PhD Studentship: Hybrid SIMT/MIMD Accelerators for Deep Learning

Loughborough University

Application details:
Reference number: WS27
Start date: 1st October 2018
Closing date: 9th March 2018

Supervisors:
Primary supervisor: V. Chouliaras
Secondary supervisor: TBC

Introduction:
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Graduate School, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/

Project Detail:
The research will investigate a novel hybrid VLSI architecture based on the fusion of the Single-Instruction-Multiple-Thread (SIMT) and Multiple-Instruction-Multiple-Data and targeting deep-learning workloads such as reinforcement learning networks. 

Find out more:
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22091
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21761

Entry requirements:
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in computer architecture or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: VLSI Systems engineering, Deep Learning, Computer architecture

Funding information:
Please note that these studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and/or the following 30 projects that have been prioritised for funding; advert ref: WS01 – WS30

If awarded, each 3 year studentship will provide a tax-free stipend of £14,786 p.a (provisional), plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,262 p.a). While we welcome applications from non EU nationals, please be advised that due to funding restrictions it will only be possible to fund the tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available. Successful candidates will be notified by 30th April 2018.

Contact details:
Name: V. Chouliaras
Email address: v.a.chouliaras@lboro.ac.uk
Telephone number: 01509 227 113

How to apply:
All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Please quote reference number: WS27

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Midlands of England