CBMM’s new integrated approach encourages breakthroughs in our understanding of computations in the brain. We expect this research to have an important impact on data-rich applications in engineering (computer vision, image processing) and natural sciences (linguistics, genomics).
We are proud of our industrial partners which are some of the top companies, large and small, in the emerging marketplace for intelligent systems and machines. We develop our specific interactions with each of the partners, trying to optimize our mutual benefit.
CBMM organizes events to promote knowledge transfer. These include: Workshops, Seminars, Symposia, Weekly Research Meetings, and more.
CBMM faculty offer an intensive three-week summer course for graduate students on Brains, Minds, and Machines, focused on the interdisciplinary science of intelligence. Lectures by CBMM faculty on the theoretical foundations, empirical methods, and intellectual thrusts of the CBMM research program are complemented with computer labs providing hands-on experience with computational models. Guided by faculty and postdocs, interdisciplinary teams of students collaborate on projects to develop ideas that emerge from the lectures. The summer course aims to cross-educate computer scientists, neuroscientists, and cognitive scientists to be future leaders in the interdisciplinary science of intelligence.
CBMM faculty members have developed close ties with international institutions through research collaborations, co-sponsored seminars and workshops. Our current partners include A*Star, City University – Hong Kong, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen and National Center for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, University of Genoa and the Weizmann Institute of Science.