- Code COMP8420
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology
A neural network is a computational paradigm based on insights from the brain, consisting of many simple processing elements together producing complex computations. Deep learning uses many neural network layers for advanced feature recognition and prediction.
Bio-inspired Computing is the combination of computational intelligence and collective intelligence. These computational methods are used to solve complex problems, and modeled after design principles encountered in natural / biological systems, and tend to be adaptive, reactive, and distributed. The goal of bio-inspired computing is to produce computational tools with enhanced robustness, scalability, flexibility and which can interface more effectively with humans.
This course introduces the fundamental topics in bio-inspired computing, and build proficiency in the application of various algorithms in real-world problems. The course will also cover applications focused particularly on highly sophisticated interaction with users.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Compare and select the most appropriate method from:
neural, deep learning,
fuzzy, evolutionary or hybrid method for any application /
- Successfully apply that method and analyse the results.
- Demonstrate an advanced theoretical understanding of the differences between these major bio-inspired computing methods, including the advantages and disadvantages of each
- Neural networks/Deep learning assignment 15%
- Neural networks/Deep learning/Fuzzy midterm quiz 15%
- Evolutionary/hybrid assignment 15%
- Active participation 5%
- Final Exam 50%
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WorkloadThirty hours of lectures and six two-hour tutorial/laboratory sessions
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3609||25 Feb 2019||04 Mar 2019||31 Mar 2019||31 May 2019||In Person||N/A|