Texas Tech University

GAANN

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department of Texas Tech University (TTU) is recruiting highly-motivated students to pursue a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering under a Graduate Assistance in the Areas of National Need (GAANN) award from the US Department of Education.

Emerging Areas

• Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems
• Detection and Mitigation of Stealth Attacks in Critical Infrastructures
• Cybersecurity of Smart Grid with Distributed Renewable Sources and 
    Storage Systems
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Algorithms for Cybersecurity
• Deep Learning-Based Forecasting and Detection Methods

Fellowship Requirements

• US citizens or permanent residents
• Excellent academic credentials, with a BS or MS degree in EE, CMPE,
    CS, Math, Physics, or another related field
• Graduating Students in the Spring, Summer and Fall 2019 are
    encouraged to apply
• Admission into the Ph.D. program in EE at TTU
• Plans for a career in research or teaching

GAANN Program Features

• Annual Fellowship of up to $34,000 based on financial need as
    established by FAFSA
• Allowance for full tuition, fees, books, conference travel, and
    other educational expenses
• Continued support to Fellows with good academic standing through
    completion of Ph.D. program
• Supervised teaching experience
• Internship Opportunities

How to Apply

• Send an e-mail to gaannfellowships.ece@ttu.edu stating your
    interest in applying for a GAANN Fellowship.
• Submit Application to the PhD program in Electrical Engineering through
    http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/howtoapply.php
• Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled

Participating Faculty Members in the Grant

Vittal Rao

Vittal Rao, Ph.D.

Professor, ECE

Email: vittal.rao@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.4293

Fax: 806.742.1245

Office: ECE 224

Research Interests:

Electrical Energy Smart Grid Technologies
Smart Structural Systems
Tera−Hertz Technologies
Cyber Systems
Robust Control Systems
Data Fusion & Mining

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Brian Nutter, Ph.D., P.E.

Brian Nutter

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor, ECE

Email: brian.nutter@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.6410

Fax: 806.742.1245

Office: ECE 214

Research Group Website: Biomedical Integrated Devices and Systems (BIDS)

Research Interests:

Biomedical Imaging
Embedded Systems

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Ranadip Pal, Ph.D.Ranadip Pal

Associate Professor, ECE

Email: ranadip.pal@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.8631

Fax: 806.742.1245

Office Hours: ECE 212

Personal Website: Dr. Ranadip Pal

Research Interests:

Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence
Stochastic Modeling and Control

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Beibei Ren, Ph.D.Beibei Ren

Assistant Professor, ME

Email: beibei.ren@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.6692

Fax: 806.742.3540

Office: ME South 201J

Research Group Website: Dynamic Intelligent Systems, Control and Optimization (DISCO) Group

Research Interests:

Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems and SCADA
Renewable Energy and Grid Integration
Microgrid Control
Critical Infrastructure Inspection using Drone Technology

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Miao He, Ph.D.Miao He

Assistant Professor, ECE

Email: miao.he@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.8962

Fax: 806.742.1245

Office: ECE 110

Research Interests:

Cyber-physical power systems
Monitoring and data fusion towards secure smart grids
Power system operations with high penetration of renewable resources
Online dynamic security assessment of power systems using PMU measurements

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Michael Giesselmann, Dr. Ing., P.E.Michael Giesselmann

Department Chair and Professor, ECE

Email: michael.giesselmann@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.6841

Fax: 806.742.1245

Office:

Research Center Website: Center for Pulsed Power & Power Electronics

Research Interests:

MW−Level Motor Drives
Compact Pulsed Power Distributed Railguns
Power Electronics
Pulsed Power
Power Systems

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For additional information or to apply, please contact:
Brian Nutter brian.nutter@ttu.edu or Vittal Rao vittal.rao@ttu.edu

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