Interested in Joining the Lab?
Students in the NOC Lab are typically admitted through either the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) or the Division of Systems Engineering (SE). The SE Division is intended for students with an extensive mathematical background, who want to focus on methodological research in systems engineering, optimization, stochastics, dynamical systems, and operations research. This Division is interdisciplinary, offering MS and PhD degrees. Applying through either route will not affect your chances of being admitted and affiliated with NOC, so the decision may depend on your background and preference for your degree.
We are looking for students with a strong mathematical background who are interested in doing research in one or more of the active research areas in the NOC Lab. By the time they graduate, we expect students to make contributions to theory and to applications, hence, in addition to strong mathematical skills, some coding skills would also be useful.
Feel free to explore this website; there are papers to download, course materials, and research information that collectively provide you an overview of research in the lab. We would be happy to answer specific questions (you can contact us) but please bear in mind that it is not possible to respond to all e-mail inquiries from prospective graduate or post-doctoral students.
Application materials are available on the BU College of Engineering website. If you are interested in working in the NOC Lab under the direction of Prof. Paschalidis, please put his name down as a potential research advisor. Your application will be considered by the corresponding admissions committee (ECE or SE), and at some point will be reviewed by Prof. Paschalidis.
Please make sure that you submit your application early enough (before the end of the calendar year for admission in the Fall of the following academic year) since a number of fellowships are decided in January or February.
The lab is also interested in recruiting post-doctoral students. The primary mechanism for applying to such a position is through an on-going program by the SE Division.