Research Staff  
NCEL has one Research Staff (RA/Postdoc) opening available immediately. The candidate should have
  • A long-term career goal in academia
  • A strong research interests in network economics and games
  • A recent PhD degree in communications, networking, operations research, or economics
  • Strong publication record in top IEEE/ACM/OR/Economics conferences/journals 
  • Proficiency in written and oral English

An interested candidate should email the CV (including detailed publication record and contact information of three references), research statement (how the candidate's research fits into and possibly expands NCEL's research strengths), and the pdf files of three representative first-author papers to Professor Jianwei Huang (jwhuang [at] The position will be open until it is filled. 



  PhD Students  

We welcome applicants who are strong contenders of the Hong Kong PhD Fellow (HKPF) program. An applicant with a Master degree needs to have publications in leading IEEE/ACM journals or conferences. An applicant with a Bachelor degree should have a top GPA (top 5% or better) from a top university, with evidences of strong research potential and leadership capability. A HKPF will receive a competitive monthly salary of 2500 USD and strong support for international academic travels. 

An interested candidate should send the CV (including GPA, ranking, and grades of math related courses), transcript, and a brief summary of research interests to Prof. Jianwei Huang (jwhuang [at] Applications received by October 31 will be given full considerations by NCEL. Meanwhile, a concurrent formal application of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship should be submitted to the Information Engineering Department  by November 15

(Note that NCEL does not admit students who only want to pursue a master degree in CUHK.)



  About NCEL and CUHK  

The Network Communications and Economics Lab  at the Chinese University Hong Kong has a world leading reputation in the interdisciplinary research area of network economics and games. The current research focuses include spectrum database economics, smart data pricing, mobile data offloading, user-provided networking, wireless crowd-sourcing, and smart grid economics.

During the past several years, NCEL members received 7 Best Paper Awards from leading international journal and conferences, including the 2011 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications. NCEL has close collaborations with more than 30 top universities and companies worldwide, such as Princeton University, UC Berkeley, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, AT&T, and Bell Labs. Recent NCEL alumni became faculty members in Singapore, Macau, and China. Details can be found in the recent NCEL highlights and the website of Prof. Jianwei Huang.

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK has been continuously the top Hong Kong institution in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which is based on awards and research output, including those league tables in 2006, 2010, 2011, and most recently 2013. CUHK also possesses the largest and one of the most beautiful campus of all higher education institutions in Hong Kong.