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.
• Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems
• Detection and Mitigation of Stealth Attacks in Critical Infrastructures
• Cybersecurity of Smart Grid with Distributed Renewable Sources and
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Algorithms for Cybersecurity
• Deep Learning-Based Forecasting and Detection Methods
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating your
interest in applying for a GAANN Fellowship.
• Submit Application to the PhD program in Electrical Engineering through
• Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled
Participating Faculty Members in the Grant
Vittal Rao, Ph.D.
Office: ECE 224
Electrical Energy Smart Grid Technologies
Smart Structural Systems
Robust Control Systems
Data Fusion & Mining
Brian Nutter, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor, ECE
Office: ECE 214
Research Group Website: Biomedical Integrated Devices and Systems (BIDS)
Ranadip Pal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, ECE
Office Hours: ECE 212
Personal Website: Dr. Ranadip Pal
Stochastic Modeling and Control
Beibei Ren, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, ME
Office: ME South 201J
Research Group Website: Dynamic Intelligent Systems, Control and Optimization (DISCO) Group
Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems and SCADA
Renewable Energy and Grid Integration
Critical Infrastructure Inspection using Drone Technology
Miao He, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, ECE
Office: ECE 110
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
Michael Giesselmann, Dr. Ing., P.E.
Department Chair and Professor, ECE
Research Center Website: Center for Pulsed Power & Power Electronics
MW−Level Motor Drives
Compact Pulsed Power Distributed Railguns