Alabama, United States
Date Posted
21 Mar 2024

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PhD Project
The University of Alabama

PhD position in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Alabama, United States
21 Mar 2024

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Position Description

A Graduate Research Assistant Position starting in Fall 2017 is available at Laboratory of Ambient and Wearable Systems, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama ( The laboratory is engaged in several research projects covering physiological and behavioral monitoring. The laboratory develops state-of-the-art monitoring solutions and closely collaborates with leading clinical researchers in the areas of nutrition and obesity, rehabilitation, physical activity monitoring, smoking behavior and others. The research pursued in the laboratory has been published in the leading venues (various IEEE transactions, Nature Publishing group, Elsevier, etc.). The work by the faculty and students from the lab won multiple international awards such as Bluetooth Innovation of the Year, TI Analog Design Contest and TI Innovation Contest. PhD graduates from the laboratory are demanded and find employment in academia or well-known companies such as Intel, Medtronics, Rosh, Seagate, and others.
The position is available in either of two tracks:

1. Analog and digital hardware development. The ideal candidate will have a hands-on experience in design, prototyping and fabrication of digital and analog electronic circuits, FPGA design, microcontroller interfacing, use of Bluetooth/Zigbee and other wireless interfaces, printed circuit board design, C/C++ programming, as well as familiarity with Matlab, Labview and digital signal processing.

2. Signal processing and pattern recognition of biomedical signals. The ideal candidate will have a practical experience with signal processing algorithms as well as familiarity with methods of machine learning and computational intelligence. Matlab, Labview and C/C+ (or Java) proficiency is desired. Knowledge of biomedical instrumentation is desired.The candidate is expected to be a reliable and self-motivated team player, preferably with a Masters degree in Electrical/Computer/Biomedical Engineering, although candidates with a Bachelors degree will also be considered. The assistantship covers a yearly stipend, tuition and health insurance. These positions may potentially lead to a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

How to Apply

To apply for a position, send the following documents in PDF format to Dr. Edward Sazonov ( • a one page research statement describing qualifications and fit to the projects listed on the lab’s website, • a curriculum vitae (CV) including references (names and contact details) and a full list of publications, • GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores, • undergraduate/graduate transcripts, • copies of any conference/journal publications.

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Project. Position Tags: electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and computer engineering.