Brain-inspired plasticity mechanisms for efficient computing in physical systems

01 October 2014 → 30 September 2018
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
  • Social sciences
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
  • Engineering and technology
    • Computer hardware
    • Computer theory
    • Scientific computing
    • Other computer engineering, information technology and mathematical engineering
machine learning neurocomputing
Project description

Biological brains exploit physics and biology to compute, and hence use less power than digital computers. In my research I want to use plasticity to build physical systems that can learn to compute like the brain does, try to identify the fundamental principles of the ways in which plasticity facilitates learning and find mechanisms to implement them in physical systems.