ECE Faculty Positions

Positions offered for Fall 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The George Mason University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, is seeking two highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellows to conduct research in the areas of VLSI Design and Hardware Security, and Big Data Computing. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. For more information please contact Houman Homayoun:


VLSI Design and Hardware Security Area:
The successful candidate will perform research in the area of Hardware Security and VLSI Design and Fabrication. A primary area of work will be developing front-end and back-end design flow for fabricating advanced technology node for purpose of hardware security.

Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems area (Big Data Computing):
The successful candidate will perform research in the area of big data computing, heterogeneous and parallel computing, machine learning, data mining and computer architecture. The primary area of work will be developing machine-learning algorithms for big data computing and developing new system, algorithm and mapping and scheduling methods for energy-efficient processing of big data applications and deploying them in a complex big data processing environment. In addition the candidate will work with a group in the general area of heterogeneous computing and computer architecture. The candidate will also assist the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and writing proposals. The incumbent will assist in maintaining the laboratory, and may exercise functional supervision over supporting graduate students. The appointment is for 12 months and can be extended for two years.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D., or have it completed by the start date of the position, in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science.

VLSI Design and Hardware Security Area:
Knowledge and experience in synthesis, physical design, and timing sign off using standard industry used EDAs; Proficiency in, and past experience in, developing physical design automation flow and scripting; Knowledge and experience in implementing Design For Test (DFT) flows; Expertise in electrical and functional verification of test chips; Familiarity with issues raised for implementing chips in advanced technology nodes (e.×. 14nm FinFet technology node); and Knowledge of hardware security issues, metrics, solutions, etc.

Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems area (Big Data Computing):
Candidates with strong background in the following areas are preferred: Machine learning; Big data computing; Parallel computing; Image processing; and Computer architecture.

About the Department:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition, the Department offers M.S. degrees in Telecommunications and Computer Forensics. The Department is home to over 600 undergraduates and 400 graduate students, with full-time faculty members with research interests in the areas of communications, computer engineering, controls, microelectronics, and signal processing. Of particular interest to Nanoelectronics and Microelectronics is that the Department has a long tradition of working closely with fellow researchers from the Semiconductor Industry and regional Government Laboratories, which over the years have included the following organizations: NIST, NRL, ARL, IBM, AMD, Global Foundries, Honeywell, Texas Instruments and BAE. Further information about the department is available at

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at for position F149Az or directly at the Job Posting; and upload a cover letter, CV, a research statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information. For full consideration applicants must apply by June 1st, 2017; however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. This will initially be a 12-month appointment with the possibility of an extension based upon available funding.