PhD with full honours, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, USA

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: BS, MS
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

Multiple fully-funded Ph.D. student positions are available starting from Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Fall 2024 in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of South Florida (USF).

Yili Ren will join the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of South Florida (USF) as an Assistant Professor in autumn 2023. His research interests focus on mobile computing, with an emphasis on integrating the sensing capabilities of wireless and mobile devices to build new classes of Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home applications, enable novel human-computer interaction (HCI) technologies, and improve security in smart homes and IoT. His work has been published in leading venues in mobile computing, computer security, and human-computer interaction, including ACM SenSys, USENIX Security, and ACM IMWUT (UbiComp). Webpage:

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has 28 tenure-track/tenured faculty members, 11 full-time teaching faculty, 2 visiting assistant professors, and 7 staff/advisors, and offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees, serving over 2600 undergraduate students, over 200 master’s students, and about 100 doctoral students. USF CSE has a strong working relationship with CyberFlorida. CSE has eleven NSF CAREER awardees, one National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow, three IEEE Fellows, three IAPR Fellows, three AAAS Fellows, and three AIMBE Fellows. USF CSE is ranked in the top 15% of public university computer science departments in the US.

The University of South Florida (USF) is a Preeminent State Research University and an R1 Research University with more than 50,000 students, making it the eighth largest US university by enrollment in 2020. Located in sunny Tampa Bay, a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area of more than 3.5 million people, USF is home to top sports teams including the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays. Tampa Bay has some of the best beaches in the US and is just an hour away from world-famous resorts such as Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios.

 Available Subjects:

  • Mobile Computing: Wireless Sensing Systems, Smartphone and Wearable Computing, Mobile Healthcare, Human-Computer Interaction Applications, Smart Home and Internet of Things Applications.
  • Cybersecurity: Mobile Authentication, Novel Biometrics, Smart Home and Internet of Things Security.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates with prior research experience in wireless sensing, network/mobile systems, signal processing, cyber-physical systems, machine learning, and cybersecurity will be given favorable consideration. We encourage applications as early as possible.

Application Procedure:

If you are interested, please feel free to send an email to Yili Ren ([email protected]) or ([email protected]) with your CV, transcripts, TOEFL and GRE scores, and any other relevant materials that you believe would support your application. More information about admissions and applications can be found at: