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Design and implementation of an adaptive learning system: an MSc project experience

Martinez, Daniel, Shafik, Rishad, Acharyya, Amit and Merrett, Geoff V (2016) Design and implementation of an adaptive learning system: an MSc project experience At 11th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education (EWME), United Kingdom. 11 - 13 May 2016. 6 pp. (doi:10.1109/EWME.2016.7496481).

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Individual project is a major component of MSc degrees in the UK in terms of allocated marks and overall weight. An MSc project typically lasts for up to 14-16 weeks, which makes it challenging to carry out elaborate research works. In this paper we highlight our experience in setting up one such project, which addresses the design and implementation of a bio-inspired adaptive learning system using cerebellar model articulation controller (CMAC) principles. To systematically execute the project, initially a guided and comprehensive literature survey was carried out to analyze in detail the CMAC design tradeoffs. Underpinning this analysis an adaptive design methodology was developed, leading to the implementation on a field programmble gate array (FPGA). The implementation was then validated using a real-time audio compression application. The validations demonstrated the advantages of adaptive learning systems in terms of reduced energy consumption with improved throughput and convergence. Moreover, it underlined the importance of a good plan and systematic delivery for a successful short-term research project.

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e-pub ahead of print date: May 2016
Published date: 23 June 2016
Venue - Dates: 11th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education (EWME), United Kingdom, 2016-05-11 - 2016-05-13
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


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Date deposited: 17 Oct 2016 12:33
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 18:02

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Author: Daniel Martinez
Author: Rishad Shafik
Author: Amit Acharyya
Author: Geoff V Merrett ORCID iD

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