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Ph.D. Openings

Multiple Ph.D. openings with full financial supports are available in Prof. Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang’s group at Washington University in St. Louis. We are looking for highly motivated students with a strong research interest. Successful candidates are expected to have a solid academic background in one or more of the following fields: electrical engineering, computer science, or automation and control.

Specific research topics include, but not limited to:

  • Integrated deep learning hardware in micro-robots and Internet of Things
  • Failure-resilient modular power orchestration in autonomous robotic systems
  • Hardware security in energy-efficient cyber physical systems
  • Novel CMOS devices for non-reciprocal energy transfer

If you are interested in working with Dr. Zhang, please email your CV/resume, representative paper (if available), transcripts to Prof. Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang at xuan dot zhang at wustl dot edu.

Undergraduate and Master Students Research Opportunities

We welcome highly-motivated students (both undergraduate and master) who are interested in research to join our labs and experience working on developing cutting-edge technology first hand. Please feel free to contact Prof. Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang at xuan dot zhang at wustl dot edu for more information.

You can find brief descriptions of current projects at the following links:

If you are currently a WashU undergraduate student interested in working on these listed projects, you can sign up for either independent study (ESE100, ESE400, CSE400, CSE400E) or undergraduate research (ESE497) under Prof. Zhang’s section.

If you are currently a master student interested in working on these listed projects, you can sign up for either independent study (ESE500, CSE500) or masters research (ESE599, CSE599) under Prof. Zhang’s section.

General guidelines for students enrolled in independent study or undergrad/master research can be find HERE.