- research themes
- research groups
- Algorithms and Complexity
- Computational Imaging
- Database Architectures
- Distributed and Interactive Systems
- Formal Methods
- Information Access
- Intelligent and Autonomous Systems
- Life Sciences
- Machine Learning
- Multiscale Dynamics
- Networks and Optimization
- Scientific Computing
- Software Analysis and Transformation
- research staff
- In brief
Our research group focuses on how computer programs can learn from and understand data, and then make useful predictions based on it. These algorithms integrate insights from various fields, including statistics, artificial intelligence and neuroscience.
Machine-learning applications are increasingly part of every aspect of life, from speech recognition on cell phones to illness prediction in healthcare. One common problem is extremely polluted data, for which no single model can provide adequate explanations. At CWI we address this issue with statistical machine learning based on combining predictions from different models and experts in order to achieve reliable conclusions.
We also study how networks of neurons in the brain process information, and how modern deep-learning methods can benefit from neuroscience. We develop novel neural networks, like Deep Adaptive Spiking Neural Networks, and also theoretical models of neural learning and information processing in biology. Applications of our work range from low-energy consumption neural machine learning to neuroprosthetics, to increased insight into the question of how the brain works.
Talented students are always welcome to come and do their MSc-thesis work, either based on their own proposed ideas, or based some ready-made potential MSc thesis projects. Feel free to contact Peter Grünwald or Sander Bohte .