Computer Science

Development of design automation software for the design of integrated circuits

Supervisor

Dr Bruce Sham
Faculty of Science
Project code: SCI018

In this project, the student is going to develop the electronic design automation (EDA) software for the design of integrated circuits. Before EDA, integrated circuits were designed by hand, and manually laid out. Recently, most of those design processes are done automatically by the EDA software.

Pose machines: Articulated pose estimation via inference machines

Supervisor

Dr Bruce Sham
Faculty of Science
Project code: SCI019

In this project, the student is going to investigate the computational complexity of the Convolutional Pose Machine. The open-source software can be obtained from Github. The objective of this project is going to find out a published work with efficient computational complexity.

Neural network model on FPGA

Supervisor

Dr Bruce Sham
Faculty of Science
Project code: SCI020

In this project, the student is going to implement a solution of a selected neural network model on FPGA. Students who are interested in this project should be familiar with FPGA design.

Trees embedded in a phylogenetic network

Supervisor

Dr Simone Linz
Faculty of Science
Project code: SCI021

How did HIV evolve? Which vaccine will best protect against next season’s flu? To answer these and other questions in the study of evolution, phylogenetic networks play a crucial role. Phylogenetic networks are leaf-labeled rooted acyclic digraphs that are used to represent the evolutionary history of a set of present-day species whose past includes non-tree-like processes such as lateral gene transfer and hybridization. Viewing a phylogenetic network as an amalgamation of a set of trees, the goal of this project is to investigate several questions that characterize and summarize the set of trees embedded in a phylogenetic network. The project involves graph theory, algorithms, and theoretical computer science but there are no formal prerequisites. It can be tailored to the student’s interests.