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Postdoctoral Researcher Algorithms for real time video holography
Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference.
The Wave-Based Sensing and Actuation department is exploring, developing and optimizing advanced optical beam forming strategies in wavelength ranging from THz through NIR and visible to UV. These systems result in ultra large arrays of nano-photonic antennas used to steer, focus or in general shape light for various applications. In the case of video holography projection in the visible, billions of antennas must be addressed in phase and/or in amplitude at 100-200 Hz within sub-wavelength pitches. The goal of this research is to develop novel algorithms and eventually their in-hardware mapping to address these large sets of antennas in a power-efficient and time-efficient manner.
Within this context, imec is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher on next generation truly holographic 3D video projection, working not only on hologram generation but also (de-)compression.
You will be responsible for:
Exploring existing and emerging algorithms for fast hologram generation and compression
Coding and optimizing their implementation
multi-physics designers to understand and take into account the performance of novel tunable scatterers under development
ASIC and system designers for the mapping and performance of algorithms on actual hardware
Experimentally verifying algorithm performances on novel actual projection hardware
Generate and secure IP
Keeping up-to-date on all recent developments in the field. You do this by studying literature, interacting with your colleagues. Also, you will have access to the other imec development work in the field of memory and optical beam forming.
You have a PhD in Computer Sciences, image processing or Physics.
We value experience with
Fundamental research in analytical and numerical simulation of complex wave-based systems
Optical system modeling
Doing experiments with complex experimental optical setups or scientific instruments
Modeling using advanced computer software
We need your analytic skills and experience with mathematical packages for processing complex datasets (such as Matlab).
We think it is important that you can work in a structured, transparent and accurate way.
We appreciate your constructive way of working in a team and sharing of experience and knowledge with colleagues.
Your networking skills, creativity, persistence and passion for what you do are highly valued.
We are looking for your excellent communication skills in English, as you will work in a multicultural team and closely with our partners.
What we do for you
We will train you at the start of your job. We teach you how to work with the advanced algorithms and equipment available at imec.
We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of an interdisciplinary team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary.
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