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Reference : UMR5506-AIDTOD-009
Workplace : MONTPELLIER
Date of publication : Monday, February 17, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 April 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2600 and 3000 € gross monthly based on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
We are looking for a Post-Doc candidate to conduct research in the European H2020 NEURONN project in collaboration with several academic and industrial partners.
Neuro-inspired computing employs technologies that enable brain-inspired computing hardware for more efficient and adaptive intelligent systems. By mimicking the human brain and nervous system, these computing architectures are excellent candidates for solving complex and large-scale associative learning problems. In this work, we will investigate neuro-inspired computing architecture where information is encoded in the phase of coupled oscillating neurons or oscillatory neural networks (ONN). The oscillating devices will be based on metal-insulator transition (MIT) devices to represent an artificial neuron. The coupling devices between oscillators will be based on 2D material memristor to represent an artificial synapse.
The objective of this work is to investigate the full potential of ONN circuits and architectures. In particular, understanding of the interplay between MIT devices and coupling strengths via 2D memristors on phase synchronization, phase difference and scalability to build large-scale ONN architectures. We will also investigate MIT device and 2D memristor process variations and impact on ONN architecture performance and power efficiency. Ultimately, we will investigate and assess the application of associate learning problems such as pattern recognition on ONN architecture for artificial intelligence.
Excellent and self-motivated candidates with a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied Physics, or Engineering Physics. Experience with design, simulation of circuits and architectures using EDA CAD tools (schematic, layout, spice simulation). Previous experience with chaotic circuits and/or memristor modelling is desired but not mandatory.
The candidate will join the SmartIES team in the Microelectronic Department at LIRMM. (www.lirmm.fr)
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