Postdoc post in hardware acceleration of functional languages at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

by Rob Stewart, Dec. 16, 2021

A postdoc position on hardware acceleration of functional programming languages, on a 3 year EPSRC project at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh. The role will involve developing a special purpose FPGA-based processor for Haskell, aimed at outperforming the throughput and energy performance of CPUs.

Candidates should have a background in hardware design and FPGA programming. Hardware engineering experience should include circuit design, developing processor architectures, memory hierarchies and/or instruction sets. Candidates should have some understanding of functional programming. Programming language implementation experience is desirable, but not essential. The project has close industry ties in Ireland and the Netherlands.

The project starts May 2022.

The HAFLANG project:

Job details and application form:

The application deadline is 28th February 2022.

Contact the project's Principal Investigator, Rob Stewart, with inquiries ([email protected]).