Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: MSCA-IF 2017 at the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology

    01/09/2018 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Project Office
    Promotion & Advisory Unit

Professor Antonio García Ríos, from the Department of Electronics and Computer Technology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in this university. Applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information in the participant guide: http://sl.ugr.es/097k).

The Department of Electronics and Computer Technology at the University of Granada comprises several research groups that cover fields ranging from nanoelectronics and electronic device physics to digital and instrumentation systems. The Department is also a leading force in the Electronics Engineering and Communications programs at UGR. On the other hand, the DiTEC Research Group is actually formed by four Faculty members and several graduate students. Our main research interests are related to the application of reconfigurable devices to different fields, which include smart instruments for biosignal processing, high-performance digital signal processing, computer arithmetic, and cryptographic circuits. We have pioneered the merging of analog and digital reconfigurable technologies for the development of smart instruments, especially for the acquisition and processing of electric biosignals. Applications for cardiac monitoring, fetal heart rate monitoring, and wearable monitoring in military environments have been developed.

Our infrastructure includes a research lab at the Faculty of Sciences with the required equipment for prototyping and testing of analog and digital electronic systems, and we are members of the “Digital Sensors, Instrumentation and Systems Laboratory” at CITIC-UGR (http://citic.ugr.es/). We are also part of the multidisciplinary group ECsens (http://ecsens.ugr.es/). Thus, a number of research facilities (from typical electronic prototyping and testing to chemical analysis labs) are available to prospective candidates.

Prospective candidates will work on the use of reconfigurable technologies for sustainable electronics and wearable systems. Reconfigurable technologies do not only allow for reuse of hardware platforms in different applications and scenarios, but at the same time take the very concept of reuse to a new dimension. With this, the advent of IoT and the proliferation of wearable devices and systems and CPSs (Cyber-Physical Systems) are going to transform the electronic equipment market and will have an impact on the generation of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). While this kind of systems may not represent a large percentage of the net weight of generated WEEE, they will impact the market with the large number of devices and their added value in the reuse chain. Thus, the proposed research will focus on the development of multipurpose, low-power, low-cost hardware platforms based on reconfigurable devices, with IoT and wearable applications as main target applications. The enabling technologies will be Cypress PSoC devices, along with low-cost FPGA devices and FPAA systems when required. The targeted platforms will thus include reconfigurable analog signal ports, with special attention to acquisition of biosignals, for wearable devices, and signals for monitoring power systems, as smart grids and autonomous vehicles will be the most common type of CPS. The embedded microprocessor, combined with FPGAs, will form the core of the platform, implementing both digital signal processing and control structures, and will also manage reconfigurable communication interfaces. These will range from low-power Bluetooth, for wearable applications, to WAN systems for IoT applications. Demonstrators will focus on low-cost diagnosis applications and smart grid control.

Research Area:

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor (grios@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)