Stellenangebote

The Chair of Hardware/Software Co-Design
Department of Computer Science
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has two open PhD positions for

Approximate Computing on FPGAs

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst u.a.:

Approximate Computing is a quite young research area that exploits the capability of many applications and systems to tolerate imprecision or inexactness of computed results. Prominent areas of applications then render themselves well for approximate computing include searching, mining, image processing, and data retrieval.
Although hardware technology is improving at a fast pace, energy and power as well as throughput are becoming more and more important constraints apart from computing exact results. The main goals of approximate computing techniques are therefore to exploit the possible trade-off between power/energy consumption, accuracy, performance, and/or cost, e.g., utilized hardware resources.

Most of the current research in the field of Approximate Computing either targets ASICs or is agnostic of the target architecture neglecting the potentials of reconfigurable hardware such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The goal of the ACoF project (Approximate Computing on FPGAs), therefore, is to extend existing and develop new concepts and techniques for Approximate Computing within the domain of FPGAs.

Your tasks are to design and develop approximation techniques in the domain of FPGAs. This includes developing approximate arithmetic units as well as exploiting error resilience on the application level. You will develop methods for evaluating the approximated designs with respect to a given error metric and/or will investigate how to determine (possibly approximate) bounds on the error based on the system’s structure.

We offer you to join a team of enthusiastic researchers in the fields of approximate computing, logic synthesis, hardware/software co-design, optimization, and field-programmable gate arrays. The work is part of the project “ACoF – Approximate Computing on FPGAs”. The position is suitable to pursue a doctorate (Dr.-Ing).

Notwendige Qualifikation

Your required qualifications are a university degree in computer science, electrical engineering or a related field at master level. Advanced knowledge of hardware design on FPGAs and/or logic synthesis. An independent and autonomous working style.

Wünschenswerte Qualifikation

Communication skills and ability to work in a team. Very good knowledge of English.

Bewerbung

Please direct your complete application (including Curriculum Vitae, transcripts, certificates, and motivation letter) by e-mail with subject “Application ACoF” to: cs12-jobs@fau.de (Prof. Dr. Oliver Keszöcze, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich)

Bewerbungsschluss
31.08.2021
Bewerbung
Please direct your complete application (including Curriculum Vitae, transcripts, certificates, and motivation letter) by e-mail with subject “Application ACoF” to: cs12-jobs@fau.de (Prof. Dr. Oliver Keszöcze, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich)

Details

Titel der Stellenanzeige
Approximate Computing on FPGAs
Besetzung zum
15.06.2021
Einsatzort
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 12 (Hardware-Software-Co-Design)

Entgelt
TVL E 13
Teilzeit / Vollzeit
Vollzeit

Befristung
3 years
Befristungsgrund
befristetes Forschungsvorhaben
Ansprechpartner für weitere Informationen
Prof. Dr. Oliver Keszöcze
Telefon: +49-9131-85-25145
E-Mail: oliver.keszoecze@fau.de


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