Graduate Research Assistant Positions Available

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

There are up to three graduate-level research positions available for students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Students will be working with Dr. Andrew Willis in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in the general field of signal processing, pattern recognition, and computer vision.


  1. Applicants must have an interest in 3D graphics, image processing, statistics, pattern recognition and computer vision and plan on taking courses within these areas to develop their knowledge.
  2. Applicants must have good working knowledge and previous programming experience in C++, Java, or C (you will be tested).
  3. Applicants must have aptitude in mathematics (linear algebra) and experience in advanced signal processing.

What you will be researching

Students will develop algorithms and software for automatic recognition of structures within huge datasets, which are either 3D medical images or 3D (x,y,z) scans of real-world archaeological buildings. The work will consist mostly of programming in Java and analyze developed algorithms accuracy, computational cost, and performance relative to current state-of-the-art.

3D Medical Image Processing

The project will involve working on 3D Computerized Tomography (CT) images of fractured leg bones (the tibia & ankle region). A major goal of the project is to develop algorithms that will detect the fractured bones within the image and solve for the best alignment of the bone fragments to reconstruct the damaged limb.


3D Computer Vision with Archaeological Applications

This project will involve working on 3D (x,y,z) images of archaeological ruins with the intent of reconstructing damaged, missing, or obscured portions of the image. Students may be asked to travel to Israel during summers to perform data collection at an ancient Crusader-era castle, Apollonia-Arsuf, in Herzilya, Israel.


How to apply

Applications should be emailed to Dr. Andrew Willis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The title of your email should indicate which position you are applying for and must include a resume (CV).