Programe doctorale - Electronica, Telecomunicatii si Tehnologia Informatiei


Programe doctorale - Electronica, Telecomunicatii si Tehnologia Informatiei
Adresa: Str. George Baritiu, nr. 26, Corp S, Sala S2.3, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Coordonator consiliu: Mircea Giurgiu
Telefon: 0264 202452

PhD Candidate - Call for Applications - Grenoble, France

Call for applications - PhD candidate
Test and Reliability of Emerging Memory-based Spiking Neural Networks
Location: TIMA Laboratory (AMfoRS team), Grenoble, France
Funding: 3-year PhD grant, ~1800€/month (brut) – ANR research grant
Starting date: preferably Fall/Winter 2019 but no later than May 2020
Key-words: spiking neural networks, test, reliability, emerging memories

The computing performance needed by emerging electronic applications (such as Internet-of-Things and Big Data
analytics) is posing a serious challenge to current computer architectures and technologies, which are required
to provide increasing computing power while withstanding severe constraints on size, energy consumption and

This PhD thesis is concerned with the following research areas: (i) emerging memory technologies (memristors
and/or spintronic devices) used in a non-Von Neumann context, (ii) hardware dependability (robustness,
reliability and test) and design-for-dependability, (iii) hardware implementations of bio-inspired neural networks
(Spiking Neural Networks).

Profile: Master degree or equivalent in the area of either Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering.
Expected skills
Technical: Analog/Digital integrated electronics (design, HDL modeling languages, CAD tools), VLSI Testing, C/C++
and scripting.
Personal: Determination, perseverance, trustworthiness, autonomy, adaptability, initiative, good
communication skills
Languages: English: at least B2 equivalent, excellent reading and writing level, good speaking level.

This call is from the AMfoRS team, and targets people motivated by hardware design and test. More information
about the team is available at

Thesis advisor: Elena Ioana Vatajelu, CNRS Researcher
Thesis director: Lorena Anghel, Professor, Grenoble INP
The work will be carried out in strong cooperation with the other members of the laboratory with large
experience background in VLSI design and test.

To apply, send a mail to and, with
the following attachments (in English):
- Detailed curriculum vitae
- Application letter with clear motivations
- Academic transcripts for the last two years of study
- 2 or 3 recommendations (letters or reference persons with e-mail addresses)

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