30 June 2019.



(Paid Opportunity)


PhD candidate in Embedded Systems Design for Distributed Deep Learning.

The Parallel Computing Systems (PCS) group at the Informatics Institute (IvI) of the University of Amsterdam and the Leiden Embedded Research Center (LERC) at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) of Leiden University are looking for a joint PhD candidate in the area of embedded systems design for deep learning applications.

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The PCS group, headed by Dr Andy Pimentel, performs research on the design, programming and run-time management of multi-core and multi-processor (embedded) computer systems. The modeling, analysis and optimization of the extra-functional aspects of these systems, such as performance, power/energy consumption but also the degree of productivity to design and program these systems, play a pivotal role in this work.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Engineering.

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • M.Sc. in computer science or computer engineering.
  • Preferably some prior expertise in one or more of the following fields: embedded systems and design, (distributed) computer architectures, modelling and simulation, and AI/deep learning.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required as well as good presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical as well as programming skills (C/C++, Java, Python, Shell scripting, etc.).
  • The candidate should be able to work in a research team.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,325 in the first year to €2,972 in the last year. based on fulltime (38 hours a week), exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

How to Apply

First Step: Fill the online application from here.

Upload the following information in a single PDF file:

  • letter of motivation;
  • curriculum vitae (experience recognizable in months);
  • BSc + MSc diploma with transcripts (courses + grades);
  • master’s thesis and other publications (or links referring to);
  • names and contact details of two references;
  • any other relevant material (publications, link to your GitHub repository, …).

Second Step: Submit the application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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