Congratulations to David Browne who successfully defended his PhD Thesis
Successful PhD defence for David Browne
From all of us in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork, we wish David Browne sincere congratulations upon successfully defending his PhD research thesis.
Thesis Title: Parameter Reduction in Deep Learning and Classification
Supervisor: Dr Steve Prestwich, School of Computer Science and Information Technology, University College Cork
Internal Examiner: Dr Nic Wilson, School of Computer Science and Information Technology, University College Cork
External Examiner: Professor Noel O'Connor, Dublin City University
The examiners were impressed by David's defence of his thesis. The thesis develops methods for reducing model and problem complexity in the area of classification tasks. Significant contributions are made to
(a) feature selection as a pre-processing step in machine learning for classification using the idea of dominance between features and
(b) complexity reduction of deep learning models for large classification without sacrificing accuracy.
Well done David!