Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Sevilla. Institute of Microelectronics of Seville

    01/09/2021 10:30 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Sevilla
    Universidad de Sevilla
    Institute of Microelectronics of Seville

Professor José M. de la Rosa, from the Institute of Microelectronics of Seville at the University of Sevilla, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2021 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule.

Brief description of the institution:

The Universidad de Sevilla (USE) was established in 1505 and, with more than 70000 students and 6800 staff, is the third largest university in Spain. US embraces academia, industry, engineering and science and, with a relevant educational and technological infrastructure, is an intellectual reference in the South of Europe.

More than 10000 students are following postgraduate courses, enrolled into 86 master programs and 152 doctoral programs. And the university holds academic partnerships with 850 institutions throughout the world.

US is also devoted to research and innovation; therefore, in addition to its 4300 academic staff, there are 1600 researchers and over 470 scientific groups associated to the university. Research is carried out within academic departments, in 8 research centers and 9 university research institutes.

Research facilities offer highly advanced research services at the Center for Research, Technology and Innovation (CITIUS) that provides the most advanced and state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and techniques to research groups, public research institutes and industries This is complemented by important national research centers such as the Institute in Mathematic Research (IMUS), the Biomedicine Research Institute (IBIS), the National Research Center for Accelerators (CNA) and the Institute of Microelectronics (IMSE-CNM).

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla, IMSE-CNM, is a joint RTD center of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Universidad de Sevilla. Its main area of specialization is the design of nanometer CMOS analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and their use in different application contexts including, among others, data conversion, wireless communications and neuromorphic computing. IMSE-CNM employees are involved in advancing scientific knowledge, designing high level scientific solutions and in technology transfer. Their duties include both research and teaching activities, the latter mainly focused at master and PhD degrees. The host group is formed by tenure researchers and university professors whose mission is to develop efficient chips using micro/nanoelectronic devices and technologies oriented towards industrial needs and technology innovation. The group participates in a number of national and international projects involving the following research topics: High-efficiency analog signal processing and digitization in deep nanometer CMOS. More detailed information can be found at http://www.imse-cnm.csic.es/~jrosa.

Project description

The so-called Cognitive Radio (CR) technology allows communication systems to make a more efficient use of the electromagnetic spectrum, by dynamically modifying its transmission and reception parameters according to the information sensed from the environment - a technique also referred to as spectrum sensing. One of the direct consequences of the physical implementations of CR-based terminals is that the digitizers, i.e the circuits responsible for transforming the signal from the analog to the digital domain, should be placed as close as possible to the antenna, so that most of the hardware is digital and hence, it is easier to program via software. Another key technology enabler for the development of CR-based IoT nodes is the need to embed Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, so that they can set their specifications in an optimum and autonomous way, according to the environment conditions (communication coverage, spectrum occupancy, intereferences), battery status and energy consumption. This project aims to address some of the design challenges for the increased in-coming digital-driven world. To this end, AI-managed digitizers for CR-based IoT nodes will be developed. Although the project will cover design considerations of the whole communication system, the physical design will focus on the digitizer, as an essential key building block of IoT devices. For the realization of the proposed digitizer, a 28-nm technology will be used, and a complete demonstrator will be implemented in order to experimentally validate the proposed techniques.


Research Area

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)
  • Physics (PHY)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor José M. de la Rosa (jrosa@us.es)

  • CVs clearly stating in the subject of the email the reference “PostdocMSCA2021”.






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