Open Positions

Graduate student positions (PhD and MS)

The NEWS@VT group is always on the look for exceptional graduate PhD/MS students having expertise and interest in one or more of our areas of research that include wireless networks, cybersecurity, smart grids, Internet of things, cyber-physical systems, game theory, optimization, social networks, and machine learning. We also welcome applicants with expertise in adjunct areas and with strong mathematical background.

Interested applicants must have a solid analytical background and a drive to pursue fundamental research as evidenced by a solid academic track record and early involvement in research during their studies. Prospective candidates should email their CV to Dr. Walid Saad (saad.walid AT or walids AT, specifying their key research interests as well as their academic credentials. Interested students are encouraged to also submit a formal application to Virginia Tech's ECE department.

Undergraduate research

We welcome undergraduates who are interested in joining our research areas. Undergraduates with varying levels of expertise are encouraged to get in touch with our group. We often have funding to support such undergraduates. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Dr. Walid Saad for further information.

Positions for visiting scholars

We always welcome applications from visiting scholars at all levels (students, faculty, postdocs) who are interested to spend some time in our lab and get involved in our ongoing research activities. Please contact Dr. Walid Saad if you would like to visit our lab.

Postdoc positions

The NEWS@VT group periodically has open positions for postdoctoral researchers with excellent research records, in terms of journal and conference publications. If you are interested in our research and believe your background is aligned with our activities, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Walid Saad for more information on the current vacancies, if any.