Moderators: Yoonsuck Choe and Khan M. Iftekharuddin
March 31, 2009
There are several theories regarding the principles underlying
brain function and biological intelligence.
This panel, organized as part of IEEE CIMSVP, was intended as an open forum to
explore ideas on what could be these principles and how we can get to them.
Some relevant discussion points distributed to the panelists were as follows.
II. Panelists (and presentations)
- Do you think there is a single dominant functional/operational
principles of brain function and biological intelligence? Why?
- What is (are) your favorite principle(s) of brain
intelligence, and why do you think so?
- If you think our current ideas are lacking in any way, how
do you think we should direct our research to get to the
princples of brain function/biological intelligence? Slightly
rephrased, what kind of breakthroughs would be needed, in which
- thoeretical/conceptual breakthrough (conceptual framework,
- mathematical breakthrough (new mathematical formalism)
- experimental breakthrough (experimental methodology)
- technological breakthrough (new imaging method, new
ways to measure activity, new ways to stimulate, etc.)
The panelists, along with their presentation title (and slides) are listed
- Yoonsuck Choe (Texas A&M University, Computer Science and Engineering)
- Vivien Casagrande
(Vanderbilt University, Cell & Developmental Biology, Psychology and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
- Bertram Shi (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Electronic and Computer Engineering)
- Tarek M. Taha
(Clemson University, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
- Khan M. Iftekharuddin
(University of Memphis, Electrical and Computer Engineering)