Many novel health applications rely on sensor networks, e.g. body area networks that perform physiological measurements, EEG systems that contain sensor nodes with local processing capabilities, and microphone networks such as communicating hearing aids that allow for acoustic analysis and signal processing. These systems operate in challenging scenarios, e.g. with large bandwidths and highly time-varying signal characteristics. A network-wide approach is needed to control the sensing and processing in each device, under tight real-time constraints, with a scarce energy budget, and a scarce radio communication spectrum.
The candidate will design electronic systems that allow for the implementation of distributed algorithms in real-time. The design of such systems encompasses power optimization, reliability and trade-offs such as software vs. hardware (incl. programmable logic), and on-chip vs. off-chip processing. The design of sensor systems also involves the optimal selection of components for sensing, data processing, wireless transmission and control.
The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of your employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable you to take part in meetings.
Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch resp. English to the required standard.
We offer full-time employment in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally orientated university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research. It is highly focused on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and strives for international excellence. In this regard, the university actively works together with research partners in Belgium and abroad and provides its students with an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research.
You will work at KU Leuven – Campus Group T and cooperate with the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), STADIUS Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics. Both are located in the historic, dynamic and lively city of Leuven. Leuven is located within 20 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam.
Depending on your record and qualifications, you will be appointed to or tenured in one of the grades of the senior academic staff: assistant professor, associate professor, professor or full professor. In principle, junior researchers are appointed as assistant professor on the tenure track for a period of 5 years. At the end of this period and a positive evaluation, they are permanently appointed (or tenured) as associate professor.