Cognitive Computing 2007


May 2-3, 2007

The Auditorium of the Berkeley Art Museum

 University of California, Berkeley

CITRIS and NERSC Sponsored Research 

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Gary Baldwin, CITRIS Executive Director, Welcome




Horst Simon, NERSC Director and Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Computing Sciences

 Opening Remarks and Activities within NERSC




Masoud Nikravesh, UC Berkeley, Cognitive Computing Chair




Mona Y. Lee, UC Discovery Grant

 Industry-University Cooperative Research Program (IUCRP)






Dharmendra S. Modha, IBM  Almaden Research Center

Towards Engineering the Mind by Reverse Engineering the Brain




Ed Callaway, Salk Institute

Towards an Understanding of Cortical Function: Problems and Solutions




Michael Arbib, USC

From Cognitive Neuroscience to Computing Architectures






SPECIAL LECTURE: Nobelist Donald Glaser, UC Berkeley

The Brain might Optimize Visual Acuity using Cortical Noise via Stochastic Resonance/Sampling


Almut Schüz, Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Bridging the Gap between Cortical Structure and Cortical Function  




James Anderson, Brown University

The Ersatz Brain Project






Shankar Sastry, CITRIS Director

Opening Remarks and Activities within CITRIS






Robert Hecht-Nielsen, UC San Diego

Understanding Speech 






Edgar Koerner, President, Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH

 Intelligence for the Humanoid Robot ASIMO: A Synthetic Approach to Understanding Principles of Processing in the Brain






Brian A. Wandell, Stanford

The Human Visual Pathways: Maps, Plasticity, and Reading






Roger Shepard, Professor Emeritus, Stanford

Principles of Cognition as Adaptations to the World 



Panel: VC's, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators: The Future of Cognitive Computing




Moderator: Jerome Swartz

The Swartz Foundation for Computational Neuroscience






Tony Bell Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, UC Berkeley






Jose M. Carmena, EECS and Cognitive Sciences, UC Berkeley








Dileep George, Numenta





Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson




Paul Rhodes, Stanford & Evolved Machines, Inc.








Lloyd Watts, Audience, Inc.




Masoud Nikravesh, UC Berkeley, Closing Remarks