Research Fellow (DesCartes – WP8)

Job offer posted on 12 Jan 2023


The DesCartes programme is developing a hybrid AI, combining Learning, Knowledge and Reasoning, which has good properties (need for less resources and data, security, robustness, fairness, respect for privacy, ethics), and demonstrated on industrial applications of the smart city (digital energy, monitoring of structures, air traffic control).

The program brings together 80 permanent researchers (half from France, half from Singapore), with the support of large industrial groups (Thales SG, EDF SG, ESI group, CETIM Matcor, ARIA etc.).

The research will take place mainly in Singapore, at the premises of CNRS@CREATE, with a competitive salary and generous funding for missions.

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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