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Bridging machine learning and information theory

Grant number: 18/24912-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2019 - February 28, 2021
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Telecommunications
Cooperation agreement: Imperial College, UK
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal researcher:Fernando José von Zuben
Grantee:Fernando José von Zuben
Principal researcher abroad: Deniz Gündüz
Institution abroad: Imperial College London, England
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Elétrica e de Computação (FEEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Fernando Rosas ; Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen ; Levy Boccato
Associated research grant:13/07559-3 - BRAINN - The Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology, AP.CEPID


The goal of the proposed project is to enable collaboration between the involved research groups in order to develop i) intelligent communication technologies inspired by modern machine learning (ML) tools, and ii) more efficient and robust learning techniques by exploiting ideas from coding and information theory (IT). The involved researchers have complementary expertise and recent research achievements in the areas of ML and IT, as well as on closely related fields of computational intelligence and communication systems, which will enable immediate cooperation. More specifically, the group aims to investigate practical applications of how ML and IT techniques can be jointly explored for the design of future wireless communication networks that can enable emerging applications of autonomous systems, tactile Internet, and brain-computer interfaces (BCI). In parallel, this project will also explore how ideas from coding and IT can be leveraged to improve the robustness and efficiency of distributed ML algorithms. (AU)

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