Join Us


Cory Merkel

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Undergraduate Students

You can be a research assistant in the RIT Brain Lab! RIT students may volunteer in the lab during the academic year (fall or spring semester) or during the summer. A limited number of paid positions are also available. It’s possible to do your co-op in the lab.  

If you would like to join us, please email your resume/CV to Dr. Merkel at (include your GPA).

Graduate Students

You can earn your M.S. degree in Computer Engineering or Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at RIT.  Dr. Merkel is available to mentor a limited number of graduate students in the Brain Lab.

If you would like to apply and work in the Brain Lab, you should:

  • Review the admission requirements
  • Complete a graduate application by Feb. 15 for priority review. Be sure your personal statement clearly states your interest in Dr. Merkel’s research.
  • Before you apply, contact Dr. Merkel via email with your CV and a statement of how your research interests are a good fit with the Brain Lab.
  • Visit Dr. Merkel for an interview and tour of the lab and RIT.