Applications are invited for a PhD studentship, to be undertaken at Imperial College London (Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department). This studentship will form part of a newly established International Centre for Spatial Computational Learning http://spatialml.net, and a supervisory team will be allocated based on the student’s interest from the Imperial College supervisors participating in the Centre. This is an exciting cutting-edge project involving close collaboration between Imperial College (UK), the University of California Los Angeles (USA), the University of Toronto (Canada), and the University of Southampton (UK). The successful candidate will be based at Imperial but will have the opportunity to travel frequently to America to attend research meetings and for a placement period at either UCLA or Toronto.
Summary of Project
Traditional deep learning has been based on the idea of large-scale linear arithmetic units, effectively computing matrix-matrix multiplication, combined with nonlinear activation functions. This PhD project will take a different approach, exploring the potential of digital circuits with customised and non-standard number representations for machine learning inference in FPGA accelerator technologies. During the PhD, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop state-of-the-art Deep Learning algorithms, develop an understanding of their computational bottlenecks, and have the opportunity to investigate novel methods enabling their deployment on resource constrained platforms.
Duties and responsibilities
The responsibilities include studying the relevant literature, defining the research problems based on the project descriptions, conducting independent research, regularly reporting progress and results in both oral and written format, collaborating with other team-members, and writing reports/papers of the research outcomes when appropriate.
Applicants should have a good first degree (usually a first-class degree) or a Master’s degree (or other equivalent experience) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computing, Mathematics, or related areas. They should be highly motivated individuals with a keen interest in conducting international and interdisciplinary research. Students must also meet the eligibility requirements for Post Graduate Studies at Imperial College London.
Further Information and application
For informal enquiries, please contact the centre director Professor George A. Constantinides ([email protected]
), copying Mrs Wiesia Hsissen ([email protected]
Please click HERE to apply: https://imperialuk.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fApply%2f
The application should also include a covering letter, and your CV.
Full guidance on application process is available HERE: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/electrical-engineering/study/phd/
Any further queries regarding the application process should be directed to Mr Anderson Santos [email protected]
Closing Date: 14 December 2019
About Imperial College London
Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.
Additional information on the PhD programme in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering can be found here.