Студент Финф Михаил Неверов сделал публикацию в группе «Computer Science Department TSU»

Whist we all are anxiously awaiting the beginning of the Summer IT-school at TSU, I will try to write a little report on my experience in the University of Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Late spring I won the inner TSU contest to get the place in the international JRA scheme held at University of Sussex ("US" for a shorthand). The scheme itself is transcribes as "Junior Research Associates" and basically is an opportunity of an undergraduate student (like me, since I'm only going to start 3rd year of my bachelor) to undertake an actual research in one of the respected research institutions in a very vibrant and progressive country such as United Kingdom.

Five weeks has passed since my arrival here on June 27th and my impressions of the programme so far are simply terrific and overwhelming. I got a privilege to have Prof. Thomas Nowotny and Dr. Esin Yavuz as my research supervisor and got a fairly complex task in the field of theoretical Machine Learning. In a nutshell - we are trying to find the degree of similarity between two ML(Machine Learning) models: biologically inspired on one hand and purely mathematical on the other. These are Hebbian model and SVM, respectively. The overall research project though is way bigger, named "Green Brain" and better made familiar with here: http://greenbrain.group.shef.ac.uk/ I am happy to note that it seems like we breached the most difficult and frustrating part of actually having the model, but being unable to make it work properly. In the remaining three weeks I plan to fine-tune the model, wrap up and tidy-up the implementation and, hopefully, find the right parameters to actually answer the question of the hypothesis: how similar SVM and Hebb actually are in the application to our problem and where the differences start to pile up.
As the final though on this part - I am very glad to admit that a lot of my higher mathematics courses, that I had in TSU actually "paid off" and proved themselves rather handy. To name a few: Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Calculus, Discrete Math, Computational Methods.

But the science is not all that UK has to offer, don't you fret! I had a blast exploring London, watching gorgeous "The Lion King" (the musical), visited the tour about the making of beloved Harry Potter series and ancient Stonehenge, not to mention a few fairly good pubs and so on :)

I am very, very glad that this opportunity came by and am very grateful to TSU, US and everyone who made the partnership between our universities possible. I hope that the first stone that I'm casting right now will lie in the basis of a productive relationship for the years to come.

P.S. Some photos, too. And expect a second post closer to the 25th of August, since I'll be posting my final thoughts.
Михаил Неверов сделал публикацию в группе «Computer Science Department TSU».
 

Whist we all are anxiously awaiting the beginning of the Summer IT-school at TSU, I will try to write a little report on my experience in the University of Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Late spring I won the inner TSU contest to get the place in the international JRA scheme held at University of Sussex ("US" for a shorthand). The scheme itself is transcribes as "Junior Research Associates" and basically is an opportunity of an undergraduate student (like me, since I'm only going to start 3rd year of my bachelor) to undertake an actual research in one of the respected research institutions in a very vibrant and progressive country such as United Kingdom.

Five weeks has passed since my arrival here on June 27th and my impressions of the programme so far are simply terrific and overwhelming. I got a privilege to have Prof. Thomas Nowotny and Dr. Esin Yavuz as my research supervisor and got a fairly complex task in the field of theoretical Machine Learning. In a nutshell - we are trying to find the degree of similarity between two ML(Machine Learning) models: biologically inspired on one hand and purely mathematical on the other. These are Hebbian model and SVM, respectively. The overall research project though is way bigger, named "Green Brain" and better made familiar with here: http://greenbrain.group.shef.ac.uk/ I am happy to note that it seems like we breached the most difficult and frustrating part of actually having the model, but being unable to make it work properly. In the remaining three weeks I plan to fine-tune the model, wrap up and tidy-up the implementation and, hopefully, find the right parameters to actually answer the question of the hypothesis: how similar SVM and Hebb actually are in the application to our problem and where the differences start to pile up.
As the final though on this part - I am very glad to admit that a lot of my higher mathematics courses, that I had in TSU actually "paid off" and proved themselves rather handy. To name a few: Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Calculus, Discrete Math, Computational Methods.

But the science is not all that UK has to offer, don't you fret! I had a blast exploring London, watching gorgeous "The Lion King" (the musical), visited the tour about the making of beloved Harry Potter series and ancient Stonehenge, not to mention a few fairly good pubs and so on

I am very, very glad that this opportunity came by and am very grateful to TSU, US and everyone who made the partnership between our universities possible. I hope that the first stone that I'm casting right now will lie in the basis of a productive relationship for the years to come.

P.S. Some photos, too. And expect a second post closer to the 25th of August, since I'll be posting my final thoughts.