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August 15, 2016 - 9:00 am
Brains, Minds and Machines
The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
Course Dates: August 15 - September 5, 2016
Application deadline: March 14, 2016
See Course websites for schedule and course details:
Directors: Gabriel Kreiman, Children’s Hospital,...
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MIT Bldg. 46 atrium
August 5, 2016 - 11:45 am
Dear CBMM and MIT BCS Communities,
You are invited to attend a poster session on Friday Aug 5 from 11:45 to 2 PM to celebrate the end of the CBMM - MIT BCS joint summer program.
24 very talented and hard working summer students, who have worked in over 22 CBMM & MIT BCS laboratories this summer...
August 3, 2016 - 10:00 am
by Riccardo Oldani
August 1, 2016
Le Scienze interviewed Prof. Tomaso Poggio during the Brains, Minds and Machines Workshop held, from June 20-22, 2016, in Sestri Levante, Italy.
Click on image to read pdf of article. Please note that the article s written in Italian.
Screenshot of MIT News article.
July 29, 2016 - 1:30 pm
Resource could yield linguistic insights, practical applications for non-native English speakers.
Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office
July 29, 2016
"After thousands of hours of work, MIT researchers have released the first major database of fully annotated English sentences written by non-native speakers.
The researchers who led the project had already shown that the grammatical quirks of non-native speakers writing in English could be a source of...
June 30, 2016 - 11:15 am
Gli studi di Poggio, uno dei padri dell’AI, al confine tra cervelli biologici e sintetici
Sappiamo più cose sulla superficie di Marte che dei meccanismi che accendono il cervello: questo grumo di misteri ha fatto incontrare 24 specialisti da Europa e Stati Uniti a Sestri Levante, dove hanno trascorso tre giorni a interrogarsi, a confrontare ricerche e a ipotizzare soluzioni. Uno dei 24 era Tomaso Poggio,...
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June 27, 2016 - 9:00 am
CBMM is co-coordinating the PhD summer course Regularization Methods for Machine Learning (RegML), scheduled for June 27, 2016 - July 1, 2016, Genoa, Italy.
RegML is an advanced machine learning course, including theory classes and practical laboratory sessions, RegML 2016 covers foundations as...
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Sestri Levante, Italy
June 20, 2016 - 9:00 am
June 20-22, 2016 (Tentative) | Sestri Levante, Italy
The Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, the Italian Institute for Technology, and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics are organizing a workshop on the science and engineering of intelligence on June 20-22, 2016 in Sestri...
ed boyden
June 17, 2016 - 12:15 pm
We would like to congratulate Ed Boyden for receiving The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine. 
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine went to Ed as well as neuroscientists Karl Deisseroth and Gero Miesenböck, for the development of optogenetics, a method to study brain function with unprecedented resolution.
Excerpt from BBVA press release:
"In a bare five years,...
Cover image from Special Issue: Deep Learning | Information and Inference
June 16, 2016 - 1:15 pm
Special Issue Editors: F. Bach and T. Poggio
Abstract from Introduction:
"Faced with large amounts of data, the aim of machine learning is to make predictions. It applies to many types of data, such as images, sounds, biological data, etc. A key difficulty is to find relevant vectorial representations. While this problem had been often handled in a ad-hoc way by domain experts, it has recently proved useful to learn these representations...
June 10, 2016 - 9:00 am
See event page for full list of speakers.
The workshop aims at bringing together leading scientists in deep learning and related areas within machine learning, artificial intelligence, mathematics, statistics, and neuroscience. No formal submission is required and participation is by invitation only. Participants are invited to present...
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McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
June 8, 2016 - 9:00 am
By invitation only.
MIT Campaign Feature: The Matter of Minds
May 31, 2016 - 5:45 pm
“MIT’s greatest invention may be itself—an unusual concentration of unusual talent, restlessly reinventing itself on a mission to make a better world.”
MIT President L. Rafael Reif
MIT launched the "MIT Campaign for a Better World" in May, 2016 to do just that. As part of the campaign, CBMM has been featured as one of the parts of the Discovery Science priority of the campaing.

See the feature.
Find out more about the campaign.
Support the...
Harvard NW Bldg. Room 243
May 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm
CBMM postdocs will lead a discussion on Object detection performance
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May 9, 2016 - 5:45 pm
Prof. Josh Tenenbaum has been awarded the Howard Crosby Warren Medal, from the Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP), for his pioneering and seminal contributions to our understanding of human knowledge development and human reasoning using probabilistic models of cognition.
Oral presentation of the SEP award:
 Josh Tenenbaum is one of the pioneers and world's major contributors to probabilistic models of cognition. His research has...
McGovern Reading Room (45-5165)
May 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Robert Gütig (Max Planck Institute of Experimental Biology, Goettingen) Robert Gütig is a group...
Abstract: The brain routinely discovers sensory clues that predict opportunities or dangers. However, it is unclear how neural learning processes can bridge the typically long delays between sensory clues and behavioral outcomes. Here, I introduce a learning concept, aggregate-label learning, that...