Prof. Tao Shu in the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at Auburn University is looking for multiple highly self-motivated Ph.D. students to join his Wireless Networking and Security (WINGS) Lab in the Spring and Fall of 2017. The research areas include: (1) wireless networking, including mmWave networking, HetNets, cognitive radio networks, and network economics for spectrum sharing; (2) cyber security and privacy, including wireless security and privacy, secure and privacy-preserving computation, data security and privacy; and (3) mobile computing and mobile systems.|
An ideal candidate should be highly self-motivated in pursuing his/her Ph.D. degree and dedicated to the excellence of research. An earned master degree in CS, EE, CE, or a closely-related area is preferred. Other desired qualifications include strong mathematical skills (e.g., probability theory, stochastic process, and optimization) and solid background in wireless communication and networking. Prior research experience in wireless networking and/or cybersecurity is not required but will be a big plus. Strong programming and system development skill is also a plus.
The above positions are available starting Spring and Fall 2017. Full financial support will be offered to the successful applicants. If you are interested in either position, please send your CV, copies of transcripts, TOEFL and GRE scores, and whatever materials (e.g., sample publications, if any) that you believe will help your application as a single pdf file to Prof. Shu at tshu at auburn.edu. You are also encouraged to visit Prof. Shu's homepage eng.auburn.edu/users/tzs0058/ for more information on his research.
Auburn University is one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. Auburn University is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering Bachelor's, First Professional, Master's, Educational Specialist, and Doctor's degrees. In the 2017 edition of the U.S. News and World Report ratings of national universities, it is ranked 43rd among public universities. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University is ranked 31st and 36th for its undergraduate and graduate programs, respectively, among all public universities. As the youngest department in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, the Computer Science Ph.D. program is ranked 90th around the nation.
Auburn University is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities, and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama. The Auburn-Opelika metropolitan statistical area has a population of 140,000, excellent public school systems, a regional medical center and the distinction of being recognized as one of the "best small towns in America". CNNMoney.com named Auburn as one of the top 100 "Best Places to Live" for 2012.