Openings: I’m looking for multiple full-funded Ph.D. students to work on research topics in areas of (starting Fall 2021):
– Emerging communication and computing technologies: millimeter-wave communications, massive MIMO, cloud radio access networks, edge cloud and computing
– Next-generation wireless and mobile networks: Physical layers, protocols, systems, and applications
– Internet-of-things (IoT) systems, ultra-low-power communications, sensing and imaging
– AI/ML and optimization for large-scale networked systems

Requirements: Candidates are expected to have a strong background in wireless networks and computer systems and motivation to pursue excellent research. Familiarity with some of the following knowledge and skills is a big plus (but not required): Experiences with software-defined radios, SoC, FPGA, network drivers Communication systems (e.g., RF/analog/digital, signal processing) and wireless protocols/standards (e.g., LTE, Wi-Fi, NR, LoRa) Design and implementation of embedded systems and sensor networks, as well as IoT systems and mobile applications

About myself: Dr. Chen is an assistant professor in Duke’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, and the B.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University. His research interests are in the area of networking and communications with a specific focus on future wireless networks and Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems. In particular, he is interested in emerging communication technologies and their interactions with the higher layers as well as in cross-layer optimization and performance evaluation of networked systems. He received a number of awards including the Facebook Fellowship in Networking and Connectivity, the Wei Family Private Foundation Fellowship, the Columbia Engineering Oscar and Verna Byron Fellowship, and the Columbia University Electrical Engineering Armstrong Memorial Award and Jacob Millman Award. He also received the ACM CoNEXT 2016 Best Paper Award and his paper was an ACM MobiHoc 2019 Best Paper Finalist.

About Duke: Duke University is located in the Research Triangle area in North Carolina, NC, and is ranked #10 in USNews National Universities (2020). Duke’ ECE department ( is ranked #23 by USNews (2020) and is the home of world-class teaching and research, with a focus on the broad areas characteristic of a leading electrical and computer engineering department.

If you have any questions or if you want to apply, please send your CV, transcripts, and a paragraph describing your research interests to: tingjun.chen [at] duke [dot] edu.