UCLA Networks, Economics, Communication Systems, Informatics and Multimedia Research Lab (Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA) under the supervision of Prof. Mihaela van der Schaar is seeking PhD applicants from Greek Universities in the area of networking, communications, information and signal processing and learning. The research in our lab focuses on social-computational systems, network economics and game theory, new game-theoretic models, multi-agent learning, stochastic optimization etc. For more information about our lab and Prof. van der Schaar's research, please visit http://medianetlab.ee.ucla.edu/. Prof. van der Schaar is also the Director of the UCLA Center for Engineering Economics, Learning, and Networks. For more information about the center, please visit netecon.ee.ucla.edu. The applicants are expected to have a strong mathematical background. Interested applicants can send their application – including a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study (if applicable) along with any representative published or written papers (if any) to Prof. van der Schaar via email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA).
Mihaela van der Schaar is Chancellor's Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include dynamic multi-user networks and system designs, online learning, network economics and game theory, multimedia networking, communication, processing, and systems, and multimedia stream mining. She is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Lecturer of the Communications Society for 2011-2012, the Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing. She received an NSF CAREER Award (2004), the Best Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (2005), the Okawa Foundation Award (2006), the IBM Faculty Award (2005, 2007, 2008), the Most Cited Paper Award from EURASIP: Image Communications Journal (2006), the Gamenets Conference Best Paper Award (2011) and the 2011 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Award Best Paper Award. She received three ISO awards for her contributions to the MPEG video compression and streaming international standardization activities, and holds 33 granted US patents. She is also the Director of the newly established center on Engineering Economics, Learning, and Networks (see http://netecon.ee.ucla.edu). For more information about her research visit the website of her research lab: http://medianetlab.ee.ucla.edu