Staffordshire University is pleased to announce a 3-year fully-funded PhD scholarship in the School of Computing and Digital Technologies, to commence in January 2021 or April 2021.
Applicant will be expected to take up to 250 hours of teaching or teaching-related activities per academic year in the School of Computing and Digital Technologies. This is also an excellent opportunity to develop your academic portfolio with HE teaching experience and benefit from the University’s training programmes. The posts are located on the Stoke-On-Trent campus.
Machine Learning solutions are critically dependent of their training. Neural Networks can only perform a specifically defined task and are unable to learn a process or a function that evolve in context. To solve these context changing problems, different techniques have been proposed but they still fall short in a number of aspects.
Neuroevolution is one of the most promising methods, which constitutes a general and effective method that can be applied to a wide range of problems. It presents several advantages with respect to alternative training methods for neural networks. Therefore, more work needs to be done to improve the adaptation of current neural networks models including Neuroevolution methods, so that they can adapt and evolve in context.
During your PhD project, you will explore relevant solutions and develop and experiment with new adaptive models, which will be tested on relevant benchmarks and some real-world applications such as healthcare, games and finance.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) PhD Scholarship Details
Host University: Staffordshire University
Eligible Countries: UK, EU and international candidates
Degree Type: PhD
Duration: 3 Years
Courses Offered: Artificial Neural Networks
Project title: Evolutionary Models for Adaptive Artificial Neural Networks
The successful candidates will receive;
- an annual stipend of £15,285 w
- PhD tuition fees waived for three years.
- take up to 250 hours of teaching or teaching-related activities per academic year in the School of Computing and Digital Technologies.
Eligibility Criteria for Staffordshire University Scholarship
To be eligible for Staffordshire University Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Required Language: English
- Eligible Countries: All world countries
- You will have or expect to have a UK Honours degree at 2.1 (or above), in Computer Science or related areas. A relevant Masters degree, or equivalent qualifications in Artificial Intelligence or related areas in Computer Science, is highly desirable
- International applicants whose first language is not English are required to achieve IELTS 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in each element
- Good fundamental knowledge and experience in AI, Neural Networks and Deep Learning
- Excellent programming Skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Good Writing and Communication Skills
- Able to teach in Programming
How to Apply for Staffordshire University Scholarship?
Please follow the below steps to avail Staffordshire University Scholarship:
- Prepare all of the following documents:
- Copies of degree certificates.
- List of 10 most relevant academic references.
- PhD research proposal based on the project description above (Proposals on other projects will not be considered for the scholarship). Your proposal should be between 1000 and 1500 words (tables, figures and academic references are not part of the word count). The application without a proposal will not be considered. Your proposal should cover the following:
- A Critical Literature Review on the related work
- Research Gaps
- How you intend to address the research gaps and potential contribution to knowledge
- Aims and Objectives and research plan for PhD completion
- List of 10 most relevant academic references
- Submit your application to Professor Elhadj Benkhelifa (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by the deadline, with the following documents.
For more information, please visit the official website:
Closing date for completed applications: 11 October 2020