• Multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions (supported via Research Assistantships) are available in the exciting field of Deep Learning. The positions are expected to start in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.
  • Undergraduate, MS students and visiting scholars are also welcome (depending on cases, some funding may be available).

The research topic: is flexible and will be in areas of mutual interest in Deep Learning. Topics include but are not limited to: computer vision applications; generative modeling; understanding and explaining deep neural networks; improving model reliability and security; combining deep learning and evolutionary algorithms.

Feel free to reach out to [email protected] for any inquiries.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for a Ph.D. position, please send the following info to [email protected].

  • CV (including your updated Google Scholar page in case you have any publications)
  • GRE scores (the percentile scores)
  • A list of references (their names, titles, organizations, and how you know them)
  • All previous university-level transcripts
  • A list of background courses relevant to research in AI (e.g. statistics, math, machine learning, etc.)
  • A 1-page pdf document (or a link to a video of yourself) where you answer specifically:
    1. What are your motivations for obtaining a Ph.D.?
    2. What are your research interests in Deep Learning? (it is alright if you do not know what subject you want to study at this point, but it would help to get a better sense of your interests)
    3. Why do you think our lab is the right fit for you?
    4. If accepted, when can you start? (which semester)
  • Any other material that may communicate your background (e.g. videos of your projects; code samples)

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. students are preferred to have a strong mathematical background and programming skills. Having a Master’s degree is a plus, but not required.

Admission: Please check the admission requirements by the CSSE department at Auburn University.

Deadline: Positions available until filled (no specific deadlines). Students are to start in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.

Program: This is an interesting research-oriented Ph.D. program where students with a strong background can start doing research from day 1 (without having to worry about completing coursework).

Due to the high volume of applications, unfortunately I’m unable to notify every applicant, except only those who appear to be a good match.

Auburn University and the city

A uburn is a small, friendly college town, a home for many types of outdoor activities, with a population of around 60,000. It is near many major cities: 60 miles from Montgomery, AL; 30 miles from Columbus, GA; and 100 miles from Atlanta, GA. You also can hit the ocean in less than four hours. Auburn has been previously ranked by CNNMoney, USNews and Forbes as one of the best small cities to live in America. The graduate CS program at Auburn is ranked #90 by USNews.

O pelika, Auburn’s sister city, is full of quaint charm and rich in heritage. It is a vibrant small town with a high quality of life for its nearly 30,000 residents.

F amous Auburn University alumni include: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia. Auburn Computer Science graduates have been well placed at big companies, including Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn, Equifax and Amazon.