This project will build Tsetlin Machine (TM) based AI hardware and complement the core hardware with intelligent energy management using our existing methods and tools. The goal is develop AI systems particularly suitable for ubiquitous applications that can survive natural energy variations stemming from the energy harvesters autonomously, removing the manual maintenance (like recharging or replacing batteries) needs completely.
The role of this Research Associate will be to develop power-compute interface for TM based AI hardware prototype including a power management unit following the results of our prior project SAVVIE. The design will lead to the development of a PCB to house both the TM-based chip developed by the other research associate and the power management circuit, forming the basis for a new survivable intelligent sensor for applications such as predictive maintenance and smart wearable. In this work the research associate will closely liaise with Nokia Bell Labs and Temporal Computing Ltd.
You should have a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering. Good hardware design skills with fundamental knowledge of AI and hardware description languages, power management circuits and asynchronous circuits are essential for this project.
As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles. These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.
This Impact Accelerator Account (IAA) project will build a survivable artificial intelligence hardware platform, suitable for new generation of batteryless pervasive applications - drawing from the tools and methods developed in our previous EPSRC-funded projects within Microsystems group – STEP and SAVVIE. The duty of this post will cover Tasks 2 and 3 of the Project, defined as follows.
This post is a Fixed Term contract for a period of 6 months