Academic Affiliates

Jonathan Appavoo. My interests are in pursuing future programmable smart machines that practically combine programmable logic based computation with neural inspired mechanisms. Combining my experience in traditional computer architecture and operating systems, and an interest in machine learning and neural mechanisms, my work seeks to explore if it is possible to construct a system that exploits the general ability to learn through the counting, correlating, and memorizing of occurrences of events, to fast-forward a programmable computer.
Timothy Gardner. I study how neural systems learn to produce and to perceive temporal patterns. Using minimally invasive electrodes, I track neural codes in songbirds as they change in the process of song learning. In conjunction I am working to develop a time frequency analysis inspired by neural auditory processing. This method employs adaptive filters to emphasize a long-range coherence and simplicity of form that is useful for various technological applications.
Isao Hayashi. I am a Professor in the Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1095, JAPAN. My research interests include visual models, neural networks, fuzzy systems, neuro-hybrid robot, and brain-computer interface.
Jeffrey Markowitz. I am a PhD candidate in Cognitive and Neural Systems working in the Laboratory of Neural Circuit Formation under the supervision of Timothy Gardner.  Using computational and experimental techniques developed in the lab, I am studying the neural substrate of vocal learning in songbirds.


The Neuromorphics Lab is highly collaborative with connections across both academia and industry.