UW PLSE

If you’re a prospective student, apply to UW to join the PLSE group. If you’re a UW undergrad interested in research, visit us in CSE 407. If you’re a new student, welcome! This page is for you.

Welcome to our group! This page describes how our group works.

Lab
many PLSE students spend their time in PLSE lab in CSE 407. It’s noisier than an office (bring headphones) but also more fun. There’s always someone around to ask for help, and it’s easy to keep up with what others are working on. CSE 410, called PLSE North, is PLSE space for quiet work; ask to share a desk.
Mailing lists
we use the mailing list plse to coordinate reading groups and seminars. Please join it. You probably also want to join misc and fungrads, which are used for social events and other fun.
Lunch
we have lunch together on Tuesdays. Most weeks we have catered lunch in 403. Other times we go out to lunch on the Ave.
Slack
we use Slack. There’s a desktop client for every OS, and a web client. Please sign up and join the #plse-signal room. The #plse-noise room is also available for more casual lab chatter.
Github
we have an organization on Github for group projects. Most code is on Github because we open-source most of our projects; we use the department git servers for paper repositories and other things that we’ll never want to open-source. Please send Max your Github user name so he can add you to the organization. That way you can access our projects.
uwplse.org
our main webpage is at uwplse.org. If you go there, you’ll see that every student has a photo and a link to their personal webpage. Please send Max a good photo of you and your personal website, so he can add you to the page. (If you have personal reasons for wanting not to be listed, just say so and he won’t bug you for a photo and link.)
Personal webpage
if you don’t currently have a personal web page, make one. It is extremely valuable, as an academic, to have a personal webpage. Make sure you have a web page. If you’re not familiar with HTML, email Max and he’ll help you. The sooner you make one, the better.
Reading groups and group meeting
there is a reading group or group meeting most days of the week! There is a separate page with more details. You are expected to go to the PLSE reading group and read the paper.

If you have any questions, stop by the lab or talk to your advisor.