[Comp-neuro] Masters in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems at University of Sussex

Thomas Nowotny T.Nowotny at sussex.ac.uk
Mon Feb 2 16:58:09 CET 2015

Dear comp-neuro community,

The Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems MSc is open for applications. One of its core strengths is Computational Neuroscience.

For the first time the University of Sussex is offering additional scholarships to MSc students this year.

For more information see the EASy MSc website<http://www.sussex.ac.uk/easy/smsc>, download the Flyer<http://www.sussex.ac.uk/easy/documents/easymscposter2015.pdf> or read on below.

If you have students who may be interested in this opportunity, please pass this information on and/or consider posting the Flyer<http://www.sussex.ac.uk/easy/documents/easymscposter2015.pdf>.

With best regards,

Thomas Nowotny

Prof. Thomas Nowotny
CCNR, Sussex Neuroscience                   Phone: +44-1273-678593
Engineering and Informatics                  Fax:   +44-1273-877873
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QJ http://sussex.ac.uk/informatics/tnowotny


Detailed information:

Since 1996, the University of Sussex has offered a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems (EASy).

The study of natural and articial evolutionary and adaptive systems is at the heart of rapidly developing

areas from articial intelligence, adaptive behaviour and autonomous robotics to computational neuroscience,

consciousness and cognitive science. Sussex is internationally renowned for its research in these areas.

The EASy MSc provides a solid foundation with topics including: articial life, adaptive systems, computational

neuroscience, neural networks, biologically inspired robotics, dynamical systems approaches to cognition,

mathematics of complex systems, neuroscience of consciousness, evolutionary computation and biological


The well established EASy programme is taught by leading experts and there are many opportunities to

interact with the thriving Sussex research community, including the Centre for Computational Neuroscience

and Robotics (CCNR), the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, Sussex Neuroscience and the Centre for

Cognitive Science (COGS). Students have access to specialist facilities including robotics labs, high-performance

computing and neuroscience research facilities. Students take eight taught courses, followed by an

individual research project during the summer. The project is supervised by a member of faculty.

It is not unusual for dissertation work to be published in international conference proceedings or journals.

Of the large number of students who have graduated from the EASY MSc, 50% have later obtained

doctorates and some have gone on to glittering careers in research. Others have forged thriving business

careers, with several setting up highly successful companies.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available at Sussex (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/ ).

Additionally, due to a generous donation from Andrew Pegge, two Pegge Scholarships are awarded

annually to EASy MSc students. The scholarships are open to all, and awarded on merit.

How to Apply:

To apply to the EASy MSc please go to: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/

and choose the EASy MSc taught programme.

Is EASy Right for Me?

Are you excited by fundamental questions in adaptive behaviour, biology and technology such as:

How are insects so successful despite their tiny brains? Or, can we build machines as intelligent as animals?

Are you interested in embodied AI? The origin of consciousness? Complexity?

Whatever your background, if you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, our MSc is right for you.

More information:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/easy/smsc or email Andy Philippides <andrewop at sussex.ac.uk>

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