Available positions

PhD position in international Volkswagen Foundation project: Neuromorphic Computing using QD-Networks

In the frame of the Volkswagen Foundation project “Neuromorphic Computing using QD-Networks” (NeuroQNet II), we are searching for a motivated PhD candidate with expertise in integrated photonics and interest in neural networks / artificial intelligence. NeuroQNet II is the continuation of the highly successful NeuroQNet I project and investigates integrated photonic neural networks based on optical waveguides and arrays of quantum dot micropillar lasers. The field of artificial intelligence and photonic neural networks is currently experiencing significant attention, and the members of the NeuroQNet consortium (Dr. Brunner, Prof. Reitzenstein) are internationally leading experts in this field. More information can be found here.

PhD position in collaborative ANR project: Learning in spiking photonic neural networks

In the frame of the ANR project “Analog Computation with Photonic Spiking Nodes” (ANACONDA), we are searching for a motivated PhD candidate with expertise in free space optics and interest in neural networks / artificial intelligence. ANACONDA is the first national project investigating the realization of spiking photonic neural networks consisting of 100s of photonic neurons, and the implementation of machine learning and computational neuroscience methods for optical learning hardware. The field of artificial intelligence and photonic neural networks is currently experiencing significant attention, and the members of the ANACONDA consortium (Dr. Brunner, Dr. Barbay, Dr. Thorpe) area the leading experts in France in this area. More information can be found here.