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PhD Position in Energy Efficient Deep Learning for Edge Devices, Malardalen, Sweden 2022

Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden

Mälardalen University invites applications for a Ph.D. position in energy-efficient deep learning for edge devices within the GreenDL project funded by the Swedish Research Council, at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Sweden – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)
Mälardalen University
Mälardalen University (MDH)
Västerås, Sweden

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Qualification Details

  • Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. For futher information see Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100).
  • When a PhD student is to be employed, attention must be paid to the ability to assimilate the education at doctoral level.
  • Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer and electrical engineering or equivalent.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
  • Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.


  • Background in multi-objective optimization, and neural architecture search are of high merit.
  • Experience with system architectures like GPU and FPGAs is merit.             

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are offering a PhD student position in energy efficient deep learning for edge devices within the GreenDL project funded by the Swedish Research Council.

The student will focus on developing theoretical foundations and algorithms that enable designing scalable and energy-efficient DL models with low energy footprint and facilitate fast deployment of complicated DL models for a diverse set of edge devices satisfying given hardware constraints.

The student will be hosted by the HERO group and will work closely with students, senior researchers, and industrial partners in the group.

As a PhD student, you will spend a minimum of 80% of your time on research studies. The rest will be spent on educational and/or administrative duties. The temporary employment is valid for 4 years.   

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 2021/3076

Application Procedure

Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

About the School

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

About the Employer: Mälardalen University (MDH)


Employment information

  • Employment: Temporary employment
  • Scope: Full time
  • Campus location: Västeras
  • School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

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Contact details

Masoud Daneshtalab, Professor,

Union representatives

  • Michaël Le Duc, SACO, +46 (0) 21 10 14 02
  • Susanne Meijer, OFR, +46 (0) 21 10 14 89

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