2014 Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements Workshop:
Information Processing and Computation Systems beyond von Neumann/Turing Architecture and Moore’s Law Limits
February 24, 25, and 26, 2014
Conventional, stored program architecture systems are designed for algorithmic and exact calculations. However, the problems with highest impact involve large, noisy, incomplete, “natural” data sets that do not lend themselves to convenient solutions by current systems. Our task is to build upon the convergence – cresting waves among neuroscience, microelectronics and computational systems to develop a new architecture designed to handle these natural data sets.
By bringing together researchers from different scientific disciplines and applications areas, we seek to provide a nucleation point for the development of next generation of information processing/computation architectures that go beyond stored program architectures and Moore’s Law limits.
With this workshop, we will:
- Present applications that are looking for solutions that are beyond the capabilities of current computational systems,
- Highlight technical approaches that are at the early to middle stages of development for new computational systems,
- Identify pathways and resources to accelerate the development of these new systems.
Attendance: 80-100 from neuroscience, systems, microelectronics, applications, potential funding agencies.
Workshop Advisory Committee
Workshop Organizing Committee
- Ajay Divakaran, SRI International
- Anthony Lewis, Qualcomm
- Dan Hammerstrom, DARPA
- David Arathorn, GIC Lab
- Dhireesha Kudithipudi, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Eric Ryu, Samsung, Inc.
- Fredrick Rothganger, Sandia National Labs
- George Bourianoff, Intel
- George Dyson, (author of Turing's Cathedral)
- Itamar Arel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Jacob Vogelstein, IARPA
- Jeff Hawkins, Grok Solutions/Numenta
- Jeff Krichmar, UC Irvine
- Jeremy Holleman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- John George, LANL
- Jose C. Principe, University of Florida
- Julia Phillips, Sandia Nation Labartories
- Karlheinz Meier, Heidelberg University
- Kevin Gomez, Seagate
- Lloyd Watts, Audience, Inc.
- Michael Pfeiffer, ETHZ
- Nima Mesgarani, Columbia University
- Richard Granger, Dartmouth University
- Stan Williams, HP
- Stephen Larson, OpenWorm Project
- Thomas Sterling, Indiana University
- Todd Hylton, Brain Corporation
- Travis DeWolf, University of Waterloo, Canada