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

  • Professional Development - Spring 2020


    Ethics

    NRT Program Meeting - Friday, February 14th (1pm - 2pm)

    Leadership

    NRT Program Meeting - Friday, March 6th (1pm - 2pm)

    PhD Paths to Public Impact
    Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Commonwealth Room, Newcomb Hall

    Building Resilience and Leveraging Strengths
    Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
    Time: 3:30
    Location: Multipurpose Room, Rotunda

    Effective Communication and Conflict Management
    Date: Monday, March 23, 2020
    Time: 3:30pm
    Location: New Cabell Hall 236 (German Conference Room)

    Entrepreneurship

    NRT Program Meeting - Friday, April 17th (1pm - 2:30pm)

    Overview of Technology Commercialization
    Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Time: 5pm
    Location: Nau Hall 242

    The Patent Process
    Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    Time: 5pm
    Location: TBD

    Funding Landscape - Grant makers, investors, and more
    Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    Time: 5pm
    Location: TBD

    The License Agreement - Understanding and Balancing the Commercialization Stakeholders
    Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    Time: 5pm
    Location: TBD

    Technical

    There are many technical support options available to students:

    The technical workshops for Spring 2020 include:

    Introduction to R/RStudio
    Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Introduction to Python
    Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Introduction to the Command Line and Unix
    Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Data Wrangling in R
    Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Using APIs with Python
    Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Introduction to Git/GitHub
    Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Introduction to Data Visualization and Tableau
    Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 11:45am
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Fundamentals of Matlab
    Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Using Rivanna from the Command Line
    Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Data Visualization in R
    Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Data Visualization with Matplotlib
    Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Funding Discovery Tools
    Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Data Visualization with Tableau II
    Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 11:45am
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Parallel Computing with Matlab
    Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Shiny Web Apps in R
    Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Web Scraping with Python
    Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Introductory Statistics with R
    Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Writing Data Management Plans with the DMPTool
    Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm
    Location: The Corner Building

    Introduction to R
    Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Statistical Methods in Matlab
    Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

    Software Containers for HPC environments
    Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Brown 133, Brown Science & Engineering

     

    Communication

    Writing Abstracts - January 23rd 1:00- 2:30pm Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Data Visualization for Graduate Students - January 28th 1:30pm - 3:00pm Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Self-Editing Strategies January 30th 1:00pm - 2:30pm Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Designing Posters February 4th 1:30pm - 3:30pm Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Slide Design February 11th 1:30pm - 3:00pm Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Productive Writing Practices February 12th 1:30pm - 3:00pm Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Perfecting Paragraphs February 13th 1:00pm - 2:30pm Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Clarity Workshop- Strategies for Revising Scientific Writing February 18th 3:30pm - 5pm Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Sentence Structure and Punctuation Refresher February 25th 1:30pm - 3pmRodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Writing Introductions February 26th 2:30pm - 4pm Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Tips for PowerPoint March 3rd 1:30pm - 3pm Rodman Room (Thornton A207)
    Details and link to register

    Research Communication Series Level 1

    PhD + is hosting this 4-week series to 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. The concepts build on each other so you should plan to attend all sessions. 

    Sessions will be held Wednesdays, March 4 to March 25 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM in New Cabell Hall. Registration will be available in early 2020. 

    March 4: Crafting Your Talk
    March 11: PowerPoint Strategies (Virtual session due to UVA Spring Break)
    March 18: Managing Your Jargon
    March 25: Presentation Skills

    For more information, contact Marlit Hayslett at marlit@virginia.edu.

  • Spring 2020

    In-Depth CPS Courses (Spring 2020)
    CS 8501 - Cyber Physical Systems and the Internet of Things M/W 2:00-3:15 18896 (Jack Stankovic)

    CS 6456 - Operating Systems M/W 9:30am - 10:45am 19969 (Brad Campbell)

    CS 6465 (ECE 6465, CS 6465, SYS 6465) - Robots and Humans T/Th 9:30 – 10:45 16205 (Joanne Dugan and Tariq Iqbal)

    SYS 6581 (CE 5500) - Human Considerations In Smart Infrastructure W 2-4:30 18667 (Arsalan Heydarian)

    ECE 6332 VLSI Design T/Th 11-12:15 15905 (Mircea Stan)

    ECE 6502 - Advanced Digital Design Laboratory T/Th 12:30-01:45  15911 (Mircea Stan)

    CE 6500 - Forefronts of Civil Engineering Th 2:00 - 4:45 18679 (Venkataraman Lakshmi)

    SYS 6024 - User Experience Design M/W 10:30-11:45 16041 (Greg Gerling)

    SYS 6050 – Risk Analysis M/W 5-6:15 15160 (Jim Lambert)

    SYS 6582 Human Error in Complex Systems T/Th 3:30-4:45 16322 (Sara Riggs)

    MAE 6210 Analytical Dynamics M/W 2:00 - 3:15 15888 (Cindy Chang)

    MAE 6592 Robotic Autonomy Day/Time/Course Number (Tomo Furukawa)

    ECE 5502 - Hardware-Software Security T/Th 12:30pm - 1:45pm 19772 (Barry Johnson)
    *please note, this is a 5000 level course – make sure it satisfies your degree requirements

    Core CPS Courses (Spring 2020)
    CPS 4 - MAE 6592: Special Topics – Dynamical Systems
    T/Th 11am – 12:15pm 19448 (Quinn)

    CPS5 - CS 6501 (SYS 6582): Special Topics – Formal Methods, Safety, and Security
    M/W 5pm – 6:15pm (Feng) 18658

  • Fall 2019

    Below is a sample of some of the In-Depth CPS courses that were offered in Fall 2019.

    ECE 6501 Self powered system for the IoT - Ben Calhoun

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

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

    CS 6501: CPS and Cloud Computing - Haiying Shen

    CS 6456: Operating Systems – Brad Campbell

    CS 8501: Mobile and IoT Security – Yuan Tian

    SYS 6581: Mobile Sensing and Health - Mehdi Boukhechba / Laura Barnes

    SYS 6021: Statistical Modeling I - Laura Barnes

    SYS 6581: Modeling and Control of Manufacturing Processes and Systems – Cindy Chang

    MAE 6592: Experimental Robotics - Tomonari Furukawa

    MAE 6720: Computational Fluid Dynamics – Haibo Dong