Three (3) fully funded 4-year Research Assistant (RA) positions are now available for Computer Engineering PhD/MS students interested in any of the following areas
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (e.g., applications in Natural Language Processing and Medical Informatics),
Biomedical Data Analysis (e.g., Medical Image/Signal Processing and Bioinformatics)
Robotics (e.g., Sensing and Planning) and Embedded Computing,
Computer Vision/Image Processing.
in Dr. Forrest Sheng Bao’s lab in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Akron (Akron, Ohio). Funding for MS students is up to 2 years. Students with interests outside of the areas mentioned above are also encouraged to apply.
Students fulfilling positions above will work with collaborators from the industry, including Amazon
, Google, Microsoft and Bayer. All positions are expected to start in the Summer 2015 or Fall 2015 semester. The RA position comes with full tuition waiver and competitive stipend. Performance-based bonus is available. Students who are passionate about (or addicted to) research are strongly encouraged to email Dr. Bao at FORREST.BAO [AT] GMAIL.COM, along with his/her CV and an opt
ional brief description of his/her research experience/interests/plan.
Applications for postdocs and visiting scholars/students are also welcome.Requirements
About Dr. Bao
Applicants must have a bachelor/master's degree (or near completion) in Computer Science/ Engineering, Electrical/Electronics engineering or Biomedical Engineering. Solid background in image/signal processing, AI (knowledge engineering, machine learning, computer vision, and robotics), or embedded system
is highly preferred. Strong programming skills are required. Proficiency in Linux, Python and LaTeX is a great plus. Requirements at department, college and university level must be met. No requirements for GRE verbal.
Having published 20+ papers (450+ citations and h-index: 9), including several that have been presented at top conferences such as AAAI, Dr. Bao has become widely recognized for his research. In 2013, he was appointed an editorial member of IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine and a Program Committee member of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'13). His work has been reported by MIT Technology Review and Epilepsy Foundation of America. For more details, check Dr. Bao's homepage: fsbao.net (full research website but blocked in China) or gozips.uakron.edu/~fbao5/ (limited information on this website)About the College and the City of Akron
University of Akron's College of Engineering is ranked 119th nationally in 2014, according to US News & World Report. It is the 4th fastest growing engineering school in the US (ASEE). The College has set the goal to become Top100 engineering school in the US by 2020. Within Cleveland metropolitan area, Akron is the 5th most populated city in the state of Ohio. In the middle of everywhere, Akron is 2 hours from Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH; 3 hours from Buffalo, NY and Niagara Fall (Canada!); 5 hours from Chicago, IL and Washington, DC, and 7 hours from New York City.
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