The concept of Neuromorphic Systems was pioneered by Carver Mead in the late 80’s of the last century. Today, more than 20 years later, the concepts of neuromorphic engineering is unknown to a broader audience. Our everyday life is still dominated by the digital computational power of microprocessors in combination with various data converters as interface to the analog world we experience and an end user application enabled by neuromorphic hardware has yet to emerge.
As a cross disciplinary graduate student network the FACETS-ITN have interests ranging from behavioral science to computational biology, from experimental biology to microelectronics. One question that intrigues us is: Can our research lead to direct practical benefits or are neuromorphic computations, models and hardware limited to an academic understanding of the brain?
With the aim of uncovering prospects for current and future applications, the 2nd FACETS-ITN student conference: Applications of Neuromorphic Hardware, will provide the participants with an insight into the latest research of some of the most prominent labs in the world.
The conference took place at the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Roc Boronat 138, 08018 Barcelona, Spain.
A conveniently placed hotel (walking distance about 7 min) is e.g. the "Four Points" hotel in the Avenida Diagonal 161-163 (link to the hotel website)
The total number of participants was limited to 100.