Thursday, November 21, 2013

[Comp-neuro] UCSD Winter School 2014 - Dynamics of Multifunction Brain Networks: Neuromorphic Engineering, Jan. 7-10, 2014


MURI Winter School and Workshop 2014

Dynamics of Multifunction Brain Networks:
Neuromorphic Engineering

Organizers: Henry Abarbanel, Gert Cauwenberghs, Katja Lindenberg, and Emre Neftci

Hosted by University of California, San Diego

15th Floor, Building 1, Village West, UC San Diego La Jolla, California, USA January 7-10, 2014

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2013

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 13, 2013

Confirmed Invited Lecturers:
Kwabena Boahen (Stanford Univ.) - Designing and building large-scale neuromorphic systems

Todd P. Coleman (UCSD) - Granger causality and functional connectivity in the brain

Chris Eliasmith (Univ. of Waterloo) - Large-scale spiking neural models

Stefano Fusi (Columbia Univ.) - Memory consolidation models with bidirectional interactions

Giacomo Indiveri (Univ. of Zurich) - Multiple timescales in neuromorphic plasticity circuits

Eugene Izhikevich (The Brain Corporation) - Simple models of spiking neurons

Anthony M. Lewis (Qualcomm) - The Qualcomm Zeroth processor

Rahul Sarpeshkar (MIT) - Cytomorphic systems: From cells to electronics and electronics to cells

Terrence Sejnowski (Salk Institute) - Brain communication

Gabriel Silva (UCSD) - Graph theoretic methods for descriptive and predictive analyses of cellular neural network dynamics

Angela Yu (UCSD) - Sequential decision-making in perception and cognition

This is the second gathering in an annual series of Winter Schools sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research as part of its UCSD/Chicago/Berkeley MURI program in Dynamics of Multifunction Brain Networks. This year's School and Workshop which focuses on Neuromorphic Engineering will include a "teach-in", laboratory/poster sessions, and invited lectures on developments in VLSI technology to realize functional networks. The School is intended for all researchers, including advanced graduate students, interested in fundamental topics as well as latest advances in neuromorphic engineering ranging from computational thermodynamics, learning and memory, brain activity mapping, and silicon brains, to cognitive engineering of multifunction dynamical brain networks. Active participation is strongly encouraged and all attendees are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation and/or interactive demonstration of their research. Selected contributed posters and demonstrations will also be highlighted in a spotlight oral session. Registration is complimentary, but required for attendance. A limited number of travel awards are available for exceptionally qualified graduate students, who should apply by having their dissertation supervisor send a letter of reference via email to Please visit us online to register and for details regarding the schedule and poster/demonstration abstract submission:

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