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GRA Positions Available

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University has several Graduate Research Assistantship positions available for the upcoming year at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Positions are available for 9 and 12 month appointments with competitive salary. Tuition waivers are available in most cases.

Areas of need are:


Biomedical signal processing

The Wireless communication and information processing (WiCom) group at K-State is looking for a mature, motivated and creative PhD student that has strong academic and research credentials. Preference will be given to candidates with a Masters degree and expertise in statistical signal processing. Specifically, ideal candidates should be interested in doing research that expands their horizons in the area of biomedical signal analysis. This position will be supported by a National Science Foundation grant that is focused on developing novel technologies to quantify the relationship between sleep quality and daytime well-being of children with Austism spectrum disorder.  Candidates should be able to work in a team environment and have good communication skills. While the preferred start date is Spring 2016, the position will be open until filled. If interested, please contact Dr. Bala Natarajan, bala@ksu.edu with your CV. 


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Image Guided Therapy: RF hyperthermia and MRI instrumentation

A postdoctoral research associate in Image Guided Therapy is available in theBiomedical Computing and Devices Lab. We seek highly motivated applicants to lead the design, implementation, and evaluation of RF instrumentation for delivering hyperthermia integrated with an ultra-high field (14 T) small-animal MRI system. Applicants with previous experience in: designing electromagnetic applicators for hyperthermia, designing MRI instrumentation, and/or MRI guided interventions, are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further details and application instructions, please refer to the position advertisement.

Please contact Dr. Punit Prakash (prakashp@ksu.edu, Phone: 785-532-3358) with any questions you may have regarding this position.


Electronics Design Lab student employment
Doctoral Student Opportunity in Embedded Systems, Sensors, Wireless Communications, and Image Processing

The Kansas State University (KSU) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) seeks applicants for a doctoral graduate research assistantship that will start January 15, 2014 and address the areas of embedded systems, sensors, wireless communications, and image processing applied to crop and insect management.  This fellowship will be supported by the Australian Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PB CRC), which offers an annual stipend of $30,000 per year plus additional support towards operating expenses and tuition. The fellowship duration is three and a half years maximum. 

The focus of this research, which is jointly managed by the KSU Entomology Department and the KSU ECE Department, will be the creation of ground- and air-based resources to monitor crop health and insect populations in possibly remote fields.  Ground-based resources will include custom-designed insect traps that identify/count insects, gather environmental data, and upload those data wirelessly to a nearby smart phone, local Wi-Fi hub, or long-distance receiver.  Data will be archived in a web-accessible database for further analysis.  Variants of these ground-based designs will be used for other rural and urban applications.  These efforts may include algorithm development to identify insect species and track geographical pest emergence.  Air-based resources will include unmanned aerial vehicles that acquire crop images which will warrant further processing to assess crop health and pest emergence. Due to the nature of this funding, the successful applicant will be expected to travel to Australia periodically to support joint efforts between KSU and other members of the PB CRC.

Interested applicants can find application instructions and paperwork for the KSU ECE Graduate Program at http://ece.k-state.edu/graduate/index.html(“International Applicants” and “Domestic Applicants” links).  Applicants will be considered after the entirety of their paperwork has been received.  For additional information regarding this opportunity, contact Dr. Steve Warren (KSU ECE, swarren@ksu.edu) or Dr. Brian McCornack (KSU Entomology,mccornac@ksu.edu).