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We are hiring highly motivated and energetic students for 2024 Spring/Fall. At MSU, you will get exposed to a variety of research topics and techniques, as well as collaboration opportunities.

To express your interest, please fill out the form below (or have limited capacity to respond to individual emails. We will reach out to you once openings are available and we see a fit.

Ph.D. Research Assistants:

We have openings for PhD students with full assistantship in the areas:

  • Digital Building & Reality Capture: VDC projects, techniques, and team collaboration in the virtual environment. Expected computing skills: VR, Unity, Computer vision, LiDAR, Revit, Digital Twin, R, Python, CNN/ANN, and SPSS.
  • Green Building & Energy Modeling: Building energy retrofit, building energy modeling, occupant behavior modeling. Expected skills: EnergyPlus, energy simulation, crowd simulation, agent-based modeling, CFD. 
  • Smart Building & Sensing: Data sensing and analytics, multimodal sensors, wearable sensors like EEG, sensor signal processing, and machine learning. Expected skills: R, Python, SQL, IoT, AIoT. 
We encourage you to apply for our PhD in Construction Management (code: 5355application link), under Dr. Zhao’s supervision.

REU Undergraduate Researchers:

We have several openings to support REU students (for students in the U.S. only). We encourage REU researchers to align their research with MSU’s University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum and contemplate participation.