Seminar Computational Intelligence A (708.111)

WS 2004/05

Institut für Grundlagen der Informationsverarbeitung (708)
 

Lecturer: O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maass

Office hours: by appointment (via e-mail)

E-mail: maass@igi.tu-graz.ac.at
Homepage: www.igi.tugraz.at/maass/



Location: IGI-seminar room, Inffeldgasse 16b/I, 8010 Graz
Date: starting from Oct. 14, 2004 every Thursday, 1.15 - 2.45 p.m.


Content of the seminar:

Discussion of current research in topics related to the machine learning and neural networks.


Talks:

(no talks on Nov. 18, and Dec. 16, 2004)

Schedule of talks:

Oct. 20 at 2.15: Angel Nevado
About his previous work.
Oct. 21 and Oct. 28: Wolfgang Maass
on: Some Differences between Genetic Algorithms in Computer Science and in Nature (pdf, 3,5 MB)
Further information: DNA from the Beginning (http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/)
Nov. 4: Malte Rasch
About his student project on a gene regulation model.
Nov. 11: Prashant Joshi
on: Measurement of the Dimension of a Closed Loop System. PDF
Nov. 25: Michael Pfeiffer
on: Poggio T, Rifkin R, Mukherjee S, Niyogi P. 2004. General conditions for predictivity in learning theory. Nature 428(6981):419-22.
Presentation: (PDF)(PPT)
Dec. 2: Hr. Kroell
on: Xie X, Seung HS. 2004. Learning in neural networks by reinforcement of irregular spiking. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 69(4 Pt 1):041909.
and/or
Seung HS. 2003. Learning in spiking neural networks by reinforcement of stochastic synaptic transmission. Neuron 40(6):1063-73.
Presentation: (PDF)
Dec. 9: Helmut Hauser
on: Izawa J, Kondo T, Ito K. 2004. Biological arm motion through reinforcement learning. Biol. Cybern. 91(1):10-22.
Presentation: [PDF] [PPT]
Jan. 13: Thuy Nguyen (coordinated with Malte Rasch)
on: Models by Wolfgang Banzhaf on gene regulation models and artificial life, see http://ls11-www.cs.uni-dortmund.de/people/banzhaf/publications_overview.html. His models for gene regulation are spread out over several papers. One such paper is Kuo, P.D., Leier, A. and Banzhaf, W. 2004. Evolving dynamics in an artificial regulatory network model. In Yao, X., Burke, E., Lozano, J.A., Smith, J., Merelo-Guervos, J.J., Bullinaria, J.A., Rowe, J., Tino, P., Kaban, A., Schwefel, H.-P., editors, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3242, Springer-Verlag or
Astor JC, Adami C. 2000. A developmental model for the evolution of artificial neural networks. Artificial Life 6(3):189-218.
and Hampton AH,  Adami C. 2004. Evolution of robust developmental neural networks. Artificial Life 9.
Presentation: [PDF]

at 3.15: Dene Farrell (on A Genomic Regulatory Network for Development, EH Davidson, JP Rast, et al. (2002). Science 295, 1669). PDF
Jan. 20: Stefan Haeusler
Models by Josh Bongard for gene regulation networks and artificial life: see http://www.mae.cornell.edu/bongard/
His model for gene regulation is discussed a little bit in several of his papers, e.g. in: Bongard, J. C. (2002) Evolving Modular Genetic Regulatory Networks, in Proceedings of the IEEE 2002 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2002), IEEE Press, pp. 1872-1877.
A little more details can be found in: PhD Thesis, University of Zurich, Incremental Approaches to the Combined Evolution of a Robot's Body and Brain.
Perhaps some of his other papers contain even more details about his model for gene regulation.
Jan. 20 at 3.15: Martin Bachler on feature selection (review). PDF
Jan. 27: Maribel Pulgarin
Sugrue LP, Corrado GS, Newsome WT. 2004. Matching behavior and the representation of value in the parietal cortex. Science 304(5678):1782-7.
See also Daw ND, Dayan P. 2004. Neuroscience. Matchmaking. Science 304(5678):1753-4.
Jan. 27 at 3.15: Robert Legenstein
on: abstract gene regulation models, to be determined
Feb. 3: Malte Rasch (coordinated with Thuy Nguyen)
on: Models by Wolfgang Banzhaf on gene regulation models and artificial life, see http://ls11-www.cs.uni-dortmund.de/people/banzhaf/publications_overview.html. His models for gene regulation are spread out over several papers. One such paper is Kuo, P.D., Leier, A. and Banzhaf, W. 2004. Evolving dynamics in an artificial regulatory network model. In Yao, X., Burke, E., Lozano, J.A., Smith, J., Merelo-Guervos, J.J., Bullinaria, J.A., Rowe, J., Tino, P., Kaban, A., Schwefel, H.-P., editors, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3242, Springer-Verlag [PDF] from http://web.cs.mun.ca/~kuo/.
or
Astor JC, Adami C. 2000. A developmental model for the evolution of artificial neural networks. Artificial Life 6(3):189-218.
and Hampton AH,  Adami C. 2004. Evolution of robust developmental neural networks. Artificial Life 9.



2004-10-05, by kkirch