Multicore Processor Architectures


We are offering a Doctoral Researcher (Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in) position on the topic of Multicore Processor Architectures.


Research focus at the Chair for Integrated Systems at TU Munich is on Multicore Processor System on Chip (MPSoC) architectures and the underlying communication infrastructure based on networks on chip (NoCs), the memory hierarchy and caching strategies as well as application specific accelerators. To enable optimization both at design and run-time we are also studying approaches for on-chip diagnosis and learning based mechanisms to adapt the system to changing operating conditions or errors.

The target application domain of the current project are MPSoC architectures for the industry of the future (Industrie 4.0) The goals for the offered position are to study appropriate architectural concepts for this domain, investigate/evaluate their effectiveness by simulation and demonstrate their scientific and practical value on an FPGA-based prototyping platform.
The project is carried out in cooperation with partners from France (EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis and IMT Atlantique, Rennes) and from TUM Informatics.

The offered position is full-time and available as of now. It has a limitation of 3 years with the option of prolongation. Employment is according to the TV-L wage agreement group E13. Condition for employment is a Master’s degree in electrical or computer engineering. Previous knowledge and experience in several of the following areas are required:

  • Microprocessor and multicore architectures,
  • Networks-on-Chip,
  • Digital circuit design,
  • Xilinx FPGA platforms and the associated design flow / tools,
  • VHDL, SystemC

Qualified applicants are invited to send their application documents (CV, certificates and any other relevant papers) to:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Herkersdorf
Technical University of Munich
Chair for Integrated Systems
Arcisstr. 21
80333 Munich



Application documents sent via postal service will not be returned but destroyed in compliance with privacy protection rules.

TUM is especially encouraging minorities and women to apply, because of its strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research, and practice. In case of equal qualification handicapped persons will be preferably employed.