Tyler Derr - Openings

Tyler is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the EECS Department, faculty affiliate in the Data Science Institute, and faculty fellow in the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt University. He is looking for PhD students who are interested in pursuing data mining and machine learning research, especially in social network analysis, graph neural networks, and data science for social good. Master's and undergraduate students within VU and self-funded visiting students/scholars are also welcome to apply.


If you are interested in a position, please feel free to contact Tyler at: tyler (dot) derr (at) vanderbilt (dot) edu. Below are some suggestions when contacting via email:


  • Use a subject line as follows: {$position} Open Position {$YourName}

    • where {$position} should be ‘‘PhD’’, ‘‘MS’’, ‘‘BS’’, or ‘‘Visiting’’

    • e.g., If I were applying for a PhD position I would use the subject ‘‘PhD Open Position Tyler Derr’’

  • Provide a few sentences to introduce yourself and express your interest in the position

  • Attach your CV/Resume

    • Including the following (if applicable): GPA/ranking, GRE/TOEFL scores, and publications/research experience

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!