New Training methods and architectures, Fault Tolerant Ensembles, Global Optimization, the use of statistical methods for accelerating and analyzing network training and performance, parallel processor implementation, comparative studies of Quality Control by NN and other statistical methods.
While the list of topics will vary to reflect the interests of the participants, the list will include: learnability and generalization theory; prediction of learning curves; the use of ensembles of neural networks, dynamic architectures; interacting algorithms and artificial life; applications' interface to learning theory and statistics.
This workshop will be devoted to aspects of neural networks important for their application to information processing and modelling, and for their interface to global optimization and other statistical methods.
The format of the sessions is to take a prepared one hour talk and turn it into a careful and detailed cross examination lasting 4-5 hours. This format has proved in past years to be an outstanding way to rapidly understand new ideas, and we invite you to share in the learning experience that viewing each other's work under such scrutiny can provide. The discussions aim to be constructive rather than critical, and all possible attempts will be made to relate the efforts to the open problems of the workshop.
Individual participants are expected to provide their own salaries. Academic and research institutions have recognized the value of participating in the Center's activities and have been willing to pay for work performed at the Center. The Center offers an excellent way to meet collaborators from other institutions through coordinated visits. Extended stays are thus recommended. The Telluride locale, situated in an unspoiled valley near 4200 m high mountain peaks in the south west corner of Colorado, offers ample outdoor attractions making such stays enjoyable for families as well.
Jacob Eller, CRI A/S, Denmark
Lar Kai Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
Christian Liisberg, Optics and Fluid Dynamics Dept., Roskilde Denmark
Jim Nulton, SDSU
Ben Felts, University of California, San Diego
Claus Svarer, Technical University of Denmark
Peter Salamon, San Diego State University
Christian Van den Broeck, University of California, San Diego
Bill Wellhouse, SDSU