MASTER INTERNSHIP in Neural Architecture Search for Hardware Accelerators



Neuromorphic devices are now developed to accelerate deep learning at the edge. While a lot of devices are emerging, no comparison between them is available yet, and engineers are required to test several devices to make a choice. This requires time and knowledge of the underlying hardware, which is sometimes impossible in small data engineering teams.

We aimed to develop a benchmarking platform to help designers and engineers to select the best device suitable for their application.

The Edge-AI and Vision group of CSEM is looking to expand its benchmarking suite for neural network accelerators and is looking for students who are interested in contributing. This project aims to develop a multi-objective hardware-aware Neural Architecture Search (NAS) solution for neuromorphic devices, considering the limitations of the devices (memory, operations support, speed, energy consumption, usability, etc.) and optimizing for both latency, accuracy, and energy consumption. The student will work with senior engineers of our lab to perform the benchmarking tasks.


  1. Implementation of State-of-the-Art solutions for NAS
  2. Create an automated pipeline in Python to generate neural networks architecture
  3. Connect the search algorithm to the existing benchmarking tool
  4. Implement scripts to evaluate the performance of the neural network on the device for selected tasks and dataset

Your profile

Expected to have experience in:

  • Object-oriented programming in Python
  • Background in Deep Learning (CNNs, RNNs…) architectures and evaluation
  • Experience in Tensorflow/Keras or PyTorch

Interest and experience in:

  • Network Architecture Search
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • IoT and embedded devices

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