PhD student in Electronics with focus on Embedded Deep Neural Networks

Mid-Sweden University


December 31, 2021


Mid Sweden University, The The Department of Electronics Design

The Department of Electronics Design is situated at Campus Sundsvall. In addition to its research activities, it offers courses and programmes in the subjects Electronics, Electrical engineering and Sound production. The research of the department is conducted at the research centre STC (Sensible Things that Communicate, www.

Position description: Deep neural network (DNN) algorithms are an extremely promising instrument in artificial intelligence, achieving very high performance in numerous recognition, identification, and classification tasks. However, it is still very challenging to implement DNN algorithms in resource-constrained embedded devices, which hinders their widespread adoption in the vast array of Internet of Things (IoT) applications and markets. The PhD student will study architectures for low energy, low latency implementation of DNN architectures for in-sensor and edge computing solutions. During the PhD studies, there is a possibility for exchange with TU Vienna, Austria.

For more information contact Prof. Mattias O'Nils (

Entry requirements : To meet the basic entry requirements for doctoral programmes, applicants must have a second-cycle degree or have completed at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits must have been awarded in the second-cycle, or have equivalent qualifications. Specific eligibility requires at least 90 credits in electrical engineering, computer engineering or closely related subjects, or equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Selection criteria: Final selection will also be based on other work (such as thesis work) and courses, and on interviews with applicants. Prior experience in design and programming of embedded systems and configurable computational platforms will be an advantage. Personal qualities like teamwork skills, initiative, and suitability for PhD studies will be weighed together with formal subject knowledge. A brief description of your visions and goals should be included in the application.

Employment : The postgraduate employment offered is intended to be equivalent to two years' fulltime research studies and aims to lead to a Licentiate degree. The appointment may be extended to the doctoral degree level if additional funding is obtained. The starting date will be determined after selection.

Place of employment: Sundsvall.

Salary: Paid by Mid Sweden University according to the regulation salary for PhD students.

Information: Further information is available from Claes Mattson,, phone +46 (0)60 14 84 98, cellular +46 (0)70 28 35 685 and Professor Mattias O'Nils More information can also be found on STC's homepage www.

Application: The application must include your CV, transcripts from your prior degree programme(s), and a statement of your research interests.

Applications should be submitted through our recruitment system by 31st of December 2021 at the latest.

Mid Sweden University has two campuses; in Sundsvall and in Östersund, both located close to students, colleagues and the surrounding society. At the same time, it is located conveniently close to the sea, forests and mountains, which provides a great quality of life. Here, new knowledge is created by means of internationally successful research and education that contribute to the development of our society. This way, we actively contribute to a sustainable future and a better world. Welcome to a university where people meet, get inspired and think in new ways. Mid Sweden University works actively for equal opportunities and strives to embrace the qualities that diversity and equality bring to the organization. Prior to any recruitment work, Mid Sweden University has taken a position on consulting support, recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore kindly ask media vendors, recruitment sites and the like not to contact us.

  • Contract type
  • Full time

  • First day of employment
  • According to agreement

  • Salary
  • According to salary ladder for doctoral students

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Working hours
  • 100%

  • City
  • Sundsvall

  • County
  • Västernorrlands län

  • Country
  • Sweden

  • Reference number
  • MIUN 2021/2578

  • Union representative
  • Ummis Jonsson, SACO, 010-142 88 09
  • Per Bergman, Fackförbundet ST, 010-142 83 71
  • Published
  • 2021-11-25

  • Last application date
  • 2021-12-31

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