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Seminarium naukowe ZSI i ZOAK


Andrzej Papliński

Zakład Systemów Informacyjnych wspólnie z Zakładem Oprogramowania i Architektury i Komputerów zapraszają na seminarium w środę 29 kwietnia br. o godzinie 12:15 do Audytorium Centralnego (AC). Wykład pt. "Modelling basic perceptual functions" wygłosi prof. Andrzej Papliński z Monash University. Poniżej autorskie streszczenie referatu oraz krótka notka biograficzna o prelegencie.

Perception describes the way in which our brain interprets sensory information and creates the representation of the environment. We present a system that can integrate visual and auditory information and bind it to the internal mental concepts. The basic module of the system, loosely identified with a cortical area of the brain, consists of stochastically fixed number of neuronal units per perceptual object, and maps the higher dimensionality afferent signals into a lower dimensionality “neuronal code”. A typical perceptual system consist of three hierarchical layers of such modules, namely, the sensory layer, the unimodal association layer and the top, multimodal association module holding the representation of the collected knowledge.
We will demonstrate three versions of such a system that:
- binds concepts to spoken names,
- binds written words to mental objects,
- integrates visual and auditory stimuli.

Finally, if time permits, we will demonstrate how the knowledge can be transferred between such perceptual systems.

Speaker’s Bio. Andrew P.  Paplinski received his MSc and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. After moving to Australia, Andrew worked at the Department of Computer Science, Australian National University in Canberra, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide, and finally at School of IT at Monash University where he is  Associate Professor. Since 2012 Andrew has been teaching in the newly formed Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School in Suzhou, China. Andrew visited and collaborated with Kings College London, University of Oregon, University of New Mexico, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Nanyang Technological University, Technical University of Denmark and Lulea Technological University, Sweden. His research activities evolved from designing computer hardware, through theory of control systems, signal and image processing, ultrasonic imaging into current involvement in computer vision and computational neuroscience and intelligence. Andrew has published well over 100 papers, book chapters and books. Andrew serves as an assessor for the Australian Research Council and a variety of Europeans research authorities. He also acts as a reviewer for numerous conferences and journals from the area of computer vision and computational intelligence. 14 PhD students graduated under his supervision.

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