PhD Studentships Available
Successful PhD applicants will be working as part of a seven person team at York under the supervision of Prof. Andy M. Tyrrell and two Research Associates Dr. James A. Walker and Dr. Martin A. Trefzer. Four PhD studentships are available at the University of York, each contributing to this very important area of future VLSI design. Each PhD student will work in one specific area, but will contribute to the whole project. The specific areas where the students will work can be summarised by the following four hypotheses:
- “Is it possible to include on-line reconfiguration mechanisms exploiting both the analogue and digital layers of the PAnDA architecture in order to improve stochastic variability and fault tolerance in designs?”
- “Stochastic variability originates from the physical properties of devices, can the sizing and layout of devices be manipulated to exploit these physical properties in order to minimise the effects of stochastic variability?”
- “Is it feasible to automatically synthesise and optimise variability tolerant CMOS designs on the PAnDA architecture that are human-competitive and have the potential to be used in industry?”
- “Is it feasible to automatically synthesise and optimise variability tolerant digital systems on the PAnDA architecture that are human-competitive and have the potential to be used in industry?”
The PhD posts are fully funded for EU students. Applicants will hold a degree in Electronics, Physics, Computer Science or similar and can demonstrate skills in electronic systems design and at least one object oriented programming language. Ideally, applicants will have knowledge and interest in one or more of the following areas: FPGAs, CMOS design, analogue & digital circuit simulation and bio-inspired algorithms. At least two of the studentships will be available from March 2011 and all four studentships will be filled by October 2011.
For more information about the project contact one of the following:
Prof. Andy M. Tyrrell (email@example.com)
Dr. James A. Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Martin A. Trefzer (email@example.com)
How to apply
Please specify in your PhD application that you would like to be considered for one of these PhD studentships. You can complete and submit your application for the PhD in Electronic Engineering in the Department of Electronics through the University's online application system.
Admissions Enquiries:/ Camilla Danese
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor: Dr. Steve Smith
Tel: (+44) 01904 433024