The Research Associate will work with Professor Sheikholeslami, Laboratory Head for the Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at the University of Toronto, conducting and facilitating research into hardware annealing for optimization applications. The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing new-generation hardware annealers, and new associated software for solving optimization problems. The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team within the Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at the University of Toronto which brings together researchers from electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, financial engineering, statistics, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering. The candidate will carry out a wide variety of research related tasks, and will interact closely with industry partners and conduct world-class research in the heart of Canada’s innovation district.
Develop new hardware and software designs for optimization problems
Train new members of the research group in the laboratory
Assist in operation of equipment and preparation of technical documentation
Assist graduate students and other researchers with technical writing related to the research
Provide background research for research grant preparation
Interface with industry partners, including organizing and running meetings (may involve travel) to support the research of the Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory
Collaborate with the Laboratory Head and others to prepare patents and publications
Organize the classification and archiving of Intellectual Property within the research team
PhD in Electrical/Computer Engineering with a focus on optimization and hardware design
Minimum 2 years of experience with hardware and software design for optimization
Familiarity with statistical concepts including Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Boltzmann machines
In-depth knowledge of FPGA and GPU and minimum 2 years of experience in designing with latest FPGAs and GPUs
Ability to work in a team, communicate, and give & receive constructive feedback
This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal.