Fully funded PhD position in: Machine learning in multi-variate data processing / integration and analysis for clinical diagnostics and prognostics

Fully funded PhD position in: Machine learning in multi-variate data processing / integration and analysis for clinical diagnostics and prognostics A fully funded PhD position is available in a multi-disciplinary project between the School of Science and the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK, on the topic of machine learning […] […]

Fully funded PhD position in Neural Learning / Robotics / Evolutionary Neural Networks

A fully funded PhD position is available at the Computer Science Department, School of Science, Loughborough University, UK, on the topics of Neural Learning / Robotics / Evolutionary Neural Networks. Loughborough University is ranked 11th in the 2016 UK League Table Ranking (http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/loughborough/performance , and is located in Loughborough, a town well connected to London by a 1h20m […] […]

Loughborough 11th UK university in Guardian league table

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/internal/news/2015/may/loughborough-11th-in-guardian-league-table.html […]

Frontiers in Neurorobotics : special issue

I’m happy that I finally managed to put together a research topic for Frontiers in Neurorobotics. http://www.frontiersin.org/Neurorobotics/researchtopics/Neural_plasticity_for_rich_and/3107 Deadline for abstract submission (12 September 2014) Deadline for paper submission (12 January 2015) If you are interested in contributing, please send me short email or visit the link above to submit an abstract […]

Short-term plasticity as hypothesis testing in distal reward learning

I submitted today my latest manuscript titled “Short-term plasticity as hypothesis testing in distal reward learning”. The manuscript is currently under peer review. The Matlab code to reproduce the experiment is available here for download. Update (4 April 2014) A new version of the paper was submitted for review. Here is the updated Matlab code. […]

Brain Waves Create Archives of Experience and Expectation

This article @article{harmelech2013JNeuroscience, Title = {The Day-After Effect: Long Term, Hebbian-Like Restructuring of Resting-State fMRI Patterns Induced by a Single Epoch of Cortical Activation}, Author = {Harmelech, Tai and Preminger, Son and Wertmam, Eliahu and Malach, Rafael}, Journal = {Journal of Neuroscience}, Month = {May}, Number = {22}, Pages = {9488-9497}, Volume = {33}, Year = {2013}, Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5911-12.2013} } featured at http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/past-brain-activation-revealed-in-scans#.Uc1PHj6OC1m and http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201306/brain-waves-create-archives-experience-and-expectation strongly suggests the existence of […] […]

Movement Primitives as a Robotic Tool to Interpret Trajectories through Learning-by-doing

A research study by Andrea Soltoggio and Andre Lemme Published in the International Journal of Automation and Computing (July 2013) Support material including source code at http://www.cor-lab.de/decomp/ Support video. […]

iCub neural conditioning is ready

At last the work on neural conditioning with delayed rewards is available online on Frontiers in Neurorobotics http://www.frontiersin.org/Neurorobotics/10.3389/fnbot.2013.00006/abstract Source code at : http://andrea.soltoggio.net/data/projects/icub-frontiers2013/ Support video […]

Rarely Correlating Hebbian Plasticity

(1) Andrea Soltoggio and Jochen Steil, Solving the Distal Reward Problem with Rare Correlations, Neural Computation, 25, p940-978. 2013 http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/NECO_a_00419 How do animals establish associations between cues, actions and rewards when rewards come sometime later after the actions that caused them? The research in the paper “Solving the Distal Reward Problem with Rare Correlations”(1) proposes a new […] […]