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The Institute for Computer Architecture and Computer Engineering (ITI) at the University of Stuttgart seeks applications for a research position for the recently approved DFG project MEMCRYPTO in the field of memristor-based cryptography. The objective of the project is to explore novel memristive devices and architectures on their basis for construction of secure cryptographic hardware blocks, such as block ciphers. The project will involve a tight collaboration with a research group in material science at TU Chemnitz capable of manufacturing and testing memristive devices and circuits. The position is suitable for PhD candidates, yet interested candidates who already hold a PhD degree can be employed as well.

Located in Stuttgart, one of Europe’s main economic hubs, the Institute offers you an inspiring working atmosphere in a successful international team. The remuneration is according to the German public-service salary grade TV-L E13. Part-time employment, or a combination with a teaching-assistant position associated with a teaching load, are possible.

To qualify for this position, you need an above-average Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline. Moreover, we expect proven skills or experiences in at least one of the three areas listed below (and credible interest in the other two):

  1. Design of digital circuits, including their specification in Verilog or VHDL, synthesis for ASIC or FPGA, simulation on different levels of abstraction.
  2. Cryptography, ideally with a focus on resilience of cryptographic implementations against physical attacks (side-channel analysis, fault-injections).
  3. Memristive technologies, e.g., modeling or simulation of memristive behavior, synthesis of circuits in memristive logic families.

To apply, please send, by email, your cover letter (explicitly explaining your interest in the topic and pointing out which of the three above-mentioned areas you feel competent in), CV and scans of your Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificates including the transcripts with all grades. You can add, optionally, reference letters, existing publications, or other supplementary materials you consider relevant, or links to such materials. We will not answer applications which do not discuss qualifications for this project. The University is pursuing a gender equality policy and therefore particularly encourages qualified women to apply. Handicapped persons are given priority if they are equally qualified.

Deadline: Please send your application to ilia.polian@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de before June 30, 2020.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to:

Prof. Dr. Ilia Polian
Institut für Technische Informatik
Pfaffenwaldring 47
D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany
ilia.polian@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de

The Institute for Computer Architecture and Computer Engineering (ITI) at the University of Stuttgart seeks applications for a research position in the field of quantum computing. The objective of the project is to understand the performance of quantum algorithms on contemporary, noisy architectures and to develop approaches to enhance resilience of existing quantum computers. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Physics department of our University; it involves researchers of the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQST) and external scientists. The position is suitable for PhD candidates, yet interested candidates who already hold a PhD degree can be employed as well.

Located in Stuttgart, one of Europe’s main economic hubs, the Institute offers you an inspiring working atmosphere in a successful international team. In the beginning of the project, the remuneration will be 85% of a position according to the German public-service salary grade TV-L E13. It is planned to acquire additional funding for complementing this position to 100% TV-L E13. In addition to research activities, we expect from you contributions to our teaching program, supervising of student theses and participation in administrative duties, such as organization of scientific conferences.

To qualify for this position, you need an above-average Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline. Moreover, we expect proven skills or experiences in at least one of the three areas listed below (and credible interest in the other two):

  1. Quantum algorithms, ideally ones suitable for noisy-intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) computers, e.g., VQE, QAOA, QSVM.
  2. Quantum error correction, preferably advanced schemes such as surface codes.
  3. Noise-aware quantum circuit synthesis and techniques to quantify resilience, e.g., randomized benchmarking.

To apply, please send, by email, your cover letter (explicitly explaining your interest in the topic and pointing out which of the three above-mentioned areas you feel competent in), CV and scans of your Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificates including the transcripts with all grades. You can add, optionally, reference letters, existing publications, or other supplementary materials you consider relevant, or links to such materials. We will not answer applications which do not discuss qualifications for this project. The University is pursuing a gender equality policy and therefore particularly encourages qualified women to apply. Handicapped persons are given priority if they are equally qualified.

Deadline: Please send your application to ilia.polian@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de before June 30, 2020.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to:

Prof. Dr. Ilia Polian
Institut für Technische Informatik
Pfaffenwaldring 47
D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany
ilia.polian@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de

Contact

Ilia Polian
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

Ilia Polian

Head of Institute and Chair of Hardware Oriented Computer Science

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