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 Understanding the brain behavior is currently gaining a huge attention worldwide

PHD POSITION IN Stochastic Computing

PROGRAM: Electrical Engineering

Project Description: Understanding the brain behavior is currently gaining a huge attention worldwide. At the sensors lab, students under the supervision of Prof. K.N. Salama are exploring new computing technologies miming the way our brains process and store data. Using memristors to build neural networks reduces the required area significantly compared to classical circuits. ReRAM have also gained a lot of interest. Resistive memory devices are very promising candidates replace the current storage technologies, due to their very high density, fast access time, and retainability. However, there are numerous challenges that need to be addressed before memristor devices genuinely replace the current technologies.

The student will get access and training during his research at state-of-the-art experimental labs, advanced nano fabrication and characterization lab, supercomputing and visualization facilities.

All admitted students receive the KAUST Fellowship which includes:

  • Full tuition support
  • Competitive monthly stipend
  • Housing
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Relocation support

Student Qualifications:

  • Strong background in Electronics, physics, computer science computer engineering
  • Good communications and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel months to work with international collaborators.
  • Knowledge of SW tools like scripting languages (Python), Matlab, 3Dmax, google sketch.
We exist for the pursuit and advancement of scientific knowledge and its broad dissemination and benevolent application.

ABOUT KAUST

KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. We are a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world

We exist for the pursuit and advancement of scientific knowledge and its broad dissemination and benevolent application. We strive to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH FOCUS CEMSE

As CEMSE, we are missionaries for Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering in the new House of Wisdom called KAUST. It is our mission to drive frontier science and train the next generation of scientists as heirs of wisdom and carriers of future progress. Join us for an exciting scientist career at CEMSE, let us together build a smarter future!

LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE POSITION https://studentopportunities.kaust.edu.sa/Op/Opportunity/18

CONTACT:

Principal Investigator, Dr. Khaled N. Salama
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Founding Program Chair

Ibn Sina Building (Bldg. 3), Room 3277
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, 23955-6900
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Web: https://www.kaust.edu.sa/academics/faculty/salama.html


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