Department of Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz|
Professor Jishen Zhao
Background: The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is a public research university and and one of the 10 campuses in the University of California system. The computer engineering program is ranked around 50th nationally according to U.S. News & World Report 2015 Rankings. Located right next to the Silicon Valley, numerous industrial collaborations have been established between the department and the IT giants and start-ups in the Valley.
Dr. Zhao earned her Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University in 2014. She will join UCSC in January, 2015. She is now a research scientist at HP Labs. Her research mostly focuses on computer architecture topics with an emphasis on memory systems, high-performance computing, and energy efficiency. She is also interested in electronics design automation and VLSI design for three-dimensional integrated circuits and nonvolatile memories. Dr. Zhao has extensive collaborations in both academia (PSU, UCSB, CMU, etc) and industry (HP Labs, Google, AMD Research, Intel Research, etc), which may provide sufficient opportunities for internship in these groups. Her collaborators include NAE fellows, ACM and IEEE fellows. Please check her webpage (http://www.cse.psu.edu/~juz138/) for details.
Positions: Two open positions for Ph.D. Candidates in computer engineering (Fall 2015)
I am seeking self-motivated and creative Ph.D. candidates to conduct research in computer architecture, design automation, and 3D IC design. Preference of Research Assistant positions will be given to candidates who have earned a M.S. degree in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or related fields. Outstanding bachelor students with relevant research experience will also be considered. The candidates I am mostly interested in should have:
1. Self motivation. Only self-motivated students can achieve fruitful accomplishments during Ph.D. study.
2. Good personality. You should be a good team player.
3. Programming experience. Any types of programming languages will count! However, it would be great if you are familiar with C/C++ and Python.
4. Some research experience. It is great if you have some research experience, not necessarily in computer architecture. Some publications in international conferences or journals are even better.
If you are interested in applying for the Ph.D. position, please send me a copy of your application package, including your CV, transcript, GPA, GRE and TOEFL score, and publications (if any).