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PhD Graduate Student Position (Assistantship)
The University of Alabama

Date Posted Aug. 7, 2023
Title PhD Graduate Student Position (Assistantship)
University The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Electrical and/or Electronics

Graduate Research Assistant Positions starting in Spring 2024 are 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, Roche and others.

Applicants are sought in two tracks:
1. Edge computing and embedded AI. Proficiency with microcontrollers, preferably ARM Cortex is required. Knowledge of ML/AI is also required.
2. Image and signal processing. Python/Keras/Pytorch/Open CV proficiency is required. Knowledge of biomedical instrumentation is desired.

The candidate is expected to be a reliable and self-motivated team player, with a degree in Electrical, Computer or Biomedical Engineering. The assistantship covers a yearly stipend, tuition and health insurance. These positions may potentially lead to a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering.

To apply for this position, send the following documents in PDF format to Dr. Edward Sazonov (

  • a one page research statement that describes your research interests and experience,
  • a vitae (CV) including references (names and contact details) and a full list of publications,
  • a copy of the graduate academic transcript,
  • copies of the three most relevant publications.

A little bit of information about our campus: founded in 1831, The University of Alabama is a Carnegie Tier 1 research institution. Our 4+ square kilometer campus, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is not only beautiful but boasts facilities second to none – research laboratories, collaborative study space, and high-tech classrooms and workspaces. In addition to the academic support services provided by the University, we offer an array of programs and services to encourage both academic and personal success.

  • The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.

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Contact Information

  • Edward Sazonov
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    The University of Alabama
    342 HM Comer Hall
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
  • 2053481981


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