[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Fully-funded PhD position in the areas of robotic grasping and manipulation
Robot Perception and Action lab (RPAL) in the Department of Computer
Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of South Florida (USF) has
one fully-funded Ph.D. position open. The student will have a full
scholarship and tuition waiver. The student will be admitted into our CSE
Ph.D. program starting in Spring 2019. The application deadline is October
1. The student would need to meet the admission requirements in the CSE
department at USF.
2. The student should have a bachelor degree in computer science,
computer engineering, robotics, automation, electrical engineering,
mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering, or in closely related
3. The student should have a strong academic background, especially in AI
4. Experience in knowledge representation, robotic grasping and
manipulation would be a plus
The CSE Department at USF has 28 tenure-stream faculty, 100 Ph.D. students
and is ranked Top 16.5% (1/6th ) at US public universities based on
Scholarly Research Index, while the graduate Computer Engineering is among
top 50 graduate programs at US public universities (US News). USF has about
49,000 students and is ranked in the Top 30 nationally for research
expenditures among public universities. USF is one of the three Preeminent
Universities in the State of Florida.
USF is located in Tampa, on the west coast of Florida. The Tampa Bay Area
has about 3 million people, three America’s Top-10 beaches (in different
years), 13 museums, 8 theme parks and zoos, 4 professional sports teams.
The University is a one-hour drive to Disney and Sea World. The city has
non-stop flights to other continents including Europe and Latin America.