Postdoctoral Position in Compressive Sensing at the University of Arizona
A Post-doctoral position in compressive sensing is available at the University of Arizona. The researcher will be working on the DARPA Knowledge Enhanced Compressive Measurement (KECoM) project.

Position title: Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Posted rate of pay: DOE

Category: Appointed: Professional

Job close date: Open until filled

Full time/Part time: Full time

Limited to current UA employees only: No

Documents required to be attached electronically with this application: Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae

Position summary: The DARPA Knowledge Enhanced Compressive Measurement (KECoM) project has the primary goals of 1) developing a mathematical framework for incorporating prior knowledge of tasks and observed signals into the design of compressive sensors, and 2) applying this framework to relevant sensing modalities. The UA anticipates a KECoM award to support investigation of information-theoretic techniques for sensor optimization under prior knowledge, as well as application to a compressive spread-spectrum receiver, a compressive radar transmitter/receiver, and a compressive spectral imager.

  • Two to three postdoctoral researchers will be hired for the DARPA KECoM effort
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Original postdoctoral appointment is for one year with renewal possible for up to a total of three years


Duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide advanced technical expertise in RF compressive receiver design/engineering OR compressive spectral imager design/engineering
  • Provide advanced technical expertise in compressive sensor modeling AND/OR hardware demonstration systems
  • Day-to-day technical supervision of other UA program technical staff
  • Periodic reporting and documentation as required by program timeline

Arizona Board of Regents minimum qualifications: Not applicable for this position.

Additional minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Optical Sciences/Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Physics, OR related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in RF receiver design and modeling, spectral imager design and modeling, AND/OR signal processing or related disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability for independent research with associated publication record
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing


Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience in compressive sensing
  • Experience in spread-spectrum/SIGINT receiver design and implementation
  • Experience in radar target recognition
  • Experience in information theory
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Experience in numerical optimization techniques
  • Experience with one or more high-level programming languages (C, C++, etc.)


Job category: Postdoctoral research; Research

Additional information and application procedure are available at Search for job number 46112.