University of South Florida, Mathematics & Statistics

663 10146Position ID: USF-CRA2017 [#10146]
Position Title: Ph.D. Research Assistant
Position Location: Tampa, Florida 33620, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cybersecurity, Networking and Big Data Analytics
Application Deadline: finished (2017/03/15, finished 2019/03/26, listed until 2018/10/05)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Multiple Research Assistant (RA) positions will be immediately available in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of South Florida (USF) that is classified as a Tier-1 research university by the Carnegie Foundation. These research assistantships come with a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Based on applicant qualifications, you may be admitted into the Ph.D. program in one of the following departments: Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.

Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: (1) Cyber physical systems (e.g., autonomous/connected vehicles, power grids and emergency response), (2) user and attacker behavior analytics with social sciences, (3) cloud computing and mobile networks (e.g., smartphones), (4) sensor networks (e.g., video/sensor surveillance for target tracking), (5) information/data processing systems for Internet of Things (IOT) and smart cities, (6) mathematical modeling and statistical data analysis for computer science, computer engineering, and health-care problems, and (7) applied cryptography and theoretical foundation of computer science, with focus on cybersecurity, networking, and big data analytics. (See

Minimum Qualifications: Good academic standing is required. Preference will be given to those who are highly self-motivated and meet at least one of the following requirements: (1) A solid math background, (2) good data analytical skills, (3) strong programming skills, and (4) good security or networking knowledge.

We welcome applications from science, engineering, and information disciplines, including applied/computational/pure mathematics, statistics, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information systems, and industrial engineering. Anyone with either B.S./B.A. or M.S./M.A. is encouraged to apply. The information for application to USF can be found at the link: We may still be able to take applications for admission in the fall of 2017 depending on how soon you submit your applications. We also welcome visiting scholars and Ph.D. visiting students.

Contact Information: If interested, please send your resume with supporting materials (e.g., unofficial transcripts and a description of each project that you have done) as a single PDF file to Dr. Xiong at The positions will be closed once filled.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
4202 East Fowler Avenue, CMC342
Tampa, FL 33620-5700

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