Link Lab Students

Both graduate and undergraduate students participate in a variety of research and educational opportunities in the Link Lab.

Programs, Events, and Resources

  • Link Lab Committee on Culture and Livability


    The Link Lab Committee on Culture and Livability is a student-run committee that aims to elevate the Link Lab experience, for both residents and non-residents. The committee strives to encourage comradery among the diverse Link Lab group through professional and social events and serve as the liaison between students, staff, and faculty.

  • P3: PhDs Practicing Presenting


    P3 is a seminar series for early Ph.D. students (in their first couple years) to hone their presentation skills. This every-other-week informal event is a chance for newer Ph.D. students to practice research presentations and get supportive feedback from peers and faculty.

    Basic information:

    • When: Every-other Thursday, 4-5pm
    • Where: 211 Olsson

    Students are expected to prepare a 10-15 minute talk with slides on a technical topic they are working on. During the seminar session, one or two students will present and take a couple questions, and the remainder of the time is for constructive feedback from the audience. Students are welcome to provide specific areas they are trying to focus on and would like feedback in.

    To sign up for a session, add you name and talk title to the sign-up form.

     

  • P4: PhDs Preparing for Professorship Positions


    P4 is a series of instructional seminars held in the fall on how to get a faculty job. This includes the following topics:

    • Session 1: Written documents and application [slides] [pdf]
    • Session 2: Interviewing (phone and in-person) [slides] [pdf]
    • Session 3: How to give a job talk
    • Session 4: Other advice
  • Student Services and Wellbeing


    Graduate school can be a challenging journey, and there are resources here at UVA for you when you need help and support. Please reach out when you need assistance, and know that the UVA community is committed to helping you succeed.

    Resources for students

  • Graduate School Foundational Skills


    Thriving in Graduate School - Contemplative Inquiry, Pedagogy, and Practice
    Date: Monday, September 9th
    Time: 4pm
    Location: Newcomb Hall - Commonwealth Room
    Link to Register

    Building Resilience and Leveraging Strengths
    Date: Monday, September 16th
    Time: 4pm
    Location: Newcomb Hall - Commonwealth Room
    Link to Register

    Time Management for Graduate Students
    Date: Monday, October 14th
    Time: 4pm
    Location: Harrison Institute Auditorium
    Link to Register

    Project Management for Graduate Students
    Date: Monday, October 21st
    Time: 4pm
    Location: Harrison Institute Auditorium

    Link to Register

  • Writing Skills


    Sentence Structure & Punctuation Refresher for Graduate Students
    Date: Monday, September 30th
    Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Location: Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Link to Register

    Clarity Workshop: Strategies for Revising Scientific Writing
    Date: Tuesday, October 8th
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Link to Register

    Perfecting Paragraphs – Graduate Writing Lab Workshop
    Date: Thursday, October 17th
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Location: Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Link to Register

    Writing Abstracts for Engineering Research
    Date: Monday, November 4th
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Link Lab Arena (2nd floor Olsson)
    Link to Register

  • Presentation Skills


    Effective Communication and Conflict Management
    Date: Monday, November 4th
    Time: 4pm
    Location: Harrison Institute Auditorium


    Level 1 Research Communication Workshop Series
    This 4-week series will expose you to the basics of communicating your research. In these sessions, you will learn how to engage your audience while sharing your research without jargon.

    September 11th, 3:30pm. Crafting my Research Story to Engage my Audience
    September 18th, 3:30pm. Managing my Jargon
    September 25th, 3:30pm. Designing my Slides for Maximum Impact
    October 2nd, 3:30pm. Developing my Presentation and Delivery Skills
    Link to Register

  • Smart Cities

    CE 6500 Hydroinformatics - Jon Goodall

    CE 5500/ SYS 6581 Human-in-Loop Cyber Physical Systems - Arsalan Heydarian

    CE 6440 Advanced Transportation Systems - Brian Smith

    CS 6501: CPS and Cloud Computing - Haiying Shen

    ECE 6501 Self powered system for the IoT - Ben Calhoun

    ECE 6501 IoT Sensors and Systems - Brad Campbell

    CS 8501 Mobile and IoT Security and Privacy - Yuan Tian

    CS 6501 / SYS 6582: Principles of Modeling for Cyber-Physical Systems - Madhur Behl

    ECE/CS 4434/6434 - SYS 4582/6582: Dependable Computing Systems -  Homa Alemzadeh

    SYS 6021 Statistical Modeling I - Laura Barnes

    MAE 6592/SYS 6581 Modeling and Control of Manufacturing Processes - Qing (Cindy) Chang

  • Smart Health

    SYS 6024 User Experience Design - Greg Gerling

    SYS 6007 Human Factors I - Greg Gerling

    CS 6501 / SYS 6582: Principles of Modeling for Cyber-Physical Systems - Madhur Behl

    SYS 6581: Mobile Sensing and Health - Mehdi Boukhechba

  • Autonomous Systems

    SYS 6581 / ECE 6501 / CS 6501 Autonomous Mobile Robots - Nicola Bezzo

    ECE 6550 Mobile Robotics Lab - Nicola Bezzo

    CS 6501 / SYS 6582: Principles of Modeling for Cyber-Physical Systems - Madhur Behl

    SYS 6021 Statistical Modeling I - Laura Barnes