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Nature-Inspired Deep Neural Networks for Visual Recognition

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Computer Vision has become ubiquitous in our society, with applications in search, image understanding, apps, mapping, medicine, drones, and self-driving cars. The deep learning models, especially convolutional neural networks, have achieved impressive successes in fields such as object recognition and complex games. This project aims to establish a novel neural network model simulating human brain’s visual cortex, which is capable of capable of recognizing distorted patterns as well as tolerating positional shift. The model can learn from the stimulus patterns with shift invariance ability and can be generalized to recognize any unseen deformed version of these patterns. With the foreseen advancements and advantages over existing methods, the proposed approach may generate more optimal models from natural or induced observations. The visual/image recognition tasks handled by the models may not be only limited to the supervised learning (trained with labelled data), but also include those unsupervised cases. Obviously, the power of recognition and classification of deep learning models could be significantly strengthened.

How to apply:

Applications are made via our website using the Apply Online button below. If you have an enquiry about this project please contact us via the Email NOW button below, however your application will only be processed once you have submitted an application form as opposed to emailing your CV to us.

Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years.

The PhD Studentships are open to UK, EU and international students. Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years and must demonstrate: A 1st class honours degree and/or a relevant Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent. If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Funding Notes

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £15,000 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 36 months.

Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

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