Research Assistantships for PhD students:

Dr. Patrick Sun’s research group in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF at Orlando, http://www.cece.ucf.edu/) is looking for motivated Ph.D. students starting in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Multiple Research Assistantships with full financial support are available immediately. We encourage applications from highly self-motivated students with a solid background in infrastructure and human sensing (e.g. sensor development, image/signal processing), sensing system development (e.g. computer vision with coding experience in python, C++, or matlab), data science (e.g. machine/deep learning, data analytics, and simulation), or a related experimental or analytical field, and a strong interest in applying these tools to tackle research problems in smart infrastructures and smart cities. We will aim at publishing our research on well-known structural sensing journals (e.g. Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Smart Materials and Structures, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering), top computer vision/computing conferences (e.g. IEEE conferences CVPR, WACV, and BMVC).

​Successful candidates will conduct thesis research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Quantifying human activity using deep learning-based computer vision technologies

  • Sensing and analyzing social dynamics in both public open spaces and in-door built environment

  • Characterization and development of strain sensors for civil infrastructures using nanomaterials

  • Designing MEMS-based thin-film sensors to measure structural response, human health and activity-related responses

To express your interest in joining the group as a Ph.D. student, please email your complete CV and a short cover letter to Dr. Patrick Sun (peng.sun@ucf.edu, website: http://www.patrick-sun.com).  Positions for research interns and visiting scholars/students are also available.

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