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Chair for Software for Systems on Silicon

  • RWTH Aachen University is Germany´s top-ranked technical university with approx. 45,000 students. The Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE) is headed by Prof. Rainer Leupers and Prof. Dr. Haris Gačanin. ICE performs R&D projects in different areas of embedded and cyber-physical system design. Our main application domains are mobile communications, automotive…

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Chair for Distributed Signal Processing

  • There are different opportunities for excellent postdoctoral researchers, which are hired and compensated as full-time researchers, at the Chair for Distributed Signal Processing (Prof. Dr. Haris Gačanin, www.dsp.rwth-aachen.de) of RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. Current positions are part of efforts toward the development of 6G radio access technologies and laboratory in the…

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  • There are multiple vacancies for excellent Ph.D. candidates, which are hired and compensated as full-time researchers, at the Chair for Distributed Signal Processing (Prof. Dr. Haris Gačanin, www.dsp.rwth-aachen.de) of RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. Current positions are part of efforts toward the development of 6G radio access technologies and laboratory in the intersection of digital…

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HiWi / WiHi job offers

  • Abstract TLM-based Model for on-Chip Interconnects

    Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Jan Moritz Joseph
    Description: Using exsiting low-level models for on-chip interconnects, higher-level models can be deduced. Here, we will use our existing ratatoskr open-source simulator on cycle-accurate abstraction level to model the interconnect on a transaction-level model (TLM) accouting for the network topology and the network congestion. Performance and power are to be estimated.

  • Hardware-Security: IP Integrity Protection

    Description: Here at the Chair for Software for Systems on Silicon (SSS), we are looking into novel ways of securing hardware designs (in particular processor cores) against hardware Trojans, taking the complexity of modern circuits into account.
    Supervisor: Dominik Šišejković

  • Hardware Security: Secure Processor Design

    Supervisor: Lennart Reimann
    Description: In this work we would like to address the development and evaluation of tools to elaborate and/or quantify the security properties of a processor design. The properties Confidentiality, Integrity (, Availability) and Authenticity (CI[A]A) need to be protected.

  • HiWi/WiHi jobs for Summer 2021

    Supervisor: Dr. Haris Kremo
    Description: Chair for Distributed Signal Processing offers multiple HiWi positions to develop laboratory exercises for the course titled Signal Processing for Mobile Communications: Extended Transceiver Design. The course treats parts of the transmitter-receiver chain beyond simple signal transmission and detection covered in an earlier course. The topics include synchronization, channel estimation, error correction coding, etc. The positions are offered for preferably MS students in the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Machine Learning for Security

    Supervisor: Dominik Šišejković
    Description: In the context of this work, we will address some selected challenges from the area of hardware security by applying modern machine learning techniques.

  • Neuroflow: SW/HW-Interfaces for Neuromorphic Computing

    Supervisor: Felix Staudigl
    Description: In the context of this work, we will invent a novel way of computation in neuromorphic devices. These problems are closely related to existing soltions for Google's TPU-style way of data processing. Their approaches must be translated into the neuromorphic world.

  • Neuromorphic Hardware Security

    Supervisor: Felix Staudigl
    Description: This Master/Bachelor Thesis aims to investigate novel Hardware Security vulnerabilities and their countermeasure of neuromorphic computing architecture. In particular, the student will have the unique opportunity to work with the real ReRAM crossbars to perform measurements within our labs.

  • Neuromorphic Virtual Platforms

    Supervisor: Felix Staudigl
    Description: This Master/Bachelor Thesis aims to develop a virtual prototype to perform a system exploration concerning parameters like power consumption and performance. The virtual prototype will be implemented in C++ together with SystemC/TLM.

  • NoC design-space exploration for neuromorphic massive multicore systems

    Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Jan Moritz Joseph
    Description: The goal of this thesis is to extend a SystemC simulator to model NoCs with a fast and abstract performance model. The model shall cover the state of routers in slices of time. Input bandwidth, output bandwidth and network latency must be estimated.

  • RISCV plus TensorFlowLite Hardware Platform

    Supervisor: PhD-Ing. Melvin Galicia
    Description: RISCV processors have gained a good level of maturity in the academia and they are trying to breakthrough in the industry. Attaching  RISCV processors to booming commercial technologies like maching learning software is a very promising idea. The job is to bring to life a realization of a platform, where TensorFlow-Lite framework can be compiled and run in an actual RISCV processor.

  • We are hiring! Programmers (C++, Python), Data Scientists, Hardware Engineers

    Supervisor: Dr. Jan Moritz Joseph
    Description: There is plenty of work in our team. Developing hardware, building prototypes, maintaining open-source software, or inventing new ML models? That’s all possible! We will find a task that fits your profile best.

  • Wi-Hi Position: Programming

    Tutor: Shawan Mohammed
    Description: The ICE is looking for a Bachelor graduate who will be employed for software development as a half-time scientific assistant (WiHi, 20h per week).

Job Offer - Research Assistant/PhD student

There are multiple vacancies for excellent Ph.D. candidates, which are hired and compensated as full-time researchers, at the Chair for Distributed Signal Processing (Prof. Dr. Haris Gačanin, www.dsp.rwth-aachen.de) of RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. Current positions are part of efforts toward the development of 6G radio access technologies and laboratory in the intersection of digital communications, traditional signal processing and machine learning with a particular focus on the development of novel radio interfaces for flexible radio networking architectures. The topics also include optimization and architecture of computing communications as the convergence of radio access and mobile cloud computing (more details at www.dsp.rwth-aachen.de).

Your tasks:

  1. Contribute to R&D projects in the areas of a novel design of radio transmission technologies, novel radio resource management techniques, novel radio networking architectures, prototyping and development of simulation tools
  2. Interact with our European and worldwide academic and industry partners
  3. Ph.D. students are expected to support event organization and provide assistance in teaching, e.g. lecture exercises, labs, and seminars

Qualifications:

  1. Applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, computer science, information technology, mathematics, or similar/equivalent fields.
  2. The candidates must have excellent knowledge of digital communications, communication theory, probability theory and linear algebra with applications in signal processing. Further knowledge of machine learning methods is a plus.
  3. The candidates must have hands-on experience with embedded systems, preferably with at least one of the software-defined radio platforms. Hands-on experience with RF and wireless communication technologies and protocols, as well as familiarity with instrumentation is a must. Good understanding of probability theory and linear algebra with applications in signal processing is expected.
  4. All applicants must have excellent knowledge in C and Linux, while experience in one or more of the following programming languages is a plus: Python, C++, Java, TensorFlow, Web-based programming.
  5. The candidates must have excellent communication skills while being able to work independently, with team player spirit. High proficiency in oral and written English

For all students both algorithmic research through computer simulations and experimenting through prototyping are mandatory (independently or in a team). It is expected that missing skills will be proactively improved.

We offer:

Our cooperative leadership concept gives you the necessary freedom for your scientific research with a high degree of motivation, personal responsibility, and creativity. RWTH Aachen University has been certified as a “Family-Friendly University” and top-ranked technical university in Germany with approx. 45,000 students. Talented people interested in contributing to a leading-edge and highly international research institute are invited to submit their application at any time. RWTH is committed to promoting the careers of women and therefore looks forward to receiving applications by female candidates. RWTH welcomes applications from suitably qualified disabled people. The Chair is a part of the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE) performs R&D projects in different areas of embedded and cyber-physical system design. Our main application domains are next-generation radio communications, automotive electronics, cyber-security, and Industry 4.0. ICE maintains tight cooperation with industry partners worldwide and has transferred numerous technologies to semiconductor vendors, system houses, and EDA companies.

No tuition fees for PhD studies.

Your application must include:

  1. A one-page cover letter describing the motivation for applying to the position
  2. Description of the research as envisioned by the candidate
    (e.g. describe concrete and relevant problem, strategy to study/solve the problem, and a choice of your methods: analytical/experimental)(1 page)
  3.  A Curriculum Vitae
    (e.g. qualifications, skills, research and industrial experience, awards and fellowships, and any additional scientific achievements such as publications if any)
  4. An official transcript of the completed subjects and grades of the Master's degrees

How to apply?

Please send the required documents in a single pdf file with the subject “PhD-Jobs-DSP-RWTH-Name SURNAME” in the order 1) - 4) to jobs-dsp(at)ice.rwth-aachen.de.

An application not including documents 1) - 4) cannot be considered.

For questions: jobs-dsp(at)ice.rwth-aachen.de