Fully Funded PhD Positions at KAUST

Fully Funded PhD Positions at KAUST

Dear Colleagues,  

I am reaching out to you regarding open positions in Communications & Computing Systems Lab of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The research focus of the CCSL lies in the area of efficient architectures for mobile computing and communications systems. Our philosophy is to employ a multidisciplinary approach to the design and development of mobile systems spanning algorithm design, architecture and implementation. The goal is to simultaneously address two seemingly diverging trends. The first trend is concerned with efficient, high data rate broadband wireless systems driven by continuously expanding networking applications. The second trend is related to lower bit rate, ultra-low power applications, which are finding numerous applications in the context of the internet of things (IoT) such as remote wireless sensing, wearable electronics, sensors etc. At CCSL, our program is architected to identify and research technologies that provide the foundation on which ground breaking innovations capable of serving this wide spectrum of challenges can be conceived, designed and tested.

We are looking for several highly-motivated PhD students with strong analytical and technical background to conduct theoretical and/or experimental research in the following specific topics:

  • Design and provision of next-generation networks for flying cars and cargo drones. 
  • Ultra-low-power wireless transceiver design for the Internet of Bodies (IoB) devices to transform public health and safety services. 
  • Artificial intelligence for e-health.
  • Developing novel machine learning approaches for wireless communications and signal processing problems. 
  • Design and implementation of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces towards sixth generation (6G) wireless networks.

Once students are admitted to KAUST, we grant a fellowship that covers:

  • Full Free Tuition
  • Annual tax-free allowance of $20,000 for MSc students, $24,000 for PhD students before qualifiers, and $30,000 for PhD students after qualifiers.
  • Free on-campus housing
  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Relocation support

Interested applicants should email their CV and supporting documents (e.g., transcript, TOEFL score, GRE score, etc.) to [email protected] and [email protected] with the subject reading “CCSL PhD Admission”. 

For more information, please register at https://forms.gle/Dpw1H1g55EBXavC98 for Questions & Answers session on May 12, 2021 between 20:00-21:00 Turkey time. 

Please visit https://admissions.kaust.edu.sa/why-kaust.html to have an idea about life in KAUST and also visit https://admissions.kaust.edu.sa/index.html for admission requirements. 

Please help us spreading the words!–
Best Regards,

Abdulkadir Çelik, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

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