Active learning and selective attention for robust, transparent and efficient AI

   Department of Computer Science

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  Prof Eleni Vasilaki, Dr M Mangan  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

The group of Machine Learning at the University of Sheffield is looking for self-motivated candidates with strong mathematical and computational background to work within the EPSRC funded Project ActiveAI - active learning and selective attention for robust, transparent and efficient AI (

Example of relevant work include: SpaRCe and Hierarchical Echo State Networks :

The expected start date is September 2022.

Further information: Doctor Mike Mangan and Professor Eleni Vasilaki [Email Address Removed]

How to apply

To apply for the studentship, applicants need to apply directly to the University of Sheffield using the online application system. Please name Professor Vasilaki and Dr Mangan as your proposed supervisors.

Complete an application for admission to the standard Computer Science PhD programme

Applications should include a research proposal, CV, transcripts and two references.

The research proposal (up to 4 A4 pages, including references) should outline your reasons for applying for this scholarship and how you would approach the researching, including details of your skills and experience. 

Funding Notes

The post is fully funded (home fees + stipend) for UK / Settled status residents.
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