• 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 2018.
  • Postdocs and visiting scholars with a track record in machine learning research.

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; and machine learning for creativity.

Feel free to reach out to Anh at for any inquiries.

Application Instructions

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

  • 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 pdf document (1-page max) 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. If accepted, in which semester can can you start?
  • 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.

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

Deadlines: Positions available until filled (no specific deadlines). Students are to start in Fall 2018.

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

Auburn 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 beach in 3.5 hrs. 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. Auburn is 3.5 hrs from Cummings Research Park (the world’s 4th largest in the world).

Opelika, 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.

Famous 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.