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Ph.D. / Master’s Student Recruitment 

Smart Transportation Lab, the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona (U of A) is a higher education and research focused institution in the U.S. U of A is one of the elected members of the Association of American Universities, an organization of North America's premier research institutions, and one of The Public Ivies: America’s Flagship Public Universities.

The transportation engineering program at the University of Arizona is constantly expanding and growing. Dr. Yao-Jan Wu, associate professor of civil engineering, and also the director of the Smart Transportation Lab, plans to recruit Ph.D./ M.S./M.E. students. Doctoral applicants have the opportunity to obtain full research assistantship (tuition waiver plus the stipend to cover the cost of living). Certain research assistantships will be offered to exceptionally good M.S./M.E. applicants.

 [Application requirements are as follows]

  1. Please provide your resume and relevant English scores.  English scores requirements for applicants are as follows:

    • GRE:  minimum quantitative score of 155. Preferably the scores for Analytical Writing is 3.5+ and quantitative score is 166+.

    • TOEFL: minimum score of 79 but 90+ is preferred (equivalent to IELTS composite score of 7 with no subject area falling below 6.)

  2.  Background: The successful candidates are expected to have a M.S. or B.S. degree in

    • Civil Engineering,

    • Transportation Engineering/Planning,

    • Electrical Engineering,

    • Computer Science/Engineering,

    • Automation/Mechanical Engineering,

    • Control Science and Engineering,

    • System/Industrial Engineering or

    • Mathematics.

  3. The main research directions include, but are not limited to:

    • Intelligent transportation systems

    • Large-scale online transportation system analysis and performance measurement

    • Big data driven traffic operations (e.g. traffic signal control and freeway operations)

    • Transportation safety analysis and accident modeling

  4. Skills: Excellent programming skills and good English communication skills.


For more information about admission, see the College's official website:


Please feel free to contact Dr. Wu. Please include your C.V., GRE and TOEFL scores, and personal statement (optional) in your email.

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