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February 16, 2009

Daniel David Ben Dayan Rubin

Last week, my group had the pleasure of hosting a brilliant, young theoretician: Daniel Ben Dayan Rubin. We got a wonderful tutorial (on white-board, no powerpointSmile) on attractor networks in spiking computation.

Biography:

I graduated from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in Electronics Engineering (M.Sc.). I conducted the research for M.Sc. dissertation -- entitled "On the Application of ANFIS (Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System) to the single-trial Movement related Potential Analysis" -- at the Technion (I.I.T.), Haifa, Israel, working with Professors. G.F. Inbar and S. Cerutti.

In September 2000 I was a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in theoretical Physics with Prof. Daniel J. Amit. In march 2002 I received a fellowship for PhD studies from the Bioengineering department at the Politecnico di Milano. In May 2005 I completed my doctoral studies at INI - Institute of Neuroinformatics at ETH Zurich, working with Prof. Rodney J Douglas, obtaining the degree of PhD defending the thesis entitled "The Functional Role of Noise in Neural Networks. Dynamics and Learning".

From August 2005 to March 2007 I was a PostDoc at ETH Zurich working with Prof. Stefano Fusi. Since March 2007 I am PostDoc Research Fellow at the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University, New York.

February 13, 2009

Videos from Singularity Summit 2008

Videos from Singularity Summit 2008 are now online. For a video of my talk, please see.

The summit was organized by an outstanding team of brilliant and dedicated individuals, most notably: Tyler Emerson, Susan Fonseca-Klein, Bruce Klein, and Jonas Lamis.