NI-Talk mit Dr. Aditya Gilra

03.03.2020 17:00 - 18:00

Am 03.03.2020 hält Dr. Aditya Gilra auf Einladung der Forschungsgruppe Neuroinformatics einen Talk zum Thema "Biologically-plausible learning in neural networks for movement control and cognitive tasks". Die Fakultät für Informatik lädt alle Interessierten herzlich dazu ein!


Recent advances in deep learning enable artificial neural networks to perform a number of specialized tasks, albeit using learning algorithms which are not biologically realistic. In neuroscience, while reasonable models of biological neurons and the plasticity of their inter-connections have been developed, it has proven difficult to deploy these in networks that learn cognitive function. I will present some of my work that tries to solve parts of this puzzle. In particular, I will introduce a biologically-plausible plasticity rule, derived from adaptive control theory, that enables stable learning of body dynamics for movement control. I will also briefly highlight work on learning simple cognitive tasks in a biologically-plausible manner. Such plasticity rules might further be useful to enable learning in energy-efficient neuromorphic devices which mimic the brain.


Dr. Aditya Gilra is a Lecturer in the Machine Learning Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK, since January 2020. Earlier, he was a post-doctoral researcher in the groups of: Prof. Gašper Tka?ik at the Institute of Science and Technology, Austria, in 2019; Prof Raoul-Martin Memmesheimer at the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2018; and Prof Wulfram Gerstner at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2015-2017. He has a background in Computational Neuroscience (PhD - National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India with Prof Upinder S. Bhalla), Physics (Master's - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Bachelor's - Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India). See also: .


NI-Talk mit Dr. Aditya Gilra
Wann: 3.3.2020, 17:00
Wo: Seminarraum 5 (SR5) | Währinger Straße 29, 1090 Wien


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Seminarraum 5 (SR5) W29

Währinger Straße 29
1090 Wien