OCCAM 11 starts today!
We're excited to announce our sponsorship of OCCAM 2011, a new international conference workshop at the University of Osnabrück that starts today and lasts until Thursday, the 24th. The workshop's goal is to enhance our understanding of mechanisms and principles of information processing in self-organized hierarchical systems.
EyeQuant would not be possible without decades of foundational neuroscientific research at the University of Osnabrück, Caltech and the University of Southern California and many other institutions - as a scientific spin-off we're very happy to "close the loop" and give back a little to the the scientific community by sponsoring events like these.
The program (a pretty jaw-dropping line up!) features talks by an excellent group of international scientists, including a lecture by neuroscience legend Professor Shimon Ullman (Weizman Institute of Science). As Ullman is one of the early pioneers of vision research (together with our board members Prof. Christof Koch and Prof. Laurent Itti), we're of course especially excited to see him.
The event will be a mix of conference and workshop with a strong emphasis on cooperation - we're very much looking forward to establish some new and foster some of the existing relationships we have. While our co-founder Professor Peter König is one of the organizers, one of EyeQuant's most important researchers, Niklas Wilming, will be presenting in the Adaptation and Learning session.
For all non-neuroscientists who are nevertheless interested in learning about some very cool stuff we recommend a public talk by Konrad Körding on Wednesday at 7 in the "Schlossaula" - Körding will be speaking about "Moore's Law for Neurons" (in German, though!).