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We are hiring highly motivated and energetic students for 2023 Spring/Fall. At MSU, you will get exposed to a variety of research topics and techniques, as well as collaboration opportunities. 

To express your interest, please fill out the form belowWe have limited capacity to respond to individual emails. We will reach out to you once openings are available and we see a fit.

Ph.D. Students:

We have openings for PhD students with full assistantship/scholarship in the areas:

  • Virtual Design & Construction (VDC): VDC projects, techniques, and team collaboration in the virtual environment. Expected computing skills: Revit, VBA, R, and SPSS.
  • Social Network Analysis: Network theory and network modeling and analytics, data science. Expected skills: R, Python, UCINet, Gephi.
  • Green Building: Building energy retrofit, building energy modeling, occupant behavior modeling. Expected skills: EnergyPlus, energy simulation, crowd simulation, agent-based modeling, CFD. 
  • Smart Buildings: Data sensing and analytics, data science, BIM/VDC, and machine learning. Expected skills: R, Python, SQL, IoT, AIoT sensing. 
We encourage you to apply for our PhD in Construction Management (program code: 5355application link), under Dr. Zhao’s supervision.

Undergraduate REU Students:

We have several openings to support REU students with their research (for students in the U.S. only). We encourage UG to align their work with MSU’s University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) and consider to participate in