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Dr Themis Prodromakis

University of Southampton
Nano Group, Southampton Nanofabrication Centre
Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
+44 (0)23 8059 8803

Neuromorphic models, circuits, and emerging nano-technologies for real-time neural processing systems

When 2 August, 2013
Where London, UK
Contact Name Themis Prodromakis
Contact Email

Neuromorphic models, circuits, and emerging nano-technologies for real-time neural processing systems

Sir Alexander Fleming Building: Room 119

Giacomo Indiveri Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Email: 
Themistoklis Prodromakis: Center for Bio-Inspired Technology, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, United

Conventional neuro-computing architectures and artificial neural networks have often been developed with no or loose connections to neuroscience. As a consequence, they have largely ignored key features of biological neural processing systems, such as their extremely low-power consumption features or their ability to carry out robust and efficient computation using massively parallel arrays of limited precision, highly variable, and unreliable components. Recent developments in nano-technologies are making available extremely compact and low-power, but also variable and unreliable solid-state devices that can potentially extend the offerings of availing CMOS technologies. We propose to use this event to discuss possible architectures for implementing neural processing architectures using CMOS and emerging nano-technologies that exploit similar strategies and principles used by the nervous system towards implementing robust and reliable computation using low-power and inhomogeneous components. We aim to identify the most suitable models, circuits, and nano-technology solutions for building real-time neural processing systems that can be useful in both basic and applied research.

Invited Speakers:
Bernabe Linares
Piotr Dudek:
Eleni Vasilaki:


Morning session: 9:00 to 13:00.

9:00 - 9:15 Giacomo Indiveri
9:15 - 9:40 Themis Prodromakis
9:45 - 10:10 Bernabe Linares Barranco
10:15 - 10:40 Piotr Dudek
10:45 - 11:15 *** Coffee Break ***
11:15 - 11:40 Eleni Vasilaki
11:45 - 12:10 Tim Pearce
12:15 - 12:40 David Lester
12:45 - 13:10 Thomas Wennekers

Afternoon session: round-table discussion to identify common research themes and ways to enhance synergies in this field. We aspire doing this by having posters from our students hanging in the background, to view and discuss during the coffee breaks. 

Funding Research Councils:
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