Eindhoven University of Technology, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute, has a vacancy for a
Postdoc “Efficient learning in hardware for next-generation neuromorphic computing and smart sensors”
Neuromorphic computing could address the inherent limitations of conventional silicon technology in dedicated machine learning applications. Recent work on large crossbar-arrays of two-terminal memristive devices has led to the development of promising neuromorphic systems. However, delivering a parallel computation technology, capable of embedding artificial neural networks in hardware, remains a significant challenge. Organic electronic materials offer an attractive alternative and can provide neuromorphic devices with low-energy switching and excellent tunability. Here we propose a novel implementation of backpropagation in hardware enabling – for the first time – tuning of multilayer hardware neural network, an essential step for energy-efficient and edge computing systems such as smart sensors.
Key objectives and scientific challenges
We are looking for a candidate with a demonstrated expertise and background in electrical engineering or circuits, artificial intelligence, microsystems engineering or other relevant discipline. Given the multidisciplinary character of the proposed research the ideal candidate has experience in device physics, circuits, sensors and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Furthermore, the candidate has a hands-on attitude, experimental experience and can work independently as well as collaborate with others.
The postdoc will be supervised by prof. Yoeri van de Burgt, associate professor in Neuromorphic Engineering and prof. Marco Fattori assistant professor in Integrated Circuits, both part of the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute.
A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact prof. Yoeri van de Burgt, phone +31 40 247 4419, y.b.v.d.burgt[at]tue.nl or
prof. Marco Fattori, +31 40 247 7370, M.Fattori[at]tue.nl
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