What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking a summer undergraduate student intern to develop novel analog computing hardware to accelerate neural networks, perform optimization, develop metrics for uncertainty quantification and probabilistic computing, and map other algorithms. Our team is developing analog in-memory computing hardware that can efficiently process these algorithms onboard power-constrained embedded systems. You will work on co-optimizing the algorithms, architecture, circuits, and/or microelectronic devices to ensure that the solutions from the analog hardware are accurate, reliable, and possibly optimal. This may involve developing new mappings of computational kernels onto analog memory arrays, finding new ways to harness physical noise for stochastic algorithms, modeling the effect of device properties on algorithm accuracy, and developing algorithms that are robust to physical non-idealities. You may also participate in physical characterization of analog devices and/or arrays that can be used to further validate our tools and generate new ideas for mapping values/algorithms.
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Qualifications We Require:
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.
Qualifications We Desire:
About Our Team:
Department 5252 is responsible for developing, integrating, characterizing, and ensuring the reliability of radiation-hardened microelectronics fabricated in the Microsystems Engineering, Science and Applications (MESA) facilities. Advanced device development activities are also a significant part of the team's work, focusing on end-of-the roadmap technologies such as resistive memories, and heterogeneous integration.
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This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.
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Job ID: 687288
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