Computing with Spikes NIPS 2016 Workshop

Computing with Spikes NIPS 2016 The first NIPS Workshop Computing with Spikes will be held at NIPS 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday December 10. More details about the program are coming soon.

Computing with Spikes

NIPS 2016

The first NIPS Workshop Computing with Spikes will be held at NIPS 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday December 10. More details about the program are coming soon.

Organizers: Cristina Savin, Thomas Nowotny, Davide Zambrano and Sander Bohte.
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Abstract

Despite remarkable computational success, artificial neural networks ignore the spiking nature of neural communication that is fundamental for biological neuronal networks. Understanding how spiking neurons process information and learn remains an essential challenge. It concerns not only neuroscientists studying brain function, but also neuromorphic engineers developing low-power computing architectures, or machine learning researchers devising new biologically-inspired learning algorithms. Unfortunately, despite a joint interest in spike-based computation, the interactions between these subfields remains limited. The workshop aims to bring them together and to foster the exchange between them by focusing on recent developments in efficient neural coding and spiking neurons' computation. The discussion will center around critical questions in the field, such as "what are the underlying paradigms?" "what are the fundamental constraints?", and "what are the measures for progress?”, that benefit from varied perspectives. The workshop will combine invited talks reviewing the state-of-the-art and short contributed presentations, and it will conclude with a panel discussion.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Sophie Deneve (ENS, FRA) 
  • Wolfgang Maass (U. Graz, AUT) 
  • Steve Furber (U. Manchester, GBR) 
  • Tobi Delbrueck (ETH Zurich, SWI)  
  • Terry Steward (U Waterloo, CAN)  
  • Paul Merolla (IBM Truenorth team, USA)

 

Schedule for Computing with Spikes

DateTypeTitle
  Sat Dec 10 08:50 AM - 09:00 AM Opening Workshop opening    
  Sat Dec 10 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Talk Reward-based self-configuration of networks of spiking neurons  Maass  
  Sat Dec 10 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Talk Robotic Vision with Dynamic Vision Sensors  Delbruck  
  Sat Dec 10 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Spotlight Spotlight Presentations I    
  Sat Dec 10 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM Spotlight Theory and Tools for the Conversion of Analog to Spiking Convolutional Neural Networks Rueckauer  
  Sat Dec 10 10:05 AM - 10:10 AM Spotlight Fast and Efficient Asynchronous Neural Computation in Deep Adaptive Spiking Neural Networks  Zambrano  
  Sat Dec 10 10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Spotlight A wake-sleep algorithm for recurrent, spiking neural networks  Thiele  
  Sat Dec 10 10:15 AM - 10:20 AM Spotlight Deep counter networks for asynchronous event-based processing  Binas  
  Sat Dec 10 10:20 AM - 10:25 AM Spotlight Spike-based reinforcement learning for temporal stimulus segmentation and decision making  Le Donne  
  Sat Dec 10 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break Coffee break and Posters    
  Sat Dec 10 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Talk Deep Learning for Neuromorphic Computing  Merolla  
  Sat Dec 10 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM Spotlight Deep Spiking Networks  O'Connor  
  Sat Dec 10 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM Spotlight Spotlight Presentations II    
  Sat Dec 10 11:35 AM - 11:40 AM Spotlight Optimization-based computation with spiking neurons  Verzi  
  Sat Dec 10 11:40 AM - 11:45 AM Spotlight Towards deep learning with spiking neurons in energy based models with contrastive Hebbian plasticity  Brea  
  Sat Dec 10 11:45 AM - 11:50 AM Spotlight Can we be formal in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of neural architectures? A case study using a spiking cross-correlation algorithm  Severa  
  Sat Dec 10 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Poster session Poster Session I    
  Sat Dec 10 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM Break Lunch    
  Sat Dec 10 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM Talk Computing with Adapting Spiking Neurons  Sander Bohte  
  Sat Dec 10 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM Talk Programming with spikes: The Nengo framework for efficient and adaptive large-scale spiking systems  Stewart  
  Sat Dec 10 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Talk SpiNNaker: a platform for computing with spikes  Plana  
  Sat Dec 10 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM Talk Spike-based probabilistic computation  Savin  
  Sat Dec 10 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM Discussion Panel Panel Discussion  

Posters

Storage capacity of spatio-temporal patterns in LIF spiking networks: mixed rate and phase coding
Antonio de Candia and Siliva Scarpetta,

Theory and Tools for the Conversion of Analog to Spiking Convolutional Neural Networks
Bodo Rueckauer, Iulia-Alexandra Lungu, Yuhuang Hu, and Michael Pfeiffer

Somatic inhibition controls dendritic selectivity in a 2 sparse coding network of spiking neurons.
Damien Drix

Fast and Efficient Asynchronous Neural Computation in Deep Adaptive Spiking Neural Networks
Davide Zambrano and Sander Bohte

Spiking memristor logic gates are a type of time-variant perceptron.
Ella Gale. 

A wake-sleep algorithm for recurrent, spiking neural networks
Johannes Thiele, Peter Diehl and Matthew Cook 

Deep counter networks for asynchronous event-based processing
Jonathan Binas, Giacomo Indiveri and Michael Pfeiffer

Spike-based reinforcement learning for temporal stimulus segmentation and decision making
Luisa Le Donne, Luca Mazzucato, Robert Urbanczik, Walter Senn and Giancarlo La Camera

Deep Spiking Networks
Peter O’Connor and Max Welling 

Working Memory in Adaptive Spiking Neural Networks
Roeland Nusselder, Davide Zambrano and Sander Bohte

An Efficient Approach to Boosting Performance of Deep Spiking Network Training
Seongsik Park, Sung-gil Lee, Huynha Nam and Sungroh Yoon. 

Optimization-based computation with spiking neurons
Stephen Verzi, Craig Vineyard, Eric Vugrin, Meghan Galiardi, Conrad James and James Aimone

Learning binary or real-valued time-series via spike-timing dependent plasticity
Takayuki Osogami 

Towards deep learning with spiking neurons in energy based models with contrastive Hebbian plasticity
Thomas Mesnard, Wulfram Gerstner and Johanni Brea

Can we be formal in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of neural architectures? A case study using a spiking cross-correlation algorithm
William Severa, Kristofor Carlson, Ojas Parekh, Craig Vineyard and James Aimone

Nonnegative autoencoder with simplified random neural network
Yonghua Yin and Erol Gelenbe