If you are a student at UCSB or planning to apply for a graduate program at UCSB and would like to work on my group the following applies to you:
1.††††† Please look at my web page (http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/~hespanha). There you will find a brief description of the research areas I am interested in. It may be especially useful to look my publications page (http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/~hespanha/published.html), which I keep updated with all my recent publications.
2.††††† If you find something that interests you and you have past experience (projects, papers, etc.) on that subject and you are applying for a PhD program, please send me an email. In this email, describe briefly what your interests are and what you have done in the area. If you have papers published, please include an URL from where I can download the papers. Please do not send me large files. You should also include your GRE scores, Grade Point Average, and class ranking.
3.††††† If one of my research topics interests you, but you do not have past experience on the area or you are not applying for a PhD program I encourage you to apply to UCSB, but please do not contact me directly. To make sure that I will see your file, please include my name in your Statement of Purpose and also your particular area of interest.
I receive many emails from prospective students and I do not have time to reply to all of them. I apologize for that.