DTU Postdoc position in Photonics, Denmark

    DTU Postdoc position in Photonics, Denmark

    Photonics – Postdoc position in Experimental Analysis of Photonic-Hardware for Machine Learning, in the Machine Learning in Photonic Systems group at DTU Fotonik, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 30, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaPhotonic-hardware
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplacePhotonic Systems group
    DTU Fotonik
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateSep 2021


    • As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).
    • Candidates are expected to have experience in setting up, characterizing, and automatizing experimental optical test beds, free-space and/or fiber-based, as well as with numerical modeling of physical problems and machine learning algorithms.
    • Additionally, the candidates are expected to have good communication skills in English (both written and spoken) and a proven ability to work independently, to plan, and carry out complicated tasks.


    • Experience with software for version control such as git
    • Theoretical understanding of extreme learning machine and/or reservoir computing
    • Theoretical understanding of nonlinear optics
    • Experience with numerical implementations of machine learning algorithms
    • Experience with machine learning frameworks such as Tensorflow and Pythorc
    • Experience with design and characterization of photonic circuits
    • Experience with supervising students
    • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    Your overall responsibility will be to set up experimental testbeds, contribute to numerical simulations and supervise students on (but not limited to) the research topics listed below:

    • Photonic neural networks
    • Optoelectronics and all-optical implementations of reservoir computing
    • Machine-learning models for characterization of photonic components
    • Techniques for training optical and optoelectronic networks

    In general, you are expected to:

    • Investigate machine learning implementations on photonic hardware
    • Propose complex networks of photonic components to implement photonic reservoirs
    • Implement new experimental setups for analyzing the performance of photonic neural networks and reservoir computing
    • Contribute to the development of numerical models (Matlab/Python) and help to maintain the existing frameworks using Git
    • Investigate the benefit of photonic reservoir computing for optical communication applications, e.g. equalization, classification, end-to-end learning
    • Supervise BSc and MSc student projects, and be co-supervisor for PhD students

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file

    Documents Required

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
    • List of publications
    • Copy/list of 5 peer-reviewed publications that are relevant toexperimental work in optics and/or machine learning
    • Name and e-mail addresses of 2 references

    About DTU Fotonik

    DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competencies in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high-speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics, and quantum photonics.


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark


    Senior Researcher Francesco Da Ros
    Email: fdro@fotonik.dtu.dk

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    Postdoc in Experimental Analysis of Photonic-Hardware for Machine Learning

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