PhD position in Embedded Systems & NVRAM at CITI Lab


Dynamic Memory Management For Embedded Non-Volatile Memory


eVaderis (Grenoble Fr) and Verimag laboratory (Grenoble Fr)

You will mostly be located in the CITI Lab in Lyon but you will have to travel to Grenoble several times during the project (expenses covered)


3-years PhD grant «Allocation Doctorale de Recherche» from Région Rhône-Alpes

Start date

October 2016


Guillaume Salagnac

More info

Short summary

The general context of this project is smart objects, aka the Internet of Things. Technologically speaking, we are interested in next generation System-on-Chip platforms, based on non-volatile memory technologies. Such technologies make it possible to design very energy-efficient embedded systems, but they also require significant changes in terms of software programming. We aim at designing and studying novel memory management mechanisms, both hardware and software, to improve the performance of such systems. More precisely, we will address the problem of dynamic memory management, i.e. allocating, placing, and moving around the various data structures used by the application program.

Recruitment process
Your profile

Master’s degree or equivalent in the area of computer science / computer engineering

Required skills

Software: Low-level and/or embedded programming in C and/or assembly

Hardware: system-on-chip architecture: processor, memory hierarchy

Languages: fluent English, both written and spoken ; French is a plus but is not required

Bonus skills

Software: discrete event simulation

Work environment: Linux with command-line, scripting language(s)

Personal: autonomy, sense of organization, curiosity, initiative

Relational: good communication skills, intellectual rigour

How to apply

Send an e-mail with one PDF attachment, containing:

Detailed curriculum vitae

Application letter and/or your last internship report

Academic transcripts (including ranking if available) for the last two years of study

2 to 3 letters of recommendation, or a list of reference persons and their e-mail addresses