Two PhD Positions Available For Spring/Fall 2023

NextG Wireless Lab@Mason has openings for two highly motivated PhD students starting Spring/Fall 2023. The successful candidate will conduct experimental research and prototyping on the exciting topics of 5G/NextG Communications, O-RAN, AI/ML, Spectrum Sharing, NR Positioning, and Cybersecurity.

Required Qualifications

  • Hold a BS/MS degree in ECE, CS, IT, Cybersecurity, or other related disciplines.

  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab etc.)

  • Solid background in mathematics and analytical thinking

  • Excellent written and communication skills

  • Ability to work in an inter-disciplinary team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in wireless communications and networking, particularly, 5G and next-G technologies

  • Hands-on experience with open-source cellular software, e.g., srsRAN, and software-defined radios, e.g., USRP X310.

  • Hands-on experience with experimental research in communications and with communications testbeds

  • Research experience and good publication record

  • Hands-on experience with network simulators, such as, ns-3 and OMNET++ is a plus.

Your application must include:

  • Curriculum vitae including R&D skills, awards, fellowships, grants, list of publications (if any) etc.

  • bachelor/master transcripts

  • Any relevant documents that will support your application (including but not limited to, GRE and/or TOEFL/IELTS score etc.)

How to Apply?

Please send the required documents as a single pdf file directly to, with Subject="PhD-application-FirstName-LastName". Formal application must be submitted to the PhD INFT program under GMU College of Engineering and Computing. The application deadline for Spring 2023 is October 15, 2022.