Leslie Smith: Exploiting neural spike coding for sound

When: Wednesday 28th September, 2016 @ 5:10 PM

Where: Room 4.31/4.33, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh

Seminar Title

Exploiting neural spike coding for sound

Seminar Speaker(s)

Prof. Leslie Smith (Cognitive Computation Research Group, University of Stirling).

Seminar Abstract

Sound can be coded in many ways, and we propose a biologically inspired spike-based sound coding that maintains fine time structure and can code over a wide dynamic range. We consider invertibility of this coding, and look at its use in finding onsets, segmenting sound, sound direction finding, musical instrument recognition, and conclude with some current work on spike based feature representation.

Speaker Bio

Leslie Smith is the Research Co-ordinator for the Division of Computing Science and Mathematics at the University of Stirling, and a member of the Cognitive Computation (CogComp) Research Group. His primary interests are in early auditory processing, spike-based computing, and the interconnection of real (cultured) neurons and electronics. He is the co-ordinator of the UK Neuroinformatics Node which is the UK Node of the INCF. Leslie is the joint leader of the Artificial Intelligence theme of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA). He is also Chair of the UKCRC Grand Challenge GC-5, Architecture of the Brain and Mind.