Machine Intelligence and Brain Research
Winter Course/Workshop on Computational Brain Research at IIT Madras


Dates :

Jan 2 Wednesday - Jan 9 Wednesday, 2019


Venue :
IC & SR Main Hall and Conference Hall II, IIT Madras

 

The Winter course on Machine Intelligence and Brain Research (MIBR) at IIT Madras is to be held between Jan 2 - Jan 9th 2019. The course is open for registration and the registration link can be found here

IIT Madras students (enrolled in Btech-Final year, M-tech and Dual Degree) can take this course for credit Course ID: 7123: 2 Credits). Details and Expression of interest can be found here.

The course is expected to provide an future opportunity to work with the Chair Professors and Faculty of CCBR undertaking cutting edge research projects (MTech and Dual Degree only) on Machine Intelligence and Neuroscience.

IIT M students who are only interested in the workshop and tutorial but not the course need to register here

There is a limited number of travel grants available for students from outside chennai. For more information, please see contact below

 

Goals of the course

Artificial neural network based machine learning architectures (software and hardware) are of great current interest in academia and industry. At the same time, owing to international brain initiatives, there are also rapid advances happening in Neuroscience. This interdisciplinary course is based on the premise that a two-way interchange between neuroscience and machine learning/AI will be mutually productive. The course focuses on four main areas of robust interactions between engineering and neuroscience (Vision, Speech/Audition, Natural Language, and Reinforcement Learning) and also includes related topics (classical Machine Learning, Hardware, Statistical Physics).

The Center for Computational Brain Research (CCBR) at IIT Madras:

The CCBR is an interdisciplinary center at IIT Madras focused on a two-way interchange between neuroscience and engineering.

The CCBR-IITM is comprised of faculty across several departments on campus and three visiting chair professors (Partha P Mitra, CSHL; Anand Raghunathan, Purdue; and Mriganka Sur, MIT).

The workshop component of the course will consists of pedagogical lectures and tutorials by invited speakers, foster national and international collaborations in the subject area. An outreach component of the workshop will include participants from the computer industry and medical research. The registration can be done here: for IITM students undertaking the course

As part of the course, we are organising an art exhibition titled "Brain and Machine Intelligence inspired art". Entries for the exhibition can be submitted here.

CCBR Winter course on Machine Intelligence and Brain Research 2019

Tentative Schedule

Day 1:  2nd Jan 2019 (Wednesday) 

09:00 am 

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras 

"Opening Remarks"

09:15 am 

Mr.Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman,Axilor Ventures,Co Founder,Infosys 

“Workshop Introduction” 

Session Chair: 

9:30 am 

Prof. Partha Mitra (CSHL,CCBR), Crick-Clay Professor of Biomathematics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, H N Mahabala Chair at IIT Madras 

H N Mahabala Chair Professorial Lecture 

11:00 am 

Coffee break 

11:30 am 

Prof. Mriganka Sur (MIT,CCBR) ,Newton Professor of Neuroscience , NR Narayana Murthy Chair at IIT Madras 

N R Narayanamurthy Chair Professorial Lecture 

01:00 pm 

Lunch

Session Chair: 

02:00 pm 

Prof. Paul Martin, University of Sydney, Australia 

“Neurobiology of vision: Retina and the LGN 

03:30 pm  

Coffee break 

04:00 pm 

Prof. Jonathan Victor, Cornell University, USA   

“Neurobiology of vision: Lecture 3” 

Day 2 Jan 3rd (Thursday)

Session Chair: 

09:30 am 

Prof. Trichur Vidyasagar ,Professor, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne           

Neurobiology of vision: V1 and Beyond 

10:30 am 

Coffee Break 

11:00 am 

Prof Sukhendu Das, IDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering,IIT Madras

Machine Learning in Audition 

12:00 pm 

Prof. Kaushik Mitra,Department of Computer Science and Engineering,IIT Madras

Modern Machine Vision 

01:00 pm 

Lunch 

02:00 pm 

Prof. Xiaoqin Wang, John Hopkins University

Audition 

03:30 pm 

Coffee Break 

04:00 pm 

Prof.Yi zhou 

Audition 

Day 3 Jan 4 (Friday)

Session Chair: 

09:30am 

Prof. Anna Maria di Sciullo 

 Speech/Language 

11:00 am 

Coffee Break 

11:30 am 

Prof Hema Murthy, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

Machine Learning in Audition 

01:00 pm 

Lunch 

 

Session Chair: 

02:00pm 

Prof. Sutanu Chakrabarty, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

Language/NLP  

03:30 pm 

Coffee Break 

04:00 pm 

Prof. Saikat Chatterjee , Department of Information Science and Engineering, KTH EE School, Sweden

Machine Learning Introduction  

Day 4 Jan 5 (Saturday)

Session Chair: 

10:00 am

Fundamentals of Neurobiology Laboratory (Dr Jaikishan Jayakumar) 

12 :30 pm

 Lunch 

01:30 pm

Computer Laboratory Fundamentals of Machine Learning 

4:30 pm

Coffee Break 

5:00 pm

Brain Art Event 

7:00 pm

Banquet dinner, Westin hotel , Velachery

Day 5 Jan 7 (Monday)

Session Chair: 

09:30 am 

Prof. Anand Raghunathan, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Chair of VLSI area at Purdue University, USA 
CR Muthukrishnan chair at CCBR IIT Madras

Hardware in Machine learning  

11:00 am 

Coffee Break 

11:30 am 

Prof. Kaushik Roy,Purdue, Director of C-BRIC center  

From Neuromorphic algorithms to Neuromorphic Hardware 

01:00 pm 

Lunch 

Session Chair: 

02:00 pm 

Dr. Mike Davies, Intel 

Neuromorphic hardware / Intel Loihi 

03:00 pm 

Dr. Viji Srinivasan, IBM  

ML accelerators 

04:00 pm 

Coffee break 

04:30 pm 

Prof. Suman Datta, University of Notre Dame, Director of ASCENT center  

Post-CMOS devices for Neuromorphic Computing 

 

Day 6 Jan 8 (Tuesday)

Session Chair: 

09:30 am 

Prof Blake Richards (Remote Talk) 

Biological Learning 

11:00am 

Coffee Break 

11:30 am 

Prof. Tadashi Isa, RIKEN, (Remote Talk)  

Active Vision 

01:00 pm 

Lunch 

Session Chair: 

02:00pm 

 

Prof. Balaraman Ravindran, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras  

Reinforcement Learning  
 
 

3:30 PM 

Coffee break 

4:00 pm 

Prof L A Prashant, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras 

 

 

Day 7 Jan 9 (Wednesday)

Session Chair: 

09:30 am 

Prof Hema Murthy, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras 

Machine Learning in Audition 

11:00 am 

Coffee Break 

11:30 am 

Prof. Hari Guru Prasad, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras 

Basics of Machine Leaning  

01:00 pm 

Lunch 

Session Chair: 

02:00 pm 

 Additional talk/tutorial from IITM speakers

 

Machines in NLP 

3:30 pm 

Coffee break 

 

04:00 pm 

 Additional talk/tutorial from IITM speakers

 

05:00

Closing Remarks and Feedback

 

 

 



For any other queries: please Contact Ms Swetha Bhupathi @ ccbriitmadras@gmail.com
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