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Job Opportunity: PhD Studentship Opportunity: Uncertainty Quantification for Robust AI through Optim:

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Qualification Type: PhD
Job location: Guildford
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £15,609 p.a. (2021/22) for three years
Hours: Full Time

Published in: 15th September 2021
Closing date: 15th November 2021


Studentship description
Machine learning has been making decisions that affect our lives. Yet, we often cannot even tell whether they are uncertain about their decisions. In this project, we will develop Bayesian techniques with tools from the optimal transport theory to better represent and quantify uncertainties in machine learning models. While theoretical results are promising, the deployment of the optimal transport theory in a wide variety of machine learning applications is limited due to its heavy computational burden. We will derive algorithms for uncertainty propagation and quantification located on computationally efficient approximate optimal transport methods. The resulted toolkit will be validated on a real-world clinical application and is transferable across a wide variety of safety-critical AI applications.
The prosperous applicant will be supervised by Dr Yunpeng Li and co-supervised by Prof Wenwu Wang. The PhD student will be located at the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) research group in the Department of Compute Science at the University of Surrey. The student will also benefit from resources from the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey.
managers: Dr Yunpeng Li and Professor Wenwu Wang
This is a 3-year project starting in January 2022.
Entry requirements
A Bachelor's degree or above in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics or similar (a First Class or good Upper Second Class Honours degree, or the equivalent from an overseas university).
English language General Requirements: IELTS Academic 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.
Full fees covered for three years (UK, EU and international). Stipend at £15,609 p.a. (2021/22) for three years. Research Training Support Grant of £1,000 p.a. Personal Computer (provided by the department). This opportunity is funded by the University of Surrey's Doctoral College.
How to apply
Applications should be submitted via the Computer Science programme page on the "Apply" tab.
Please state clearly the studentship project at you would like to apply for.
Please prepare to submit your CV; degree certificates and transcripts; names of 2 referees (ideally uploading 2 references at time of application also); and research proposal (including examples of previous project work).
Closing date for applications: Monday 15 November 2021
Application enquiries
For application enquiries, Contact Us by Dr Yunpeng Li (


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