About the Project: An equitable society is for creating conditions that allow all to reach their full potential. However, studies found However, research has found a relation between socio-economic background and cognitive ability that extends to performance in STEM subjects during years of schooling, which prevents them from reaching potential as their counterparts. In this project we propose to set a series of experiments to understand the development of hand and eye coordination and other cognitive skills in children and explore the fundamental trade-off between nature and nurture.
Based on those understandings, we will develop a machine learning based multimedia game to help children boost their cognitive development through playing. Thus, targeted learning through play may provide a fruitful individual training tool for working towards a more equitable society.
A 2:1 degree or above in a relevant scientific discipline, such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, or cognitive neuroscientist. Desirable skills include mathematics, statistics, machine learning, computer vision, deep learning, natural language processing, human-computer interfaces, and software engineering.
English language requirement:
IELTS score must be at least 6.5. Other equivalent qualifications will be accepted. Full details of the University’s policy are available online.
Candidates who are interested this research topic need to have a problem-solving skill with a strong passion and commitment.
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