PhD positions

We are seeking highly motivated PhD applicants with a keen interest in data privacy.

(If you are an undergrad CS major at UNCC interested in doring research, please contact me to discuss your interests.)


  • A bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field (computer science/engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, etc.)
  • Solid background in algorithms, statistics, machine learning/artificial intelligence, programming
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to research
  • (Preferable) Coursework and/or practical experience in data privacy
  • Expectations:

  • Publishing at top level conferences and journals
  • Self-motivation, team work, and excellent communication skills
  • What we offer:

  • Work at one of the leading U.S. Universities towards your PhD with a group of excellent scientists
  • Tuition, stipend, and fringe benefits
  • Travel support to attend and present at top level international conferences
  • Visa support for international students
  • More info about the PhD program in CS
  • To apply: Email your CV and a research statement (max. 2 pages) to Dr. Liyue Fan. We have rolling admissions policies, i.e., you should apply as early as possible. For timely consideration, please use "UNCC PhD Research Assistantship in Privacy" in the subject line.

    Dr. Liyue Fan