This seminar is designed for master students in their second
year, or also in the first year, if they take simultaneously NN B
(or have already
taken one of the courses listed below).
The papers and talks will be on an introductory level, and will
be accessible to an audience with minimal technical background.
One didactical goal
of the seminar is to provide experience in giving presentation,
which can be practiced here in a relaxed setting.
In addition, students can explore research topics in which they
might be interested for a master thesis or -project.
One of the courses NN A, NN B, ML A, ML B suffices as
Wolfgang Maass on recent publications about
neural network models with a stable balance of excitation and
in particular on Stepp, N., Plenz, D.,
& Srinivasa, N. (2015). Synaptic Plasticity Enables Adaptive
Self-Tuning Critical Networks. PLoS Computational Biology,
(notes and further references
will be sent out later)