Open Data Science Seminar 1

Welcome to our new Open Data Science Seminar @RealTek. In the coming weeks we will be presenting research activities at NMBU where data science plays a central role. At each seminar one or two speakers will be presenting. There will be time for questions and discussions after the presentation. The seminar is open to everyone….

New software paper on hoggorm python library for explorative multivariate analysis

The hoggorm python library for explorative mulitvariate analysis has now its own software paper published at The Journal of Open Source Software. Results trained with hoggorm can be visualised easily with the complimentary hoggormplot package. Please follow the links below for more information: Software paper at The Journal of Open Source Software: http://joss.theoj.org/papers/10.21105/joss.00980 GitHub repository…

Master defense Runar Helin: Existence and Detectability of Very Fast Oscillations in Spiking Network Models

NMBU student Runar Helin defended his master thesis titled “Existence and Detectability of Very Fast Oscillations in Spiking Network Models” on June 14, 2019. Supervisor NMBU: Hans Ekkehard Plesser Abstract Extremely high frequency oscillations are present in dynamics of different simulated neuronal networks, but are not yet observed in experimental recordings. This raises the question…

Susanne Kunkel at International Supercomputing Conference 2019

REALTEK post-doc Susanne Kunkel joined Steve Furber, father of the ARM chip, and bio-inspired-learning expert Michai Petrovici for an exciting focus session on “Computational Neuroscience and Neuromorphic Computing: Foundations of Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence” organized by Markus Diesmann of Research Centre Jülich [https://2019.isc-program.com/session/?sess=sess204] during the International Supercomputing Conference 2019 [https://www.isc-hpc.com]. Susanne presented her newest results on…

NEST 2.18.0 Released

The NEST Developer Community recently released version 2.18.0 of NEST [https://github.com/nest/nest-simulator/releases/tag/v2.18.0], a leading tool for the simulation of large-scale neuronal networks. Coordinated by the NEST Initiative [www.nest-initiative.org], over 30 developers contributed 116 pull requests comprising 1128 commits. The new release provides a number of new neuron and plasticity models and additional functionality. It improves memory…

NEST conference 2019@REALTEK

Recent developments in the simulation of complex neuronal networks, aiming at understanding the brain as well as inspiring novel learning mechanisms, were at the focus of the NEST Conference 2019 (https://www.nest-initiative.org/conference) held in NMBU’s historic Urbygningen. Organised by Hans Ekkehard Plesser, head of the Data Science section at REALTEK, and post-doc Susanne Kunkel in collaboration…

NEST Hackathon 26-28 June 2019

Roughly a dozen eager developers gathered for three days in the Neurolab at REALTEK to extend and improve NEST, a leading simulator for large spiking neuronal networks (www.nest-simulator.org). Collecting many bright minds in a compact space boosted productivity and brought a lot of fun and motivation, aided by copious amounts of chocolate and coffee. Topics…

Master defense Jarand Hornseth Pollestad: Fully convolutional neural network for semantic segmentation on CT scans of pigs

NMBU student Jarand Hornseth Pollestad defended his master thesis titled “Fully convolutional neural network for semantic segmentation of CT scans of pigs” on June 25, 2019. External sensor: Guru Pradhan (Acando) Supervisors NMBU: Oliver Tomic and Kristian Hovde Liland Abstract Identifying the shape and location of structures within medical images is useful for purposes such as diagnosis…

Master defense Tyrone Carlisle Nowell: Detection and Quantification of Rot in Harvested Trees using Convolutional Neural Networks

NMBU student Tyrone Carlisle Nowell defended his master thesis titled “Detection and Quantification of Rot in Harvested Trees using Convolutional Neural Networks” on June 21, 2019. Extrernal sensor: Martin Høy (DNV-GL) Supervisors NMBU: Kristian Hovde Liland and Oliver Tomic Abstract Root and Butt-Rot (RBR) is having a significant economic impact on the forest industry and…