Preliminary Program


8:00 -  9:00    Continental breakfast and registration


9:00 -  9:10    Welcome and opening remarks


9:10 -  9:40     Markus Meister, Caltech
                     ​"Some dimensionless numbers in brain science"

 

                     Session: Synapses, Learning, and Memory


9:40 - 10:10    Bruce Herring, USC 
                     ​"Guanine nucleotide exchange factors in synaptic function and complex brain disorders"
10:10 - 10:40   Alcino Silva, UCLA
                     "Molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms that neuronal ensembles use
                      to cluster memories across time and space"​


10:40 - 11:00  Coffee break


                     Session: Visual Processing and Representation


11:00 - 11:30  Judith Hirsch, USC
                     "Neural circuits for visual processing in thalamus"

11:30 - 12:00  Bruno Olshausen, UC Berkeley 
                     "Sparsity, manifold flattening and persistence as organizing principles
                      of visual representation"


12:00 - 2:00   Catered lunch and Poster Session  

                    Session: Neuromorphic Computing


2:00 - 2:30     Mike Davies, Intel
                     "Realizing the promise of spiking neuromorphic hardware"

2:30 - 3:00     Fritz Sommer, UC Berkeley/Intel

                     "Robust computation with rhythms and spike times"
3:00 - 3:30     Emre Neftci, UC Irvine
​                     "Surrogate gradient learning and three factor rules"


3:30 - 3:50      Coffee Break


3:50 - 4:20     Gert Cauwenberghs, UCSD

                     "Memory-efficient neuromorphic learning and inference"


                     Keynote Address


4:20 - 5:00     Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute

                     "The Deep Learning Revolution" 

5:10              Closing remarks

Saturday, June 1, 2019

​26th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation

​Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences