28/02/2018

PhD in Computer Science and Informatics: A brain-inspired architecture for massive-scale open distributed systems

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Cardiff University
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    United Kingdom
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Funding
  • DEADLINE DATE
    31/03/2018
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Professions and applied sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Outline

The aim of this project is to develop a novel methodology for designing massive-scale open distributed systems which overcomes the limitations of using a natural language description.

We aim to adopt current ideas on how to build brain-like computational systems (Eliasmith, 2013), given that the neural networks of the human brain are highly effective at distributed processing. Specifically, we plan to employ a Vector Symbolic Architecture (VSA) to encode component semantics as hyper-dimensional symbolic vectors.

This PhD will be carried out within the Distributed Analytics and Information Sciences International Technology Alliance (DAIS ITA), a collaboration between the University, IBM, Airbus, BAE Systems, University College London, University of California Los Angeles, and other UK and US partners. Here at the University, the PhD will be supervised by members of the Crime and Security Research Institute and the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

What is funded

 

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum
Additional funding offered Funding is provided to cover items such as research

consumables, training and travel to conferences. Research students earn

additional income by supporting the School’s teaching.

Duration

3 years

Eligibility

Residency Open to all students of any nationality without restrictions (UK/EU and International)
Academic criteria

You should hold a 1st class or upper 2nd class degree or master's degree in a relevant discipline.