Research & development - Eindhoven | More than two weeks ago
In the context of
two European research projects (TEMPO/ANDANTE), the imec neuromorphic team is building
a scalable neuromorphic processor. Our neuromorphic processor contains many
RISC-V cores connected through an interconnected network. One of the challenges
in this project is to efficiently map a large-scale neural network into our homogeneous
multicore processor. A mapping algorithm defines how to allocate the available resources
in each core (memory and processing time) to efficiently distribute the load
and therefore reduce the energy and latency of processing. Additionally, it
should reduce the distance between the interconnected cores to minimize the
data movement among the cores . Compared to the previous works, the extra
flexibility of our processor intensifies the importance of an efficient mapping
The project duration is 12 months. This project should result in a mapping tool/algorithm that generates efficient mapping topologies for given neural networks. The outcome of the project may be published in a high-impact journal.
The application deadline is 31/August/2021.
Your application should contain an up-to-date CV, transcripts for both bachelor’s and master’s courses, and optionally a recommendation
letter. A motivation letter and statement of purpose are not mandatory. After
the deadline, the short-listed students will be interviewed by the supervisors
and human resource management. The project shall start in summer 2021. Please
be advised that non-EU/EEA country students that are studying outside of the
Netherlands, need to have a work permit to be able to do an internship in the
 A. Balaji et al., "Mapping Spiking Neural Networks to Neuromorphic Hardware," in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 76-86, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TVLSI.2019.2951493.
 Mapping Deep Neural Networks on SpiNNaker2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjG_0zKGVfw).
Imec will provide highly engaged project supervision with experts in the neuromorphic domain, compensation for expenses and a desk in the Holst Centre.
Click on ‘apply’ to submit your application. You will then be redirected to e-recruiting.
Please be advised that non-EU/EEA country students that are studying outside of the Netherlands, need to have a work-permit to be able to do an internship in the Netherlands.