Graduate Research Opportunities

We are currently recruiting new PhD students in the areas of computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, and cyber-physical systems. Students with strong academic qualifications in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science are encouraged to apply. Experience in hardware design (or a strong willingness to learn) is required. In order to be considered for graduate studies in the RCL lab, you must formally apply to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State. All applications are carefully reviewed by faculty in the ECE department - more information on the application process can be found here.

We receive a large number of e-mails from prospective graduate students, and make an attempt to reply to all of them. Emails that indicate familiarity with our ongoing research projects and recent publications are more likely to receive a substantive response. We will review all formal applications to our department that meet ISU graduate study requirements and indicate an interest in performing research in the RCL lab.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We also currently have room for 2-3 undergraduate students to conduct research in the lab, either for independent study credit or as part of an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funded project. Projects will typically involve either working semi-independently on a project decided upon by the faculty advisor or assisting a senior graduate student in their research. A solid undergraduate academic background in computer architecture and embedded systems, along with strong communication skills are required. For funded undergraduate research opportunities through NSF-REU, U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is also required.