[Comp-neuro] Gatsby Unit PhD Programme

Maneesh Sahani maneesh at gatsby.ucl.ac.uk
Sat Oct 31 19:08:49 CET 2020

We're currently accepting applications for 2021 entry to the 4-year
Gatsby Unit PhD programme at University College London.

The Unit studies the fundamental principles of learning, perception
and action in brains and machines.  Ours is one of the original
programmes to bring together neuroscience and machine learning,
creating a critical mass for interaction amongst theoreticians in
related fields.  First-year courses provide training in both fields,
after which thesis research may specialise in one or the other or
encompass both.  Students are able to work closely with colleagues in
the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (SWC,
with which we share a purpose-designed building), or the cross-faculty
Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML); and
we have links to many world-class research groups in related
departments at UCL and beyond.

Applicants should have a very strong analytical and mathematical
background, a keen interest in neuroscience and/or machine learning
and a relevant first degree, for example in Computer Science,
Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology or
Statistics.  Full funding is available regardless of nationality.

For more details and how to apply, see:

Information about the Unit and our research interests can be found at
and the individual faculty webpages at

Applications must be received by 15th November 2020.
Please direct enquiries to admissions at gatsby.ucl.ac.uk.

Maneesh Sahani, Ph.D.
Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience and Machine Learning,
Director, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
UCL, 25 Howland Street, London W1T 4JG

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