daniels Boulevard,
Purdue Bindley Bioscience Center
West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907
Office 1-765-496-1332