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Open Positions


PhD positions - Learning in Spiking Neural Networks

The Lab of Robert Legenstein at TU Graz is offering funded PhD positions in the areas Spiking Neural Networks/Machine Learning/Brain Models/Neuromorphic Hardware. A background in Machine Learning, Computer Science, or Mathematics is desirable, as well as evidence for excellent prior performance as a student.

Successful candidates will work on learning algorithms for spiking neural networks in the interdisciplinary consortium of the EU-funded project SYNCH. We will develop in this project learning algorithms for spiking neural networks (unsupervised, supervised, and reward-based). Hardware experts will implement these algorithms in cooperation with our team in a spiking neural network chip. The chip will be applied to various tasks within a brain-silicon hybrid system such as the classification of recorded brain network states.
(see here for a brief description).

Please send your application including a CV, any prior thesis and/or work by February 28 to

Dr. Robert Legenstein
Institute Head
Institute for Theoretical Computer Science
Graz University of Technology
Inffeldgasse 16b/I, 8010 Graz, Austria
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Institute of Theoretical Computer Science
Inffeldgasse 16b/I
8010 Graz

Phone: +43 (0) 316 / 873 - 5811
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Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Robert Legenstein