Funded PhD positions

Generative AI and Cybersecurity

Funded PhD positions (focused on Generative AI and cybersecurity) are available for Fall 2024 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Maine under the supervision of Dr. Prabuddha Chakraborty.

Candidates interested in these positions are requested to email ( Dr. Chakraborty describing how they meet the following requirements and qualifications for the said positions. The email should also include the resume and academic transcripts. A zoom/in-person interview invitation will be sent out to the shortlisted candidates after the initial evaluation.  

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Faculty Bio:

Dr. Prabuddha Chakraborty is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine. His research interest lies in the intersecting areas of Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Things, and system security. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. He has worked within the Security Software Team at Texas Instruments and the FPGA acceleration R&D team at Xilinx. He is a recipient of the Certificate of Outstanding Merit from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida in 2021, for his academic and research excellence. He has also received several awards/honors for his research contributions including the TTTC’s E. J. McCluskey Best Doctoral Thesis Award 2022, Best Hardware Demo Award (at IEEE HOST 2019) and the Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security award 2021 (by IEEE HSTTC).

About the Department and the University:

Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a land, sea and space grant institution, and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. Located in Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, this vibrant and dynamic university serves Maine, the nation, and the world through its teaching, research and outreach mission. UMaine students come from every county in Maine, more than 49 other states and 81 countries. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees.

The ECE department has a history of over 115 years with proud and accomplished alumni, students, and faculty. The ECE Department, faculty offices, and teaching and research laboratories are located in Barrows Hall and in the adjoining Engineering & Science Research Building (ESRB). The ESRB also houses the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST) (formerly known as the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology), an interdisciplinary research unit exploring advanced materials spanning the spectrum from basic science to applied technology.