May 2, 2012

4 PhD Positions in ECE at UMass Lowell, USA

4 full-time PhD research assistantships at the Secure and Reliable Networking Research Lab, starting from Fall 2012 semester, are available in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UMass Lowell. These research assistantships are to work towards PhD degrees under the mentorship of Dr. Tricia Chigan, who is a past recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Dr. Chigan will be joining UMass Lowell in the Fall’2012 semester. During this transition period, Dr. Chigan’s research activity information can still be accessed via her Michigan Tech webpage at

The focus research areas include Cognitive Radio Networks & Security, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Smart Grids & Security, Wireless Ad Hoc & Mesh & Sensor Networks, and Wireless Network Security. Our research projects are sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), Army’s Communications Research and Development Center (CERDEC), Army Research Lab (ARL), Michigan Tech Research Excellence Fund (REF), and industry partners.

Desirable Qualifications: Applicants should have both MS and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering/Scienceor Control & Automation or other closely related fields, and the following qualifications:
1. Solid modeling & simulation as well as programming skills are required.
2. Strong motivation/determination/interest toward research is expected.
3. Good research/publication record is a plus.
4. Among all the supporting factors, your solid academic background and research potential as well as English skill will be evaluated the most.

Application Procedure:
To speed up the application process, interested students should directly submit the e-copy of the following material to Dr. Chigan via email (
Cover letter stating qualifications, relevant experience and research interests.
Curriculum vitae.
A copy of transcripts (both graduate and undergraduate studies).
Relevant published research materials.
A copy of TOEFL & GRE scores.

Highly qualified applicants will be facilitated to go through a fast track application process to UMass Lowell Graduate School (

Note: UMass Lowell is located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts.

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