OSU Edmon Low Library

We are hiring!

Two GRA positions available for PhD in IC design

OSU Edmon Low Library

We are hiring!

Two GRA positions available for PhD in IC design

Dr. Hu is seeking talented individuals for the following positions with graduate research assistant (GRA) appointment starting Fall 2019 or Spring 2020:

Number Funding Description
PhD Two (2) Fully-funded. (tuition waiver + stipend + benefits by OSU)
MS Unlimited Half or self-funded.

Students with a BS or MS degree in EE or related fields, as well as working professionals are encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications include:

  1. GRE (>=300 combined)

  2. (International students:) TOEFL (>=79) or IELTS (>=6.5), unless a bachelor’s or masters’s degree from a US institution is received.

Preferred qualifications (not required) include:

  1. IC design, tape-out, or measurement experience

Deadline: A.S.A.P. but no later than May 30, 2019 (Fall 2019 admission) and Jun 30, 2019 (Spring 2020 admission)

Start Date: August 2019 or January 2020


  1. Email Dr. Hu at john.hu.recruit@gmail.com

  2. Interview: Dr. Hu will contact you after the deadline on Skype.

  3. Submit formal applications: https://gradcollege.okstate.edu/apply/

  4. Receive official offer letter.

  5. (International students:) Apply for US Visa. Welcome to OSU!


Why Study IC Design?

  1. Highest starting salary among all ECE areas.

  2. Highly sought after by companies including Apple, Intel, TI, Qualcomm, Samsung, IBM, TSMC, etc., around the world.

  3. (International students:) Immigration: Widely sponsored by US companies for EB-1, EB-2 green cards

Adviser: Dr. Hu has ten years of experience in IC design at Qualcomm, Maxim, and TI. He was the chip lead and architect for a number of key ICs inside several generations of iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets. He also published extensively with Springer and IEEE journals/conferences. He holds several US patents and received many other awards. Dr. Hu was elevated to IEEE Senior Member in 2016.

Research Interests: (1) analog and mixed-signal VLSI design (2) power management and energy harvesting (3) hardware security (4) IC cryptography (5) RFIC design (6) IC for IoT (7) AI and machine learning hardware accelerator (8) Neuromorphic and in-memory computing (9) Automotive IC (10) Low power, implantable bioelectronics, etc.

About OSU: Oklahoma State University was founded in 1890. In 2019, OSU was ranked No. 80 on “Top Public Schools” by US News and World Report, and No. 97 on the Forbes list of “Top Public Universities”. Stillwater is the location for ECE and OSU main campus. For more information, please visit: https://go.okstate.edu

John Hu
Staff Engineer, IC Design

My research interests include all aspects of analog and mixed-signal IC design.