Magnon algorithmics

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Application Deadline
3/12/2018 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:

Magnonic devices using magnetic waves rather than electrical signals are capable of forming circuits with significantly lower power requirements than electronic devices.  While magnonic circuits can be used to mimic conventional electronic logic circuits, they have radically different characteristics and the most efficient circuits will not be those which simply transpose existing logic designs. The goals of this research are to develop an understanding of magnonic computation, a classification of existing algorithmic methods, and the development of new algorithms well adapted to the specific character of this class of devices


Example Approaches:

  • An initial approach will require a deeper understanding of magnonic circuitry at thefunctional level, drawing on ideas from signal processing and digital logic. In particular, it would be of value to understand the role of Fourier Transform circuits --- if these can be developed then there is the possibility of transposing ideas from quantum algorithmics aswell.

  • Magnonic circuits offer the possibility of controlled gates and hence the analogues of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices; they also allow superposition in the frequency domain and parallel or Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) type processing.

  • A theoretical approach might consider whether there is a new complexity classstructure associated to magnoniccircuits.

  • Application domains include signal processing; signature detection in digital streams;massively parallel search on data sets andstreams.


Postdoc Eligibility

  • U.S. citizens only
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field must be completed before beginning the appointment and within five years of the application deadline
  • Proposal must be associated with an accredited U.S. university, college, or U.S. government laboratory
  • Eligible candidates may only receive one award from the IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program.

Research Advisor Eligibility

  • Must be an employee of an accredited U.S. university, college or U.S. government laboratory
  • Are not required to be U.S. citizens
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Doctoral Degree.
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