All panels will be in La Perouse room.
1. Cutting Edge NN Research
5/15 (Monday), 2:50-4:30pm
Asim Roy (Arizona State University), Co-Chairs: Robert Kozma (University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Memphis) and Yoonsuck Choe (Texas A&M University)
Christof Koch (Allen Institute for Brain Science), Alex Graves (Google), Jose Principe (University of Florida), Peter Erdi (Kalamazoo College and Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Leonid Perlovsky (Northeastern University), Hava Siegelmann (University of Massachusetts Amherst, DARPA)
This panel addresses cutting edge developments in neural networks research based on the contribution of leading expects in the field, covering areas of computational neuroscience and brain imaging, deep learning and advanced machine learning breakthroughs, brain-computer interfaces and hardware tools, neuropharmacology and systems science, aspects of consciousness, emotion, and ethics, and new generation of novel computational devices mimicking brains. The panel will provide a forum for extensive discussions on these topics and will answer questions from the audience.
2. Cybersecurity Intelligence
5/16 (Tuesday), 2:50-4:30pm
Catherine Huang (Intel)
Celeste Fralick (Intel/McAfee), Alan Ross (Intel), Sven Krasser (Crowdstrike), John Brock (Cylance), David Mountain (US Department of Defense).
Cybersecurity is among the most serious economic and national security challenges we face in the 21st cen- tury. Internet growth massively increases the number of potential targets for cyberattacks, which could potentially have disastrous consequences for individuals and for society. With vast amounts of data of many types at multiple scales in time and in space, there is an essential need for computational intelligence approaches to accelerate progress. In this panel we will illustrate the challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity intelligence through real-world problems and call for artificial intelligence community to join and contribute to advance the protection of cyberspace from attacks.
3. 30th Birthday of the International Neural Network Society
5/17 (Wednesday), 2:50-4:30pm
David Brown (United States Food and Drug Administration [Retired], INNS Senior Fellow)
Steven Grossberg (Boston University), Dan Levine (University of Texas at Arlington), Don Wunsch (Mis- souri University of Science and Technology), Robert Kozma (University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Memphis)
Looking back and looking forward–we will discuss the founding of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) and our journal, ”Neural Networks,” thirty years ago, the major accomplishments of the Society since that time, and the challenges and opportunities facing us now. Short presentations will be made by the panelists, covering the early history of INNS, the IJCNN series of meetings, the emphasis on neuroscience, the relationship with IEEE and the European and Japanese neural network societies, as well as collaborations in Asia, Pacific, and The Americas, critical developments in the neural networks field, and the future role of the Society. Open discussion will follow, with audience participation strongly encouraged.
4. New Opportunities in NN Research Funding
5/17 (Wednesday), 4:40-6:20pm
Hava Siegelmann (DARPA)
Henry Markram (EPFL), Sankar Basu (NSF), Paul Werbos (NSF, retired)
This panel addresses novel avenues to support neural network research. Leading experts in the field will describe research challenges and funding opportunities. It is expected to have an intensive Questions and Answers section with the audience.
5. Competition Panels
See the Competition page.