Multiple Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Positions Available

The University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science has launched a multi-million dollar initiative to create a collaborative world class center of research excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). The initiative includes an international search for new graduate students and faculty members across 5 different departments:

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Systems and Information Engineering

Last year we added 5 new faculty in CPS and this year we are searching for 3 additional faculty members to join our team. We are seeking excellent graduate students for our Masters and PhD programs who are excited to address the most critical problems at the intersection of the cyber and physical worlds, including but not limited to:

  • Smart Cities
  • Advanced infrastructure and intelligent transportation systems
  • Wireless and mobile health, and closed-loop medical devices
  • The safety, security, and reliability of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Robotics, drones, and autonomous or connected vehicles
  • Smart manufacturing systems
  • Low-power circuits and electronics
  • Embedded systems
  • Other technologies or applications related to Cyber-Physical Systems

The University of Virginia is rated as one of the top 3 public universities in the nation and Charlottesville is frequently cited as one of the best cities in which to live and work. The School of Engineering is committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community and women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

More information about the school’s initiative around Cyber-Physical Systems can be found through the Link Lab ( Applicants should apply to the graduate program through the graduate admissions site, should choose the department most aligned with their research interests, and should prominently indicate Cyber-physical Systems as an area of interest in their application. To have the highest chance of success, candidates should emphasize any experience with research, system design, and other examples of novel problem-solving. Application review will start Dec. 1, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.