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

Martinez, D V and Shafik, R A and Acharyya, Amit and Merrett, G (2016) Design and implementation of an adaptive learning system: An MSc project experience. In: 11th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education (EWME), 11-13 May, 2016.

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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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Acharyya, Amit
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Convergence, Adaptation models, Learning systems, Adaptive systems, Field programmable gate arrays, Control systems, Hardware design languages
Subjects: Others > Electricity
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 05:22
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 11:00
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