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[Graduate Student Scholarship] Circuits and Systems

posted Apr 14, 2017, 12:17 AM by Khaled salama   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 12:18 AM ]

There are 3 MS/PhD and/or PhD opportunities for senior undergraduates and masters students at the sensors lab at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We are seeking students from all over the world who bring new perspective, different educational systems, new methods and new ideas to enrich our diverse student body. KAUST has students from over 80 countries coming from 200+ different institutions worldwide. Currently our lab has students from Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Lebanon. Our lab alumni came from Greece, Russia, India, Egypt, Bangladesh, China, Pakistan, Mexico and Brazil. They ended up pursing opportunities at: USC, CMU, JHU, UMICH, UC-Berkeley and at companies like Mckinsey, ARAMCO, …. Students receive full tuition scholarship, enjoy free shared accommodation on campus, round trip tickets from their home country, generous tax free monthly stipend, free health (medical and dental) insurance and full access to all of the research, academic and social facilities at KAUST. 


Areas of interest:

1.     Brain-inspired computing

2.     Future computing systems

3.     Biosensors and bioelectronics

4.     Sensor interface Circuits


1.     Students should have EE, physics, materials or CS background.

2.     Excellent GPA (3.5 or above)

3.     Strong circuits, microelectronics, VLSI knowledge

4.     Past research experience is a plus.

5.     Knowledge of scripting languages (Paython), VHDL and 3D max is a plus. 


Application material: CV, transcripts and names of two references

Lab Webpage:


Start Date: Spring 2018 with deadline August 2017 and/or Fall 2018 with deadline January 2018



About KAUST:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is actively recruiting world-class students, faculty and researchers who are committed to meeting the grand challenges of science through bold and collaborative inquiry that focuses on issues of regional and global significance. The diverse and international faculty, staff and student body create a unique multicultural experience, while the beautiful and quiet residential campus favors dedicated research and study. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students. In the Nature Index Rising Stars, KAUST was ranked #19 in the world of the fastest rising universities for high quality research output. KAUST was also ranked as the world’s top university (#1) in citations per faculty ranking indicator as per QS World University Rankings for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. In addition, KAUST was ranked #1 in the percentage of international student and #1 in the percentage of international faculty. More information at  (www.