University of California – San Diego - B.S in Cognitive Science with specialisation in Machine Learning and Neural Computation

Short Bio:

Abhinav has demonstrated academic excellence with a strong attitude of never to yield even in difficult circumstances. He displays the same commitment and diligence in every assigned task. His higher order critical problem solving skills and analytical thinking skills are commendable. He is a calm, polite and friendly individual who would always voluntarily help out his friends. He is a proficient basketball player and he tutors about the nuances of the game to the under privileged children in his community

College Info:

UC San Diego is named the top public university in the nation for social mobility by Washington Monthly. One-third of the incoming 2018 class is the first in their family to attend a four-year college and 40 percent come from low-income households.Four new undergraduate majors are created in response to future demand, workplace trends and alumni feedback, including business psychology, data science, oceanic and atmospheric sciences, and real estate and development.Alumnus and Facebook pioneer Taner Halicioglu kicks off the Campaign for UC San Diego with a $75 million gift—the largest alumni gift the campus has ever received—to establish the Halicioglu Institute for Data Science at UC San Diego.

Course Info:

The Department of Cognitive Science is committed to transcending theoretical boundaries rooted in traditional disciplines in pursuit of a scientific account of cognition. To that end, the department promotes the study of learning, perception, action, and interaction in the physical, social, and cultural world. The predominant approach is rooted in an inter-disciplinary vision employing ideas and techniques from a number of disciplines, including anthropology, computer science, ethology, electrical engineering, linguistics, neurology, neurosciences, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. We aim not only to contribute to theory but also to apply what we learn, e.g., through design.

The department emphasizes three main areas of study:

Brain – the understanding of neurobiological processes and phenomena
Behavior – the experimental methods and findings from the study of psychology, language, and the sociocultural
Computation – the powers and limits of various representations, coupled with studies of computational mechanisms

Tuition Fees
USD 29,754 / year

Living Cost
USD 12,000 / year