PhD Program in Neural Computation & Machine Learning

This PhD program trains students in the application of machine learning to neuroscience by combining core elements of the Machine Learning (ML) PhD program and the PhD in Neural Computation (PNC) program offered by the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). 
Students will be granted the joint degree if they meet TWO sets of program requirements corresponding to the TWO departments, namely the ML PhD Requirements and the PNC PhD Requirements, as we present next.

ML Joint Program Requirements

  • Successfully complete the 5 ML Core courses, with an average GPA of 3.5
  • Complete a Data Analysis Project (DAP), satisfied within the Home Department. (One Machine Learning Core or Affiliated faculty member must be on the committee). The project presentation must be announced to the MLD community.
  • Serve as a Teaching Assistant once for the Machine Learning Department

The Joint PhD thesis committee must include one MLD Core or Affiliated Faculty and the thesis proposal/defense must be announced to the MLD community.

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