- Type of research degree
- Application deadline
- Ongoing deadline
- Country eligibility
- International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
- Competition funded
- Source of funding
- University of Leeds
- Additional supervisors
- Dr Abdulrahman Altahhan
- School of Computing
- Research groups/institutes
- Artificial Intelligence
This exciting project aims at building a novel reinforcement learning technique that uses deeply learned features of grabbed frames from a game as input. The agent will be trained to come up with the best control policy to win any game of a set of predefined games. The generality of the learning algorithm and the controller model are both important whether playing against a human, another agent or even self-play! You will be using PyTorch along with a game console simulator in Python to train your model to try and beat the performance of other models. The research will focus on policy search and/or value function methods. The seamless integration of Experience Replay into the learning and planning of the RL algorithm is expected to play an important role in the project. No prior experience in reinforcement learning or artificial neural networks is assumed, however, familiarity with Python is expected.
<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University's website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section that the research degree you wish to be considered for is <em>Deep Reinforcement Learning on Games </em>as well as <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/computing/staff/8784/abdulrahman-altahhan">Dr Abdulrahman Altahhan</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p> </p>
Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.
The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.5 in writing and at least 6.0 in reading, listening and speaking or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.
<p><strong>Self-Funded or externally sponsored students are welcome to apply.</strong></p> <p><strong>UK</strong> – The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/209-leeds-doctoral-scholarships-2022">Leeds Doctoral Scholarships</a>, <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/53-school-of-computing-scholarship">School of Computing Scholarship </a>, <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/198-akroyd-and-brown-scholarship-2022">Akroyd & Brown</a>, <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/199-frank-parkinson-scholarship-2022">Frank Parkinson</a> and <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/204-boothman-reynolds-and-smithells-scholarship-2022">Boothman, Reynolds & Smithells</a> Scholarships are available to UK applicants. <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds. </p> <p><strong>Non-UK</strong> – The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/53-school-of-computing-scholarship">School of Computing Scholarship </a> is available to support the additional academic fees of Non-UK applicants. The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/48-china-scholarship-council-university-of-leeds-scholarships-2021">China Scholarship Council - University of Leeds Scholarship</a> is available to nationals of China. The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/73-leeds-marshall-scholarship">Leeds Marshall Scholarship</a> is available to support US citizens. <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p>
<p>For further information regarding the application procedure, please contact Doctoral College Admissions<br /> e: <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 5057</p> <p>For further information regarding the project, please contact Dr. Abdulrahman Altahhan<br /> e: <a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">email@example.com</a></p>
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