PhD Positions in the areas of Wireless Communications, Data Science, Extended Reality, and Autonomous Systems

Description: Multiple research positions are available at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Self-motivated students with a solid background in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will join the Mobile Systems, Intelligent Networks, and Data Science (MINDS) Laboratory (Directed by Dr. Semiari) as graduate research assistants (GRAs) and will pursue a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. The areas of research are at the intersections of wireless communications (5G system and beyond), autonomous vehicles, communications at millimeter wave and Terahertz frequency bands, wireless extended reality, and machine learning. The positions include a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend.

Responsibilities: Students are expected to conduct an independent research and be able to publish their results in prestigious IEEE/ACM conferences and journals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Solid analytical background.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Programming in MATLAB or Python.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Research experience and publication record.
  • Background in optimization theory, machine learning, reinforcement learning, or game theory.
  • Background in communication systems.
  • Experience in testbed development or working with network simulators.

Starting Date: Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

How to Apply: Please email your CV and academic transcripts to “”. Formal application must be submitted to the Graduate School via

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About UCCS: The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,500 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2018 by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Colorado Springs, (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S. ( Colorado Springs is home to a growing high-tech industry, including companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM, Verizon, Oracle and many more.