This seminar is designed for master students in their second year,
or also in the first year, if they take simultaneously NN B (or have
taken one of the courses listed below).
The papers and talks will be on an introductory level, and will be
accessible to an audience with minimal technical background. One
of the seminar is to provide experience in giving presentation,
which can be practiced here in a relaxed setting.
In addition, students can explore research topics in which they
might be interested for a master thesis or -project.
One of the courses NN A, NN B, ML A, ML B suffices as background.
Wolfgang Maass on recent publications about
neural network models with a stable balance of excitation and
in particular on Stepp, N., Plenz, D.,
& Srinivasa, N. (2015). Synaptic Plasticity Enables Adaptive
Self-Tuning Critical Networks. PLoS Computational Biology, 11(1).
(notes and further references will
be sent out later)