Student Assistants / Internship – Compilers for Mixed-Signal Hardware Neural Network Accelerators

Our group »Advanced Analog Circuits« is developing Analog/Mixed signal Neuromorphic ASICs for DNNs. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the world’s leading application-oriented research institutions for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services.
The Integrated Circuits and Systems Division has been developing complex mixed-signal ASICs for more than 20 years. Our focus is on mixed-signal ASIC design for industrial, communications and automotive applications as well as design solutions for increasingly complex electronic systems. Task of this internship or student assistant would involve implementation of proof of concept to map and compile neural networks on Neuromorphic ASICs.

You are interested in the field of Deep Learning and DNN and would like to develop further knowledge?
Then have a look at our offer!

What you will do

  • You contribute to the development, enhancement and testing of our compiler for cutting-edge DNN accelerators
  • You perform design space exploration of neural network hardware architectures
  • You explore end to end flow of compilers

What you bring to the table

  • You are currently a master student in computer science, electronics engineering or information technology or equivalent degree
  • You have experience with python, microcontroller programming
  • You possess basic knowledge of neural networks
  • You have good English skills

What you can expect

  • Flexible working hours
  • Open and friendly team work
  • Varied tasks with room for creativity
  • Exciting seminars and events
  • Networking with scientists
  • Active contribution in applied research
  • Interesting an innovative projects

Weekly working hours are determined by agreement. You can start from now on (as a student assistant from 10 to 20 hours a week or as an intern for a period of at least three months). You can reduce your hours before exams and increase them during semester breaks. You can flexibly determine the working days. After your studies, you have the option of working with us full or part time.

We would be happy to offer you the opportunity to write a master’s thesis in cooperation with us in the above-mentioned subject area. The thesis will be assigned and carried out in accordance with the rules of your university. For this reason, please discuss the thesis with a professor who can advise you over the course of the project.

We value and promote the diversity of our employees’ skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity.


Apply online now (PDF: cover letter, CV, transcripts). We look forward to getting to know you!

Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

Location: Erlangen