PhD positions in Unconventional/material Computation

Gunnar Tufte

We have two open PhD positions at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology<> (NTNU) which will suit people with a background in unconventional/material computation and AI or Artificial Life, the project is cross disciplinary, as such, people with a background in nano technology and/or physics may also be relevant. We would be very grateful if could pass on to your networks:

Detailed information for the positions and how to apply can be found here:

In our research group, we are seeking radical breakthroughs for unconventional computing exploring spin-based device technologies (Artificial Spin Ice (ASI)). One of our research visions is to use artificial spin systems as a platform for efficient and powerful data analysis at all scales, ranging from low power computation in the simplest sensor node to accelerated data processing in the most complex supercomputer. We are currently looking for PhD candidates to explore the computational possibilities in 2D artificial spin systems and explore the case for such systems to be harnessed for data processing.

These positions are part of the SPrINTER<> project funded by the Research Council of Norway and NTNU. In the SPrINTER project, experts in the fields of nanotechnology and computer science join forces to create a radically new technology for low-power wireless devices that do not require batteries to operate. We propose a technology built on the unique properties of nanomagnets to achieve our ambitious goal. Read more about SPrINTER.

The work will require extensive modelling and simulation work. As part of the project team, the candidate will also contribute to experimental work on the physical nanosystems, e.g., measurements using Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM), MOKE (Magneto-optic Kerr effect microscopy), and measurements on synchrotron facilities abroad.

Please contact Gunnar Tufte for informal enquiries (Gunnar.Tufte@...<mailto:Gunnar.Tufte@...>,