The new Novel Computing Technologies group at Heidelberg University (Germany) has a research fellow, postdoc or PhD student position available.
Appointments may include short term (up to two years), medium term (up to 5 years) or even long term contracts.
Roles/projects include (but are not limited to):
Implementing custom cells and custom FPGA fabrics, designing RRAM (memristor) FPGA primitives and fabrics, integrating systems (e.g., RISC-V eFPGA hybrids), working with advanced process nodes and technologies such as chiplets.
Customization of mixed granularity FPGAs, exploring new architectural features (e.g., features tailored to RRAM FPGAs, ML acceleration, etc.). This shall all be integrated into various open-source frameworks (FABulous, Yosys, nextpnr, openRoad, VPR, etc.)
Security and reliability expert
Our group has detailed knowledge of low-level implementation details of several industry FPGAs (including their bitstream encoding) and we want to use this improve security (e.g., detecting Trojans) and reliability (e.g., robustness against SEUs).
We are looking for application designers who want to make a difference. This may include exploring unconventional use cases of FPGAs, demonstrating the benefits of partial reconfiguration or in-depth utilization of specific FPGA features.
Running our labs, maintaining equipment and tools, supporting student and research projects as well as building demonstrators, including PCB design, (FPGA) hardware design, firmware development, etc.