[Comp-neuro] PhD/Postdoc positions for neural processor project NPP

Michael Pfeiffer pfeiffer at ini.phys.ethz.ch
Mon Jun 15 18:26:36 CEST 2015

We have a number of available PhD and postdoc positions available now 
for the Neuromorphic Processor Project (NPP). NPP is a 3 year project 
that started 1 May 2015.  NPP will develop theory, architectures, and 
FPGA implementations targeting specific applications of deep neural 
network technology in vision and audition. Deep learning has become the 
state-of-the-art machine learning approach for sensory processing 
applications, and this project aims towards real-time, low-power, 
brain-inspired solutions targeted at full-custom SoC integration. A 
particular aim of the NPP is to develop efficient data-driven deep 
neural network architectures that can enable always-on operation on 
battery-powered mobile devices in conjunction with event-driven sensors. 
PhD and postdoc positions are available now in theory, hardware 
architectures, and applications of these networks.

For the theory part of the project we are specifically looking for PhD 
candidates with experience in deep neural networks and/or spiking neural 
networks, or deep learning applications in vision and audition.

The project team includes academic partners in the USA, Canada, and 
Spain.  The project is coordinated by the Institute of Neuroinformatics 
(INI) at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (www.ini.uzh.ch ). INI 
is a joint institute of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich and has 
been cited in IEEE Spectrum and Scientific American as one of the 
world’s leading organizations in the development of neuromorphic sensing 
and computing technology. The lead NPP PI is Prof. Tobi Delbruck. Other 
NPP PIs at INI are Dr. Shih-Chii Liu, Dr. Michael Pfeiffer, and Prof. 
Giacomo Indiveri.

Please see
for more details and information on how to apply.

Best regards,
Michael Pfeiffer, Tobi Delbruck, Shih-Chii Liu, and Giacomo Indiveri

Dr. Michael Pfeiffer
Group leader, Program coordinator NSC
Institute of Neuroinformatics
University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 635 30 45
Fax  +41 44 635 30 53
pfeiffer (at) ini.phys.ethz.ch

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