Cognitive Computing 2007

 

May 2-3, 2007

The Auditorium of the Berkeley Art Museum

 University of California, Berkeley

CITRIS and NERSC Sponsored Research 

Agenda: Cognitive Computing 2007

Wednesday, May 2, 2007   Cognitive Computing

8.15  

8:50

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:50

9:00

9:00

9:30

Gary Baldwin, CITRIS Executive Director, Welcome

Horst Simon, NERSC Director and Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Computing Sciences: Opening Remarks and Activities within NERSC

9:30

9:35

Masoud Nikravesh, UC Berkeley, Cognitive Computing Chair

9:35

9:40

Mona Y. Lee, UC Discovery Grant, Industry-University Cooperative Research Program (IUCRP)

9.45 

10.45

Dharmendra S. Modha, IBM  Almaden Research Center: Towards Engineering the Mind by Reverse Engineering the Brain

10.45 

11:00

Conversation with Refreshments

11:00  

12:00

Ed Callaway, Salk Institute: Towards an Understanding of Cortical Function: Problems and Solutions

12:00 

1:30

Lunch

1:30 

2:30

Michael Arbib, USC: From Cognitive Neuroscience to Computing Architectures

2:30 

3:30

SPECIAL LECTURE: Nobelist Donald Glaser, UC Berkeley:  The Brain might Optimize Visual Acuity using Cortical Noise via Stochastic Resonance/Sampling

3:30 

4.00

Conversation with Refreshments

4:00

5:00

Almut Schüz, Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics: Bridging the Gap between Cortical Structure and Cortical Function  

5:00

6:00

James Anderson, Brown University: The Ersatz Brain Project

6:00   

7:30

Reception

Thursday, May 3, 2007    Cognitive Computing

8.15 -

9.00

Continental Breakfast

9:00 

9:30

Shankar Sastry, CITRIS Director: Opening Remarks and Activities within CITRIS

9.30 

10.30

Robert Hecht-Nielsen, UC San Diego: Understanding Speech 

10.30 

11.00

 Conversation with Refreshments

11.00 

12.00

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

12:00  

1:30

Lunch

1:30 

2:30

Brian A. Wandell, Stanford: The Human Visual Pathways: Maps, Plasticity, and Reading

2:30 

3:30

Roger Shepard, Professor Emeritus, Stanford:  Principles of Cognition as Adaptations to the World 

3:30 

3:45

Conversation with Refreshments

3:45 

6:00

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.

6.00  -

6.15

Closing Remarks