Fully funded PhD position in Hardware systems reiliability

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 29 May 2020

PhD position in Hardware system reliability.

The Centre for Dependability at TalTech (https://www.taltech.ee/en/), invites applications for a fully-funded PhD position. The Centre conducts research in the area of reliable and trustworthy system focusing on assertion-based verification, formal methods, design understanding, systems modeling, and other similar topics.

How to apply:

The program will be under the supervision of Dr. Tara Ghasempouri and Prof. Sadok ben Yahia. Please submit your CV and transcripts to Dr. Tara Ghasempouri by email (tara.ghasempouri@taltech.ee)  using the subject ‘Hardware system reliability’. 

Candidates with adequate backgrounds will be invited to interview over Skype.

All positions have an immediate start date. The nominal duration of a PhD degree is 4 years at TalTech. Successful candidates are offered salaries around 1700 euros (gross) that are competitive for European PhD scholarships standards. 


We are looking for motivated PhD students graduated in computer science or related area. The candidates are expected to have the following core skills:

- Ability to describe RTL designs (preferably in Verilog)

- Ability to write C++/python scripts for building small EDA tools

Other skills are considered a plus:

- Familiarity with concept of verification and assertions

- Hands-on experience with data mining

- Publication(s) in topics related to verification, design understanding, reliability

About TalTech and the Department of Computer Systems:

Founded in 1918, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the flagship university of Engineering and Technology in Estonia. It is located in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and is currently the most international university in the country with around 1600 international degree students coming from over 90 different countries. TalTech offers 4 Bachelor’s and 15 Master’s programs taught in English. TalTech is ranked 601–650 in the QS World University Ranking.

Selected candidates will join the Department of Computer Systems (https://www.ttu.ee/?id=148265), located on the main TalTech campus. The Department also hosts strong research in the area of circuit reliability, fault tolerance, verification, and test. The department fosters a collaborative environment for research and encourages exploration of cross-disciplinary topics. 

To find out more about life and work in Estonia, please visit: https://www.visitestonia.com/en/ and https://www.workinestonia.com/ 

About Estonia:

Estonia is a true digital society. In just 20 years, Estonia has become one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. Some of the fastest broadband speeds in the world are widely available across the country. But more importantly, so is the wireless Internet which covers everything. 

In Estonia you are never more than a 30-minute drive away from a forest or a lake. The living environment is very clean, relaxed and safe. According to the World Health Organization, Estonia has the best overall air quality in the entire world. In Estonia you take a lifetime to enjoy all the galleries, theatres, concerts, festivals, markets, fairs and beaches this country has to offer.

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