Eilif Benjamin Muller
Université de Montréal
Eilif Muller is a IVADO Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosciences at the Université de Montréal, Principle Investigator of the Architectures of Biological Learning Lab (ABL-Lab) at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, and Associate Faculty Member at the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute (Mila).
His research tackles a fundamental mystery at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence: How sensory perception is learned in the neocortex. Integrating the latest empirical advances in our understanding of the synaptic, dendritic and circuit physiology of the neocortex, the ABL-Lab leverages a synergy of biophysical simulations of neocortical circuits and functional deep convolutional networks to explore a radically new dendritic perspective on the processes of neocortical learning, and provide new inspiration to solve open problems in the field of deep learning.