Join the Accelerated Connected Computing Lab!

Multiple Postdoc Openings

There are multiple Postdoc openings available at KAUST, Saudi Arabia, as part of the launch of the new Accelerated Connected Computing Lab (ACCL) in the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division. KAUST is a postgraduate-only research university on the shores of the Red Sea, just one hour from Jeddah International Airport. Students and postdocs enjoy generous stipends/salaries and free accommodation and healthcare on a world class campus with ample recreational facilities and a private beach. KAUST offers you the opportunity to pursue world-class research among a highly diverse student/postdoc population of high achievers, and interaction with world-leading faculty across a range of disciplines.

Applicants with expertise in the following areas are sought:

  • Machine learning acceleration on FPGAs
  • High performance computing on FPGAs using OpenCL/C++ HLS tools
  • Coarse grained reconfigurable arrays and overlay architectures including compilers
  • Virtualisation of network/host interfacing for virtualising FPGA accelerators

As founding members of ACCL, you will be able to influence the design and deployment of a large new FPGA testbed and help initiate collaborations with other faculty in areas from machine learning, through networks and robotics, to communication systems.

Postdoc applicants should get in touch at, attaching a CV and discussing their experience and interest in one of the areas mentioned above. KAUST offers highly competitive postdoc salaries, taking into account prior academic and industrial experience.

All activities of the University are conducted on the basis of equality, without regard to race, religion, or gender, and the campus offers an vibrant, multi-cultural, open living environment.

Ongoing PhD Student Admissions

The Accelerated Connected Computing Lab continues to invite PhD applicants to apply. Entry for Fall 2021 is now on a space-available rolling basis. Future admission rounds for Spring and Fall 2022 will commence after the summer. Bachelors graduates are encouraged to apply for the fully funded MS/PhD programme while those with Masters should apply for the PhD programme directly. Please also reach out by email to discuss your interest. Applications can be submitted through the KAUST Admissions Portal.