New Project and Vacancies

We are starting a big, multi-site and multi-million project on AI verification in September 2020! The project AISEC: AI Secure and Explainable by Construction is funded by EPSRC, and will investigate novel methods of AI verification in Autonomous vehicles and conversational agents. We are looking for Research assistants and PhD students: see

LAIV paper at IJCNN’20

Many congratulations to all for having the following paper accepted:

Kirsty Duncan, Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Robert Sewart, Michael Lones: 

Relative Robustness of Quantized Neural Networks Against Adversarial Attacks

accepted to be published and presented at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN’20, part of the World Congress on Computational Intelligence: 19-24 July 2020, Glasgow, Scotland.

LAIV during COVID-19 outbreak

Dear fellow researchers and friends, it is good to remember that LAIV continues, and in particular LAIV seminars continue, albeit on-line. This Wednesday we will be testing Zoom meetings, with the view to have our first proper seminar next Wednesday. Information how to join LAIV seminars on-line will be updated on LAIV Seminars page. In the meantime, keep safe and keep busy!

LAIV’s second Research Grant

LAIV team won its second research grant: CONVENER: Continuous Verification of Neural Networks, funded by the UK Research Institute in Verified Trustworthy Software Systems (VETSS) , as part of “Digital Security Through Verification” call. Grant holders: E.Komendantskaya and D.Aspinall, named RAs: Wen Kokke and Daniel Kienitz.

Research paper

Many congratulations to the team for having the paper Accuracy, Training Time and Hardware Efficiency Trade-Offs for Quantised Neural Networks on FPGAs, by Pascal Bacchus, Robert Stewart and Ekaterina Komendantskaya accepted at 16th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC2020), 1-3 April   Toledo, Spain.