Join the Lab

Dr. Martens is seeking motivated Ph.D. students with a background in computer science or related fields (computational media, computational linguistics, mathematical logic, etc.) to join the POEM Lab. Please view our projects list to see the kind of work we are interested in pursuing. We're also interested in speaking with potential postdoctoral and faculty collaborators.

NC State's graduate school application for the Computer Science Department (CSC) is due December 15, 2016. Here is more information on NC State CSC's Ph.D. program.

Please contact Dr. Martens with any questions specific to her lab.

A note for potential students impacted by HB2

Following the passage of House Bill 2 earlier in 2016, many students may be understandably concerned about their safety if they are trans or gender-nonconforming, as well as their employment protections as gender/sexual minorities. I (Dr. Martens) wish I could provide you any guarantees about the future of the law, but in lieu of such guarantees, I can at least point you to the recent ruling that UNC schools (under which NCSU is included) should not enforce the bathroom provision, to the chancellor's message about the bill, and to my own experience of repeated assurance that the department internally strongly supports the success and equal treatment of trans and LGBQ students, faculty, and staff. Please see the OIED for more information.