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Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

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PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting edge research experience in electrical and electronics engineering, or in electrical and [+]

Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering 

 

The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting edge research experience in electrical and electronics engineering, or in electrical and computer engineering crossing the boundary of the two disciplines. The focus of this program is excellence in research. Graduates of the program can join industry or continue to work in academia.

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Communications  Computational Biology & Bioinformatics  Computational EM, Waves and Optics  Computer Graphics  Concurrent systems: Multi-threaded software, multi-core systems Cryptography, Security and Privacy  Design Technologies for Hardware, Soft-ware and Biological Systems Digital Signal Processing  Distributed & Parallel Computing  Image Processing & Computer Vision  Information Theory Integrated Circuits and Computer-Aided Design for VLSI Intelligent Systems & Machine Learning  Micro & Nano Systems (MEMS & NEMS) Multimedia & Networking Multimedia  Signal Processing Nanoscale and Molecular Communications  Natural Language Processing  Peer-to-Peer Systems and Network Protocols Secure Cloud Services  Software Engineering: Reliability, Analysis, Verification Speech Processing  Underwater Acoustic Communications  Wireless Communications Wireless Networks ... [-]

Manufacturing Technology

Brno University of Technology
Campus 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level. [+]

Manufacturing Technology Original title in Czech: Strojírenská technology Abbreviation: D4T-K Level of course unit: Doctoral Faculty: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Academic year: 2017/2018 Title awarded: Ph.D. Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Manufacturing Technology" Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle) Accredited until: 31.12.2020 Specific admission requirements: The student must have finished a relevant field of technical science MSc study programme. The admission procedure consists of the parts from applied mathematics and physics and a discussion on a topic related to the subject of PhD study programme. Profile of the programme: The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work. Key learning outcomes: Doctoral study programme is dealing with manufacturing technologies mainly, such as machining, forming, welding, foundry and coatings, including automation of technological processes. It is a very advanced level of education achievable in the study course of Manufacturing Technology in the University. If the study is finished successfully, the academic title Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded. This course is designed for students with high academic ability who show an aptitude to “fast track” to Chartered Engineer status, and to senior positions within the profession. There is no selection in the specialization, but the research work belongs to the appropriate technology of production (machining, forming, welding, casting, etc). Examination regulations, assessment and grading: Examination and assessment regulations Graduation requirements: A specific number of ECTS credits, final state examination, doctoral thesis Mode of study: combined study Programme supervisor: prof. Ing. Ladislav Zemčík, CSc. [-]

Manufacturing Technology

Brno University of Technology
Campus Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level. [+]

Best Part time Doctors of Philosophy in Electronics 2017. Manufacturing Technology Original title in Czech: Strojírenská technologie Abbreviation: D4T-K Level of course unit: Doctoral Faculty: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Academic year: 2017/2018 Title awarded: Ph.D. Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Manufacturing Technology" Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle) Accredited until: 31.12.2020 Specific admission requirements: The student must have finished a relevant field of technical science MSc study programme. The admission procedure consists of the parts from applied mathematics and physics and a discussion on a topic related to the subject of PhD study programme. Profile of the programme: The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work. Key learning outcomes: Doctoral study programme is dealing with manufacturing technologies mainly, such as machining, forming, welding, foundry and coatings, including automation of technological processes. It is a very advanced level of education achievable in the study course of Manufacturing Technology in the University. If the study is finished successfully, the academic title Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded. This course is designed for students with high academic ability who show an aptitude to “fast track” to Chartered Engineer status, and to senior positions within the profession. There is no selection in the specialization, but the research work belongs to the appropriate technology of production (machining, forming, welding, casting, etc). Examination regulations, assessment and grading: Examination and assessment regulations Graduation requirements: A specific number of ECTS credits, final state examination, doctoral thesis Mode of study: combined study [-]

Electrical Engineering and Communication

Brno University of Technology
Campus 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The doctor study programme provides the specialised university education to the graduates of the previous master study in electronics and communication technologies. [+]

Electrical Engineering and Communication Electronics and Communication branch Abbreviation: PPA-EST Length of Study: 4 years Programme: Electrical Engineering and Communication Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication Academic year: 2017/2018 Accredited from: 25.7.2007 Accredited until: 31.12.2020 Profile of the branch: The doctor study programme provides the specialised university education to the graduates of the previous master study in electronics and communication technologies. The students are educated in various branches of theoretical and applied electronics and communication techniques. The students make deeper their theoretical knowledge of higher mathematics and physics, and they earn also knowledge of applied informatics and computer techniques. They get ability to produce scientific works. Key learning outcomes: The doctors are able to solve scientific and complex engineering tasks from the area of electronics and communications. Wide fundamentals and deep theoretical basis of the study program bring high adaptability and high qualification of doctors for the most of requirements of their future creative practice in all areas of electronic engineering and communications. The doctors are competent to work as scientists and researchers in many areas of basic research or research and development, as high-specialists in the development, design, construction, and application areas in many institutions, companies, and organisations of the electrical and electronic research, development, and industry as in the areas of communication and data transmission services and systems, inclusively in the special institutions of the state administration. In all of these branches they are able to work also as the leading scientific-, research-, development- or technical-managers. Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: The doctors are able to solve scientific and complex engineering tasks from the area of electronics and communication. Wide fundamentals and deep theoretical basis of the study program bring high adaptability and high qualification of doctors for the most of requirements of their future creative practice in all areas of electronic engineering and communications. The doctors are competent to work as scientists and researchers in many areas of basic research or research and development, as high-specialists in the development, design, construction, and application areas in many institutions, companies, and organizations of the electrical and electronic research, development, and industry as in the areas of communication and data transmission services and systems, inclusively in the special institutions of the state administration. In all of these branches they are able to work also as the leading scientific-, research-, and development- or technical-managers. Branch supervisor: prof. Ing. Aleš Prokeš, Ph.D. Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program: Advanced Diagnostics and Localization of Short-circuit and Micro Short-circuit in Small Motors The aims of the proposed project are to explore opportunity of detection and localization of short-circuit and micro short circuits in winding of small motors. The micro short-circuit causes the electromagnetic interferences which are transmitted to free space or is inducted into the power supply network. In the concept of detection and localization of these failures is good to take into account following approaches: antenna measurement; detection of failures in magnetic field of motor and monitoring the current distribution of tested motor in wide frequency range. Further, there is necessary to classify influence of short-circuits and micro short-circuits in wide frequency range of electromagnetic interference. More over for this type of interference detection could be used the spectral power density of interfering signal. Keep in mind, that such measurements have to be done by normally used measuring devices e.g. low cost spectrum analyser or oscilloscope. Finally, develop and introduce simple methodology for measuring and classification of short-circuit and micro short-circuit influence in small motors. Classification methodology has to be very simple to use and have to provide clear results. The simple methodology for localization of short-circuit position have to be also developed. The precision and resolution of the proposed methodology has to be at minimum for each stage of motor winding. The design and development of simple device for micro short-circuit in small motors has to be part of whole Ph. D. project. Tutor: Dřínovský Jiří, Ing., Ph.D. Advanced EMI Filters Models The project is focused on the analysis of single-phase EMI filters. The analysis has to be focused on the uncertain impedance termination of the EMI filters. The termination has a dominant influence on the filter's insertion loss and also on so call "worst-case" performance. The results will be checked by a lot of measurements and also several mathematical analyses. For these analyses will be designed accurate filter's models. Tutor: Dřínovský Jiří, Ing., Ph.D. An accurate voltage reference for automotive applications This work is focused on finding new principles and optimization of existing circuits used for generation of a reference voltage. The reference voltage generator will be used in automotive applications. Specifics of the automotive applications are wide temperature range (-50 deg C to +200 deg C) and low sensitivity to interfering signals. The desired temperature range requires higher order temperature compensation. Part of this work is a realization of the proposed new voltage reference generator as a test chip and detail measurements of achieved parameters and immunity to disturbances. Tutor: Dřínovský Jiří, Ing., Ph.D. Analysis and modeling of the transmission in the second generation digital television using spatial diversity technique The next generation of terrestrial digital video broadcasting standard (DVB-T2) incorporates the option of using multiple-input single-output (MISO) spatial diversity transmission technique. This dissertation thesis focuses on the exploring and analysis of signal transmission in the second generation terrestrial digital television standard (DVB-T2/T2-Lite) uses spatial diversity transmission techniques MISO and in the future MIMO. A prerequisite of such analysis is a creation of an appropriate simulation model, allows to simulate and analyze the signal transmission which consider multipath propagation with selective fading, and adjustable system parameters of the transmitter and receiver system blocks. A possible verification of theoretical (simulation) results by measurement either in a real environment or in laboratory conditions is also considered. The main aim of this work is the definition of the influence of the system parameters on the bit error rate (BER) and on the quality of the signal transmission. A possible coexistence with mobile services (provided by LTE/LTE-A) in a shared frequency bands can be also considered. Tutor: Polák Ladislav, Ing., Ph.D. Analysis and simulation of the mobile digital television transmission Doctoral thesis is focused on transmission analysis of the digital television in a new DVB-T2 Lite (Digital Video Broadcasting – 2nd Generation Terrestrial) and NGH (Next Generation Handheld) standards. Prerequisite of the successful analysis is design of convenient simulation model of the transmission and digital modulation with optional parameters of each block and verification of the model by realization of experimental measurements. Model of the transmission channel should be designed with the possibility of multipath reception and selective fading simulation. The aim of the work is evaluation of the modulator and transmission channel parameters on achieved bit-error rate and quality of the transmission and mobile services. Tutor: Kratochvíl Tomáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. Analysis of asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) The topic is oriented to the domain of asymmetric multiprocessong (AMP) for special tasks/parts of operating systems for different core platforms. Today’s' AMP processors are designed for specific groups of tasks (low interrupt latencies, low peripheral modules latencies, security mechanisms, etc.). The question is how to use the current hardware capabilities in a level of operating systems. The idea is to decompose one instance of the operating system over several processor cores. The goal of the PhD work will be to choose/create several algorithms and data structures for effective cooperation of tasks for AMPs, next the analysis of task executions, and to verify the proposed schema on an opensource system. Tutor: Frýza Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Analysis of nonlinear electronic systems using Volterra series theory The aim of the project is to elaborate ways of description of nonlinear electronic systems using Volterra series theory and find effective methods of their solution. In theoretical part, existing methods will critically be evaluated and computationally more efficient procedures searched, including multivariate Laplace transform approach and related numerical techniques. Attention will be focused on use in the analysis of systems with distributed parameters with nonlinearities. In experimental part, dependencies between Volterra series kernels and X-parameters measured by nonlinear vector network analyzer are supposed to be exploited. Potential candidates should have an interest in applied mathematics and programming in MATLAB. Tutor: Brančík Lubomír, prof. Ing., CSc. Analysis of stochastic changes of interconnects parameters The aim of the project is to develop techniques of the analysis of stochastic changes of interconnects parameters in electronic systems on a basis of the theory of stochastic differential equations (SDE). The subject of the research will be devoted partly to the application of ordinary SDEs, useful to describe models with lumped parameters, and partly to the study of the applicability of partial SDEs, useful for continuous models based on the telegraphic equations. It is expected generalization of some proposed techniques towards the analysis of hybrid electronic systems based on stochastic differential-algebraic equations (SDAE). Effectiveness of the proposed methods will be evaluated by comparison with standard statistical approaches such as Monte Carlo method. Potential candidates should have an interest in applied mathematics and programming in MATLAB. Tutor: Brančík Lubomír, prof. Ing., CSc. Application of the principle of free space optical links in transport systems Traffic telematics integrates information and telecommunication technologies with transport engineering by the support of the other related fields to increased transport volumes and transport efficiency and increased safety and comfort of transport in the existing infrastructure. Research will cover the modeling of intelligent transport systems and selection of parts which can be operated on the principle of free space optical links. It will be necessary to design an optical system for monitoring of the meteorological conditions of the atmosphere which can influence the quality of the transport systems. The project also includes the design of optical subsystems applicable in the traffic telematics solutions and the method of communication between particular parts of the system. Tutor: Hudcová Lucie, Ing., Ph.D. Applications of electronically controllable bilinear two-ports for approximation of functional blocks with fractional order character This work deals with synthesis/approximation of network building blocks (integrator, derivator, etc.) of the fractional order circuit by help of chains of subparts employing bilinear transfer sections of the integer order where independent electronic control of the zero and pole location is allowed. This approximation (valid in limited frequency bandwidth) allows to obtain fractional exponent of the Laplace operator s and construction of the so-called “half integrator” (1/s^0.5) for example. The work in this topic is focused to circuit theory but partial results will be verified experimentally with attention to suitable practical applications and applications in smart components of physical layer of communication systems. Tutor: Šotner Roman, Ing., Ph.D. Coexistence between mobile communication networks and digital broadcasting networks in shared frequency bands This dissertation thesis focuses on the definition and exploring of possible coexistence scenarios between wireless communication services (LTE/LTE-A, IEEE 802.11p, IEEE 802.22) and digital video broadcasting services (DVB-T/T2/T2-Lite, mobile NGH). These scenarios can be critical (a partial or full loss of services, provided by considered communication systems), and noncritical (both communication systems can coexist without significant performance degradation). The main aim of this work is to explore different coexistence scenarios of considered wireless communication systems and to develop appropriate simulation models. A possible verification of theoretical (simulation) results by measurement either in a real environment or in laboratory conditions is also considered. Tutor: Polák Ladislav, Ing., Ph.D. Coexistence of the digital broadcasting networks and mobile communications Doctoral thesis is focused on analysis of the critical coexistence scenarios between the services of the digital television (eg. DVB-T/T2, NGH) and wireless services of mobile communications (eg. GSM/UMTS/LTE/ZigBee/BT/WiGig). In case of non-proper frequency selection in the shared frequency bands, these services can disturb each other and consequently critically interfere. Prerequisite of the successful solution is definition of the collision scenarios and recommendations for proper frequency bands selection. The aim of the work is analysis of the coexistence, realization of the simulation models and verification by using of real digital television and mobile communication signals and measurements. Tutor: Kratochvíl Tomáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. Coexistence of the wireless communication systems in shared ISM frequency bands The fifth-generation (5G) technology is the next step in the evolution of advanced wireless communication systems where wireless equipment can process radio frequency signals, provided by various communication systems, in a shared frequency band. This dissertation thesis focuses on the definition and exploring of possible coexistence scenarios between advanced wireless communication standards (LTE/LTE-A and IEEE 802.11g/n/ac) in shared ISM frequency bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). These scenarios can be critical (a partial or full loss of services, provided by considered communication systems), and noncritical (both communication systems can coexist without significant performance degradation). The main aim of this work is to explore different coexistence scenarios of considered wireless communication systems and to develop appropriate simulation models. A possible verification of theoretical (simulation) results by measurement either in a real environment or in laboratory conditions is also considered. Tutor: Polák Ladislav, Ing., Ph.D. Communication techniques for optical wireless transmission in atmosphere The topic of the proposed dissertation is focused on the use of optical wireless links in fully-photonic design that are designed for high-speed data communication or transmissions of ultrastable signals without any electro-optical conversion. The atmosphere brings to the transmission channel random attenuation and delay, which should be appropriately compensated. The project includes both theoretical and experimental studies of the atmospheric optical channel, modeling of its characteristics, and design and verification of compensatory techniques. A potential candidate should have an interest in experimentation and practical implementation of transmission systems, e.g. on the basis of FPGA. Tutor: Kolka Zdeněk, prof. Dr. Ing. Detection of alcohol by voice analysis Proposed project is oriented to detection of alcohol using signal analysis of phone speech. The aim of this project is development and testing of special algorithms for investigation of alcohol intoxication in low level which is not audible but affect the activity and behaviour of persons. Development of algorithms will be based on robust DSP methods applicable both in real-time analysis and stored signal analysis. In addition, some specific databases under realistic conditions will be created. Tutor: Sigmund Milan, prof. Ing., CSc. Determination of the limits of the quantitative parameters in optical wireless communication The work is focused on the study of atmospheric turbulence, which is an important factor affecting the properties of optical radiation. The work consists of detailed analysis of the turbulent media and describes horizontal and vertical models of the atmosphere. The methodology for quantification of the degree of turbulence considering the needs of optical wireless communication is the next point of the work. The main goal of the work is to determine the maximum achievable transmission rate in the optical wireless links. The dependence of the transmission rate on the degree of atmospheric turbulence and on the wavelength of the optical carrier for the various types of optical beams with respect to the used modulation and coding techniques will be examined. The analysis of bit error rate during the operation of optical wireless link in turbulent atmosphere should be a part of the work. The project is in large part experimental. Tutor: Hudcová Lucie, Ing., Ph.D. Effective data fusion methods for precise personal navigation The subject of this project is focused on research of methods for precise personal navigation based on data fusing of a few independent sources: GNSS receiver, inertial systems (electronic compass, accelerometer, gyroscope etc.). The goal of this work is investigation of effective fusing algorithms (using extended Kalman filtering, neural networks) for precise pedestrian positioning based on characterization of sensors. Results of this research will be used by rescue workers, worker in dangerous plant, indoor navigation etc. Tutor: Šebesta Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Effective data fusion methods for precise personal navigation The subject of this project is focused on research of methods for precise personal navigation based on data fusing of a few independent sources: GNSS receiver, inertial systems (electronic compass, accelerometer, gyroscope etc.). The goal of this work is investigation of effective fusing algorithms (using extended Kalman filtering, neural networks) for precise pedestrian positioning based on characterization of sensors. Results of this research will be used by rescue workers, worker in dangerous plant, indoor navigation etc. Tutor: Šebesta Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Electronically configurable transfer structures Presented topic consists in synthesis and design of standard and smart filtering circuits and two-ports generally providing an external (or also autonomous) electronic change of the transfer type and control of particular parameters of the filter manually or in dependence on character and spectral content of processed signal. Single-input and single-output structures (SISO), where change of input or output ports of circuit (typical for common multifunctional types) is not required, are preferred. Electronic reconfiguration of the filter response can be favorable in specific applications where mechanical reconnection of input or/and output of the circuit is undesirable. A utilization of existing active elements or development of new own device(s) is assumed. Tutor: Šotner Roman, Ing., Ph.D. Electronically controllable oscillators of higher and fractional orders Research is focused on modeling, simulations and experimental verification of circuit realizations of higher-order harmonic oscillators and inharmonic generators for structures of physical layer of communication systems working in base and inter-frequency band. The main task is to found features and application possibilities of circuits with higher order than 3 and circuits defined by differential equations of fractional order. An attention will be concentrated on frequency tunability, phase and magnitude relations between generated signals and suitable amplitude stabilization especially. Part of the work deals with detailed description of signal generation based on linear and nonlinear mathematical operations that are allowed by implementation of so-called constant phase elements producing constant phase shift between excitation signal and response. Tutor: Šotner Roman, Ing., Ph.D. Emulators of immittances of higher orders and their applications Synthesis and design of immittances (admittance/impedance) of higher order (Y = k.s^2, k.s^3, etc. for example) and their applications in various advanced controllable electronic circuits is topic of this work. Assumed study of design and application possibilities of circuits with integer-order and fractional-order character is very actual topic. It may be applied in design of smart components of modern communication systems. Validation of proposed methods and structures will be provided by simulations in Matlab, PSpice, or by eventual possibility of development of own structures in Cadence IC6 environment (CMOS technologies AMIS 0.35 um, TSMC 0.18 um). Tutor: Šotner Roman, Ing., Ph.D. Filter-bank modulation formats for 5G communications Filter-bank-based waveforms are candidates to replace OFDM in future generation of mobile communications. One of the most promissing techniques is FBMC. Due to the lack of available spectrum at microwave frequencies, it is also expected that the 5G systems will use millimeter waves with bandwidth of at least 2 GHz. The aim of the thesis is to design an optimal filter-bank waveform suitable for mm-wave communications with possible extension to MIMO scenario and to investigate its sensitivity to RF imperfection of on mm-wave components. Tutor: Maršálek Roman, prof. Ing., Ph.D. Channel models for data communication and localization Recent trends in the utilization of prospective electronic technologies in the automotive industry include among others applications of wireless sensor networks, localization techniques for short distances, data transmission in the vehicle compartment, or car to car and car to infrastructure communication (Car2X technologies). Fruitfulness of such techniques implementation depends among others on both the perfect knowledge of the transmission channel and on the choice of a suitable wireless technology. The UWB (Ultra Wide-Band) in 3 - 11 GHz and 57 - 64 GHz or IR (Infra-Red) technologies are considered to be most promising for such applications. The aim of the project is research into transmission channels properties and creation of the channel models for applications aimed at positioning and data communication in outdoor environment and vehicle interior and design of the communication and localization system concepts ensuring reliable functionality. Tutor: Prokeš Aleš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. Channel models for future generations of mobile networks Steadily growing number of communication devices per area and increasing quality of services require allocation of more frequency resources. Millimeter wave (MMW) frequencies between 30 and 300 GHz are very prospective for next-generation broadband cellular networks. Specific limitations of MMW signal propagation, extremely large bandwidth and time variable environment caused by mobile users connected to a backhaul networks traveling in rugged municipal environments create unprecedented challenges to the development of broadband communication systems using advanced technologies for eliminating the undesirable time varying channel features. The aim of the project is measurement and modelling of the broadband non-stationary MMW channel (between mobile users and backhaul) in time and spatial domain in order to evaluate feasibility of advanced techniques such as beamforming or massive MIMO spatial multiplexing implementation. The main goals of this topic include the effect of multipath components propagation on the time/spatial energy distribution and its statistical evaluation. Tutor: Prokeš Aleš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. Intelligent feeding networks The aim of the project is area of pasive and active circuits, which allow changes to signal transmission in the position of feeding network, for example phasing circuits, tunable filter circuits etc. Proposed structure should be modeled theoretically and verified by realization targeted on perspective bands of centimeter and milimeter waves. Aplication of the circuits should be targeted to inteligent antenna systems, which will allow reconfigurablility during operation. Tutor: Urbanec Tomáš, Ing., Ph.D. Low-profile directional antennas for band of millimeter waves The project is focused on the research of the novel low-profile antenna concepts for the band of millimeter waves. The attention of the project should be concentrated on the development of novel technologies and exploitation of novel materials for antenna design. Further attention should be focused on circuits connected to an antenna. Proposed antenna concepts should find application in directional radio links for selected frequency bands. Tutor: Láčík Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Machine type communication in mobile networks The importance of the so-called Machine Type Communication and Machine to Machine Communication in the area of mobile communication networks has been rising recently. Such type of traffic is characterized by high network capacity requirement, i.e. the possibility to serve a high number of terminals at the same time. The essence of this project is proposal of approaches suitable for increasing the network capacity, e.g. modification of access techniques, scheduling, etc. Verification of the proposed techniques in existing software simulation tools is assumed. Tutor: Slanina Martin, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Methods for precise positioning in wireless sensor networks The subject of this project is focused on research of methods and hardware systems for precise localization of wireless sensors in networks. The goal of the research is analysis of current methods and their optimization with application in millimeter bands (MMID), eventually sub-millimeter bands, using UWB signals. Topic of the project includes an effective cooperation of multi-sensor systems (proper protocols, Kalman filtering). Systems for precise positioning of robotic machines, personal localization in buildings, in-car detection of a driver, or accurate localization of RFID tags are objective applications of this research. Tutor: Šebesta Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Model of a shared transmission channel for future wireless communication systems Doctoral thesis is focused on analysis of the modern and future wireless communication systems and their coexistence in a shared transmission channel. During the analysis, the systems like digital television broadcasting (eg. DVB-T/T2, NGH), standards for mobile communications (eg. GSM/UMTS/LTE), wireless communication systems (eg. ZigBee, BT, WLAN, WPAN) etc., have to be taken into account. Prerequisite of the successful solution is definition of the statistical model of the transmission channel with variable parameters and then its verification including simulated coexistence with various wireless services. The aim of the work is not only the model of the transmission channel, but also a definition of the forward error correction scheme that is optimized for the verified and shared transmission channel model. Tutor: Kratochvíl Tomáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. Multimedia in heterogeneous wireless networks Although the concepts and technologies for future 5th generation (5G) mobile networks are not fixed yet, it can be expected that rather than a radical change in the architecture of network and radio access interface we can expect extension of the set of available radio interfaces with improved energy efficiency, support of new usage scenarios and cooperation of different wireless systems in providing the best possible connectivity in a given location. In such a heterogeneous environment the technical parameters of data link can vary significantly. The aim of the project is to investigate the possibilities of video transmission in such environment and to find and optimize those components, which have the largest impact on the quality of service. Tutor: Slanina Martin, doc. Ing., Ph.D. New active elements combining more ways of electronic control and their applications This topic is focused on study of novel principles of electronic control in the frame of internal architecture of an active element. It extends performances of existing active elements such as: current conveyors, transconductors, current and voltage amplifiers, etc. These elements offer only one adjustable parameter in most cases. Main goals are identification of hitherto unpublished possibilities of the control in the frame of one block or simple combination of several basic sub-blocks. Investigation of this active device will be provided by ideal models, behavioral models (emulators) based on commercially available devices and their realization in suitable CMOS technology. Verification of usability of these active elements in suitable standard and smart circuit applications is also supposed. Tutor: Šotner Roman, Ing., Ph.D. Numerical modeling of anisotropic structures Anisotropic materials exhibit different electric and magnetic properties in different directions. Composite materials, which are used for construction of cars and airplanes more and more frequently, belong to this category of materials. The project is aimed to the development of numerical models of anisotropic structures (composite materials, meta-materials) to be used for the verification of experimental characterization of anisotropic materials. Numerical models will be developed both in commercial electromagnetic solvers and in in-house code based on finite elements. The described research is a part of a prepared Czech-Austrian project to be solved in cooperation with Vienna University of Technology. Tutor: Raida Zbyněk, prof. Dr. Ing. Optical Wireless Link Based on Fully Photonic Technology The object of this research project consists in developing new methods and techniques for the optical wireless links (OWL) based on the implementation of fiber elements into the communication terminal. The aim of the project is to analyze OWL applications in transport telematics, to analyze atmospheric phenomena and to improve reliability of the link working in an unsteady and non-homogeneous atmosphere. The optimal wavelength of carrier regarding eye safety and atmospheric effects will be studied. Tutor: Wilfert Otakar, prof. Ing., CSc. Printable electronics for wearable applications The project is focused on the integration of high-frequency electronic components to textile materials (the concept of Textile Integrated Waveguides). The research is aimed to exploit special pastes for screen-printing and inks for inkjet printing to develop sensor networks in textile materials. Connection of sensors is assumed being wireless (wireless body area networks) or guided (waveguides sewed in the textile substrate by conductive threads). The topic is a part of a common research with the company SINTEX. Wearable electronic systems are going to be applied in textile materials for health and sport applications. The described research is a part of a prepared project to be solved in cooperation with the Center of Polymer Systems in Zlin. Tutor: Raida Zbyněk, prof. Dr. Ing. Reconfigurable antennas The project is focused on the research of reconfigurable antennas for future generations of mobile networks which are capable of adaptation on current network demands and environment conditions. The main attention should be concentrated on the research of original radiators and ways of controlling their properties. The radiators should be exploited for novel beam steerable antenna concepts with multi-polarizing ability and selectivity in operating frequency. Tutor: Láčík Jaroslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Research on Coding and Data Processing Used in Free Space Optics and its Implementation The project aims research on new communication techniques applied in terrestrial free space optics links. The goals are to mitigate influence of the atmosphere to the transmission, to optimize the communication technology and to increase its reliability and availability. The research includes implementation of computationally demanding algorithms using FPGA and GPU. Open-source graphical frameworks enabling access to the GPU such as OpenCL and Vulkan are supposed to be used for the implementation of the algorithms. Tutor: Wilfert Otakar, prof. Ing., CSc. Semantic analysis of video The topic is oriented to the domain of video data processing, mainly to the semantic analysis, image understanding, scene analysis, image retrieval, etc. The semantic analysis is a tool for understanding of video scene meaning. It could be used for more effective work with big data, video archiving, searching, browsing. The possible application could be also the intelligent transportation system (ITS), which is based on several technologies, such as communication networks, video processing and transmission, computer vision, etc. The goal of the PhD work will be an analysis of the current state of semantic analysis and creating of more effective ways for image and video understanding. Tutor: Frýza Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Sensing electromagnetic phenomena of animal brain The project is aimed to investigate potential approaches to measurements of electromagnetic fields on the surface of an animal head, and to develop a solver of an inverse problem to determine equivalent currents inside the head. In order to verify correctness of the solution of the inverse problem, a phantom of the animal head has to be developed enabling us to change currents inside the head deterministically, and to measure electromagnetic phenomena on the surface of the head. The described research is a part of a prepared project to be solved in cooperation with the Center of Mental Health and Center of Polymer Systems. Tutor: Raida Zbyněk, prof. Dr. Ing. Sensor networks for vehicles One of the ways reducing the cost and consumption of cars, aircrafts, and other transport vehicles is the replacement of expensive and relatively heavy wiring harness interconnecting tens to hundreds of sensors and actuators with control unit by a wireless network. Multipath propagation of signals in a noisy environment and coordination of a mutual communication, however, requires the use of special techniques and signal processing algorithms. The aim of the project is design and optimization of the multi-hop sensor network. The appropriate modulation, methods of equalization and error correction, etc. on the physical layer and methods of communication resources allocation and coordination of data transfer at higher layers will be investigated. Tutor: Prokeš Aleš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. Signal Integrity Analysis for Pulse-Excited Antenna Arrays The thesis aims at the development of a purely time-domain methodology capable of characterizing the peformance of pulse-excited (ultra-wide band) antenna arrays. Namely, the emphasis is placed on the distortion in radiated EM signatures and its characterization by properly defined antenna-system fidelity factors accounting for such systems' beam-shaping and beam-steering capabilities. The thesis will cover (1) analytical and numerical time-domain analyses of generic antenna elements; (2) general description of the pulsed EM-radiation characteristics of an antenna array in dependence on its configurational (e.g. positioning of antenna elements) and excitation parameters (e.g. the pulse shape of feeding electric currents); (3) analytical study into mutual EM space-time coupling between antenna elements; (4) illustrative parameter studies of selected antenna arrays validating the proposed concepts. Tutor: Štumpf Martin, Ing., Ph.D. Source and channel coding of video data for wireless communication systems In present-day communication systems (such as digital television), the error control coding of the transmitted data is often applied independently of the source coding: parity is added to the source-coded digital signal, resulting in fixed correction capacity related to the code rate. For digital video signals such a scheme provides unchanged picture quality up to the point of exceeding the capacity of the code, where the quality drops rapidly. The aim of this project is to explore the usability of Unequal Error Protection (UEP) and Joint Source-Channel Coding (JSCC) techniques in the area of new broadcasting services (e.g., DVB-NGH) and propose optimal setup of these coding schemes for real transmission conditions. The proposed techniques should allow for graceful degradation of visual quality in degrading reception conditions, increasing the universality of systems under consideration. Tutor: Slanina Martin, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Special advanced active elements in applications of digital modulations This work is focused on study of utilization of special active elements and blocks in the designs of digital modulators and demodulators (for example: frequency hopping, phase shift keying, pulse width modulation, etc.) for structures of physical layer of communication systems working in base-band and inter-frequency band. Design of final applications supposes proposals of own network solutions of electronically controllable oscillators and generators of signals with specific output waveforms. One goal of this work consists in specification of parameters of active elements and blocks required for their utilization in such applications. Theoretical hypotheses will be verified by computer simulations and by experiments with commercially available elements (behavioral emulator), or eventually by simulations and realization of proposed systems in available CMOS technology (AMIS 0.35 um, TSMC 0.18 um). Tutor: Šotner Roman, Ing., Ph.D. Substrate integrated waveguide based antenna array Concepts of substrate-integrated guiding structures will be exploited for the implementation of feeding and beam-forming networks of terahertz antenna arrays. A potential reconfigurability of networks will be investigated. Terahertz signal will be obtained by the multiplication of conventional microwave frequencies. Research will be conducted in cooperation with the company RAMET. New concepts of antenna arrays will be therefore applied in traffic monitoring and control systems. Funding from the international training network "Convergence of Electronics and Photonics Technologies for Enabling Terahertz Applications" can be provided. Tutor: Raida Zbyněk, prof. Dr. Ing. Substrate integrated waveguide based antenna array Concepts of substrate-integrated guiding structures will be exploited for the implementation of feeding and beam-forming networks of terahertz antenna arrays. A potential reconfigurability of networks will be investigated. Terahertz signal will be obtained by the multiplication of conventional microwave frequencies. Research will be conducted in cooperation with the company RAMET. New concepts of antenna arrays will be therefore applied in traffic monitoring and control systems. Funding from the international training network "Convergence of Electronics and Photonics Technologies for Enabling Terahertz Applications" can be provided. Tutor: Raida Zbyněk, prof. Dr. Ing. Technology and methods for precise localization in centimeter and millimeter bands The subject of this project is focused on research of high precise distance measurement and positioning of objects using radio-communication systems in centimeter and millimeter wave bands. The goal of this work is oriented to development of effective methods and reliable systems for precise measurement of distances or positions of objects based on deterministic signals or standardized radio-communication signals with accuracy up to centimeters. Achievement of such required accuracy needs an application of UWB systems and channel modeling for various scenarios. Also precise mutual positioning of cars using C2C communication is objective application of this research. Tutor: Šebesta Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D. Wideband Vector Measurements The aim of the project is the study of operation theory and proposition of new solutions for wideband microwave vector measurement system with the main orientation to the sixport measurement methods. Actual used systems are dedicated to lower microwave frequencies and from technological point of view they are not applicable to higher frequencies. Research of the necessary calibration sets and basic function methods is also included in the project. Also the study of parameter details of measurement systems and modeling of their behavior with the changes in environment, long term stability etc. will be contained in the research project. Tutor: Urbanec Tomáš, Ing., Ph.D. Wireless networks for personal assistive technologies Doctoral thesis is focused on analysis and modeling of the personal assistive technologies for people with sensorial or motoric handicap. Thesis deals with design of the wireless networks consist of video image and audio sensors and their connectivity into the Internet of Things (IoT) and according services. Optimization of the network regarding relevant features extraction from the captured data, its volume in the wireless network, energy balance and computing demands of the components at the same time with reliability of the present and future wireless networks coexistence are points to be investigated. The aim of the work is experimental verification of the wireless network concept in selected use cases of the personal assistive system. Tutor: Kratochvíl Tomáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. Click here to read information about other branches. [-]

DIng / DPhil in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis,and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. [+]

Best Part time Doctors of Philosophy in Electronics 2017. DIng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis,and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields. Qualification outcomes Exit level outcomes: The qualified student will be able to: Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyse and solve original engineering research/development problems creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e.Mathematics, Basic Science and Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced engineering research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively,individually or with others,as a member of a team, group, organisation and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence,and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies,and perform data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced engineering research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of engineering research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components, systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of research. Employ various learning strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering research/development activities. Explore,where applicable, education and career opportunities in advanced engineering research/development. Organise and develop,where applicable,entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering, technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DIng: Electrical and Electronic will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and thesis successfully. DPhil in Electrical and Electronic Engineering The purpose of the qualification is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences or related inter-disciplinary principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct independent fundamental inter-disciplinary engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields. Qualification outcomes Exit level outcomes: The qualified student will be able to: Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyse and solve research/development problems of an original nature creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge and/or Computer Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage research project(s), demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively,individually or with others,as a member of a team, group, organisation and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of interdisciplinary research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence,and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of inter-disciplinary research. Plan and conduct advanced inter-disciplinary investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies,and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specifically research audience,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced inter-disciplinary research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of engineering research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform synthesis of systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of inter-disciplinary research. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of inter-disciplinary research/development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities in advanced research/development. Organise and develop,where applicable,entrepreneurial opportunities through technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level.Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DPhil: Electrical and Electronic Engineering will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and thesis successfully. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering

Aalto University
Campus 4 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering comprises 23 research fields. In the field of technology, information and communication technology and micro- and nanotechnology have been chosen as the focus areas. Of the great themes in society, energy, environment and health and well-being are central to our school. [+]

The focus of the school’s research activities is on the development of key technologies and the research problems posed by great societal challenges. The Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering comprises 23 research fields. In the field of technology, information and communication technology and micro- and nanotechnology have been chosen as the focus areas. Of the great themes in society, energy, environment and health and well-being are central to our school. The programme is a joint effort of the Departments of Electrical and Automation, Micro- and Nano Sciences, Radio Science and Engineering, Signal Processing and Acoustics, and Communications and Networking. In addition, the Metsähovi Radio Observatory and Micronova, the Centre for Micro- and Nanotechnology are also responsible for the supervision of doctoral dissertations. A postgraduate degree comprises both theoretical studies and research work. The recommended period for completing the degree of Licentiate of Science (Technology) is two years and four years for completing the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology). In case the theoretical studies have been completed in connection with the licentiate degree, a doctoral dissertation is the only further requirement for the doctoral degree. The amount of required theoretical studies is altogether 40 credits. Theoretical studies comprise two modules: research field module (25-30 cr.) and scientific practices and principles module (5-20 cr.). The main focus of a postgraduate degree is on scientific research work. A licentiate thesis must be written for a licentiate degree. To complete a doctoral degree, a student must produce and publish a doctoral dissertation as well as defending it at a public examination. [-]

Ph.D in Electrical Engineering

National Chung Cheng University
Campus 3 - 5 weeks September 2017 Taiwan Chia Yi

The PhD program, which provides academic training for students aiming to pursue an academic career in electrical engineering at higher education or research institutions, is tailor-made to suit students' different needs in their future academic research. With the guidance from the advisers, curriculums are designed to best fit students’ needs in their future research direction. [+]

Best Part time Doctors of Philosophy in Electronics 2017. The Department of Electrical Engineering at National Chung Cheng University started as a graduate institute in July 1990, and the undergraduate program was established in 1992. The Ph.D. program and another undergraduate class were added in 1993 and 1999, respectively. It is one of the best institutes in Taiwan for the education and training of professionals in electrical engineering. The PhD program, which provides academic training for students aiming to pursue an academic career in electrical engineering at higher education or research institutions, is tailor-made to suit students' different needs in their future academic research. With the guidance from the advisers, curriculums are designed to best fit students’ needs in their future research direction. Courses for Graduate Institute of Electrical Engineering The following courses are all taught in English: Computer Engineering Group Advanced FPGA designs Computer Vision Design and manufacture of microprocessor DSP control and application designs Fundamental of robotic controls and sensing Intelligent Agent Systems Machine learning and neural networks (special topics) Open source robotics course Signal Processing and Multimedia Communication Group Digital image processing Pattern recognition VLSI signal processing Video signal processing Machine learning Speech processing Digital signal processing Medical signal processing DSP processor design Communication and Networking Group Computer Network Architecture Network Security Embedded Operating Systems Network programming Microprocessor based system and interface techniques Introduction to operating system Communication Systems Group Stochastic Processes Digital Communications Next-Generation Mobile Cellular Systems Multiple Input Multiple Output Techniques for Wireless Communications Spectral analysis and DOA estimation Information theory Error correcting code Electromagnetic Integrated Circuits and Systems Group Advanced Electromagnetic Theory RF Circuit Design Radio Frequency Power Amplifier RF Transceiver Design in Wireless Communications Microwave Communication Design for Planar and Multilayered Circuits Microwave Active Circuit Design Antenna Theory and Design VLSI for Wireless Communication Signal Integrity of High-Speed Circuit Electric Power, Renewable Energy, and Power Electronics Group Advanced Power System Analysis Power Quality Modern Control System Advanced Electric Machine Theory Wind Energy Generation Introduction to Smart Grid System on Chips (SoC) Group Application-Specific Integrated Circuits Design of Low-Power Integrated Circuits Physical Design Automation for Nanometer Integrated Circuits Computer-Aided Design of VLSI Circuits Design of Analog Integrated Circuits Design of Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits Program of Study The program of study includes: Ph.D. program: Should fit the requirement before graduation: Courses: 18 credits Qualifying Examination Dissertation Dissertation Defense Admission The PhD program is open to students from all over the world. Currently, the enrollment of PhD program students is 63. Application Deadline: March 15 for fall semester beginning in September Language Proficiency: Basic oral and reading proficiency level in Chinese and intermediate/advanced level in English Guideline for International Student Application: http://ciae.ccu.edu.tw/ciaeenglish/admissions.html In addition to application data, an interview via SKYPE or Phone will be required and arranged Scholarships Student applicants could apply for the CCU scholarship covering tuition waiver and free on-campus accommodation. Competitive candidates could also apply for Research Assistant Funding (USD 200-330 per month, depending on respective advisory professor). PhD students will be given more research assistant funding. The average monthly living cost, excluding accommodation, in CCU is about USD 200 per month. Prospective applicants should submit required documents to the university Office of International Affairs (OIA) as follows: application form, academic transcript, degree certificate and two recommendation letters. All the documents are required to be written in English version. For more details of the application procedure, please visit the OIA website: http://ciae.ccu.edu.tw/. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Students in the doctoral program in electrical engineering conduct research in a variety of areas with the department's world-class faculty. Students can choose from the following six areas of focus: communications and networks; electrical power and energy; electromagnetics, [+]

Program Overview Students in the doctoral program in electrical engineering conduct research in a variety of areas with the department's world-class faculty. Students can choose from the following six areas of focus: communications and networks; electrical power and energy; electromagnetics, radiation systems, and microwave engineering; microelectronics and VLSI systems; and signal and image processing, systems and controls. Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering are designed to help students understand and apply the principles of electrical engineering to communications, power and energy, and micro- and nano-electronics. Faculty and students research in areas such as wireless/mobile communications, micro-electro-mechanical systems, magnetics, and remote sensing. Students choose from five areas of focus: Applied electromagnetics Communications and networks Electrical power and energy Electronics, photonics, and MEMS (VLSI systems and microelectronics) Signal and image processing, systems and controls Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Credit hours (for those with a master's degree): 30 Credit hours (for those without a master's degree): 54 Duration: 4-6 years Other requirements: Seminar requirement: Students must present one departmental seminar, excluding the dissertation defense, prior to graduation. Colloquium requirement: ​Students must register for the zero-credit colloquium course and satisfy the requirement by attending five department-sponsored seminars, workshops, or symposia. Areas of focus Communications and Networks Faculty in this area are involved in research on topics such as wireless communications and networking, data-center networks, network optimization, and optical networking. Please click on a faculty member' s name to learn more about their specific research interests. Electrical Power and Energy Faculty in this area are involved in research on topics such as reliability of renewable energy sources for power generation, stability of micro-grids integrated into large utility power systems and cyber security of the electrical power grid with internet interconnections. Electromagnetics, Radiation Systems, and Microwave Engineering Faculty in this area are involved in antenna arrays, microwave remote sensing , wave propagation and channel modeling, computational electromagnetics, magnetics and nano-optics. Electronics, Photonics, and MEMS Faculty in this area are involved in research on topics such as the design and modeling of electronic and nanoelectronic devices and systems, microfluidic devices integrated with electronic devices, the design of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) for sensors and for RF-MEMS devices, micro and nanoelectronic circuits with applications to sensors and biosensors, and techniques to develop CMOS Integrated sensors and their interface circuits using analog and digital circuits. Signal and Image Processing, Systems, and Controls Faculty in this area are involved in research on topics such as signal processing for communications and acoustics, computer vision and multimedia processing, medical image processing and pattern recognition, complex system analysis and design, and system identification and control. Ph.D. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. At least one recommendation should be from an advisor and/or faculty member(s) at the institution from which you earned your highest degree. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 400-600 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 600 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. Ph.D. applicants applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate area from an accredited institution If applicant has obtained a master’s, a minimum grade point average of 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) is required. If applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0). Identified one to three SEAS faculty members whose research interests most closely match their own and note this on the application form. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Science

Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Campus 5 years November 2017 Macau

Our curricula are based on a solid foundation with a balanced coverage of theory and practice, and undergo frequent update to keep the content current. we have also been gradually increasing the use of English as the medium of instruction. Our mission is to train students to become IT professionals who are hardworking, responsible, and good team players, with the skills and capabilities to contribute to the development of our local and regional societies, and to be able to survive in the increasingly competitive global market. At FIT, students will not only gain knowledge but more importantly understand the principles and importance of life-long learning. [+]

Best Part time Doctors of Philosophy in Electronics 2017. Doctor of Philosophy in Science Computer Technology and Application This major provides training for students to become high-level researchers in the area of computer technology and application. We provide high-quality courses in selected topics in computer technology, training students to master the research methods in computer technology. This major will solidate their foundation for conducting research in field of computer technology. Graduates should propose innovative ideas or publish innovative research results on a specialized topic. Electronic Information Technology This major provides training for students to become high-level researchers in the area of electronic information technology. We provide high-quality courses in selected topics in electronic information technology, training students to master the research methods in electronic information technology. This major will solidate their foundation for conducting research in the field of electronic information technology.Graduates should propose innovative ideas or publish innovative research results on a specialized topic. Space Information Technology Space information technology is a multidisciplinary major of information technology and space science. This major provides training for students to become high-level researchers in the area of space information technology. We provide high-quality courses in selected topics in information technology and space science, training students to master the research methods for analyzing of space science data. This major will solidate their foundation for conducting research in the field of space information technology.Graduates should propose innovative ideas or publish innovative research results on a specialized topic. For Curriculum details, please refer to: http://www.must.edu.mo/en/fi-en/programme/doctoral-degree-programme/study-plan [-]

Doctoral Programme in Electronics and Computer Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The PhD in Electronics and Computer Engineering aims at providing the students with skills, competences and methods which allow them the ability to conceive, design adapt and perform a high level scientific research project, according to internationally recognized quality and innovation parameters. [+]

The PhD in Electronics and Computer Engineering aims at providing the students with skills, competences and methods which allow them the ability to conceive, design adapt and perform a high level scientific research project, according to internationally recognized quality and innovation parameters. The specific domain of this course is Electronics and Computer Engineering, including the following scientific areas: Automation, Control and Robotics, Power Electronics and Embedded Systems Instrumentation, Sensors and Actuators Microtechnologies and Microsystems Telecommunication Systems and Services. The conclusion of this PhD implies a curricular component (doctoral course) and a dissertation. The course is comprised by transversal Curricular Units (CU), a dissertation planning CU and advanced training CUs, in a total of 60 ECTS. The presentation of each edition of the PhD course will define the list of final CU?s. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements MSc in Electronics and Computer Engineering or similar area; 1st cycle degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering, or similar, provided that the CV confirms an adequate scientific preparation. Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]

PhD in Electrical-Electronics Engineering

Izmir University of Economics
Campus 4 years September 2017 Turkey Balçova

The aim of thePh.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program with academicians who can conduct scientific and technological research and development activities on a universal scale in Electrical and Electronics Engineering is to educate researchers and innovative graduates who will be capable of using existing and emerging technologies to take an effective part in overcoming complex problems in development processes of new products, designs, production methodologies, and services. [+]

Best Part time Doctors of Philosophy in Electronics 2017. The aim of the Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program with academicians who can conduct scientific and technological research and development activities on a universal scale in Electrical and Electronics Engineering is to educate researchers and innovative graduates who will be capable of using existing and emerging technologies to take an effective part in overcoming complex problems in development processes of new products, designs, production methodologies, and services. Courses EEE 551 Linear Systems Theory EEE 652 Stochastic Processes EEE 695 Seminar EEE 697 Individual Studies in Electrical and Electronics Engineering EEE 698 Thesis Proposal in Electrical and Electronics Engineering EEE 699 Thesis Elective Courses CE 516 Advanced Computer Networks & Communication CE 605 Wireless Sensor Networks CE 607 Information Security EEE 501 Applied Digital Image Processing EEE 502 Pattern Recognition EEE 503 Introduction to Radar Signal Processing EEE 504 Bankaları / Wavelets and Filter Banks EEE 505 Biomedical Signals and Instrumentations EEE 506 Adaptive Signal Processing EEE 509 Selected Topics in Signal Processing EEE 511 Artificial Neural Networks for Signal Processing and Control EEE 512 Optimal Control EEE 519 Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems EEE 521 Microwaves Engineering EEE 522 RF ID systems EEE 523 Antenna Engineering EEE 525 Computational Electromagnetism EEE 529 Selected Topics in Electromagnetics and Antennas EEE 531 Analog Integrated Circuits EEE 532 Analog VLSI Design EEE 533 Digital VLSI Design EEE 535 Data Converters EEE 536 Communication Electronics EEE 541 Communication Theory EEE 542 Detection and Estimation Theory EEE 543 Basics of Wireless Communications EEE 544 Satellite Communication EEE 549 Selected topics in wireless communications EEE 561 Microprocessor Systems EEE 562 Real-Time Signal Processing EEE 571 Power System Analysis EEE 572 Power Quality Measurement EEE 573 Renewable Energy EEE 579 Selected Topics in Power Systems EEE 601 Fast Filtering Algorithms EEE 602 Video Processing EEE 611 Nonlinear System Analysis EEE 612 Chaos and Fractals EEE 621 Advanced Electromagnetic theory EEE 651 Stochastic Processes IE 530 Evolutionary Algorithms IE 534 Nonlinear Programming IES 503 Artificial Intelligence IES 509 Heuristics IES 511 Machine Learning IES 513 Mathematical Programming and Applications IES 524 Digital Image Processing IES 538 Nature Inspired Optimization IES 550 Artificial Neural Networks IES 560 Wireless Communication MATH 553 Optimization MATH 671 Fuzzy Optimization STAT 553 Reliability Application Requirements for International Students Who can apply? Foreign nationals Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but released from citizenship by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, and who can certify that their minor children who are registered in that permit are eligible for the rights stated in Law No. 5203) Foreign nationals who became Turkish citizen afterwards/dual citizens in the same status Turkish nationals who completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) before 01 February 2013. Turkish nationals who completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) after 01 February 2013. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals who reside there and completed their secondary education there having a GCE AL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate. Who cannot apply? Turkish nationals, who completed their entire secondary education in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate) Dual citizens who has a Turkish citizenship by birth. (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus/ those who completed their entire secondary education at Turkish schools in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) Dual citizens who has a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizenship (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate) Turkish nationals or dual citizens, who have a Turkish citizenship by birth, that attend schools affiliated to the embassies in Turkey, and foreign high schools located in Turkey. [-]