The Brain (Inspired) Computing group

In our group we study fundamental properties of probabilistic computational models of information processing, particulary in the brain (e.g. in the Bayesian brain / predictive processing accounts) and inspired by the brain (e.g. in neuromorphic computations). Our goal is to understand the potential and limitations of resource-bounded probabilistic computations, particularly with respect to time and energy usage, in order to better understand natural intelligence and realise artificial cognitive systems.

Our primary research methods are computational and formal modeling, algorithm design, and mathematical analysis of information representation and processing in frameworks such as Bayesian networks and spiking neural networks. In our research we value explanations that are both mathematically rigorous and biologically plausible; that scale up to 'real world settings' embodied and embedded in a realistic environment, and that 'advance the theory' as well as 'explain the data'. We are committed to fostering an open, safe, and inclusive research environment for our group members.
Group members
  • Johan Kwisthout - associate principle investigator
  • Nils Donselaar - PhD candidate
  • Danaja Rutar - PhD candidate
  • Erwin de Wolff - MSc AI thesis project
  • Ajinkya Indulkar - Research assistant
  • Borislav Sabev - Research assistant
  • Ellen Schrader - Research assistant
  • Simon Brandt - Visiting researcher Freiburg Universität
We are hiring! Currently there is an open position for a two-year Postdoc position on neuromorphic complexity analysis.
Alumni
  • Abdullahi Ali - MSc CNS thesis project
  • Wieke Kanters - MSc AI thesis project
  • Mihaela Gerova - CNS lab rotation
  • Bas Krahmer - CNS lab rotation
  • Dibyanshee Mishra - Visiting researcher Universität Osnabrück
  • Hugo Chateau-Laurent - Research assistant
  • Parsia Basimfar - CNS lab rotation
  • Tim Bergman - MSc AI student (thesis project)
  • Wouter Eijlander - MSc AI student (thesis project)
  • Dr Maria Otworowska - former PhD candidate, graduated Oct 4th, 2018
  • Djamari Oetringer - CNS lab rotation
  • Jefta Lagerwerf - CNS lab rotation
  • Sebastijan Veselič - Visiting researcher Universa v Ljubljani
  • Athena Iakovidi - Research assistant
  • Samuele Faggiano - Visiting researcher Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
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