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Graduate & PDF Research Positions for 2023/2024

  • I am hiring PDF/PhD/MSc for research on AI in wireless communications in collaboration with an industrial partner.  A strong background in either AI/Deep Learning OR Wireless Communications is required, and a background in both is ideal. Knowledge and experience with SDRs, USRPs and GNU radio is a plus.

    The focus of these projects is to investigate efficient AI techniques and methods to make future wireless networks more autonomous and robust. Work will involve collaboration with an industrial partner for projects supported by the Canadian Space Agency and National Defence, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program.

  • PDF position for a project on AI/ML for Application Traffic Prediction. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Omair Shafiq at Carleton University and Ericsson Canada/Sweden.

  • Hiring strong MSc/PhDs candidates for research at the intersection of wireless communications, extended reality and AI.

Graduate & PDF Research Positions for Spring/Fall 2022

I am accepting applications for M.Sc. and Ph.D. researchers passionate about 6G communications and applications. The positions are fully funded with an opportunity to collaborate with industry, other disciplines, and develop cutting-edge prototypes. Interested candidates are invited to apply for the following positions:

  • Brain Sensing and Communications [MSc/PhD/PDF]. This position is about brain sensing and communications and is an interdisciplinary collaboration with the Hotchkiss Brian Institute. A background in BCI, EEG signal processing, machine learning and wireless communications is desired along with strong programming skills. For the PhD and PDF positions, research contributions and publications in BCI are required.

  • 6G Communications [PhD/PDF]. This position is about fundamental research on future 6G wireless networks. Areas of focus include: robust L1/L2 at sub-THz frequencies, joint sensing and communications, and end-to-end system architectures using novel methods of C3 co-design and semantic communications. A strong background in wireless communications and machine learning is required including topics such as distributed and deep learning, signal processing, radar systems, stochastic optimization, optimization and cross-layer designs. Familiarity with SDRs/USRPs, software stacks like OpenAirInterface, and 3GPP standardization is a strong asset.

  • Immersive Communications [MSc/PhD]. This position is about investigating novel methods for reliable transmission of holographic and extended reality (XR) experiences. A strong background in multi-media encoding, wireless communications, and XR devices is desired and an aptitude for industrial internships. Throughout your program you will likely have an opportunity to work with leading XR content creators, wireless network vendors and service providers.

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Application details:

  • First please ensure that you meet the University of Calgary minimum admission requirements for the program you are applying to, e.g. minimum requirements for international students can be found here

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit the following to hatem.abouzeid [at] with:

    1. A brief paragraph highlighting: your most relevant skills, projects, and accomplishments, and your CGPA. Feel free to ask questions about the research as well.

    2. Please indicate your topic of interest in the email subject as "BCI-" or "XR-" or "6G-" and follow that with the program you are applying to. For example, if you are applying to the PhD position in Brain Sensing, please include "BCI-PhD"​ in the email subject.

    3. Your CV and university transcripts.

    4. English language test scores for international students.

    5. Evidence of strong writing and programming skills. For example, a course project report and/or publications, preferably with sample code.

  • Application Deadline: January 24th, 2022. 

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Undergraduate Research Positions  for Summer 2022

Students at the University of Calgary and other Canadian universities are invited to apply for summer research positions. The research work includes software development and machine learning for IoT, augmented and extended reality, and brain computer interfaces (BCI). There are two positions for Summer 2022:

  • Brain Sensing & Communications [BCI]. This is an interdisciplinary project in collaboration with the Hotchkiss Brian Institute and the research will involve investigating novel ways of conducting BCI, data analysis, software development, and machine learning for efficient BCIs.

  • Intelligent Industrial Internet-of-Things [IoT]. This is a project on smart industrial IoT that involves working with  machine learning, data analytics, and software development for applications toward a more sustainable planet, connected drones, and automated manufacturing. You will have an opportunity to refine the scope to an application of interest to you and work with software and hardware, e.g., NVIDIA Jetson Nano, Hololens 2, Virtual Reality HMDs, and analytics on IoT datasets. 

Interested students are asked to send an email to hatem.abouzeid [at] with the subject either "BCI-Summer"​or "IoT-Summer" depending on your project preference, along with:

  1. A brief cover letter mentioning any software development or machine learning experience you have. 

  2. Your CV, GPA, and relevant courses taken/transcripts.

  3. A sample project report, preferably with sample code.

  • Application Deadline: January 24th, 2022. 

Note: UCalgary students will be expected to apply to the PURE Program.

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