- Code COMP8420
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Sabrina Caldwell
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2023
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1, 2022.
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 / data set.
- 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.
Note: Non-DADAN/MADAN students wanting to enrol in this course are required to seek approval from the MADA Program Convener.
- Lecture and lab quizzes (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- Neural networks assignment (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Advanced Assignment (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Final exam (45) [LO 1,2,3]
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Thirty hours of lectures and six two-hour tutorial/laboratory sessions.
Inherent requirements for this course are currently not available.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7521||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|