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POSTDOC Research Associate Position

The Sensorweb Research Laboratory of Georgia State University seek one Postdoctoral Researcher with strong embedded system development skills to work on a NSF project. The goal of the project is to create a real-time seismic imaging system with sensor networks. It has great applications to oil/gas exploration and production and hazard mitigations. The system will be tested with real experiments and field deployment in the Yellowstone National Park or oil/gas fields with strong collaboration with industry and academic.

Funding is available for up to four years and the salary level is competitive. The position(s) may be named as a research assistant professor position/s after 1 year. 

The location for the position(s) is in Atlanta, which provides both extraordinarily collaborative and diversified scholarly and industrial opportunities, as well as a beautiful and cosmopolitan living environment. 


PhD degree required. Candidates with good math backgrounds and programming experience in embedded systems are highly encouraged to apply.

• Significant experience with software development for sensor, communication and display hardware for the Linux kernel. 
• Excellent C programming skills and significant knowledge on computer networks and embedded systems 
• Strong working knowledge of software development and testing environments, experience with modern team collaboration tools, methodologies, and processes, and experience with release management and deployment workflow processes. 
• Good communication and documentation skills. Good interpersonal skills with peers. 
• Candidates should have a good understanding of the principles of: 
o Hardware operation 
o Communication protocols and interconnects 
o Embedded systems architecture 
o Operating system fundamentals 
o Parallel and distributed computing fundamentals 
o Memory management and cache operations and optimizations. 

Application Instructions: 
Please email your CV to Professor Song (

PhD Research Assistant Position

We are looking for one excellent computer science PhD candidate to join Sensorweb Research Laboratory and participate in our research projects. Notice that, for this RA position, we only consider PhD applicants, not MS applicants. We do not offer MS agreee to PhD applicants.

The RA position is highly competitive. We give strong preference to the candidate meeting all the following criteria:

(1) Self-motivated with PhD study and research;
(2) Solid background on algorithms, operating systems and computer networks;
(3) Working experience on embedded system or network programming;
(4) Creative, out-of-box thinking and critical thinking.

In 2010, GSU's CS PhD programn ranking is 49 in USA according to National Academies Press, see the details at here or
According to, our ranking is 10-46 in evaluation of research productivity and student outcomes.

Application Instructions:

  • Step 1: Online official application:PhD Program. In the application form, please put sensor network as preferred research area and my name as interested faculty,so that I can see it.
    PhD/MS Application Deadline: 10/1/20xx for Spring Admission,  1/15/20xx for Fall Admission
  • Step 2: After you complete the online application, highly qualified PhD/MS RA applicant should also email the following materials in a zip file to Prof. WenZhan Song.
    • Curriculum Vitae (also called Resume)
    • Research Statement
    • Publication samples or your publication webpage URL with downloadable publications

In the email, please mention you have completed online application, so that we can actually begin the evaluation of your application.

Notice: We do not consider anyone with MS degree as MS candidate, and we do not offer MS degree to PhD candidate.


Undergraduate/High School Summer Internship

We have one summer internship position for undergraduate or high school student.

We give strong preference to the candidate who meets the following criteria:

(1) Self-motivated;
(2) Good C/Java programming skills;
(3) Good mathematics and algorithm background;

If you are interested to apply, please email your resume to Prof. WenZhan Song. If we see your background as a good fit, then we will contact you.