ONR Annual Program Review 2017

Neuromorphics: Programmable Analog Computation through Probabilistic Digital Communication


Annual Program Review, 5 October 2017, Stanford, CA

Morning Session: Rm TBD

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 9:10 Chagaan Baatar, ONR
Opening Remarks
9:15 - 9:30 Kwabena Boahen, Stanford
The Neuromorphics Project
9:45 - 10:30 Chris Eliasmith, Waterloo
The NEF: Mapping Perceptual, Cognitive & Motor Tasks onto Spiking Neural Nets
10:45 - 11:30 Kwabena Boahen, Stanford
Braindrop: A Mixed Analog-Digital Chip for NEF-Configured Spiking Neural Nets
11:30 - 12:00 Discussion

Afternoon Session: Rm TBD

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 Terry Stewart, Waterloo & Sam Fok, Stanford
Braindrop Hands-on Tutorial & Demo
2:30 - 3:00 Aaron Voelker, Waterloo
Precise Dynamics with Idiosyncratic Silicon Synapses
3:15 - 3:45 Ben Benjamin & Eric Kauderer-Abrams, Stanford
Computing Robustly with Temperature-Variant Silicon Neurons
4:00 - 4:30 Alex Neckar, Stanford
Designing Braindrop: How we Made Neuromorphic Chips Easy to Use
4:45 - 5:15 Wrap Up

ONR Annual Program Review 2016

Neuromorphics: Programmable Analog Computation through Probabilistic Digital Communication


Annual Program Review, 28 June 2016, Stanford, CA

Morning Session

Location: Shriram Center, Conference room 262

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 9:10 Chagaan Baatar, ONR
Opening Remarks
9:15 - 9:30 Kwabena Boahen, Stanford
Brainstorm Project
9:45 - 10:30 Kwabena Boahen, Stanford
Optimizing Brainstorm's Architecture
10:45 - 11:30 Chris Eliasmith, Waterloo
Large-scale Neural Models For Cognition
11:30 - 12:00 Discussion

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

Location: Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, Conference room 203/204

1:15 - 1:45 Ben Benjamin, Stanford
Evolution of Brainstorm Neuron
2:00 - 2:30 Terry Stewart, Waterloo
Mapping and Validating Networks on Brainstorm Emulator
2:45 - 3:15 Sam Fok, Stanford
Communicating Spikes To and From Brainstorm's Neuron Arrays
3:30 - 3:45 Rajit Manohar, Cornell
Brainstorm Memories
4:00 - 4:30 Alex Neckar, Stanford
Buiding Brainstorm
4:45 - 5:15 Wrap Up

ONR Annual Program Review 2015

Neuromorphics: Programmable Analog Computation through Probabilistic Digital Communication


Annual Program Review, 20 June 2015, Waterloo, CANADA

Morning Session

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 9:10 Chagaan Baatar, ONR
Opening Remarks
9:15 - 9:30 Kwabena Boahen, Stanford
Neuromorphics Project & Timeline
9:45 - 10:30 Chris Eliasmith, Waterloo
Principles of Neural Computation
10:45 - 11:30 Kwabena Boahen, Stanford
Architectures for Neuromorphic Chips
11:30 - 12:00 Discussion

Afternoon Session

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 Terry Stewart, Waterloo
Nengo Integrated Development Environment
1:45 - 2:15 Alex Neckar, Stanford
A Digital Tour of Brainstorm
2:30 - 3:00 Ben Benjamin, Stanford
An Analog Tour of Brainstorm
3:15 - 3:45 Rajit Manohar, Cornell
Reducing Power Consumption in Brainstorm
3:45 - 4:45 Wrap Up