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Post-Doctoral Scholars

Research Areas

The ND Wireless Institute supports postdoctoral scholars in radio frequency (RF) communications and signal processing, wireless networking, mobile devices, and related applications, with specific emphasis on one or more of the following areas: low-power and low-complexity radio frequency (RF) circuits; distributed spectrum monitoring; dense coexistence techniques and spectrum sharing; millimeter wave wireless systems; drone-to-ground and drone-to-drone communications; large-scale wireless network prototyping, emulation, and field tests; user and network data analytics; and machine learning.

Team Environment

Selected scholars will be a part of a cohesive team of faculty, students, and other post-docs with expertise across the wireless stack who actively collaborate with the wireless industry and relevant federal agencies to conduct high-impact basic and applied research. They will be able to leverage extensive laboratory facilities and research platforms, to work directly with hardware and software engineering staff, and to help mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Scholars will be expected to contribute to the execution of existing projects, participate in the development of new project concepts and funding proposals, and actively publish and present their work within the research community.

Express Interest

Highly qualified and motivated researchers are encouraged to express interest via this form.

Minimum Qualifications

  • D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering
  • Expertise in one or more relevant areas of wireless communications and networking
  • Record of publications and/or presentations in top-tier academic journals and conferences
  • At least two strong references from research advisors and/or professional collaborators

Additional Desirable Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Hands-on expertise with hardware design, software development, measurements, or big data management
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Experience working with multiple faculty and supervising younger researchers
  • Candidates who contribute to the diversity and/or the Catholic character of the University

About the Notre Dame Wireless Institute

Launched by the College of Engineering in early 2010, the Wireless Institute collects Notre Dame’s research interests and expertise in the broad areas of RF communications and signal processing, wireless networking, mobile devices, and related applications. The Institute engages faculty primarily from the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and actively collaborates with the wireless industry and relevant federal agencies through sponsored research grants and contracts as well as through NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) and NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs. The Institute’s ongoing projects involve 30 or more graduate students and 10 or more undergraduate students and are supported by 2 full-time technical and administrative staff members. Researchers have access to over 2000 square feet of shared laboratory space containing a variety of test and measurement instruments, software-defined radios, several soldering and hardware prototyping stations, and numerous computer workstations and software tools. More information is available at

About the University of Notre Dame

Founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame is a leading American research university that offers undergraduate, professional, and graduate students as well as postdoctoral scholars a unique academic environment. Enriched by Catholic intellectual and cultural traditions, it is a place that throughout its history has promoted excellent teaching. Notre Dame is more than a breathtaking campus — our strong community and sense of family, long-standing tradition of excellence, and the ability to offer the best in resources and opportunity means we attract the finest faculty and staff from around the world.

The University of Notre Dame has a thriving academic community which includes over 2,250 graduate students and over 200 postdoctoral scholars. Notre Dame researchers are mentored in a community of scholars, scientists, and artists that works at the highest level and engages in many collaborative projects across disciplines. Notre Dame’s numerous centers and institutes provide essential support for many of these multidisciplinary collaborations.

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