Our group has multiple openings for Ph.D. students with full financial aid, starting in Fall 2024. Students with majors in computer science, electrical engineering, or related subjects are welcome to apply. Candidates are expected to have strong theory and implementation skills and background in network/mobile systems, a strong motivation towards academic excellence, and should be prepared for years of concentrated work. Experience in the following fields is particularly preferred: electromagnetism and signal processing, wireless communication and networking, network/mobile systems and hardware design, and applied machine learning.

If you are interested, please email me (qiank10@gmail.com) with the following information: CV, transcripts, and a brief statement about your background and research interests. Details for application can be found at: https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/computer-science/cs-graduate-program. Please note that the official application deadline is December 15th, 2023.

About me

Dr. Kun Qian will join the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Cyber-Physical Systems Link Lab member. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California San Diego. He received his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Software at Tsinghua University with the highest distinction. His research direction includes the Internet of Things, Integrated Communication and Sensing, and Mobile Computing. His major research interest is sensing algorithms, systems, and hardware for ambient intelligence, with applications in important physical-aware scenarios, such as next-generation communication, human-computer interaction, and automotive perception. His work regularly appears in top-tier conferences and journals that span the areas of mobile computing, wireless networking, HCI, and computer vision.

About UVA CS

The University of Virginia (UVa) is a prestigious public national university founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. The university is one of the top public universities in the United States and is a member of the original eight “Public Ivies” and the 25 “New Ivies.” It consistently ranks among the top 30 universities in the United States – 3rd in the 2023 U.S. News Best Public Universities and 25th in the 2023 U.S. News Best Universities. It is also ranked first among public institutions and second overall in terms of scholarship awards.

The Department of Computer Science at UVA is a nationally recognized leader in computer science research and education. As part of UVA Engineering, the CS department has collaborated with multiple departments to establish the Link Lab, a world-class center of excellence in cyber-physical systems, and conducts pioneering work in Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles, Smart and Connected Health, Hardware for IoT, and Smart Cities. The CS department is ranked 24th in the 2023 U.S. News Best Computer Science Schools.