Fully Funded PhD Scholarship at Oxford Brookes University

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Fully Funded PhD Scholarship at Oxford Brookes University

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Host Country: Oxford, England

Host University: Oxford Brookes University

Name of the scholarship: Fully Funded PhD Studentship in AI/ML Assisted Integrated Circuit Verification Framework with Infineon Technologies

Degree Level: PhD


  • Duration: 3 years.
  • Bursary: £17,363 per year, increasing by inflation
  • Fees: Tuition fees paid by the university; top-up by Infineon Technologies.
  • Equipment/Conference Fees: £2,000; top-up by Infineon Technologies.


  • Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
  • This project, in collaboration between Infineon Technologies and the Advanced Reliable Computer Systems Group at Oxford Brookes University, will investigate AI/ML assisted fast and efficient solutions to the problem of IC verification, one of the most difficult steps in an IC’s design cycle. 
  • With ICs exceeding billions of transistors, the costs of tests and verification are often over half of the total cost of the entire design. 
  • This project will investigate and identify which test/verification components will most likely benefit from AI/ML algorithms, and identify the most effective types of AI/ML algorithms. 
  • AI/ML based solutions will be developed for significant reduction in verification costs, while maintaining the highest degree of accuracy and reliability. 
  • The outcome will be evaluated against existing approaches for their effectiveness and pathways will be provided for integration into existing verification frameworks. 
  • This project is expected to significantly expand the fields of Electronic Design Automation and AI.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Master’s degree in one of: Computer Science/ Engineering/Informatics/Microelectronic/VLSI Design or a related discipline.
  • Excellent programming skills, preferably C/C++ and Python; familiarity with matlab.
  • Good understanding of computer architecture and machine learning techniques.
  • Willingness to learn and quickly pick up state-of-the-art professional EDA tools.
  • Competency in presenting, writing, and communicating ideas. Willingness/ability to work with our industrial collaborator.
  • Passion and commitment for research.

Desirable selection criteria:

  • A background in: simulation/model based test/verification.

Application Deadline: 8 June 2022

Application Link: 

Interested applicants can check this link for details - https://cutt.ly/aJpqmg3

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