TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION (2012-2013)
The Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia invites applications
for tenure/tenure-track faculty positions at assistant professor, associate professor and full professor levels. One or more appointments will be considered.
Friday March 22, 2013, Grenoble, France
held in conjunction with DATE’13 conference (http://www.date-conference.com)
Biological neural systems are well known for their robust and power-efficient operation in highly noisy environments. Biological circuits are made up of low-precision, unreliable and massively parallel neural elements with highly reconfigurable and plastic connections.
Two of the most interesting properties of the neural systems are its self-organizing capabilities and its template architecture. Recent research in biologically-plausible neural networks has demonstrated interesting principles about learning and neural computation. Understanding and applying these principles to practical problems is only possible if large-scale neural simulators or circuits can be constructed. This workshop will outline key modelling abstractions for the brain and focus on recent neural network models. Aspects of neuronal processing and computational issues related to modelling these processes will be discussed. Hardware and software solutions readily usable by neuroscientists and computer scientists and efficient enough to construct very large networks comparable to brain networks will be presented.