Postdoctoral position available

The Sensing and Processing Across Networks (SPAN) Lab at the University of Utah invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the area of Wireless Networking. We are looking for a researcher and leader with interests and experience in the areas of experimental performance evaluation, statistical signal processing, and embedded systems. The postdoctoral fellow will lead team projects in spectrum-agile wireless networking, internet-of-things devices and systems, time-synchronization and localization, and RF sensing. The SPAN Lab has multiple University-wide collaborations on medical cyber-physical systems designed to improve and protect health, to enable research on pediatric asthma, to monitor the respiration of people on opioid medications, to adaptively control corrective lenses for vision disorders, and to prevent traumatic brain injury. The fellow position will direct research in these medical CPS projects as well as mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and interact with multiple faculty investigators across multiple engineering departments, the School of Medicine, and other colleges and departments at the University of Utah.

The SPAN Lab is part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Utah, and has been one of the pioneers of device-free localization and other systems which use the radio channel for sensing for context awareness and improved security. The lab’s emphasis is to investigate the ways in which wireless networks and people can be used as both sensors and actuators. The University of Utah is in Salt Lake City, rated as a top US city to live in, a major destination for outdoor recreation, and called the “silicon slopes” for its lively technology startup community.

A Ph.D. degree in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering is required. Candidates must be innovative, resourceful, and self-motivated, a team player with good people skills, strong verbal and written communication skills.

To apply, please send an email with “[Postdoc Application]” in the subject, and with your CV and the names of at least three references to Dr. Neal Patwari (  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The University of Utah is fully committed to affirmative action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity and protected veteran’s status. We strongly encourage applications from people in groups historically under-represented in engineering.