Sunday June 26th - Saturday July 16th, 2011, Telluride, Colorado
We invite applications for a three-week summer workshop that will beÂ held in Telluride, Colorado from Sunday June 26th - Saturday July 16th,Â 2011. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 15th:Â see here for full details of the workshopÂ and here to apply.
The 2011 Workshop and Summer School on Neuromorphic Engineering isÂ sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Institute of NeuromorphicÂ Engineering, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Institute forÂ Neuroinformatics - University and ETH Zurich, Georgia Institute ofÂ Technology, University of Maryland - College Park, Johns HopkinsÂ University, Boston University, University of Sydney,Â University of Florida - Gainesville and the Salk Institute.
Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Johns Hopkins University
Timothy Horiuchi, University of Maryland, College Park
Tobi Delbruck, Institute for Neuroinformatics, Zurich
Workshop Advisory Board:
Andreas ANDREOU (The Johns Hopkins University)
Andre van SCHAIK (University of Sydney)
Avis COHEN (University of Maryland)
Barbara SHINN-CUNNINGHAM (Boston University)
Giacomo INDIVERI (Institute of Neuroinformatics, UNI/ETH Zurich,Â Switzerland)
Jonathan TAPSON (University of Cape Town)
Paul HASLER (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Rodney DOUGLAS (Institute of Neuroinformatics, UNI/ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Shihab SHAMMA (University of Maryland)
Previous year workshop can be found at:
http://ine-web.org/workshops/workshops-overview/index.htmlÂ and last
year's wiki isÂ https://neuromorphs.net/nm/wiki/2010Â .
Neuromorphic engineers design and fabricate artificial neural systemsÂ whose organizing principles are based on those of biological nervousÂ systems. Over the past 16 years, this research community has focused onÂ the understanding of low-level sensory processing and systemsÂ infrastructure; efforts are now expanding to apply this knowledge andÂ infrastructure to addressing higher-level problems in perception,Â cognition, and learning. In this 3-week intensive workshop and throughÂ the Institute for Neuromorphic Engineering (INE), the mission is toÂ promote interaction between senior and junior researchers; to educate newÂ members of the community; to introduce new enabling fields andÂ applications to the community; to promote on-going collaborativeÂ activities emerging from the Workshop, and to promote a self-sustaining
The three week summer workshop will include background lectures onÂ systems and cognitive neuroscience (in particular sensory processing,Â learning and memory, motor systems and attention), practical tutorialsÂ on analog VLSI design, mobile robots, hands-on projects, and specialÂ interest groups. Participants are required to take part and possiblyÂ complete at least one of the projects proposed. They are furthermoreÂ encouraged to become involved in as many of the other activitiesÂ proposed as interest and time allow. There will be two lectures in theÂ morning that cover issues that are important to the community inÂ general. Because of the diverse range of backgrounds among theÂ participants, some of these lectures will be tutorials, rather thanÂ detailed reports of current research. These lectures will be given byÂ invited speakers. Projects and interest groups meet in the lateÂ afternoons, and after dinner. In the early afternoon there will beÂ tutorials on a wide spectrum of topics, including analog VLSI, mobileÂ robotics, auditory systems, central-pattern-generators, selectiveÂ attention mechanisms, cognitive systems, etc.
2011 Topic Areas
A Cognitive Robot Detecting Objects using Sound, Language, and Vision
Cornelia Fermuller, Yiannis Aloimonos, & Andreas Andreou
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Methods for Guided Reinforcement Learning
John Harris and David Noelle
Attention-Driven Scene Analysis
Julio Martinez and Mounya Elhilali
From Single Cells to Cognition in Software and Hardware
Kwabena Boahen and Chris Eliasmith
In addition, there will be a number of ad-hoc tutorials, demonstrations,Â and discussion groups that will focus on important issues in the research community.
Computational Neuroscience (invitational mini-workshop)
For full details please go to:Â http://ine-web.org/telluride-conference-2011