Our group gave quite a few presentations at NICE (Neuro Inspired Computational Elements), March 6-8, 2017 in San Jose:

  • Jim Plank gave a lightning talk on Tuesday, March 7. The title is DANNA Neuromorphic Application Development Kit, and Jim gave an overview of our group, our vertical approach to neuromorphic computing, and some videos of the DANNA Kit Demo.
  • Aaron Young and John Reynolds demonstrated the DANNA Kit demo, which was be highlighted by the FPGA running neuromorphic control applications.
  • Katie Schuman presented a poster entitled, The Effect of Biologically-Inspired Mechanisms in Spiking Neural Networks for Neuromorphic Implementation.
  • Gangotree Chakma presented a poster entitled, Memristive Dynamic Adaptive Neural Network Array (mrDANNA).
  • We also presented a poster entitled, A Vertical Application Programming and Development Framework for Spike-Based Neuromorphic Computing Devices.

The group had a nice presence at the entrance to the hall leading to the auditorium, and garnered a lot of interest from the attendees. We were the only group featuring actual neuromorphic hardware running applications!

Here are direct links to the posters: Vertical Framework, DANNA Kit Demo, mrDANNA, Effect of Biologically-Inspired Mechanisms.

Plank Schuman Chakma Young Reynolds

Action Photos from NICE

Reynolds John Reynolds presents the
Vertical Framework poster.
Schuman Katie Schuman presents the
Effect of Biologically-Inspired
Mechanisms poster.
Chakma Gangotree Chakma presents the
mrDANNA poster.
Young Aaron Young presents
the DANNA Kit Demo.

Group The Tennessee neuromorphic computing researchers outside of IBM Almaden Research Laboratry.