ALOHA H2020 Project

Assistant Professor/Research Assistant

The Intelligent system DEsign and Application (IDEA, laboratory of the University of Sassari (UNISS) invites applications for a Senior and a Junior Research Assistant positions in the areas of embedded system design. We seek outstanding applicants who have demonstrated research expertise in the design of low power hardware. These 1 years positions, extendable till the project end (Dec 2020) are going to be founded within the scope of the H2020 project “ALOHA – software framework for runtime-Adaptive and secure deep Learning On Heterogeneous Architectures” ( started in January 2018.

The main goal of the ALOHA H2020 project is to facilitate implementation of Deep Learning (DL) algorithms on heterogeneous low-energy computing platforms. ALOHA is meant to foster the pervasive adoption of such algorithms in the embedded domain. In the context of ALOHA, the IDEA lab is seeking for two researchers willing to work autonomously in such an international project on design automation and customization of low-power/low-energy reconfigurable domain-specific accelerators for DL. Candidates will be involved in the following activities:

  1. modeling and implementation of application specific hardware accelerators;
  2. runtime reconfigurability studies for system adaptivity support and for energy-/power-related optimization;
  3. definition of the programmability support and interfaces/adapters for different target architectures;
  4. integration of all the envisioned strategies/techniques in the ALOHA framework and heterogeneous reference platform.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in electronic engineering, computer engineering, or computer science field; or (equivalently) 3 years of expertise on the topics relevant to the call, with demonstrated record of research activities. Previous team working experiences and expertise in the coordination of small/medium research tasks are mandatory for candidates in the Senior position (highly appreciated for candidates in the Junior one).

PREFERRED SKILLS: Digital hardware design and HDL languages (Verilog, VHDL), experience with digital hardware testing and simulation, programming languages knowledge (C, C++).

POSITION AVAILABLE: You can apply (separately for each of them) following the indications provided here: Deadlines for application is the 7th of May, evaluation of the CVs and an interview will follow. The contract will start the 15th of May.

INFORMATION: If you are interested in this position and want to have more details about it, please contact Dr. Francesca Palumbo (, who is UNISS responsible for ALOHA.