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PhD Position – Low Power Hardware Design for AI-based 6G Wireless Communication Systems

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) invites applications for a Ph.D. candidate within the field of Digital Integrated Circuits – Low Power Hardware Design for AI-based 6G Wireless Communication Systems to join the Electronic Systems (ES) group within the Department of Electrical Engineering, The Netherlands – Dec 2021

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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

Electronic Systems Group
Department of Electrical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Qualification Details

We are looking for excellent candidates that add value to the ES group and match the following profile:

  • A master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with excellent grades.
  • Excellent knowledge of digital circuit design fundamentals.
  • First experience with digital IC design flow and tools (Cadence or similar)
  • Experience with hardware design languages (e.g., Verilog/VHDL).
  • A team player that enjoys working in multicultural teams.
  • Good communication and organization skills.
  • Excellent English language skills (writing and presenting).

Responsibilities/Job Description

The next generation wireless communication systems that are beyond 5G, or in short 6G, are envisioned to seamlessly connect humans to the physical entities via the creation of their digital twins to enable new mixed-reality experiences. Hence, AI will play a significant role in the definition and development of 6G systems across the design, deployment, and operational phases. Use of AI for replacing some of the critical signal processing functionalities in baseband processing, such as digital pre-distortion and channel estimation, are already proven to be efficient in terms of performance and efficient spectrum utilization. However, the compute power requirements for the AI-based baseband processing compared to conventional signal processing techniques are quite high, and this will be a primary limitation in realization of AI-enabled 6G communication systems due to the stricter power consumption budget. The main goal of this project is to exploit the benefits of AI-based baseband signal processing algorithms in recovering from hardware errors and use this as an advantage to devise circuit-level and architecture-level techniques to design processing hardware with low design margins to reduce the energy consumption and silicon area.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: V36.5299
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Documents Required

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • Brief description of your MSc thesis.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary, please combine files.

About the Group

Electronic Systems group at TU/e

The Electronic Systems group consists of seven full professors, two associate professors, eight assistant professors, several postdocs, about 40 PDEng and PhD candidates and support staff. The ES group is world-renowned for its design automation and embedded systems research. It is our ambition to provide a scientific basis for design trajectories of electronic systems, ranging from digital circuits to cyber-physical systems. The trajectories are constructive and lead to high quality, cost-effective systems with predictable properties (functionality, timing, reliability, power dissipation, and cost). Design trajectories for applications that have strict real-time requirements and stringent power constraints are an explicit focus point of the group.

This project will be done in collaboration with Prof. Sonia Heemstra who is leading the Centre for Wireless Technology Eindhoven (CWTe) and Dr. Vlado Menkovski from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

About the Department Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering teaches highly motivated Masters of Science, designers and doctoral candidates, and carries out breakthrough research in its field. The department has three spearheads: Connected World, Care and Cure, and Smart Sustainable Systems. These themes are reflected in the department’s nine research chairs. Research is carried out into the applications of electromagnetic phenomena in all forms of energy conversion, telecommunication and electrical signal processing. Existing and new electrical components and systems are analyzed, designed and built. The Electrical Engineering department takes its inspiration from contacts with high-tech industry in the direct surrounding region and beyond. The department is innovative and has international ambitions and partnerships. The result is a challenging and inspiring setting in which socially relevant issues are addressed.

About the Employer: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Conditions of Employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months.
  • To develop your teaching skills, you will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • To support you during your PhD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will make a Training and Supervision plan and you will have free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program).
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

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Contact details

If you are interested in working in an exciting, dynamic, high-tech environment, where you will contribute to creating the society of the future and you would like to know more about the the position, please contact dr. Manil Dev Gomony, m.gomony[at]

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact Mrs. Linda van den Boomen, HR advisor l.j.c.v.d.boomen[at]

Please visit to find out more about working at TU/e!

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