WICON Research Openings
Research Assistant Professor in Machine Learning for Wireless Communications and Security
The Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (BWAC) and the Wireless Communications and Networking (WICON) Lab at the University of Arizona invite applications for a research assistant professor position in machine learning for wireless communications and security. The initial appointment is for 1-2 years, with possible extension for additional years (depending on performance and availability of funding). The target starting date is March 1, 2020 or later. The position is funded by federal and industry grants.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in EE/ECE/CS or a related discipline by the start date and must demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas (as evidenced by published papers):
- AI and machine learning techniques for signal classification and detection, including expert knowledge in deep neural networks (e.g., CNNs, RNNs), reinforcement learning, transfer learning, federated learning, and signal intelligence.
- Communications protocols and waveforms for wireless systems below 6 GHz (e.g., Wi-Fi, LTE, 5G) and/or millimeter-wave bands (5G mmWave).
- Interference sensing techniques, including waveform detection, cooperative sensing, and cyclo-stationarity based techniques.
- Physical-layer wireless security, including modeling of adversarial signals, LPI signal detection, characterization of mimics and rogue transmissions, obfuscation techniques, and channel-based authentication.
Exceptional candidates in other areas of wireless networking may also be considered.
Good verbal and writing skills are essential. Experience in wireless experimentation (e.g., LabView, GNU radio) is a plus. Duties include conducting individual as well as team-based research, contributing to the writing of grant proposals, mentoring graduate students, and interacting with sponsors.
Interested individuals should submit by email a detailed CV, a research statement, and the names of at least three references to Prof. Marwan Krunz (firstname.lastname@example.org). Only PDF attachments will be accepted. The subject field of the email message should indicate ‘Research Assistant Professor Application’. Applications will be continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquires should be directed to email@example.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center: http://bwac.arizona.edu
WICON Lab: http://wireless.ece.arizona.edu
UA ECE Dept.: https://ece.engineering.arizona.edu
Postdoctoral Researcher in Wireless Communications, Networking, and Physical-Layer Security
The Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (http://bwac.arizona.edu) and the WICON Lab at the University of Arizona invites applications for multiple postdoctoral positions in wireless communications, networking, and security. Areas of particular interest are:
- Digital, analog, and hybrid beamforming for multi-user millimeter-wave systems.
- Protocol design and coexistence strategies for shared/dynamic spectrum access systems below 6 GHz frequencies as well as in millimeter-wave bands.
- Physical-layer wireless security, including (but not limited to): Friendly jamming techniques, channel-based authentication and obfuscation, analog-signal information embedding, modulation classification, etc.
Exceptional candidates in other areas of wireless networking may also be considered. The starting date is flexible and applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for 1-2 years, with possible extension for additional years (depending on performance and availability of funding). Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in EE/ECE/CS or related disciplines by the start date and must demonstrate experience in one or more of the above topics, as evidenced by publications in top-tier journals and competitive conferences. Excellent verbal and writing skills are essential. Experience in experimental wireless research (including NI LabView software and USRPs) is a big plus. Duties include conducting individual and team-based research, contributing to the writing of grant proposals, mentoring graduate students, and interacting with BWAC industry sponsors.
Interested individuals should submit by email a detailed CV, a research statement, and the names of at least two references to Prof. Marwan Krunz (firstname.lastname@example.org). Only PDF attachments will be accepted. The email message should have ‘[postdoc application]’ in the subject field. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Inquires should be directed to email@example.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Graduate Research Assistantships for Ph.D. Students
We are continuously looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students to be a part of our group as graduate research assistants (GRAs) and pursue their Ph.D.’s in wireless networking. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 5G cellular systems and beyond; mmWave channel characterization and networking protocols; cybersecurity, especially for wireless systems; spectrum sharing and dynamic spectrum access (DSA); cognitive/agile radios; theory-inspired resource management in wireless systems (e.g., game theory, machine learning, stochastic optimization, etc.); MIMO communications, full-duplex transmissions, WLAN/802.11 protocols, energy management and harvesting for sensor networks; IoT security, protocols, and communications; and cloud/edge computing. Funding priority is given to candidates with M.S. thesis in one of the above areas (or who are expected to receive their M.S. degree by the time they join the group), with preference to those who published in international conferences and/or journals. Highly exceptional candidates who only hold a B.S. degree may be considered under the "direct Ph.D." track (see the requirements of this track on the department’s web page). New hires can start in the fall or spring semester.
If you are interested, please contact Professor Krunz by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), providing all of the following documents in PDF format only:
- Curriculum Vitae, including GRE and TOEFL scores.
- Graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
- One representative publication, if applicable.
- Abstract of M.S. thesis, if applicable.
To receive attention, your email inquiry MUST say 'Prospective PhD Candidate' in the subject field (otherwise, it will not be read).
Note that to be considered for a GRA, an applicant will need to satisfy the University of Arizona admission requirements, which include Graduate College and ECE requirements. Such requirements can be found on the department web page. Each GRA appointment provides a monthly stipend, tuition coverage, and health insurance.