Ph.D. in High Performance Vehicle Computer System (The Netherlands) Deadline: July 26, 2019

Eindhoven University of Technology

Application Deadline

July 26, 2019

Program Commencement

September 01, 2019

Duration of the Program

4 Years

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Program Details

The project HiPer-PENTA that aims to develop the concept of an automotive grade High-Performance Vehicle Computer (HVPC) system at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) invites applications for a Ph.D. position.

Eindhoven University of Technology, one of the world’s leading research universities, is in particular well‐known for its joint research with industry. The section Security and Embedded Networked Systems (SENS) comprises the chairs Security (SEC) and System Architecture and Networking (SAN). SAN performs research in the area of resource management in real-time and distributed systems considering the architecture and design of these systems as well as algorithms for management of shared resources. The SEC group focuses on technical aspects of security and privacy for embedded systems, in particular on trust management. The section has a tradition of working with industrial partners in various projects.

The objective of the HiPer project is to develop the concept of an automotive grade High Performance Vehicle Computer (HVPC) system that is capable to handle an autonomous driving environment. It will enable Level 5 automation and allow for the application of new electrical architectures by providing sufficient compute power and the necessary communication interfaces. The consortium will substantiate this by demonstrating the HPVC system in a passenger car. The project aims at innovations along 3 paths: (i) Computation for thermal management, (ii) Communication for high speed communication and (iii) Integration for robust and more reliable systems.

The job offers:

  • full-time employment as a PhD-candidate for a period of 4 years;
  • annually 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end of year allowance;
  • support with your personal development and career planning including courses, summer schools, conference visits etc.;
  • a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, child care, moving expenses, savings schemes, coverage of costs of publishing the dissertation and excellent sports facilities).

Eligibility/ Requirements

The applicants should have:

  • MSc in Computer Science or Embedded Systems
  • Knowledge of (i) system and software architecture and (ii) real-time systems.
  • An interest in component-based systems.
  • Ability to combine different research techniques and apply them to large scale industrial systems.
  • Good communicative skills in English, both in speaking and in writing. Candidates should be prepared to prove their English language skills.

Application Process

Apply for the position here.

The application should consist of the following parts:

  • A motivation letter;
  • A Curriculum Vitae including names and addresses of two referees;
  • Copies of diplomas and a list of grades of your studies;
  • Your solution to the small exercise;
  • Proof of English language skills (if applicable).

For more information about the project, please contact dr.ir. R.J. Bril, e-mail: r.j.bril[at]tue.nl, tel. +31402475412 or prof.dr. J.J. Lukkien, e-mail: j.j.lukkien[at]tue.nl, tel. +31402475147. About the employment conditions, please contact mrs. Marjolein von Reth, e-mail: pzwin@tue.nl. Further information about the Eindhoven University of Technology can be found here.

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