Open Positions at ACES Lab
Please join us as an undergraduate student, as a graduate student (check the Rice ECE graduate application website for applying), a visiting graduate student, a post-doctoral associate or as an academic or industrial collaborator. Please check the enclosed information and guidelines to applying before sending an email.
- Rice undergraduate students
The ACES group is always looking for talented students for summer and academic year project. Send an email to Professor Koushanfar to get an appointment for personal meeting and to discuss the project.
- Prospective graduate students
Applicants to the Rice ECE graduate program should note that graduate admission and financial aid decisions are handled by the Rice ECE Department Admissions Committee and not by individual faculty. ECE faculty members generally receive many more inquiries regarding graduate position openings than they can answer promptly, so instead please see the Rice ECE Admission Information page for further information. If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rice graduate students
If you are already admitted to Rice ECE, and you are interested in the research being conducted in the ACES group we always welcome your interest. Send an email to Professor Koushanfar to get an appointment for personal meeting and to discuss your interest, either to join as a group member, or to collaborate on a research project.
- Visiting graduate students
If you are working in an area close to the research conducted at ACES Lab, and you are interested in a visiting student position, we have a couple of positions available. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letters to Professor Koushanfar, with the subject line “Visiting graduate student position”. Emails that do not have a proper subject line may not be properly directed, so please pay attention.
- Postdoctoral research associates [follow this link for more information]
We are currently recruiting post doctoral research associates in multiple areas: (i) Testing and validation of VLSI circuits and embedded systems (with focus on robustness and security); (ii) Real-time noninvasive characterization, statistical learning/signal processing devices (with emphasis on building efficient low power portable and mobile devices); (iii) Embedded systems hardware/software engineering (with focus on efficient bio-medical devices and/or security); (iv) Design Intellectual Property Protection and hardware-based security (e.g., PUFs, TRNGs, metering, FPGAs). Full position listings and details on how to apply are available here. Interested applicants should submit their CV, a research statement outlining their expertise and interests, any supplemental information, and a list of three references with full contact information to Prof. Koushanfar, with the subject line “Postdoctoral researcher position (#)”, For example, “Postdoctoral researcher position (ii)” means that you are interested in the embedded systems hardware/software engineering position. Emails that do not have a proper subject line may not be properly directed, so please pay attention.
- Visiting faculty scholars or academic/industrial collaborators
If you are a tenure-track faculty at another university and you are interested to join us as a visiting faculty or for a sabbatical, or if you have other academic/industrial positions and you are interested in collaborating with the ACES Lab, please send an email to Prof. Koushanfar.
The ACES lab is a part of the Rice DSP group. We couple a fun, collaborative research environment with state-of-the-art facilities on a beautiful campus in the US's 4th largest city. Recent Rice DSP PhD graduates and postdocs have gone on to leading positions in academia (faculty positions at Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, Duke University, Columbia University, and several leading universities in Europe) and industry (MERL, Microsoft Research, Google, Texas Instruments, National Instruments, and Qualcomm, among others).
For more information on the ACES Lab, the Rice DSP group, the Rice ECE Department, and the Rice University, please see:
- ACES LAB
- Rice DSP Lab
- RICE ECE
- RICE homepage
- More information on Houston, the #1 city in the US to live, work, and play
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.