Agenda
Time Title Speakers

Arrival, Registration and Breakfast

Facilitated by: Martin Lahtov & Lon McPhail.
Emcee: Sandrine Miller, Ph.D.

Dean Pisano's Welcome Address

Dean Al Pisano, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego

Symposium Chair's Welcome and Introduction to The Center for Engineered Natural Intelligence "CENI"

Prof. Gabriel A. Silva, Director of CENI, Depts. of Bioengineering and Neurosciences

Industry Views – Real-World Application Limitations of Machine Learning/Neural Networks, and Why Microsoft is Exploring Alternative Neural-Derived Approaches

Christopher White, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

From Brain to Machine: Leveraging our Understanding of Neuroscience to Develop Next Generation Machine Intelligence

Prof. Gabriel Silva, UC San Diego Depts. of Bioengineering and Neurosciences

Distributed Algorithm for Detecting New Information Derived from the Fly Olfactory System

Prof. Saket Navlakha, Integrative Neurobiology Lab, Salk Institute, Prof., CSE

Industry Views – A Panel on Hardware Needs for the Ai Future

Eugene Izhikevich, Ph.D., CEO, Brain Corporation
Justin Mauger, Ph.D., Mathematician, SPAWAR/U.S. Navy
Anantha Krishnan, Ph.D., Assc. Lab Director, Lawrence Livermore National Labs

Moderated by Anna Belle, Ph.D., Group Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Labs

Neuromorphic Silicon Accelerators for Deep Learning and Natural Intelligence

Prof. Gert Cauwenberghs, UC San Diego Depts. of Bioengineering and Neurobiology, and Faculty Member, CENI

Break

 

Industry Views – A Talk on the Challenges of Control and Adaptability in Neuromodulation and Neurostimulation Systems

Walt Baxter, Ph.D., Senior Principal Scientist, Medtronic Neuromodulation

Biologically Inspired Solutions for Natural Signal Transformation, Representation, Reconstruction and Generation

Prof. Timothy Gentner, UC San Diego Dept. of Psychology, Director, UCSD Graduate Program in Neuroscience, CENI

Industry Views – A Panel on Future Machine Learning Network Requirements: Designs, Training, Robustness

Justin Neroda, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
Steve Orrin, Chief Technologist, Intel Federal

Moderated by Jim Short, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

Lunch

 

Posters, Demos, and Meet-n-Greet with Faculty

 

New Wine in New Bottles: Functional Biological Networks as Models for Machine Learning the Function

Prof. Henry Abarbanel, UC San Diego Dept. of Physics and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Faculty Member, CENI

Ujjwal talk to be announced 'The data Side of Ai' (requested)

Ujjwal Ratan, Principal AI/ML Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services (invited)

Altintas Talk - To Be Announced

Ilkay Altintas, Ph.D., Chief Data Science Officer, SDSC

Massimo talk to be announced 'Tomorrow's Ai with Today's Talent' (requested)

Massimo Mascaro, Ph.D., Technical Director, Applied Ai, Google

Student Posters -- Lightning Round!

Moderated by Prof. Gabriel Silva, UC San Diego

Welcome and Junior Engineers Introduction

Luciana Xavier, UC San Diego Corporate Relations

CENI 2018 Wrap Up, and Q&A Session

Prof. Gabriel Silva, UC San Diego

Break

 

Welcome & Introduction to Data West 2018 (CENI Partner Event)

Jim Short, Lead Scientist, SDSC (Data West Chair)

Industry Panel: Accelerating Theory to Practice: New Technologies, New Technology Competitors, New Micro Global Partnerships

Dr. Chaitan Baru, San Diego Supercomputer Center & National Science Foundation
Dr. James CS Meng, Senior Fellow, SDSC
Dr. Mel Horwitch (CEU ret.)
Moderated by Jim Short, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

Seeing What's Next

Prof. Lynda Applegate, Harvard Business School

Closing Remarks

Jim Short, Lead Scientist, SDSC and Prof Gabriel Silva, UC San Diego

Joint Reception and Poster Session @ Atkinson Hall - Co-Hosted by CENI 2018 & DataWest 18

Jim Short, Lead Scientist, SDSC and Prof Gabriel Silva, UC San Diego