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NEUROTECH Fellowships @ Telluride 2019

NEUROTECH Fellowships @ Telluride 2019

Posted on behalf of Elisabetta Chicca, CITEC, Bielefeld University, Germany.The Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop was again a success this year, it brought together experts of the field, curious newcomers and lots of enthusiastic participants! For the first time ever, European participants could apply for the NEUROTHECH fellowship. Fours applicants were selected for participation by the Workshop Organizing Team and received the fellowship.The NEUROTECH Consortium proudly announces the names of the Telluride Fellows 2019:Michael Paul Broderick, PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin, IrelandGuilhem Marion, MSc at IRCAM, Paris, FranceMelika Payvand, Postdoc, Institute of Neuroinformatics, Zurich, SwitzerlandAntonio Rios-Navarro, Postdoc, University of Seville, SpainCongratulations to the four fellows for the nice work done in Telluride!From left to right: Elisabetta Chicca, Chiara Bartolozzi, Melika Payvand, Guilhem Marion, Michael Broderick, Antonio Rios-Navarro, Yulia Sandamirskaya.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote Aug 26th 2019

NEUROTECH @ MEMRISYS 2019

NEUROTECH @ MEMRISYS 2019

Posted on behalf of Sabina Spiga, Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council, Italy.The International Conference on Memristive Materials, Devices & Systems (MEMRISYS2019) took place in Dresden, Germany from 8 to 11 July 2019.MEMRISYS has provided a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest results on memristors and the exploration of future directions across a wide range of fields: From materials to devices, circuits, systems, and applications. The conference is the reference event in the field and is consolidating the underlying research communities in materials science, memristor theory, electronic devices, circuits, and systems, computation, and neuromorphic engineering.The conference was quite a success, with around 200 submitted abstracts and a large number of participants from an international audience and an impressive list of plenary and invited speakers.In 2019 for the first time, NEUROTECH gave a prize of 500 € for the best demonstration of memristor-based hardware and applications in the field of neuromorphic computing technology. The price was publicly announcedto all participants, and open to any type of contributions presented by early career people (Ph.D.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote Aug 22nd 2019

Misha Mahowald Prize for Neuromorphic Engineering

Misha Mahowald Prize for Neuromorphic Engineering

The Misha Mahowald Prize recognizes outstanding research in neuromorphic engineering. The Prize is named for the late Misha Mahowald, one of the most influential pioneers of the field of neuromorphic engineering.The award is considered annually.The competition is open to any individual or research group worldwide.The Prize is for a project, not persons.Entries will likely to fall into one or more of the following categories:a neuromorphic circuit, device or systema neuromorphic algorithm or operating principlea tool which promotes the use of neuromorphic engineering technologyThe entry may be a summary of a published or unpublished paper, or a description of a project, product or service. Every project will be considered on its own merits, regardless of the development budget or the group who worked on it.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote Jul 31st 2019

Announcement: NEUROTECH Prize at MEMRISYS 2019

The International Conference on Memristive Materials, Devices & Systems (MEMRISYS2019) will take place in Dresden, Germany from 8 to 11 July 2019. NEUROTECH is happy to a prize of 500 € for the best demonstration of memristor-based hardware and applications in the field of neuromorphic computing technology. The price is open to any type of contributions at MEMRISYS 2019 presented by early career people (Ph.D.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote Jun 17th 2019

CapoCaccia 2019

CapoCaccia 2019

Posted on behalf of Gabriela Michel, Institute for Neuroinformatics (INI), ETH/Uni Zürich.From Apr 23 - May 04, 2019 the 13th CapoCaccia Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop took place at the Hotel dei Pini located close to Alghero, in the beautiful island of Sardinia, Italy.This conference has been running every year since 2007, and this is the 6th time I have personally been able to attend. The first time I was in CapoCaccia everything was new and imposing. Now, some years after and 6 CapoCaccias later, I, together with others, had the opportunity to be part of the organizing committee of this meeting.Every year the CapoCaccia workshop brings together neuroscientists, mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and psychologists from around the world to discuss and work on Computational Neuroscience and Neuromorphic Engineering.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote Sep 10th 2019

NEUROTECH @ NICE 2019

NEUROTECH @ NICE 2019

Posted on behalf of Steve Furber, Advanced Processor Technology Group, The University of Manchester, UK.The NICE (Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements) workshop is the annual international convention of neuromorphic types and others working in related areas. To date it has been hosted in the USA, starting in Albuquerque in New Mexico in 2013, moving to the San Francisco area for a few years, and this year it was hosted by IBM in Albany, NY. Next year it will leave the USA for the first time to be hosted by the University of Heidelberg.This year’s event was held on March 26th-28th, with an additional day of hands-on tutorials on March 29th where participants received training in running spiking neural nets on SpiNNaker, BrainScaleS and Loihi.The main workshop programme opened with a memorial session for Karlheinz Meier, who served on the NICE organising committee for several years.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote Oct 2nd 2019

NEUROTECH Prizes for best demos at AICAS 2019

AICAS is the IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems. It was held for the first time this year, more precisely on March 18-20, in Hsinchu, Taiwan. AICAS' goal is to facilitate research, innovation and development of circuits and systems for Artificial Intelligence.The conference was quite a success, with almost 300 participants from an international audience and an impressive list of Keynote speakers.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote May 23rd 2019

Proudly announcing the NEUROTECH Capocaccia Fellows 2019!

Proudly announcing the NEUROTECH Capocaccia Fellows 2019!

From left to right, top: Michael Schmuker, Xu He, Pau Aceituno, Chiara Bartolozzi, Yulia Sandamirskaya, Thorben Schoepe, Charlotte Frenkel, Afshin Khalili,Daniel Gutierrez-Galan; Bottom: Giacomo Indiveri, Gemma Taverni, Saray Soldado-Magraner, Lyes Khacef, Joana Soldado-Magraner, Marco MonforteEarlier this year we announced the NEUROTECH Capocaccia Fellowships. We received an overwhelming response of over 50 applications, with many truly outstanding submissions. The selection committee consisted of NEUROTECH members Yulia Sandamirskaya, Michael Schmuker, Chiara Bartolozzi and Giacomo Indiveri.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote May 1st 2019

NEUROTECH Kick-off meeting

NEUROTECH Kick-off meeting

The NEUROTECH consortium, from left to right: Jean Fompeyrine (IBM), Peter Debacker (IMEC), Chiara Bartolozzi (IIT), Sabina Spiga (CNR), Yulia Sandamirskaya (INI, U Zürich), Paolo Botrolotti (THALES), Bert Offrein (IBM), Michael Schmuker (U Hertfordshire), Steve Furber (U Manchester), Björn Kindler (U Heidelberg).Zürich, 11-Dec-2018 - The NEUROTECH consortium met for the first time in person! This is a great feat since our normal lives take place at quite different locations spread all over the continent and the British Island. But in December last year, we put great effort into making our kick-off meeting happen. Besides just getting to know each other, our agenda was packed with NEUROTECH business to get this initiative on track.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote Apr 2nd 2019

Telluride Fellowships by NEUROTECH

The NEUROTECH Project offers fellowships for students to cover part of the travel and registration costs for the 2019 Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop up to a maximum of 2.250 Euro.Eligible applicants are MSc and PhD students as well as Post-Doctoral scholars from European universities accepted for participation to the Workshop. How to applyApplication for the EU-fellowship should be submitted as part of your application to the workshop. In the workshop's application form, tick the box that says "European applicants only: tick here if you will apply for the workshop fellowship, see requirements in the Call for Applications".Include a motivation letter justifying the need for the fellowship.Priority will be given to applicants with limited financial resources who would otherwise not be able to attend the workshop.For questions regarding the Telluride fellowships, please contact Yulia Sandamirskaya.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote Jan 21st 2019

CapoCaccia Fellowships by NEUROTECH

NEUROTECH offers 10 fellowships to support scholars attending the CapoCaccia 2019 Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop (Apr 23 - May 04, 2019).The CapoCaccia Workshop is a hands-on workshop, a discussion forum, and an educational event, in which we bring together experts in neuroscience, neuromorphic engineering, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and robotics to discuss the open problems in these fields and to work on new ideas and solutions.The NEUROTECH CSA will support participation in the workshop with a fellowship of up to a maximum of 1.400 Euro.Eligible applicants are MSc and PhD students as well as Post-Doctoral scholars. Priority will be given to applicants that have already had experience with systems/computational neuroscience and/or neuromorphic engineering and/or robotics, and that can best benefit from the fellowship for promoting their research and career.How to applyTo apply for a fellowship, send an Email to ysandamirskaya@ini.uzh.ch with a single pdf that includes a one-page CV and one-page motivation letter that addresses the following three points:Why would the workshop be interesting for you?Why would people in the workshop be interested in having you attend?What hands-on project or discussion group would you like to organize or participate in?Application deadline is February 3, 2019.The selection committee’s decision will be announced by February 28, 2019.Fellowship recipients are required to submit a report about their experience during the workshop, in particular about results of hands-on projects and/or discussion groups they took part in. Fellowship holders and their reports will be featured on the NEUROTECH web portal.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote Jan 21st 2019

NEUROTECH Fellowships for CapoCaccia and Telluride

If you're working in neuromorphic computing, you are probably aware of the two major workshops covering your research area: the CapoCaccia Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, and the Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop. Besides providing excellent training in neuromorphic computing, these workshops offer invaluable networking opportunities, e.g. to boost your career, or to get expert help to crack a hard neuromorphic problem you've been chewing on for a while.However, due to their extended format (2 weeks for CapoCaccia, 4 weeks for Telluride), the cost of participation can be prohibitive for some, especially if you're a young researcher without an independent budget, or member of a research group whose travel funds are already spread very thinly.NEUROTECH members are involved in organising both workshops, and it is our pleasure that we can dedicate a substantial amount of our funds towards researchers wanting to participate in those workshops.

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Michael Schmuker
wrote Jan 21st 2019

Neuromorphic Technology @ Cognitive Computing 2018

The Cognitive Computing 2018 meeting, funded by Volkswagen Foundation, took place from December 18-20 2018 in Hannover, Germany. It's proclaimed remit was "Interdisciplinary Foundations for Non-Digital Computing", therefore the NEUROTECH consortium couldn't miss out on that one! It featured an impressive list of keynote speakers, spanning an arch between non-conventional computing paradigms, novel hardware, theory of computing and also ethical aspects of powerful computing systems giving rise to artificial intelligence (AI).One of the highlights, from a NEUROTECH perspective, was definitely Kwabena Boahen's keynote about his new "Braindrop" architecture, that features ReLU-like neurons in analog hardware. His work is lined to the work of Chris Eliasmith, who also gave a keynote.

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alex
wrote Apr 2nd 2019

Hello NEUROTECH

On November 1st, 2018 the NEUROTECH consortium launched. We are 11 partners from industry and academia who cover various aspects of neuromorphic technology. Our mission is to catalyse research and collaboration in neuromorphic technology.

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alex
wrote Dec 14th 2018