The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has multiple opportunities for students to embark on a fully funded Ph.D. journey within a research-intensive institution. Our students work closely with globally acclaimed researchers in cutting-edge domains such as devices and materials, electromechanical and energy systems, embedded systems (including IoT and edge computing), and electromagnetics.

Student benefits include:

  • A competitive stipend
  • Tuition waiver
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities that foster excellence in research.

No Application Fees During 16-20 October 2023. See for details.

Ph.D. students are sought for multiple projects, including but not limited to:

Underwater Wireless Communication, Networking, and Robotics, Prof. Aijun Song

Modeling, simulation, and control of power systems and microgrids, Prof. Qianzhi Zhang

Monitoring of Microplastic Pollution Using Integrated Sensing Technology, Prof. Mark Cheng

Advanced Signal Processing and Machine Learning Algorithms for Autonomous Vehicles, Prof. Shunqiao Sun

Machine and Deep Learning in Wearable Devices, Prof. Edward Sazonov

Power distribution system modeling, analysis and optimization, Prof. Lusha Wang

Research at UA ECE

Link to research labs

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