FPGA Arithmetic for Machine Learning


Applications are invited for a PhD studentship, to be undertaken at Imperial College London (Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department). This studentship will form part of a newly established International Centre for Spatial Computational Learning http://spatialml.net, and a supervisory team will be allocated based on the student's interest from the Imperial College supervisors participating in the Centre. This is an exciting cutting-edge project involving close collaboration between Imperial College (UK), the University of California Los Angeles (USA), the University of Toronto (Canada), and the University of Southampton (UK). The successful candidate will be based at Imperial but will have the opportunity to travel frequently to America to attend research meetings and for a placement period at either UCLA or Toronto. Traditional deep learning has been based on the idea of large-scale linear arithmetic units, effectively computing matrix-matrix multiplication, combined with nonlinear activation functions.