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Ph.D. Students needed for Networking and Wireless Systems Lab (NWSL)

Posted 4/2/2024

The Networking and Wireless Systems Lab (NWSL) ( at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is looking for motivated and exceptionally qualified full-time Ph.D. students. The selected candidates will perform cutting-edge research in computer communications and networking as part of externally funded projects. The start date is expected to be Fall 2024. An ideal candidate will have the enthusiasm and passion for performing quality graduate work as well as patience to tackle academically challenging problems. The candidates must have or be expecting a B.S. or an M.S. degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or other related disciplines. Applicants with an M.S. degree will be given preference. Further, the following criteria are desired and will be used for candidate selection:

  • Strong background in mathematics and analytical thinking
  • Strong software integration skills
  • Strong hardware skills
  • Strong embedded systems skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an inter-disciplinary team
  • Ability to pursue independent research
  • Background in communication networks

Interested candidates should contact Murat Yuksel by email ( as soon as possible with the followings and any other material that can strengthen their case:

  • Cover letter/email stating qualifications, relevant experience and research interests
  • Detailed CV
  • GRE score (please do not contact if you don’t have a GRE score)
  • TOEFL score (if applicable)
  • A copy of transcripts (grad and undergrad studies as applicable)
  • Relevant published research materials
  • Names and contact details of at least two references, who are willing to provide detailed recommendation letters

If not admitted already, please see the admission requirements of ECE@UCF ( and CS@UCF (