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Allen School graduate advising staff are available to meet with both current and prospective Ph.D. students.

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Elise Dorough, M.Ed.
Director of Graduate Student Services

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As the Director of Graduate Student Services, Elise Dorough drives the admissions process and monitors student progress from program entry through graduation. In concert with a student's faculty research advisor, who acts as a technical mentor for each Ph.D. student, Elise serves as a first-line of support to promote academic success and a fulfilling graduate experience. Elise has been with the UW Computer Science & Engineering department since 2010, beginning as an academic advisor for the undergraduate program.

Garrett Yoshitomi
Advising Program Coordinator

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As a member of the graduate advising team, Garrett Yoshitomi serves as the primary point of contact for prospective Ph.D. program applicants, and provides programmatic support to the Graduate Program Advisor and Allen School grad students and faculty. Garrett also provides registration advice and assistance to students both in and outside of the Allen School, and is also the course coordinator for the graduate-level internship course, CSE 601, which allows students to earn academic credit for their computer science & engineering-related internships.

Anna Karlin, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Graduate Studies & Graduate Program Coordinator

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Anna Karlin, Microsoft Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1987. Before coming to the University of Washington, she spent 5 years as a researcher at (what was then) Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Center. Her research is primarily in theoretical computer science: the design and analysis of algorithms, particularly probabilistic and online algorithms. She also works at the interface between theory and other areas, such as economics and game theory, data mining, operating systems, networks, and distributed systems.