23/01/23: 5 posters and talk at Cosyne'23
Our group will be presenting 5 posters at Cosyne’23 on topics that circle around AI-driven brain-wide credit assignment, and Rui will be giving a talk at the ‘Making plasticity work’ workshop.
We have just published a new paper in Nature Communications on a deep learning model of how the mini brain (cerebellum) helps the big brain (cerebrum) learn across both motor and cognitive tasks, which captures a number of observations while making several experimental predictions.
24/11/22: Talk at Oxford
We will soon give a talk on AI-driven rapid and robust brain-wide credit assignment at the University of Oxford.
22/11/22: ERC Starting grant awarded
We have just been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council to pursue our work on AI-driven modelling of learning in cortex-wide networks. Long-term postdoc positions openning soon! Get in touch if you are interested.
31/10/22: Talk at the Gatsby Unit, UCL
We will soon give a talk on AI-driven brain-wide credit assignment at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Gatsby Unit, UCL.
14/09/22: Two papers accepted at NeurIPS'22
We just had two papers accepted at NeurIPS’22. First, work led by Will and Heng on a new biologically plausible and powerful model of backprop-like credit assignment in cortical networks. Second, work led by Milton on combinatorial generalisation in deep neural networks.
Short-term plasticity is well known to change over development. Why is this? In our new paper now out at Communications Biology we propose that it controls exc-inh balance to maintain healthy firing rates throughout development.
Our group has recently given a talk to Xiao-Jing Wang’s lab at NYU. Kevin is doing a month long research visit to David Schneider’s lab (NYU) and Milton a summer research internship at Amazon.
01/06/22: MRC grant on AI-driven brain modelling
We have just been awarded a grant by the Medical Research Council to pursue our work on AI-driven brain modelling. Two postdoc positions openning soon!
We have recently given invited talks at the Imperial College London, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, MIT K. Lisa Yang ICoN Center and the US National Institutes of Health.
We just had 5 posters (two of which shortlisted for a talk) and one talk selected for Cosyne’22 on topics that circle around credit assignment in cortical circuits, cerebro-cerebellar networks, hippocampal networks and its control via neuromodulation.
Our new exciting story inspired by a recent deep learning framework on cerebro-cerebellar networks as feedback prediction machines with a range of experimental predictions is now on bioRxiv!
26/01/22: Posters at NAISys'22
Our group was present at the From Neuroscience to Artificially Intelligent Systems meeting with four posters.
Our new exciting story on cortico-cerebellar networks as decoupled neural interfaces was just accepted at NeurIPS’2021. Top 30 paper out of ~9000 submissions!!
New review out in Trends in Neuroscience contrasting the role of replay in biological and artificial reinforcement learning.
Our group will be presenting six posters (five travel awards) at the Champalimaud Symposium, which this year will explore Dialogues on Neural and Machine Intelligence. And two talks at the 1st Advanced Online & Onsite Course & Symposium on Artificial Intelligence & Neuroscience. Look out for our work if you are around (or online).
19/01/21: COSYNE and ICLR submissions accepted
We just got four submissions accepted at the leading conference in our field COSYNE, and one at one of the leading deep learning venues ICLR. See our publications above for more details and join us at COSYNE and ICLR to learn more about our work!
15/01/21: Maija awarded EPSRC studentship
After a MSc and RA positions in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Birmingham, Maija Filipovica, was just awarded a EPSRC studentship to do her PhD in our group!
We accepted the challenge and co-organised a Generative Adversarial Collaboration as part of CCN’2020 on learning in biological recurrent neural networks. More info here.
This year we are again co-organizing a workshop that brings together the biological and artificial RL communities at NeurIPS’2020. More info here.
08/07/20: International mini-workshop
We took part in a online mini-workshop with the labs of Richard Naud (Ottawa) and Blake Richards (McGill/MILA) on computational neuroscience and machine learning. New exciting ways of sciencing in the COVID era.
20/06/20: NMLG takes part in Neuromatch academy
Ellen, Heng and Will will participate in the new online computational neuroscience summer school, Neuromatch Academy.
17/06/20: E-talk at University of Sussex
Rui gave a talk at the University of Sussex to the Alergic (Artificial life seminars).
28/02/20: NML group at Greta Climate Srike
We joined thousands of people for the climate strike with Greta Thunberg in Bristol – our planet! our future!
20/02/20: Samia with poster accepted at COSYNE
Samia is presenting her work on understanding hippocampal representations during reinforced continual learning at Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2020.
12/12/19: New NML website launched
We have launched a new website. Many thanks to the Kording Lab for the template!
28/10/19: New prespective out on deep neuroscience
New perspective out in Nature Neuroscience on deep learning as a framework for neuroscience.
Samia (MSc student) had a short paper accepted at the RL NeurIPS workshop.
Our review on model-based synaptic transmission inference now out in Frontiers in Synaptic Neurosience [Special Issue on Methods for Synaptic Interrogation].
Together with reseachers at Imperial College London, McGill University, Deepmind, MILA and others we are organising a NeurIPS workshop on biological and artificial reinforcement learning. More info here.
Rui kayaked the Kenneth and Avon canal (~90 miles) for AvonNeedsTrees
01/08/19: Milton had (short) paper accepted at CCN
Milton had (short) paper accepted at the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Conference on gated-RNNs for working memory.
David passed his PhD viva at the University of Oxford with minor corrections, congrats!
After a MSc in Machine Learning and CompNeuro at the University of Edinburgh, William Greedy, was just awarded a EPSRC studentship to do his PhD in our group!
Anne-Lene is spending the summer at New York University working with Wei Ji Ma.
01/06/19: Bristol CNU launched new website
The Bristol Computational Neuroscience Unit have launched a new website. Many thanks to the Kording Lab for the template!
Milton, Raymond and Callum had two posters accepted at the UK Neural Computation 2019 meeting.
10/03/19: Joe Pemberton awarded EPSRC studentship
After a MSc in Machine Learning and Compneuro at the University of Edinburgh, Joe Pemberton, was just awarded a EPSRC studentship to do his PhD in our group!
Raymond got a poster accepted at COSYNE’2019, in sweet Lisbon, Portugal.
Our review on the computational roles of plastic probabilistic synapses is now out in Current Opinion in Neurobiology (w/ Llera-Montero M and Sacramento J)