Hiring Ph.D. Students


Multiple Fully Funded Ph.D. Positions at the Next Generation Networking Lab

Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, USA


We are looking for motivated students to work on several next-generation networking topics. The students will study, design, build, and deploy next-generation network infrastructure and protocols for various use cases such as Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality(AR/VR), Domain Science applications with Big Data (e.g., Climate Science, Genomics, Physics), Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), 5G mobile networks, and more. The successful students will join a team of highly innovative students and researchers in the area of next generation networking. They will have the opportunity to participate in multi-institutional and cross-domain collaborations. The positions are fully funded - they include full tuition and a competitive stipend. For more information on what we are working on, please visit our website at https://tntech-ngin.net.


Overview of the NGIN Lab

The Internet is the focal point of our daily lives. It influences all aspects of modern society - science, commerce, transportation, defense, and more. However, the unprecedented growth in traffic volume, users, and applications with different requirements continue to push the limits of today’s Internet. At the Next-generation Networking Lab (ngin), we investigate how we can align the network protocols to next-generation applications’ requirements.


Position 1: Measurement of Internet Errors

The student will work with a multi-institutional team to measure and understand the errors that happen in today’s Internet. Once we understand what type of errors are happening in the Internet, we will seek to find new error checking mechanisms for the Internet to safely move large amounts of data efficiently and without errors.

The three aspects of this project are:

This position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.


Position 2: Next-generation networking for big-science data

The student will work with a multi-institutional team working on designing and deploying next-generation Internet protocols for huge volumes of data. The student will work in close collaboration with scientists from High-energy Particle Physics and Genomics community.

The student will:

This position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and an internal grant from Tennessee Tech.


Eligibility Criteria:

The applicants should have the following qualifications:

Additional qualifications(optional):


How to Apply

Send an email to Dr. Susmit Shannigrahi at sshannigrahi@tntech.edu with