Post Doc in Efficient Embedded Machine Learning Processors
Catholic University of Leuven Department of Electrical Engineering

The postdoc will operate in a collaboration between the research group MICAS (KU Leuven) and the imec research centre. MICAS is a research group within the department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). MICAS conducts research on the design of integrated circuits in nano-electronic technologies. This research is performed in close collaboration with the semiconductor industry and about 75% of the groups’ budget is through industrial collaborations. MICAS consists of 7 professors and 80 Ph.D. researchers. As such, KU Leuven MICAS is the largest academic circuit-level research group within Europe. MICAS tapes out dozens of chips every year, and possesses a top notch chip bonding, packaging and measurement lab. More information about the group and its activities can be found at Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (imec) is an international research & development and innovation hub, active in the fields of nanoelectronics and digital technologies. imec is the largest European research center in the field of microelectronics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, design methods and technologies for ICT systems. More information at:


The post doctoral researcher will conduct and supervise research on deploying and optimizing machine learning workloads on digital and mixed-signal custom machine learning processors.

Recently deep neural networks have gained enormous popularity in the signal processing community. In the micro-electronics research domain this has sprouted attention on customized processors for efficient embedded deep neural network inference. Our team has

published several of these state-of-the-art processors over the past few years. We will build upon our work in the field of deep learning processors and hardware/algorithm co-optimization and scheduling, which has demonstrated to save orders of magnitude on energy efficiency. Yet, we want to extend this work towards a.) new application domains (such as acoustics, health monitoring and sensor fusion); b.) online learning for user customization; c.) mixed-signal processing and compute-in-memory; d.) emerging models such as probabilistic graphs.

You will closely collaborate with researchers from KU Leuven’s algorithmic machine learning group, researchers from Imec, researchers from various international research groups and several partner companies. You will have ample opportunities to interact with top research institutes and important industrial players in the field.


  •  Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent), with a background in digital design, processor design, or workload scheduling/optimization. 
  •  Additional research/educational experience in computer architectures, compilers, machine learning or chip tape out are a plus. 
  •  We are looking for a team player with the capability to work in an international research team. 
  •  Excellent proficiency in the English language is also required, as well as good communication skills, both oral and written


  •  An exciting  research environment, working on the intersection between emerging research domains (machine learning; processor design; ultra-low power chip and system design)
  •  The ability to closely interact with our industrial partners, as well as many academic research partners in ongoing projects
  •  A thorough scientific education, the possibility to become a world-class researcher 
  •  A KU Leuven affiliation, one of the largest research universities of Europe
  •  The possibility to participate in international conferences and academic as well as industrial collaboration


Vul contactpersonen aan in stap 1 "Context vacature" en hergenereer deze tekst.

You can apply for this job no later than March 05, 2021 via the
KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at
  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: March 5, 2021
  • Tags: Elektrotechniek

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Engineeroxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of Hamburg Academic Positions

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions

University of Zurich Job Postings