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Call for PhD Applicants


November 2011

PhD Application Deadline: December 15, 2011
Graduate Admissions Information:

The first 65 students who apply and mention this recruitment ad are eligible for an application fee waiver.

Computational Biology

We are looking for strong multidisciplinary students who want to use their computational expertise to unlock the secrets of life itself, on scales ranging from single molecules within the cell to microbes across the planet and over billions of years of evolutionary time.

Computational Science and Engineering
Call for PhD Applicants

We are looking for students with focus on high-performance computing including parallel, cluster, grid and cloud computing systems, emerging parallel architectures, and scientific application development (e.g., climate modeling). We are also seeking students with interest in the mathematics underlying scientific computing -- numerical methods for partial differential equations, computational optimization methods, numerical linear algebra, and nonlinear dynamics.

Computer Systems

We are looking for students in the area of computer systems, including distributed and network computing, computer architecture and compilation for novel architectures, software radio, network and system security as well as privacy and other topics in Internet systems. Computer systems research focuses on all aspects of building innovative computer systems, spanning from traditional computing tasks to mobile systems, wireless and sensor networks, large scale data systems and Internet systems.

Cyber-Physical Systems

We are looking for students who are interested in exciting topics including monitoring and verification of smart-grid power systems, human-factors for CPS and networked CPS.

Health Informatics

We seek students who are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration with health and social science researchers. Students will understand user needs, design prototypes, and program high fidelity prototypes related to health to evaluate in the field.

Programming Languages and Verification

We are looking for strong students to join our diverse and dynamic group in programming languages and verification. Our group has active projects in areas such as static and dynamic program analysis; verification, debugging, and programmer productivity tools; language-based security; type systems; language design, compilation, and analysis for dynamic, web languages; performance analysis of data center-scale systems; analysis of hybrid and embedded systems.


We are looking for students who have a background in mobile robotics, manipulation, or swarming systems to create the next generation of intelligent robotic devices for grand challenge applications, including robots that self-assemble, assemble structures, and create novel actuated materials.

Many other assistantship opportunities are available; please check individual faculty webpages for further information.

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