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zenkelab.org online

My lab’s website zenkelab.org is online! Moreover, I am looking for PhD students. If you are interested apply for the May 1st 2019 deadline.

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Auryn 0.8.2 released

I am happy to announce a long overdue maintenance release of Auryn v0.8.2m with plenty of fixes and improvements. Most notable improvement are the added support for non x86 architectures such as Arm and PowerPC. Special thanks to Ankur Sinha

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Computational neuroscience at the FMI (now hiring)

I am very excited to start my research group at the FMI in Basel, Switzerland in June 2019. My group will conduct research on learning and memory at the intersection of computational neuroscience and machine learning. The lab will be

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Talk in Oxford on Rapid Compensatory Processes

I am delighted to get the chance to present my work on learning in spiking neural networks next week (Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 1pm to 2pm) in Oxford at the “EP Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience Seminar”. Title: Making Cell Assemblies:

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ICML Talk on “Continual Learning Through Synaptic Intelligence”

I am looking forward to presenting our work on synaptic consolidation at ICML in Sydney this year. The talk will be held on Tue Aug 8th 11:06–11:24 AM @ Darling Harbour Theatre. Ben and I will also present a poster

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Supervised learning in multi-layer spiking neural networks

We just put a conference paper version of “SuperSpike”, our work on supervised learning in multi-layer spiking neural networks to the arXiv https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.11146. As always I am keen to get your feedback.

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The temporal paradox of Hebbian learning and homeostatic plasticity

I am happy that our article on “The temporal paradox of Hebbian learning and homeostatic plasticity” was just published in Current Opinion in Neurobiology (full text). This article essentially concisely presents the main arguments for the existence of rapid compensatory

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Role of complex synapses in continual learning

Excited that our preprint “Improved multitask learning through synaptic intelligence” just went life on the arXiv (https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.04200). This article, by Ben Poole, Surya and myself, illustrates the benefits of complex synaptic dynamics on continual learning in neural networks. Here a

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Upcoming talk at COSYNE workshop “Learning in multi-layer spiking neural networks”

I am very much looking forward to presenting some recent work with Surya on learning in spiking neural networks at the CoSyNe workshop “Deep learning” and the brain (6.20–6.50p on Monday, 27 February 2017 in “Wasatch”). Update: Preprint available. In

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Special Issue: “Integrating Hebbian and Homeostatic plasticity”

I recommend taking a look at the special issue  on ‘Integrating Hebbian and Homeostatic plasticity’ which was just published in Phil Trans of the Royal Society B. You can find the table of contents at http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/372/1715. The issue is based

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