Here we will post slides/discussions/papers related to recent or upcoming lab meetings. Subject to change, of course.

Meetings take place in PAS 2464 Friday at high noon.

Nengo development meetings take place based on the schedule here, and run for an hour.

This year's meetings:

  • Jan 6: Andreas welcome, and talk
  • Jan 13: round table
  • Jan 20: cancelled (chris away)
  • Jan 27: round table (volunteers?)
  • Feb 3: cancelled (chris away)
  • Feb 10: Cogsci Paper presentations
  • Feb 17: finishing cogsci presentations
  • Feb 24: no meeting (reading week)
  • Mar 3: Evaluating applications for summer school
  • Mar 10: Jan on Latex best practicies
  • Mar 17: Chris: What I saw at NICE 2017
  • Mar 24: Field trip (neurorobotics lab)
  • Mar 31: round table
  • April 7: Dr. Sue Ann Campbell from Faculty of Math on her research
  • April 13: special time (Thursday, 11-noon) Aaron on delays and synapses
  • April 14: no meeting (good friday)
  • April 21: no meeting (chris away)
  • April 28: Jan on new learning rule
  • May 5: Andreas on 556 project
  • May 12: Ryan on HCI project
  • May 19: Terry on fluid grammar
  • May 26: no meeting (heading to the cottage!)
  • June 2: Ryan on 556 project
  • June 9: no meeting (Summer School)
  • June 16: no meeting (Summer School)
  • June 23: Jan on nengo_spa
  • June 30 - July 28: no meetings (people away; telluride/cogsci)
  • Aug 4: Andreas on tech report
  • Aug 11: no meeting (chris away)
  • Aug 18: no meeting (chris away; woods hole)

Here we will post slides/discussions/papers related to recent or upcoming lab meetings. Subject to change, of course.

Meetings take place in PAS 2464 Friday at high noon.

Nengo development meetings take place on Tuesdays at 1p, and run for an hour.

This year's meetings:

  • Jan 8: Aaron on BIRS conference
  • Jan 15: Aaron on choosing encoders in smart ways
  • Jan 22: (no meeting, chris away)
  • Jan 29: Pete D on single cells; Brent and Sean on machine learning
  • Feb 5: Mariah on big neuro data; Pete and Jan on question answering
  • Feb 12: Eric's practice seminar
  • Feb 19: cancelled (reading week)
  • Feb 26: Dan on Deneve's methods
  • Mar 4: Sean on his counting network
  • Mar 11: (no meeting, chris away)
  • Mar 18: (no meeting, chris away)
  • Mar 25: (good friday)
  • Apr 1: Workflow tools: Jan and Terry
  • Apr 8: Jan on convolutions
  • Apr 15: Jan - Seaborn; Terry - CI
  • Apr 22: Aaron's seminar on heterogeneous synapses
  • April 29: Brent - RATSLAM in Nengo
  • May 6: (no meeting, chris talking at SONA)
  • May 13: Aaron - Locality sensitive hashing; Ivana - Creativity workshop
  • May 20: Su - CNNs for scene recognition; Brent - Sweden hackathon project
  • May 27: Sean - Best Practices: PyTest, GitHub, SetupTools
  • June 3: Brent - Hyperopt
  • June 10-July 1: (no meeting, summer school, chris away, holiday)
  • July 8: no meeting (chris away)
  • July 15: Pete D - India and all his projects
  • July 22: no meeting (chris away)
  • July 29: Cogsci Presentations
  • Aug 5: no meeting (chris away)
  • Aug 12: no meeting (cogsci)
  • Aug 19: Eric on Telluride
  • Aug 26: no meeting (chris away)
  • Sept 2: Mariah - ANDREA and Model based RL
  • Sept 9: Pete B - Language
  • Sept 16: Cogsci gang report
  • Sept 23: Sean on Conceptors and a brief website review/brainstorm
  • Sept 30: No meeting (chris away)
  • Oct 7: Aaron - Dynamical systems (PhD comp-II report)
  • Oct 14: RoundTable (or tbd)
  • Oct 21: Charlie Tang (ex-CNRG) on deep learning (i'm guessing)
  • Oct 28: Pete D on social modeling
  • Nov 4: Discussion of DNC paper and commentary. Be sure to read them in advance!
  • Nov 11: Ariel Goldstein on retrieval induced forgetting
  • Nov 18: Nachiket Kapre on reconfigurable computing
  • Nov 25: Aaron - Geometric decoder optimization
  • Dec 2: Discuss possible cog sci topics
  • Dec 9: Mariah and Ivana on Grace Hopper
  • Dec 16: Terry on NIPS trip
  • Jan 6: Welcome back; roundtable
  • Jan 13: TBD

Here we will post slides/discussions/papers related to recent or upcoming lab meetings. Subject to change, of course.

Meetings take place in PAS 2464 Friday at high noon thirty.

Nengo development meetings take place on Tuesdays at noon, and run for half an hour.

This year's meetings:

  • Jan 9: Travis defense practise
  • Jan 16: Xuan on Spaun pt 1
  • Jan 23: Xuan on Spaun pt 2
  • Jan 30: Brent on quadcopter modelling
  • Feb 6: Youssef on eye control
  • Feb 27: Trevor on speech
  • Mar 6: Amir on adaptive benchmarking
  • Mar 13: Aaron on implementing gradient descent in NEF
  • Mar 20: Peter on parsing
  • Mar 27: No meeting (Chris away)
  • Apr 3: No meeting (good friday)
  • Apr 10: How to build a brain (preface & chp 1 - Aaron)
  • Apr 17: How to build a brain (chp 2 - Chris [I guess, we can probably skip the NEF])
  • Apr 24: How to build a brain (chp 3 - Trevor)
  • May 1: How to build a brain (chp 4 - Pete B.)
  • May 8: How to build a brain (chp 5 - Youssef)
  • May 15: How to build a brain (chp 6 - Jan)
  • May 22: How to build a brain (chp 7 - Xuan)
  • May 29: How to build a brain (chp 8 - Brent)
  • June 5: How to build a brain (chp 9 - Travis)
  • June 26: How to build a brain (chp 10 - Eric)
  • July 3: Jan practicing proposal defense talk (hippocampus/memory)
  • July 10: Discussion of Spaun 2.0
  • July 17: Jan and Pete cogsci presentations practice
  • July 24: no meeting (people at cogsci)
  • July 31: telluride update from eric
  • Aug 7: Brent defense talk practice
  • Aug 14: Roundtable
  • Aug 21: Aaron NLP presentation (Chris cogsci)
  • Aug 28: Cancelled
  • Sept 4: Roundtable introductions
  • Sept 11: No meeting (Chris away, Switzerland)
  • Sept 18: Xuan final CS talk
  • Sept 25: Terry/Jan Germany trip update/Youssef prospectus practice
  • Oct 2: Pete B prospectus practice
  • Oct 9: Mariah practice presentation (Chris away, Pittsburgh)
  • Oct 16: No meeting (Chris away, China)
  • Oct 23: Terry Spain trip update/Sean GUI info flow
  • Oct 30: Chris China/Pitt/Montreal(crispr) trip updates; Terry Darpa
  • Nov 6: Roundtable!
  • Nov 13: Ivana on her recent research
  • Nov 20: Cancelled (Lunch with CTN seminar speaker)
  • Nov 27: Roundtable
  • Dec 4: Xuan on India; Terry on Tutorial
  • Dec 11: Chris on BIRS and roundtable
  • Dec 18: No meeting; done for the year :)

Here we will post slides/discussions/papers related to recent or upcoming lab meetings. Subject to change, of course.

Meetings take place in PAS 2464 Fridays at high noon.

Starting January 17, Nengo development meetings will precede lab meetings, running from 11:30am to noon.

This year's meetings:

  • Jan 10: Cancelled (chris away)
  • Jan 17: Xuan on the super secret project (flying spaceships!)
  • Jan 24: Trevor on writing reproducible papers, by example
  • Jan 31: Roundtable
  • Feb 7: Cogsci Results
  • Feb 14: Travis with IARPA practice
  • Feb 21: Daniel on hierarchical reinforcement learning model
  • Feb 28: Terry on Nengo GUI and roundtable
  • Mar 7: Dan and Travis on recent trips
  • Mar 14: Trevor on speech recognition and synthesis
  • Mar 21: Discussion of Chris's predictions
  • Mar 28: Cancelled (Standford/Cornell visitors)
  • Apr 4: Roundtable
  • Apr 11: Brain Day discussion
  • Apr 18: No meeting (Chris away)
  • Apr 25: Jan on n-back task
  • May 2: Youssef on eye control
  • May 9: Aaron on associatve mem and cognitive control
  • May 16: Roundtable
  • May 23: Xuan's Comp II practice run
  • May 30: Dan on Cappocaccia; Pete and Eric on Ottawa Summer School
  • June 6: Roundtable
  • June 13 & 20: Nengo summer school
  • June 27: No Meeting (Chris away)
  • Jul 4: Lisanne presentation (hippocampus model); Linus presentation
  • Jul 11: James & Brent presentation (ICML & SciPy); Chris presentation (Sloan-Swartz)
  • Jul 18: Travis on MBL brain camp; Chris cogsci practice
  • Jul 25-Aug 8: No meeting (Chris away)
  • Aug 15: Org meeting and updates
  • Aug 22: Aaron reconstructing signals
  • Aug 29: No meeting
  • Sept 5: Jan on derivations and n-back
  • Sept 12: Travis arm control
  • Sept 19: Round table
  • Sept 26: Dan on pong RL
  • Oct 3: No meeting (chris away)
  • Oct 10: Trevor speech synthesizer
  • Oct 17: No meeting (Chris away)
  • Oct 24: No meeting (Chris away)
  • Oct 31: No meeting (Chris away)
  • Nov 7: Pete area/future directions
  • Nov 14: roundtable
  • Nov 21: Terry on Brainstorms and TrueNorth
  • Nov 28: Oliver on hippocampus
  • Dec 5: Eric on his thesis proposal (vision)
  • Dec 12: Billy on HRL and Nengo (see next year)

Here we will post slides/discussions/papers related to recent or upcoming lab meetings. Subject to change, of course. Meetings in PAS 2464 Fridays at high noon.

We now have someone present a paper every month. Here's the current list: Eric Hunsberger - Sept; Sushant Malhotra - Oct

This year's meetings:

  • Jan 11: Roundtable
  • Jan 18: James Bergstra - Hyperparameters
  • Jan 25: Pete Suma patent search, and company structures
  • Feb 1: Roundtable
  • Feb 8: Discussion with van der Meer lab of this paper.
  • Feb 15: Do Feb 8 meeting (cancelled by blizzard)
  • Feb 22: Pete presentation on company structures
  • Mar 1: No Meeting (Chris Away)
  • Mar 8: Trevor presentation on figshare
  • Mar 15: Eric & Chris Cosyne overview; Chris practice TEDx talk
  • Mar 22: Roundtable; Chris TEDx Talk
  • Mar 29: Cancelled (Good Friday)
  • Apr 5: Discuss project Sparta, and sprint/code issues
  • Apr 12: Roundtable
  • Apr 19: Sprint weekend!
  • Apr 26: Xuan's talk on how to count with neurons (practice for upcoming talk on May 9th)
    Connor's presentation on work he has done.
  • May 24: Roundtable
  • May 31: Roundtable
  • Jun 7: Carter on his Fear Conditioning model (practice for ICCM talk)
  • Sept 13: Roundtable: start of a new term
  • Sept 20: Roundtable
  • Sept 27: Terry on adaptive nonlinear control
  • Oct 4: Travis on operational space control and building a robot
  • Oct 11: No meeting (Thanksgiving)
  • Oct 18: Strategy discussion (top secret!)
  • Oct 25: Roundtable
  • Nov 1: Dan tutorial on Spinnaker and Nengo
  • Nov 8: Conflict of interest discussion
  • Nov 15: No meeting (chris away)
  • Nov 22:
  • Nov 29: Quadcopter presentation - Brent
  • Dec 6: Sockets, Nengo, and you! - Xuan & Superparamagnetic Clustering - Aaron
  • Dec 13: No meeting (chris & terry away)

Here we will post what's coming up at the RL Meetings in PAS 2464 Thurs 2:30-3:30.

  • Oct 18: Organizational meeting
  • Oct 25: Discussion of Matlab RL tutorial (Dan)
  • Nov 1: Discussion of Terry's tutorial (Terry)
  • Nov 8: Discussion of... more tutorials...
  • Nov 15: Trevor present continuous RL
  • Nov 22: Travis present continuous RL
  • On hiatus until February (7th?)
  • Feb: Explore tools, including RL-glue, pyRL, Morse
  • Mar: Tool demos from James (Morse), Eric C (watermaze), Connor (watermaze)
  • Mar 28: No meeting
  • Apr 4: Dan presenting neural implementation of RL (cancelled b/c computer failure)
  • Apr 11: Dan presenting neural implementation of RL (cancelled b/c ice storm)
  • Apr 18: Dan presenting neural implementation of RL
  • Apr 25: James on visual SLAM
  • Jul 18: Hippocampus meeting

Here we will post slides/discussions/papers related to recent or upcoming lab meetings. Subject to change, of course. Meetings in PAS 2464 Fridays at high noon.

We now have someone present a paper every month. Here's the current list: Eric Hunsberger - Sept; Sushant Malhotra - Oct

This year's meetings:

  • Jan 6: Roundtable (& plan next meetings)
  • Jan 13: Roundtable
  • Jan 20: Aziz presents a paper
  • Jan 27: Roundtable
  • Feb 3: Travis
  • Feb 10: Yan's practice talk & tutorial on Hessian free optimization
  • Feb 17: Roundtable
  • Feb 24: Roundtable
  • Mar 3: Gurney and Redgrave papers (Xuan presenting)
  • Mar 10: Roundtable
  • Mar 17: Roundtable
  • Mar 24: Chris out of town
  • Apr 6: Good friday
  • Apr 13: Rob Cross paper presentation (cocaine paper from Shizgal lab)
  • Apr 20: Eugene on concepts
  • Apr 27: Roundtable
  • May 4: Carter paper presentation
  • May 11: Chris away (Genoa)
  • May 18: Joint meeting with van der Meer lab
  • May 27: Roundtable
  • June 1: Chris away (Zurich)
  • June 8: Chris away (Brussels)
  • June 15: Chris away (Sardinia)
  • June 22: roundtable
  • June 29: roundtable
  • July 6: Chris & Terry away (Telluride)
  • July 13: roundtable
  • July 20: roundtable
  • July 27 - Aug 17: Chris away (Holiday & Japan)
  • Aug 24: Anqi presenting
  • Aug 31: roundtable
  • Sept 7: introductions and roundtable
  • Sept 14: Travis and Trevor summer reports
  • Sept 21: introduction, peter suma's summer & top-secret plan
  • Sept 28: Travis presentation - http://bit.ly/OlCfA1
  • Oct 5: Eric Hunsberger paper presentation - http://arxiv.org/abs/1112.6209
  • Oct 12: Roundtable
  • Oct 19: Travis paper presentation - http://bit.ly/QJnasn
  • Oct 26: Eric and Carter practice seminar presentations
  • Nov 2: James on Theano
  • Nov 9: Trevor on SfN
  • Nov 16: Roundtable
  • Nov 23: Roundtable
  • Nov 30: Chris away
  • Dec 7: Chris away
  • Dec 14: Jeff Orchard on hippocampal model
  • Jan 11: Roundtable (cnrg toolchain? Pete Suma patent search?)
  • Jan 7: Roundtable (& plan next meetings)
  • Jan 14: Trevor on Learning nonlinear vector fcns
  • Jan 21: Yan on mcRBM and segmentation
  • Jan 28: Paul on semantic pointers and force
  • Feb 4: Roundtable
  • Feb 11: Travis presenting Neur Eng Paper (1pm)
  • Feb 18: Cosyne Practice presentations
  • Feb 25: No meeting (cosyne)
  • Mar 4: Cosyne report
  • Mar 11: No meeting (chris away)
  • Mar 18:
  • Mar 25: No meeting (chris away)
  • Apr 1: No meeting (chris away)
  • Apr 8: Roundtable
  • Apr 15: Roundtable
  • Apr 22: No meeting (Good friday)
  • Apr 29: Roundtable
  • May 6: No meeting (chris away)
  • May 13: Roundtable
  • May 20: Roundtable
  • May 27: Paul and Tobias presentation on social concepts
  • June 3: Roundtable
  • June 10: No meeting (chris away)
  • June 17: Roundtable
  • June 24:
  • Jul 1-Jul 22: No meetings (chris/terry away)
  • Jul 29: Chris/Terry on Cogsci and Telluride
  • Aug 5/12: No meetings (Chris Away)
  • Aug 19: Roundtable (gradhouse goodbye/congrats)
  • Aug 26: Roundtable
  • Sept 2: Roundtable
  • Sept 9: Dan on model of aging effects on raven's matrix performance
  • Sept 16: Yan presenting: Time Cells paper
  • Sept 32: Trevor on supervised and unsupervised learning
  • Sept 30: Roundtable
  • Oct 7: Roundtable
  • Oct 14: Travis on 9 DOF arm and a hierarchical controller
  • Oct 21: Xuan presenting SPAUN model
  • Oct 28: Terry on reinforcement learning and basal ganglia
  • Nov 4: Dan practice talk on Raven's
  • Nov 11: Roundtable
  • Nov 18: Travis paper presentation
  • Nov 25: Dan paper presentation
  • Dec 2: Trevor presenting a paper
  • Dec 9: Round table
  • Dec 16: Round table
  • Jan 8: Travis presents the NOCH: framework for biologically plausible models of neural motor control [pdf].
  • Jan 15: Roundtable
  • Jan 22: No meeting (Marsat talk in biology)
  • Jan 29: No meeting (Chris out of town)
  • Feb 5: Charlie Tang recent machine vision results (denoising deep belief network)
  • Feb 12: Bruce McKay is giving a talk B2-350
  • Feb 19: Cosyne Poster practise & roundtable
  • Feb 26: No meeting (Cosyne)
  • Mar 5: Roundtable
  • Mar 12: CTN interview (no meeting)
  • Mar 19: Cosyne Summary (Bruce & Chris)
  • Mar 26: Cancelled (Unlimited workshops)
  • Apr 2: Cancelled (Good Friday)
  • Apr 9: Roundtable
  • Apr 16: Travis poster presentation
  • Apr 23: Roundtable
  • Apr 30: Eric presenting Nengo improvements
  • May 7: Roundtable (welcome new folks)
  • May 14: Jacqueline presenting Raven's vision work [pdf].
  • Jan 15: Roundtable
  • May 21: Travis report from NCM
  • May 28: Roundtable
  • June 4: Mo meeting (Chris in Brussels)
  • June 11: Roundtable
  • June 18: Cancelled (too many in Ottawa)
  • June 29: Report on Summer School
  • July 2: Cancelled (Chris in BC)
  • July 9: Cancelled (Chris in BC)
  • July 16: Report from Charlie on ICML [pdf]
  • July 23: Scott (works with Paul) on part-whole
  • July 30: Roundtable
  • Aug 6: Cog Sci Presentation practise
  • Aug 13: Cancelled (at Cogsci)
  • Aug 20: Cancelled (Chris away)
  • Aug 27: Cancelled (Chris away)
  • Sept 3: Roundtable
  • Sept 10: Cancelled (Chris away)
  • Sept 17: Trevor presenting the new software development system
  • Sept 24: Cog Sci talks we liked (Chris, Terry, Dan, Xuan) & website redesign (Trevor)
  • Oct 1: Eric Hochstein talk on kinds of cognitive models
  • Oct 8: roundtable
  • Oct 15: Steve on his hemineglect model results
  • Oct 22: Albert on his nonlinear dendrite models
  • Oct 29: Nengo UI new features (Terry lead)
  • Nov 5: Cancelled (Chris away)
  • Nov 12: Chris on rat decision making
  • Nov 19: Terry on conferences
  • Nov 26: Roundtable
  • Dec 3: Bruce practice talk
  • Dec 10: roundtable (and party!)
  • Jan 16: Kick off CTN meeting. We'll discuss Beck et al.
  • Jan 30: Charlie and Terry on auto-associative memory [pdf]
  • Feb 6: Lloyd on arbitrary statistical distributions with the NEF
  • Feb 13: Travis on reference frame transformation in the brain [pdf]
  • Feb 27: Marc presents data from his line bisection experiments in Fall 2008
  • Mar 13: Discussion of the Bowers grandmother cell paper
  • Mar 27: Roundtable
  • April 24: Terry presents interesting conference tidbits. [pdf|odt]
  • May 1: Roundtable
  • May 8: Jon on object tracking [pdf]
  • May 15: Marc presents interesting conference tidbits
  • May 22: Cancelled (Chris in Brussels)
  • May 29: Cancelled (Chris in Brussels)
  • June 5: Paul on Creativity Through Emergent Binding in Neural Nets
  • June 12: Roundtable
  • June 19: Scott on epigenetics and the brain
  • June 26: Roundtable
  • July 3: Roundtable
  • July 10: Britt Anderson on his research
  • July 17: Bruce on Attention
  • July 24: Cancelled (Chris & Terry out of town)
  • July 31: Cancelled
  • Aug 7: Cancelled
  • Aug 14: David on Stable integrators [pdf]
  • Aug 21: Terry on ICCM and CogSci conferences
  • Aug 28: Roundtable
  • Sept 4: Dan on Raven's Matrices
  • Sept 11: Roundtable
  • Sept 18: Charlie Anderson
  • Sept 25: Xuan on serial order memory [ppt] [pdf]
  • Oct 2: Cancelled (Chris in Montreal)
  • Oct 9: Charlie on GPU programming [pdf]
  • Oct 16: Travis on hierarchical control and optimality [pdf]
  • Oct 23: Roundtable
  • Oct 30: Roundtable
  • Nov 6: Trevor and Xuan on long-term memory and reward system neuroanatomy [pdf]
  • Nov 13 & 20: Cancelled (Chris out of town)
  • Nov 27: Paul on models in the brain
  • Dec 4: Roundtable (maybe run through demos)
  • Dec 11: Terry & Chris report on NIPS
  • Dec 18: Holidays!
  • Oct 23: Charlie Tang on Boltzmann machines (part 1) [pdf]
  • Oct 31: Paul Thagard on Changing minds about climate change
  • Nov 28: Charlie Tang on Boltzmann machines (part 2)
  • Dec 12: Jean-Frederique de Pasquale on Philosophy of modeling