The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, TU Darmstadt, at the Institute of Computer Engineering – Hardware for Artificial Intelligence Group ( is looking for the following candidate to start as soon as possible

Research Assistant/PhD Position (all genders) for Efficient AI Algorithm Implementation on hardware

for a duration of three years with a possible extension.


  • This new PhD position aims to explore the efficient implementation of AI algorithms, e.g., neural networks, on hardware. Concrete topics of this position can include but not limited to:
    • Optimization of digital circuits for neural networks considering power, performance and area
    • Heterogeneous computing including analog-computing with devices, e.g., memristors and silicon photonic components, as well as digital computing for AI algorithms
    • Optimization of AI algorithms on FPGAs
  • Appropriate participation in administrative tasks, in teaching courses, and in supervising student work is expected.


  • A completed master degree in electrical engineering, computer science or other related disciplines
  • The final grade should not be worse than "Good".
  • Detailed knowledge of digital circuits, and proficiency in C, Python, VHDL/Verilog programming languages.
  • A good understanding of AI algorithms, e.g., neural networks, or is strongly interested in exploring AI algorithms

We offer:

  • A creative and co-operative environment in a highly relevant research field
  • A variety of opportunities to present your research results at international conferences
  • Opportunity to co-operate with excellent scientists at home and abroad
  • Comprehensive scientific support, e.g. in the planning and preparation of your publications

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

We look forward to receiving your detailed application, consisting of a cover letter in which you describe your interest in research in the specified field and your strengths and main areas of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of bachelor and master transcripts, copies of certificates and references. Please send one PDF-file with max. 10 MB by email and indicate the code number in the email subject to:, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Li Zhang (, Hardware for Artificial Intelligence Group, Merckstr. 25, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany.

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Code No. 168

Published on

March 14, 2023

Application deadline

April 04, 2023