Research Fellow (DesCartes – WP8)

Job offer posted on 12 January 2023


CNRS@CREATE Ltd., the first CNRS’ overseas subsidiary, acts as a program operator to build and conduct large transdisciplinary research programs. It is a trans-continental hub for research with unique opportunities for high quality faculties, researchers & postgraduate/postdoctoral students. Located in Singapore, on the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) it’s main purposes are: (i) To strengthen France and Singapore’s global position in the areas of research of the highest potential for present and future society; (ii) To create unique initiatives in trans disciplinary research of excellence and technology development which would not exist under normal circumstances or within a single country or institution; and (iii) To encourage direct industry participation in research projects to ensure efficient transformation of research results into innovative products.

Program DesCartes aims to develop disruptive hybrid AI to serve the smart city and enable optimized decision-making in complex situations for critical urban systems. Hybrid AI will help us support smart city critical infrastructures: (i) Smartly, with less data (knowledge / physics AI); (ii) Safely, certified and regulated (trustworthy AI); (iii) Carefully, in a human centric way (human AI); and (iv) Responsibly, by empowering people (societal AI).

Read more about the DesCartes program here.


The position will be attached to work-package 8 that aims at producing general methods on decision making frameworks based on Hybrid AI. Topics of interest cover smart sensing, understood in the sense of optimal generation of data from sensors, as well as interactions between data and physics-based models.

Goal of the Postdoctoral position: The postdoctoral research project will focus on spiking neural network (SNN) architecture dedicated to the fusion of neuromorphic sensors data both for inference and for learning. The RF candidate will develop and adapt software simulator dedicated to SNN application of the DesCartes project. This simulator will be used for fusion of neuromorphic sensors applied to human tracking. Those neural networks will be implemented on FPGA target dedicated to drones.

Even though we will focus on the human tracking, the results expected on data fusion could be leveraged by the DesCartes project in other application fields as well (WP3 and WP9).

Funding: This Postdoc will be funded by DesCartes (A CREATE Programme on AI-based Decision making in Critical Urban Systems), a hybrid AI project between CNRS and Singapore. It will be co-supervised between researchers from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU) and University of Bordeaux.


Requirements: A successful candidate will have a PhD degree in electronics or computer science. As the RF proposal lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence and digital hardware implementation, the candidate should have a strong background in some of these topics. Programming skills on FPGA are also required.


Salary range: 70K to 85K SGD per annum, depending on suitability and experience.

Workplace address: CREATE Campus, CREATE Tower, 1 Create Way #08-01 Singapore 138602.

Contact: Interested applicants please send your resume to


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