Workshop on "Cognitive and neural models for automated processing of speech and text"
Ghent, Belgium, July 9-10, 2010

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Invited talks

During the workshop there will be invited talks by the following leading scientists:

  • Yoshua Bengio, University of Montreal
    Yoshua Bengio is Full Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, head of the Machine Learning Laboratory (LISA), CIFAR Fellow in the Neural Computation and Adaptive Perception program, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms, and he also holds the NSERC-CGI industrial chair. His main research ambition is to understand principles of learning that yield intelligence. He teaches a graduate course in Machine Learning (IFT6266) and supervises a large group of graduate students and post-docs. His research is widely cited (over a 1000 citations found by CiteSeer's Research Index in 2006).
  • Tomaso Poggio, MIT
    Tomaso Poggio is Eugene McDermott Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is also Co-Director of the Center for Biological and Computational Learning and was appointed Investigator immediately after the establishment of the McGovern Institute in 2000. He joined the MIT faculty in 1981, after ten years at the Max Planck Institute for Biology and Cybernetics in Tubingen, Germany. He received a Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of Genoa. Poggio is a Foreign Member of the Italian Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Stefan Kiebel, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
    Stefan Kiebel is head of the research group ‘Modelling of dynamic perception and action’ in the Department of Cognitive Neurology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
  • Alex Graves, Technical University of München
    Alex Graves is a postdoctoral researcher working with Jürgen Schmidhuber at the Technical University of München.
  • Peter Tino, University of Birmingham
    Peter Tino is a senior lecturer and researcher at the University of Birmingham, School of Computer Science, Birmingham, UK. He is currently teaching Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Imaging and Visualisation Systems, Intelligent Data Analysis
  • Gordon Pipa, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
    Gordon Pipa is a group leader with Prof. Wolf Singer in the Department of Neurophysiology at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • Adam Sanborn, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
    Adam Sanborn is a postdoctoral researcher in the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College London, working with Peter Dayan. He is interested in rational models, perception, and categorization.
  • Ruslan Salakhutdinov, MIT
    Ruslan Salakhutdinov is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).