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Postdoc and Ph.D. Openings in Mechatronics, Perception, and Autonomy Systems
University of South Carolina

Date Posted Mar. 23, 2023
Title Postdoc and Ph.D. Openings in Mechatronics, Perception, and Autonomy Systems
University University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Jul. 15, 2023
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2021
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Several Postdoc positions and PhD positions (with full graduate research assistantship-GRA) in Mechanical Engineering are available in Spring and Fall 2023 within the research group of Dr. Yi Wang at the University of South Carolina-USC (Columbia/Main campus,

Research Effort: we will develop a reliable, integrated perception system that integrates Visual/NIR cameras and radars for autonomous surface vessels (including both software and hardware).

At least one of the qualifications below is preferred:

  • Hands-on experience with embedded system and electronics and control modules, such as Jetson TX series, Intel NUC, Raspberry Pi, and Arduino.
  • Experience with Vis/NIR camera system or radar system development.
  • Experience with robotic system development and ROS programming.
  • Experience in developing machine learning, signal processing, and optimization algorithms using Pytorch, TensorFlow, NumPy, and other relevant.
  • Hands-on experience with programming in Python, Matlab, C/C++, or other object-oriented programming languages
  • Strong interest and self-motivation to perform cutting-edge research and conquer challenges in real-world engineering and to publish high-impact papers

USC is the flagship university in the State of South Carolina, and the Ph.D. program at the department of Mechanical Engineering is ranked No. 31 nationally by the National Research Council (NRC) (, and the College of Engineering and Computing is ranked No. 1 in the State of South Carolina for faculty research productivity.

The group of Dr. Wang focuses on computational and data-enabled science and engineering (CDS&E) and its applications in real-world multiphysics systems, including robotics and autonomy, additive manufacturing, aerodynamics & aerospace, railroad engineering. CDS&E, recently emerging as a focal point of multidisciplinary research has been applied to essentially each phase of technology development and industrial engineering, from conceptualization, virtual prototyping and design, and automation and control, to final verification and validation (V&V). Our group aims to discover and develop new methodologies, framework, and capabilities to bridge CDS&E and system engineering in the real world and with particular emphasis on multiphysics and engineering intelligence. To apply, please send your CV/Resume, publications, etc. in a single PDF (for Ph.D. applicants, transcripts, and GRE scores are also required) to Dr. Wang ( with the email subject "Position Application".

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Contact Information

  • Yi Wang
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of South Carolina
    300 Main Street
    Columbia, SC 29208


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