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/Job opportunities/PhD researcher on Next Generation AI for Perception and Cognition

PhD researcher on Next Generation AI for Perception and Cognition

PhD - Antwerpen | More than two weeks ago

For further development of the IDLab machine learning research cluster, we are looking for a PhD researcher in the domain of sustainable AI systems, investigating 3rd generation spiking neural networks and hyperdimensional computing systems for perception and cognition. 

University Antwerp - Research group IDLab Antwerp

The Internet & Data Lab (IDLab) is an imec research group at the University of Antwerp and Ghent University. IDLab focuses its research on internet technologies and data science. IDLab is a joint research initiative between Ghent University and the University of Antwerp. Bringing together 300 internet experts, we develop technologies outperforming current solutions for communication subsystems, high speed and low power networking, distributed computing and multimedia processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and web semantics. Within Antwerp, the overall IDLab research areas are machine learning and wireless networking.  IDLab has a unique research infrastructure used in numerous national and international collaborations. 

IDLab collaborates with many universities and research centres worldwide and jointly develops advanced technologies with industry (R&D centers from international companies, Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SME’s, as well as numerous ambitious startups).

What you will do

  • You are conducting research in the IDLab sustainable AI team, enhancing, applying or extending brain-inspired learning algorithms and creating new ones.
  • You will implement and analyze novel architectures and algorithms, and conduct experiments to compare the new algorithms with existing state-of-the-art methods
  • You will write detailed evaluation reports on the developed algorithms and executed experiments, publishing them in major conferences and journals. 
  • You will develop demonstrators in the framework of European and national research projects (in collaboration with industry).

Who you are

  • You have or will soon obtain a Master of Science degree, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • You have a profound interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Knowledge on artificial and/or spiking neural networks is an additional asset.
  • You have a solid mathematical background, and like to couple in-depth theoretical understanding with challenging practical applications.
  • You have experience with programming languages and software development.
  • You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
  • Your English is fluent, both speaking and writing.


If you are interested in this position, please apply here  
Applications sent to us via email will not be considered.

For more information please contact: Werner Van Leekwijck (, prof. dr. Steven Latré (