We just put up a new preprint https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.29.176925v1 in which we take a careful look at what makes surrogate gradients work. Spiking neural networks are notoriously hard to train using gradient-based methods due to their binary spiking nonlinearity. To deal …

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I am thrilled to present our new data sets (www.compneuro.net) for the systematic evaluation of spiking neural networks at Intel’s Neuromorphic Community Fall workshop in Graz, Austria with a sizeable fraction of the spiking neural network community. On Friday the …

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On Wednesday August 28th 2019 I am luck to be able to give a talk at the “Event-based Asynchronous Neuro-Cognitive Control” Symposium in Amsterdam which is kindly organized by Sander Bohte, Aditya Gilra, Qinghai Guo, and J. Camilo Vasquez Tieck. …

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Thanks to the organizers for inviting me to the “Functional network dynamics: Recent mathematical perspectives” workshop at CNS this year. I am very much looking forward to our discussions. https://matthieugilson.eu/events/workshop_CNS2019.html Update: Apologies again that my slides were cut off during …

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I am stoked for the EPFL Neurosymposium “Neuroscience meets Deep Learning” next week. July 8th to July 9th 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland https://neurosymposiumsummer2019.epfl.ch/  I will talk about: “Credit assignment in space and time — Training spiking neural networks with surrogate …

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Please try this at home! I just put up a beta version of a tutorial showing how to train spiking neural networks with surrogate gradients using PyTorch: https://github.com/fzenke/spytorch Emre, Hesham, and myself are planning to release a more comprehensive collection …

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I am eagerly anticipating fun discussions at Cosyne 2019. We have a poster at the main meeting and I will give two talks at the workshops. If biological learning and spiking neural networks tickle your fancy, come along. I will …

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