Phd symposium PROGRAMME

Below you can download a PDF version of the PhD Symposium's Programme.

PhD Symposium will take place in Lecture Theatre 2 in the Teaching and Learning Building, University of Birmingham

Saturday 21st October 

Arrival Refreshments - 9:00am - 9:30am
Welcome and Introductions - 9:30am - 9:50am
Session 1 - 9:50am - 10:30am 
Mingkun Xu
Exploiting Homeostatic Synaptic Modulation in Spiking Neural Networks for Semi-Supervised Graph Learning
Alberto Veneri
Explaining Learning to Rank Methods to Improve Them
Refreshment Break - 10:30am - 11:00am 
Session 2 - 11:00am - 12:20pm
Omid Shokrollahi
Employing Quantum Entanglement for Effective Intersectional Bias Mitigation in Pre-trained Language Models 
Grigor Bezirganyan 
Data And Decision Fusion With Uncertainty Quantification For ML-based Healthcare Decision Systems
Praveen Acharya
Towards Effective Modeling and Exploitation of Search and User Context in Conversational Information Retrieva
Abdelghani Azri
Improve the accuracy of the recommendation systems and optimize them to reduce the cost of computation 
Instructions concerning one-on-one mentoring sessions - 12:20pm - 12:30pm 
Lunch - 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
Session 3 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dongqi Fu
Investigating Natural and Artificial Dynamics in Graph Data Mining and Machine Learning 
Kislay RajA neuro-symbolic approach to enhance Interpretability of Graph neural network through the integration of external knowledge
Kuang-Da Wang 
Enhancing Badminton Player Performance via a Closed-Loop AI Approach: Imitation, Simulation, Optimization, and Execution 
 One-on-one mentoring session 1 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm 
Refreshment Break - 3:30pm - 4:00pm 
One-on-one mentoring session 2 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm 
General feedback/advice from mentors - 4:30pm - 5:15pm 
Wrap-up - 5:15pm - 5:30pm

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