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Chris Eliasmith
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Our public demo is this Fri June 19th from 4-6 on campus (in Hagey Hall 373).  Feel free to drop by!

International brain researchers exhibit brain-inspired technologies

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, June 18, 2015) –The University of Waterloo is hosting a two-week workshop to teach researchers how to build sophsticated brain models. Tomorrow, participants from around the world will demonstrate the large-scale brain models they have built over the last two weeks, running on laptops, robots, and specialized brain-like computers while simulating neural functions.

The projects reproduces behaviours such as seeing, learning, spatial navigation, and high-level action planning, using new kinds of biologically inspired sensors (including an artificial retina, a leech robot, and artificial touch sensing skin) and brain-like computer processors. The workshop is focussed on using the Nengo brain simulator, developed by Professor Chris Eliasmith’s lab in Waterloo’s Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, to build state-of-the-art cognitive and neural models. This software was recently used to build the world’s largest functional brain model, Spaun, and provides users with a versatile and powerful environment for simulating cognitive and neural systems.

Last year's video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_mLPecuv1Y

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I was lucky enough to win NSERCs Polanyi prize -- actually the lab won it, I just got to pose in all the pictures :)

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Polanyi-Polanyi/Profiles-Profils/Eliasmith-Eliasmith_eng.asp

Here's a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxvbrrnEFGc

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My lab has a postdoc position available.  It's focussed on large-scale brain modeling using high performance computing.  More description in the link.

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Systems design engineering has a 2 positions in Biosystems at the University of Waterloo.
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