徐木貞博士が助教に昇進

この度、徐木貞博士が2024年5月1日付けで、ニューロモルフィックAIハードウェア研究センターの助教に昇任しました。

徐博士は2023年に東京大学で化学博士号を取得後、博士研究員として当センターに着任し、エネルギー効率の高いAI用ニューロモルフィックチップの開発研究に貢献してきました。

今後は助教として、材料、ナノエレクトロニクス、プログラミングに関する専門知識を利用し、脳にヒントを得た計算システムのための先進的な材料とデバイスアーキテクチャの探求に注力し、当センターのニューロモルフィックハードウェア設計における最先端研究を推進して行く予定です。

徐博士のコメント:
当センターの教員として画期的な研究を続けられることを嬉しく思っております。

Materials Meet Robots 2024


News

Apr 21: The time schedule is published.
Apr 9: The committee is updated.
Apr 2: The registration form is open.
Mar 30: The website is open.


About Symposium

In May 2024, an international symposium, Materials Meet Robots 2024, will be organized by the Society for Neuromorphic AI Hardware. The aim of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for discussion with researchers of material science and robotics and to make new ideas for research collaborations.


Date

May 7th (Tuesday) – 8th (Wednesday): Symposium
May 9th (Thursday): Excursion (only for invited speakers)


Venue

Venue: Conference Center of Kitakyushu Science and Research Park
Address: 2-3 Hibikino, Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu, 808-0135, Japan


Event

Keynote speech

May 7th, 13:30-14:15 JST (UTC+9)
Prof. Wilfred G. van der Wiel (University of Twente)
“Material Intelligence”

May 7th, 15:55-16:40 JST (UTC+9)
Prof. Konrad Szaciłowski (AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków)
“Computing in the times of Apocalypse: A new face of old compounds for unconventional memristive devices”

May 8th, 16:00-16:45 JST (UTC+9)
Prof. Zdenka Kuncic (University of Sydney)
“Mimicking the physical brain with self-assembled memristive networks: Towards adaptive online machine learning for robotics”

Invited talk

May 8th, 14:50-15:20 JST (UTC+9)
Prof. Takuya Matsumoto (Osaka University)
“Molecular Systems for Neuromorphic Computations”

Oral session (20 min per person)

Oral session 1: May 7th, 14:15-15:35 JST (UTC+9)
Mr. Thien Tan Dang (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
“Examining the Ability to Retrieve Historical Data Attributes in an Ag/Ag2S Nanoparticle Network Reservoir Computing”

Mr. Arie Rachmad Syulistyo (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
“American Sign Language Recognition by Reservoir Computing with a Combination of Multiple Reservoirs and Self-Organizing Multiple Readouts”

Dr. John Rex Mohan (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
“Information Processing Capacity of Coupled Spin Hall Oscillators”

Mr. Yusuke Miyajima (Waseda University)
“Proposed computational models of Amoeba-inspired combinatorial optimization machines towards the physical implementation”

Oral session 2: May 8th, 10:40-11:40 JST (UTC+9)
Mr. Ahmet Karacali (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
“Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients Feature Extracted Voice Recognition Task Using Atomic Switch Ag/Ag2S Device-Based Time-Delayed Reservoir Computing”

Ms. Yuka Shishido (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
“CMOS digital-analog mixed signal VLSI implementation of a hippocampus-inspired model”

Mr. Aoto Sasaki (Osaka University)
“Attempt at character recognition based on the properties of a {Mo_(154/152)}-ring”

Oral session 3: May 8th, 15:20-15:40 JST (UTC+9)
Dr. Yuya Ishizaki (Rikkyo University)
“Nonlinear Electronic Characteristics of Conjugated Polymer Monolayer Networks”


Poster discussion: May 8th, 13:00-14:30 JST (UTC+9)
Robot Demonstration: May 8th, 9:30-10:30 JST (UTC+9)


Registration

Registration is required to participate in the symposium. If you would like to cancel the registration, please contact the secretariat (neumorph-center[at]brain.kyutech.ac.jp).

Registration fee: 0 JPY
Deadline for registration: April 24th, 2024

We also invite poster presentations of research contributions relating to neuromorphic AI hardware (you can reuse posters presented at the 5th International Symposium on Neuromorphic AI Hardware if you want). Participants willing to present may check “willing to present in the poster session” and enter the presentation title in the following registration form. Abstract submission is not required.

Topics are as follows:
– Material Engineering
– Electric Circuit System
– Computational Model
– Robotics
– Others related to neuromorphic AI hardware


Presentation Instruction

Please present in English. The presentation time will be notified later.

Oral presentation
Please prepare a computer compatible with HDMI output.

Poster presentation
Please prepare a poster of A0 size (vertical orientation). Posters will be pinned by thumbtacks (the committee will prepare).


Committee

The Society for Neuromorphic AI Hardware

Chair
Hirofumi Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Vice Chair
Hakaru Tamukoh (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Secretariat
Yuki Usami (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Yuichiro Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Aki Fujita (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Mamiko Yonehara (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

応用物理学会 薄膜・表面物理分科会で論文賞を受賞しました

Neumorphセンター所属の宇佐美助教が筆頭著者の論文 “In-Materio Reservoir Computing in a Sulfonated Polyaniline Network” (Advanced Material掲載)について,当該論文の著者(田中啓文センター長,田向副センター長,田中悠一朗助教,大阪大学・松本教授,他)が第8回応用物理学会 薄膜・表面物理分科会で論文賞を受賞しました.

ISEPD2024にて特別シンポジウムを開催しました

2024年1月21日-24日にタイ・ナコーンラーチャシーマーにて開催された「The 22nd International Symposium on Eco-materials Processing and Design (ISEPD 2024)」にて,特別シンポジウム「Material Intelligence: Highly-efficiency in-material AI computing」を開催し,当センターの6名の構成員が招待講演,3名の学生が一般講演を行いました.

論文誌NOLTAのSpecial Sectionの論文を募集します

オープアクセスの論文誌「Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications (NOLTA), IEICE」の「Special Section on Recent Progress in Neuromorphic AI Hardware」を特別企画しています.この特別セクションは2024年3月開催の第5回ニューロモルフィックAIハードウェア国際シンポジウムとの共同プロジェクトであり,当該シンポジウムにおける発表者による論文を募集します.

論文投稿締切は2024年4月1日4月15日(募集は終了しました)です.詳細な情報はCall for papersを参照ください.

委員一覧

Guest Chief Editor田中 啓文九州工業大学
Guest Co-Editorシャチホフスキー コンラッドAGH University of Krakow
Guest Co-Editor森江 隆九州工業大学
Guest Associate Editor松本 卓也大阪大学
Guest Associate Editor田向 権九州工業大学
Guest Associate Editor長谷川 剛早稲田大学
Guest Associate Editor高林 正典九州工業大学
Guest Associate Editor永野 修作立教大学
Guest Associate Editor香取 勇一公立はこだて未来大学
Guest Associate Editor野村 修九州工業大学
Guest Secretary田中 悠一朗九州工業大学
Guest Secretary宇佐美 雄生九州工業大学
Advisory 堀尾 喜彦東北大学

The 5th International Symposium on Neuromorphic AI Hardware



News

March 28th: Info about call for papers – NOLTA, IEICE is updated.
March 3rd: Info about student paper award is updated.
Feb 26th: Info about registration is updated.
Feb 21st: Info about oral & poster session is updated.
Feb 16th: Info about sponsor is updated.
Feb 9th: Time schedule is updated.
Feb 5th: Info about sponsor is updated.
Feb 2nd: The deadline for abstract submission is extended.
Jan 30th: Info about payment method is updated.
Jan 29th: Info about invited speakers is updated.
Jan 16th: Info about invited speakers and committee is updated.
Jan 10th: The registration form is open.
Dec 10th: The abstract submission form is open.
Dec 7th: Info about invited speakers and abstract submission deadline is updated.
Dec 6th: Info about call for papers – NOLTA, IEICE is updated.
Nov 30th: The website is open.


About Symposium

In March 2024, the 5th International Symposium on Neuromorphic AI Hardware will be organized by the Research Center for Neuromorphic AI Hardware, Kyushu Institute of Technology. The aim of the symposium is to provide an opportunity to present and discuss the latest research regarding Neuromorphic AI Hardware.


Date

March 1st (Friday) – 2nd (Saturday), 2024: Symposium
March 3rd (Sunday), 2024: VIP Excursion (only for invited speakers)


Venue

RIHGA Royal Hotel Kokura
2-14-2 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 802-0001 Japan

Please reserve your own accommodation (the committee will not prepare for participants).


Invited Talk

Day & Time: March 1st, 13:30-14:10 JST (UTC+9)
Prof. Carlo Ricciardi (Politecnico di Torino)
“Self-organizing Nanowire Networks for Reservoir Computing and Memory Encoding”

Day & Time: March 1st, 17:00-17:40 JST (UTC+9)
Dr. Koji Terada (Preferred Robotics, Inc.)
“Kachaka: Revolutionizing Home and Business Environments with Advanced Autonomous
Service Robotics”

Day & Time: March 2nd, 14:45-15:25 JST (UTC+9)
Prof. Jordi Madrenas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
“Progress on Digital Hardware for Spiking Neural Networks: Plasticity, Model Experiments and
Scalability Considerations”

Day & Time: March 2nd, 15:40-16:20 JST (UTC+9)
Dr. Kazuya Terabe (National Institute of Material Science)
“Ionic Nanoarchitectonics for the Creation of Neuromorphic Devices with Various Functions”


Oral Session

Oral Session 1: March 1st, 14:25-15:25 JST (UTC+9)
Prof. Tsuyoshi HasegawaTemperature Dependent Operation of a Ag2S Island Network-based Physical Reservoir
Ms. Hsiao Woan-JenA Novel Near-memory Computing Architecture for Recurrent Neural Networks with SRAM and RRAM
Dr. John Rex MohanInformation Processing Capacity of Dipolar Coupled Spin Hall Oscillators
Oral Session 2: March 1st, 15:40-16:40 JST (UTC+9)
Dr. Yusuke SakemiSpike-Based In-Memory Computing Circuits Using Open Source PDK
Mr. Yinhao XuMultivariate Chaotic Time Series Prediction with Neuromorphic Networks
Dr. Gisya AbdiImpact of Cationic and Anionic Counterparts in Halobismuth(III) Salts on the Functionality of Artificial Synapses
Oral Session 3: March 2nd, 09:30-10:50 JST (UTC+9)
Mr. Naruki HagiwaraHighly-Integrable Analogue Reservoir Circuits Based on a Simple Cycle Architecture
Mr. Tomoro Marcus JonesImprovement of Read-out Circuit for Non-volatile Memory Embedded In-memory Computing Architectures
Mr. Keiichi NakanishiBidirectional 2D Reservoir Network for Image Anomaly Detection without any Training
Mr. Rio TomiokaNumerical Simulation on Wavefront Transformation using Self-referential Holographic Deep Neural Network
Each presentation is 20 minutes (15 minutes talk + 5 minutes Q&A)

Poster Session

Session 1: March 2nd, 10:50-12:00 JST (UTC+9)
Session 2: March 2nd, 13:00-14:10 JST (UTC+9)


Registration

Registration is required to participate in the symposium (even if you are a presenter or a virtual participant). If you would like to cancel the registration, please contact the secretariat (neumorph-center[at]brain.kyutech.ac.jp).

Payment for in-person participation:
Please pay the registration fee by selecting one of the following options:
Cash at the venue’s reception: Additional cost (5000 JPY) is required.
Online payment system: You may pay by the online payment system even onsite. Please show payment results at the reception.

Payment for virtual participation:
Please pay the registration fee via the online payment system.

Plenary/Invited Speaker0 JPY
In-person (Internal member of Neumorph Center *1)20000 JPY
In-person (External member of Neumorph Center *2)20000 JPY
In-person (Full)20000 JPY
In-person (Student)5000 JPY
Virtual (Internal member of Neumorph Center *1)20000 JPY
Virtual (External member of Neumorph Center *2)10000 JPY
Virtual (Full)10000 JPY
Virtual (Student)0 JPY
*1 Internal member of Neumorph Center is a staff working at Kyutech and belonging to Neumorph Center
*2 External member of Neumorph Center is an advisor of Neumorph Center, not working at Kyutech

Note that you need to select “[Participant] Registration fee” in New Registration in the online payment system.


Abstract Submission

We invite the submission of original research contributions relating to neuromorphic AI hardware. Authors willing to present may submit 1-page abstract using the following template via the following submission form by the deadline. The submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the committee and accepted ones will be assigned either oral presentation or poster presentation.

Topics are as follows:
– Material Engineering
– Electric Circuit System
– Computational Model
– Robotics
– Others related to neuromorphic AI hardware

The regulation is as follows:
– Manuscript must be written in English.
– Manuscript must be one page of A4.
– Top, bottom, left, and right margins must be 35.01mm, 30mm, 30mm, and 30mm, respectively.
– Font must be Times New Roman.
– Font size of title must be 14pt (bold).
– Font size of authors must be 12pt.
– Font size of other areas must be 10pt.
– Line spacing must be one line.
– Title, authors, and affiliations must be included.
– Acknowledgment and references can be included.
– Figures and tables can be included.
– Manuscript must be a PDF smaller than 1MB.

Please use the following template (MS Word) for the manuscript.

If you have a problem regarding the submission of your manuscript, please contact the secretariat (neumorph-center[at]brain.kyutech.ac.jp).


Important dates

Deadline for registration (In-person)February 2nd (Friday), 2024
February 23rd (Friday), 2024
Deadline for registration (Virtual)February 29th (Thursday), 2024
Deadline for abstract submissionFebruary 2nd (Friday), 2024
16:00 JST on February 9th (Friday), 2024
16:00 JST on February 16th (Friday), 2024
Notification of acceptanceFebruary 13th (Tuesday), 2024
JST = UTC+9

Presentation Instruction

Please present in English. Presentation time will be notified in the e-mail of notification of acceptance.

Oral presentation (In-person)
Please prepare a computer compatible with HDMI output. The computer will be connected to a streaming device via HDMI cable and your slide show will be broadcasted to a venue screen and Zoom (therefore, in-person presenters do not need to install Zoom client on the computer).

Please avoid using optical laser pointers because the pointer will not be broadcasted to Zoom. Please use software laser pointer functions (e.g. laser pointer of MS PowerPoint) instead of them. We will also prepare Logicool SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION REMOTE (driver installation is required).

Oral presentation (Virtual)
Please prepare a computer compatible with Zoom. Your slide show, video, and voice will be broadcasted to the venue and Zoom. Therefore, virtual presenters need to install Zoom client on the computer.

Poster presentation (In-person only)
Please prepare a poster of A0 size (vertical orientation). Posters will be pinned by thumbtacks (the committee will prepare).


Student Presentation Award

The Best Student Presentation Award

  • Kazuki Wada (Kyutech): “Data-driven Posture Control of Tensegrity Manipulator Using IMU Measurements”

Student Presentation Award

  • Dang Thien Tan (Kyutech): “Examining the Ability to Retrieve Historical Data Attributes in an Ag/Ag2S Nanoparticle Network Reservoir Computing”
  • Yusuke Nakaoka (Kyutech): “A Study of Reservoir Computing Performance by Orientation Dependence of Poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) Thin Films”
  • Takafumi Kunimi (Hokkaido Univ.): “A Novel Dynamic Predictive Coding Network with Augmented Direct Feedback Alignment towards its Physical Implementation”
  • Shohei Tatsumi (Hokkaido Univ.): “Physical Reservoirs Replication using a Small-scale Digital Calibration Reservoir”
  • Yuka Shishido (Kyutech): “An Efficient Spatial Representation Method for Memory-based Hippocampus-inspired Model”
  • Tomoro Marcus Jones (Kyutech): “Improvement of Read-out Circuit for Non-volatile Memory Embedded In-memory Computing Architectures”
  • Ryuta Toyoda (Kyutech): “High Sensitivity Motion Capture Under Low-light Conditions Using EVS”

Call for Papers – NOLTA, IEICE [Optional]

Neumorph Center organizes the Special Section on Recent Progress in Neuromorphic AI Hardware, Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications (NOLTA), IEICE, which is an open-access journal. The special session is a joint project with the symposium, inviting papers from researchers that are qualified to present their work in the symposium.

The deadline for the paper submission is April 1st April 15th, 2024. Please refer to the call for papers.


Committee

Chair
Hirofumi Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Vice Chair
Hakaru Tamukoh (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Executive Committee
Katsumi Tateno (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Osamu Nomura (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Yoichi Horibe (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Terumasa Tokunaga (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Yasuhiro Fukuma (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Yuki Usami (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Secretary
Yuichiro Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Secretariat
Aki Fujita (Kyushu Institute of Technology) – Finance
Mamiko Yonehara (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Mizuho Shimoda (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Secretariat: neumorph-center[at]brain.kyutech.ac.jp

Public Relations
Keiichiro Yonezawa (Kyushu Institute of Technology)


Cooperation

IEICE NOLTA Society


Sponsor


Call for sponsors
We are excited to announce an opportunity for companies to become sponsors for the symposium. By participating as a sponsor, you can show the brand advertisement in the program books and broadcast it to the venue during breaks. Additionally, you can provide a brand logo to put on the website.

Sponsorship fee: 50000 JPY

Please pay the sponsorship fee via the following online payment system. Note that you need to select “[Sponsor] Sponsorship fee” in New Registration.

Please contact us if you are interested in:
Secretariat: neumorph-center[at]brain.kyutech.ac.jp

ALCA-Nextに採択されました

当センターセンター長の田中啓文教授が,同センター副センター長の田向権教授,同センター外部委員で公立はこだて未来大学の香取勇一教授と共同提案した「超低消費電力マテリアルベースAIエッジシステムの開発」が,JST戦略的創造研究推進事業 ALCA-Nextに採択されました.

詳細な情報については本学のプレスリリースをご参照ください.

Core-to-Core Satellite Symposium of MNC 2023 – Materials Meet Robots 2023 –



News

Nov 21st: The symposium is closed.
Nov 8th: The registration is closed.
Nov 1st: The registration deadline has been extended.
Oct 20th: The schedule is updated.
Oct 19th: Company Tour is updated.
Oct 11th: The schedule is updated.
Sep 13th: The registration form is open.
Sep 12th: The website is open.


About Symposium

In November 2023, Core-to-Core Satellite Symposium of MNC 2023 – Materials Meet Robots 2023 – will be organized by Research Center for Neuromorphic AI Hardware, Kyushu Institute of Technology. This symposium is a satellite symposium of 36th International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference (MNC 2023). The aim of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for discussion with researchers of material science and robotics and to make new ideas for research collaborations.


Date

November 20th (Monday) – 21st (Tuesday), 2023
Day 1: 13:00 – 17:00 JST (UTC+9)
Day 2: 09:00 – 16:00 JST (UTC+9)


Event

Lecture

Day 1 13:30-14:00 Invited talk1 by Prof. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (Waseda University)
Title: Electrolyte-based Physical Reservoir

Day 1 14:00-14:30 Invited talk2 by Prof. Konrad Szacitowski (AGH University of Science and Technology)
Title: Reservoir computing for sensing applications

Ideathon

The aim of this ideathon is to come up with new ideas for research collaborations of material science and robotics. Several teams including researchers/students of material science and robotics will be organized, discuss some ideas, and give presentations of the ideas. The presentation will be evaluated and the winner will get an extra prize.

Day 1 15:00-15:10: Introduction
Day 1 15:10-15:30: Team building
Day 1 15:30-: Discussion
Day 2 09:00-11:00: Presentation
Day 2 13:00-13:30: Award ceremony

Robot Demonstration

Day 2 11:00-13:00

Participants have lunch while watching a robot working as a waiter at a real restaurant. The other robot with a material-based sensor is presented. These robots are presented by Hibikino-Musashi@Home, which is a robot developing team of Kyushu Institute of Technology.

Company Tour

Day 2 15:00-16:00

Participants will visit TOTO Meusium by bus.


Venue

Venue: Conference Center of Kitakyushu Science and Research Park
Address: 2-3 Hibikino, Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu, 808-0135, Japan

How to go to the venue

From Fukuoka Airport
1. 6 minutes via Fukuoka City Subway to Hakata Station
2. 30 minutes via JR to Orio Station (Limited express)
3. 15 minutes taxiride or 20 minutes bus to the venue

From Kitakyushu Airport
1. 78 minutes via Airport Bus to Gakken Hibikino

From Hakata Station
1. 30 minutes via JR to Orio Station (Limited express)
2. 15 minutes taxiride or 20 minutes bus to the venue

From Kokura Station
1. 25 minutes via JR to Orio Station
2. 15 minutes taxiride or 20 minutes bus to the venue

Registration

If you would like to cancel the registration, please contact the secretariat (neumorph-center[at]brain.kyutech.ac.jp).

Please pay the registration fee in cash at the venue’s reception.

Internal member of Neumorph Center *1 (Non-student)5,000 JPY
External member of Neumorph Center *2 (Non-student)5,000 JPY
Non-member (Non-student)5,000 JPY
Student0 JPY
*1 Internal member of Neumorph Center is a staff working at Kyutech and belonging to Neumorph Center
*2 External member of Neumorph Center is an advisory member of Neumorph Center
If you are not sure if you are a member or not, please contact the center.

Important dates

Deadline for registrationOctober 31st November 7th, 2023

Committee

Hirofumi Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Hakaru Tamukoh (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Yuki Usami (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Yuichiro Tanaka (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Secretariat: neumorph-center[at]brain.kyutech.ac.jp