For Prospective Students
Due to the volume of emails I am receiving, I will not be able to respond to everyone. Thank you for understanding. Please note that it is impossible for me to comment on whether you should apply or not before having access to the whole application pool. To help you better evaluate whether to apply to Purdue to work with me or not, the following might help.
For PhD positions in my group, a strong undergraduate-level math background is necessary. Moreover, prior research exposure and/or publications are a plus but not necessary.
It is always a good idea to apply to graduate schools where you have multiple faculty that you can see yourself working with. You can check the current Purdue ECE faculty here and the new faculty here.