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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 http://www.nap.edu/rdp/.
According to PhDs.org, our ranking is 10-46 in evaluation of 
research productivity and student outcomes.

General 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.
    • Application Form (Submit Online) 
    • Curriculum Vitae (also called Resume)
    • Research Statement
    • Publication samples or your publication webpage URL with downloadable publications
    • Three Referees Contact or Recommendation Letters (optional if it has been submitted to graduate school)
    • Copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (optional if it has been submitted to graduate school)

 

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 or Graduate Research Assistant Position (Part-time)

We are looking for one excellent computer science undergraduate or graduate student to join Sensorweb Research Laboratory and participate in our research projects. It is a part-time position: 5 hours per week at $10/hour and total 20 weeks per year.

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

(1) Self-motivated with sensor web research;
(2) Good C/Java programming skills;
(3) Good knowledge on algorithms, operating systems and computer networks;

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. We apologize that we will not be able to reply each of you, but we will announce here once a candidate is chosen.

 

High School Student Summer Internship

Sensorweb Research Lab looks for a high school student who has strong interest in computer science to work as a summer intern. The intern position is 8 weeks with 10 hours per week and $10 per hour. We prefer a student with some previous knowledge on computer programming experiences (such as Java, C, PHP, Java Script, etc).

This position is supported by this NSF CAREER project: Collaborative Communication and Storage for Sensor Networks in Challenging Environments, as part of the educational outreach activities of this project to K-12 students, minority groups and local communities. To sustain the nation's economic and scientific leadership, the USA must attract students into engineering. The National Science Board reports that the undergraduate engineering enrollment declined 18% from 1983 to 1999 and then rebounded from 2000 to 2002 but is still 20,000 shy of the 1983 figure, despite a 12% increase in the nation's population and job market. The goal is this summer internship is to inspire and attract talented high school students to computer science field, by participating in an interesting programming project.

If you are interested to apply, please email your resume and a 1-page summer intern proposal to Prof. WenZhan Song. If we see your background as a good fit, then we will contact you. We apologize that we will not be able to reply each of you, but we will announce here once a candidate is chosen.

For more research project from us, please see here. Our research on sensor networks for volcano monitoring has been deployed in Mount St. Helens and received much media exposure: see here.