Abstracts and presentations

  • Gennady Livitz, Lena Sherbakov, Aisha Sohail, Anatoli Gorchetchnikov, Ennio Mingolla, Heather Ames, Max VersaceCogEye: Neuromorphic Technology in Vision, Navigation, and Motor Control. NSF CELEST Site visit, 24 October, 2013, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Versace, M. (2013). Smart Robots In Space. Invited talk, Boston Science Museum, "Mars and Beyond", Boston, 9/1/2013
  • Galbraith, B.V., Brumberg, J.S., Lorenz, S.D., Versace, M., and Guenther, F.H. (2013). Unlock: A Python-based framework for rapid development of practical brain-computer interface applications. Boston University Graduate Program for Neuroscience Recruitment, Boston, MA, March 4, 2013.
  • Galbraith, B.V., Smith, D.J., Versace, M., and Guenther, F.H. (2013). Visually-guided autonomous reach control of a robotic arm using the DIRECT neural model. Boston University Graduate Program for Neuroscience Recruitment, Boston, MA, March 4, 2013.Motter, M., High, J., Ng, T., Versace, M., Barnes, T., Raudies, F.Neuromorphic Solutions for UAS Collision Avoidance. ICCNS 2013, Boston, MA, USA, 2013.
  • Palma, J., Gorchetchnikov, A., and Versace, M. (2012) A thalamocortical circuit that manages sparse coding through match-based learning with acetylcholine. Cosyne 2013 Abstract.
  • Patrick, S., Versace, M., Gorchetchnikov, A., and Bullock, D. (2012) A model for the learned transfer of behavioral control among competing strategies. Cosyne 2013 Abstract.
  • Sherbakov, L., Livitz, G., Sohail, A., Gorchetchnikov, A., Mingolla, E., Ames, H., and Versace, M. (2013) CogEye: An online active vision system that disambiguates and recognizes objects. International Workshop on Neuromorphic and Brain-Based Computing Systems (NeuComp 2013), Grenoble, France.
  • herbakov, L., Livitz, G., Sohail, A., Gorchetchnikov, A., Mingolla, E., and Versace, M. (2012) A computational model of the role of eye-movements in object disambiguation. Cosyne 2013 Abstract.
  • Intelligent machine or bust. Invited talk, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA, 2012.
  • Intelligent machine or bust. ICCNS 2012, Boston, MA, USA, 2012.
  • Learning and information processing in computational models of the cerebral cortex. Invited talk, Northeastern University, 2012.
  • Raudies, F., Eldridge, S., Joshi, A., Versace, M. (2011) Reinforcement learning for visual navigation. NSF SLC PI meeting, Washington DC, November 2011.
  • Eldridge, S., Joshi, A., Raudies, F., Versace, M. (2011) A Neuromorphic Hardware that Learns to Navigate Based on Optic Flow. Mark Motter NASA visit, Boston, MA March 31, 2011
  • Raudies, F.,  Joshi, A., Versace, M., Ericson vist, Boston, MA, May 3, 2011.
  • Raudies, F., Joshi, A., Versace, M. (2011) Neuromorphic Hardware for the Computation of Optic Flow. NSF site visit, June 13, 2011.
  • Eldridge, S., Joshi, A., Raudies, F., Versace, M. (2011) Optic Flow FPGA Demonstration. Jay Myung USAF AFMC visit, Boston, MA, October 27, 2011.
  • Eldridge, S., Joshi, A. (2011) Autonomous Robotics. EK131/132 Freshman Presentation, Boston, MA, September 28, 2011 and November, 2011.
  • Raudies, F., Eldridge, S., Joshi, A., Versace, M. (2001) Reinforcement Learning for Visual Navigation. NSF PI meeting in December, 6, 2011 (talk).
  • Chandler, B., Gorchetchnikov, A., Leveille, J., Livitz, G., Eldridge, S., Raudies, F., Galbraith, B., Michalka, S., Joshi, A., Ames, H., Mingolla, E., and Versace, M. (2011) Designing autonomous adaptive agents. NSF CELEST site visit, Boston, MA, June 2011.
  • Leveille, J., Hayashi, I., Fukushima, K. and Versace, M. (2011) Online competitive incremental-decremental clustering with the Winner-Kill-Loser rule. Neuroinformatics 2011, Boston, MA.
  • Leveille, J., Livitz, G., Ames, H., Chandler, B., Gorchetchnikov, A., Versace, M., Mingolla, E. and Snider, G. (2011) Learning to see in a virtual world. Neuroinformatics 2011, Boston, MA.
  • Leveille, J., Ames, H., Chandler, B., Gorchetchnikov, A., Livitz, G., Versace, M., and Mingolla, E. (2011) Object recognition and localization in a virtual animat: large-scale implementation in dense memristive memory devices. IJCNN 2011, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • Leveille, J., Ames, H., Chandler, B., Gorchetchnikov, A., Livitz, G., Versace, M., and Mingolla, E. (2011) Invariant object recognition and localization in a virtual animat. ICCNS 2011, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Livitz, G., Ames, H., Chandler, B., Gorchetchnikov, A., Leveille, J., Versace, M., and Mingolla, E. (2011) Visually-Guided Adaptive Robotic Agent (ViGuAR). ICCNS 2011, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Galbraith, B., Versace, M., and Chandler, B. (2011) Asimov: Middleware for Modeling the Brain on the iRobot Create. PyCon, Atlanta, March 11-13th 2011.
  • Gorchetchnikov, A., Ames, H., Chandler, B., Leveille, J., Livitz, G., Mingolla, E., and Versace, M. (2011) General Form of Learning Algorithms for Neuromorphic Hardware. Computational Neuroscience Annual Meeting, July 27, San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • Gorchetchnikov, A., Ames, H., Chandler, B., Leveille, J., Livitz, G., Mingolla, E., and Versace, M. (2010) General form of learning algorithms for neuromorphic hardware implementation. CELEST Neural Plasticity Workshop, July 13, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Gorchetchnikov, A., Ames, H., Chandler, B., Leveille, J., Livitz, G., Mingolla, E., and Versace, M. (2010) MoNETA: Modular Neural Exploring Traveling Agent. Functional Connections workshop, CELEST, Boston, October 2010.
  • Gorchetchnikov, A., Versace, M., Ames, H., Leveille, J., Yazdanbakhsh, A., Chandler, B., Mingolla, E., Snider, G. (2010) General form of learning algorithms for neuromorphic hardware implementation. The international Computational Neuroscience meeting (CNS), San Antonio, TX, July 2010.
  • Versace, M., Gorchetichnikov, A., Chandler, B., Kozma, R.T., Ames, H.M., and Mingolla, E. (2010) How to build a brain on a nanochip. iSLC 2010, Boston, MA, May 2010.
  • Versace, M., Gorchetichnikov, A., Chandler, B., Kozma, R.T., Ames, H.M., and Mingolla, E. (2010) How to build a brain on a nanochip. NSF CELEST site visit, Boston, MA, March 2010.
  • Versace, M., Gorchetchnikov, A., Chandler, B., Kozma, R.T., Ames, H.M., and Mingolla, E. (2010) Neural design for nanochip applications. DARPA SyNAPSE site visit, Palo Alto, MA, March 2010.
  • Ames, H.M., and Versace, M. (2010) Institutionalizing translational research practices with the CELEST Catalyst. NSF CELEST site visit, Boston, MA, March 2010.
  • Leveille, J., Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2010) How do object reference frames and motion vector decomposition emerge in laminar cortical circuits? ICCNS 2010, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Versace, M., Ames, H., Chandler, B., and Lorenz, S. (2010) Applied brain-based learning models. ICCNS 2010, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Wong, C., and Versace, M. (2010) Putting the Dollars and Sense Back into Financial Forecasting with Neural Networks.  ICCNS 2010, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Leveille, J., Versace, M., Grossberg, S. (2010) From motion to object: How Visual Cortex Does Motion Vector Decomposition to Create Object-Centered Reference Frames? Vision Science Society (VSS 2010), Naples, USA.
  • Leveille, J., Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2009) How do object reference frames and motion vector decomposition emerge in laminar cortical circuits? Society for Neuroscience (SFN 2009), Chicago, USA.
  • Leveille, J., Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2009) How laminar visual cortical circuits create object reference frames using motion vector decomposition. Conference on Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (CCNC 2009), Boston, USA.
  • Leveille, J., Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2009) How do object reference frames and motion vector decomposition emerge in laminar cortical circuits? Society for Neuroscience Abstract (SFN 2009), Chicago, USA.
  • Leveille, J., Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2009) How do object reference frames and motion vector decompositions emerge from multiple moving targets? ECVP 2009, Germany.
  • Leveille, J., Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2009) Spiking dynamics during perceptual grouping in the laminar circuits of visual cortex. Boston University Science and Engineering Day, 2009, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Ames, H., Versace, M., and Gorchetchnikov, M. (2009) How can computational neuroscience benefit real world technological applications. iSLC 2009, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Palma, J., Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2009) After-hyperpolarization Currents Control Sigmoid Transfer Functions in a Spiking Cortical Model. ICCNS 2009, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Leveille, J., Grossberg, S., Mingolla, E., and Versace, M. (2008) Perceptual grouping in a spiking laminar cortical model. VSS 2008, Naples, FL, USA.
  • Ames, H., Versace, M., and Gorchetchnikov, M. (2008) Learning technologies: embedding CELEST models in real world application. NSF SLC PI meeting abstract, Washington, DC (NSF SLC 2008)
  • Leveille, J., Grossberg, S., Mingolla, E., and Versace, M. (2008) Spiking dynamics of perceptual grouping in the laminar circuits of visual cortex. ICCNS 2008, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Gorchetchnikov, M., Ames, H. and Versace, M. (2008) Simulating Biologically Realistic Neural Models on Graphic Processing Units. ICCNS 2008, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Versace, M, Ames, A., Leveille, J., Fortenberry, B., and Gorchetchnikov, A. (2008) KInNeSS: A modular framework for computational neuroscience. ICCNS 2008, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Versace, M. and Grossberg, S. (2008)  From spikes to objects: How multiple levels of thalamic and cortical interactions control visual learning, attenion and recognition.  Boston University Science and Engineering Research Symposium: Science Day 2008, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Versace, M. and Grossberg, S. (2008)  Spikes, synchrony, and attentive learning by laminar thalamocortical circuits.  NSF inter-Science of Learning Center (iSLC) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2007) Spikes, synchrony, and attentive learning by laminar thalamocortical circuits3rd Annual Conference on Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (CCNC 2007), San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2007) Spikes, synchrony, and attentive learning by laminar thalamocortical circuits. Coherent Behavior in Neuronal Networks Workshop (CoBeNN 2007), Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
  • Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2006) From spikes to interareal synchrony: how attentive matching and resonance control learning and information processing by laminar thalamocortical circuits. NSF Science of Learning Centers PI Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2006) From spikes to interareal synchrony: how attentive matching and resonance control learning and information processing by laminar thalamocortical circuits. Society for Neuroscience Abstract (SfN 2006), Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2006) From spikes to interareal synchrony: how attentive matching and resonance control learning and information processing by laminar thalamocortical circuits. NSF Science of Learning Centers Satellite Symposium at the Society for Neuroscience Abstract (SfN 2006), Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2006) Learning and Cognitive Information Processing in Thalamocortical Assemblies: Unifying Spikes, Synchronous Oscillations, and Resonance. International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems Abstract  (ICCNS 2006), Boston, MA, USA.
  • Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2006) From Spikes to Objects: How Multiple Levels of Thalamic and Cortical Interactions Control Visual Learning, Attention and Recognition. Vision Science Society Abstract (VSS 2006), Sarasota, FL, USA.
  • Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2005) Temporal binding and resonance in thalamocortical assemblies: learning and cognitive information processing in a spiking neuron model. Society for Neuroscience Abstract (SfN 2005), Washington, DC, USA.
  • Versace, M., Gorchetchnikov, A., and Grossberg, S. (2005) Applying the Methods of Experimental Data Visualization to Neuronal Simulations. International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems Abstract (ICCNS 2005), Boston, MA. 
  • Bhatt, R., and Versace, M. (2004) Default ARTMAP with self-adjusting learning rate. International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems Abstract (ICCNS 2004), Boston, MA, USA.
  • Gorchetchnikov, A., and Versace, M. (2004) KInNeSS: A new software environment for simulations of neuronal activity. International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems Abstract (ICCNS 2004), Boston, MA, USA

Collaborators

I am the leader of the Neuromorphics Lab, a highly collaborative lab with connections across both academia and industry.