PhD Scholarship in Smart Edge Computing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is delighted to offer a PhD position in robotics. This position is available for two years. Applications should be sent before February 15, 2019.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The project investigates efficient architectures and machine-learning algorithms for edge computing nodes in embedded systems for specific applications in medical, healthcare, automotive and robotics domains. Such edge computing nodes appearing in various sensor networks and IoT devices often need to process large amount of sensor data in real time and communicate via wired och wireless channels to external devices with high throughput. The problem is especially challenging because of limited resources in terms of area, power and storage and strict non-functional requirements on predictability and dependability in those embedded computing devices . This calls for innovative architectures on which approximate machine learning algorithms can execute efficiently to perform runtime data analytic tasks such as data filtering, feature extraction and anormaly detection etc. The project is financed by EU Horizon 2020.

We are looking for a PhD student who has genuine interest in hardware architecture, architecture specialization for machine learning, and embedded system design. The student is expected to have background in computer or electrical engineering, embedded systems, and machine learning algorithms. The student will work in an ambitious research group which has accumulated many years of experience and expertise in electronic system architecture and design methodology, network-on-chip and in-vehicle networks, realtime systems and performance analysis. The student is expected to be able to publish high quality papers and develop research prot

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work.

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).


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