A PhD position in the field of Computer Science is available in the CNRS lab in France. The PhD program in comouter science will be a part of the national project "DEFIS" (Design of fixed-point embedded systems) funded by ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), in cooperation with three other academic lab (IRISA (Cairn Project), LIRMM (Dali team) and CEA (LMeASI)) and two industrial partners (Thales (Embedded System Laboratory) and InPixal).

In this thesis, we will focus on investigating and defining finite precision criteria and implementation criteria (area and/or power consumption, execution time, parallelism of operations according to the target resources, etc.). Based on the experience of the LIP6 on optimal realization filter and nonlinear programming methods, the PhD candidate will work on the implementation formalization and the exploration of the associated decision-space. Appropriate exact methods or heuristics will be proposed and applied to solve this multi-objective optimization problem.

The main objective is to provide, for a given filter and target, an optimal fixed-point implementation (i.e. fixed-point algorithm and/or final code for the target) satisfying an appropriate trade-off (in a sense to define) of precision and performance versus area, power consumption and/or execution time. The theoretical achievements of this work will be implemented and included in the FWR Toolbox or SOFA tools developed at the LIP6.

Practical details

This is a three years PhD studentship funded by ANR (french national agency for research). It includes a monthly salary after taxes of around 1400€ (medical insurance included) with coverage of travel expenses to attend conferences. The position is expected to start in October or November 2011. The student will be enrolled in the LIP6 (Laboratory of Computing Sciences of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), http://www.lip6.fr) and will be based at campus Jussieu located in Paris (4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris).

Application Procedure

Applicants must have a Master degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or other relevant field. Good programming skills are required. Experience with embedded systems, hardware architecture, algorithmic optimization and/or signal processing algorithms is a plus. Applicants should email a CV and contact information of one reference to thibault.hilaire@lip6.fr and laurent-stephane.didier@lip6.fr.

Please note, the application deadline to the PhD position in the field of Computer Science, CNRS, France is 31 August, 2011.

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