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Multi-modal Data fusion using Deep Learning - Reference: CO/CG-Un8/2021

   Department of Computer Science

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About the Project

Deep learning is a subset of machine learning in artificial intelligence (AI) that is capable of learning from data.

Deep learning is receiving a lot of attention due to its ability to achieve unprecedented levels of performance in terms of accuracy and speed, to the point where deep learning algorithms can outperform humans at decision making, and tasks such as classifying images, and real-time detection.

Multi-modal data fusion is an important task for many machine learning applications, including human activity recognition, information retrieval, and real-time applications of A.I. For example, datasets can include audio and visual data; image and sensor data; multi-sensor multi-modal data; and text and image data.

Multi-modal data can be complex, noisy and imbalanced, particularly when collected from real environments. Therefore, it is a significant challenge to create deep learning models that can classify multi-modal data.

Machine learning models designed to classify imbalanced data are biased toward learning the more commonly occurring classes. Such bias occurs naturally since the models better learn classes that contain more records, a similar process that would occur with human learning.

The aim of this project is to: devise feature engineering approaches for multi-modal data; identify whether fusing multi-modal data improves results as opposed to using uni-modal datasets in specific machine learning tasks; and to develop computational approaches and methods for fusing imbalanced multi-modal data.

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Entry requirements:
A relevant Master's degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: data analytics, data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Candidates with a degree in physics or mathematics are also welcome to apply.

If you are interested please get in touch with Dr Cosma to discuss the topic further.
Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website:

How to apply:
All applications should be made online:

Under school/department name, select 'Computer Science'. Please quote reference CO/CG-Un8/2021.
The deadline for applications is 31st December 2021.
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