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FSE joins the Broadcom foundation PhD workshop in "Brain-Inspired Computing and Technologies"

30 October 2019

From 13-17 October, representatives from FSE’s CogniGron Center participated in the annual EMEA University Student Research Workshop on Brain-Inspired Computing and Technologies, funded by the Broadcom Foundation and hosted this year by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore in Delhi, India. The workshop is a joint undertaking of the aforementioned IISc Bangalore, Imperial College London, Tel Aviv University and the University College Dublin.

During the workshop, PhD candidates from the different universities collaborate in interdisciplinary teams on designing solutions concerning brain-related research questions on the interface of engineering, computer science, neuroscience, and more. Each team then presents their projects to academics from all participating universities with a winner being selected for best proposal and presentation.

Earlier this year, the Broadcom Foundation kindly invited the FSE to join this consortium. For this year, it was decided to join with a small delegation to learn more about the set-up of this event. The delegation included Professor Tamalika Banerjee and Assistant Professor Marieke van Vugt (who were involved in evaluation of the group projects), Dr. Jasper van der Velde as scientific coordinator of CogniGron and PhD candidates Anouk Goossens and Lionel Newman.

Based on the positive experiences in Delhi it has been decided that the UG - through FSE - will indeed become a full partner in this exciting yearly event. The 2020 and 2021 workshops will be held in Dublin and in Groningen, respectively.

The Groningen delegation
The Groningen delegation
Last modified:13 January 2020 2.49 p.m.

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