We are always looking for self-motivated PhD students: computer, engineering, or mathematical background with a high motivation to work on one or more of the following technical areas: (i) wireless communication, signal processing, or mobile IoT networking, (ii) statistical machine learning, AI and data analytics, and (iii) security design and analysis in computer and network systems. Bonus skills include (i) master-level research experience, (ii) mathematical modeling, or (iii) system design, simulation and implementation.
We maintain a tracking system for major international academic conferences in areas of communications, networks, and security. It includes conference locations, links, and important dates. Click here to use the system.
(a) GRE scores are required for admission; (b) Three letters of recommendation; (c) An undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent preparation; (d) A minimum score on one of the following: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, 79 on the internet-based TOEFL, or 6.5 on the IELTS (for students whose native language is not English); (e) A personal statement. All details can be found here.
Teaching Assistantships are offered by the Department to a limited number of graduate students. Graduate assistants work a total of 20 hours per week to support departmental teaching, lab, and other needs. The appointment provides a stipend and tuition & fee waiver for the academic year. The graduate assistantship is usually decided by the department in the applicant pool.
Research Assistantships are available through research faculty and are supported by external grants. They provide stipends and waivers comparable to those from Graduate Assistantships, but duties depend on specific research projects. Please contact individual faculty for further information.
We always welcome students who are interested in working with us for independent study, thesis research or R&D projects.