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Pre-requisites / co-requisites

Recommended that some neural nets software is obtained (eg MATLAB).

Topics covered

  • The artificial neuron; network architecture; perceptrons
  • Single layer networks; supervised training in batch and individual mode
  • Multilayer feedforward networks
  • Backpropagation
  • Momentum
  • Counterpropagation networks
  • Unsupervised training
  • Initialisation of weights
  • Statistical methods
  • Boltzmann training
  • Feedback networks
  • Hopfield nets
  • Energy
  • Training
  • Applications


One 2 ¼-hour unseen written examination and coursework.

Sample study materials