2 PhD and 1 Postdoctoral Position:Real-time and Virtualized Embedded Systems, Netherlands
Applicants for the PhD positions must hold a master degree in embedded systems, electrical engineering, or computer science.
-Applicants for the post-doctoral position must have a PhD in embedded systems, electrical engineering, or computer science from a good university and research group.
-We expect excellent grades, research skills, programming experience, writing and presentation abilities.
-Your written and spoken English must be good.
-You must be motivated and eager to push the state of the art, and show your research results with working demonstrators and publications in top conferences and journals.
-Post-doctoral candidates should have experience with guiding MSc and/or PhD students.
- Familiarity with computer architecture and real-time systems is required, and practical experience of C/C++ programming and hardware design using SystemC and VHDL is recommended.
-Experience with designing for and using FPGAs is an advantage.
Scholarship Description: The first position (T-CREST-1) focuses on time-predictable processors and RTOS, where applications are not allowed to cause any interference to other applications.
This can be achieved through “performance virtualization”, i.e. by providing strict time, energy, and power budgets per application, but at the cost of scheduling limitations inside the applications.
Enabling both flexible (real-time) intra-application scheduling, and safe (real-time, interference-free) inter-application scheduling requires a novel combined hardware/software solution that will be investigated.
The second position (T-CREST-2) focuses on time-predictable memories, in particular SDRAM memory controllers and policies. Current real-time memory controller policies are very static, and the goal is to move towards mixed real-time and non-real-time policies to find a good balance between the worst-case service and the average service.
How to Apply: Online or by Post
Scholarship Application Deadline: 04/09/2011