1st Workshop on Neuromorphic Photonics

The 1st Workshop on neuromorphic Photonics will be hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) the 6th & 7th of December 2021. Due to  COVID-19 crisis the workshop will be online through AUTH’s zoom platform. The workshop will be carried out within the frames of the H2020 EU projects PLASMONIACNEBULA and NEOTERIC, with a strong participation of prestigious academia and industrial speakers -3 of them from NEoteRIC project- who will discuss on the latest trends in photonic Neuromorphic processing.

Computing industry is rapidly moving from a programming to a learning area, with the reign of the von Neumann architecture starting to fade, after many years of dominance. Neuromorphic photonics has come forward as a new research field, aiming to transfer the well-known high-bandwidth and low-energy interconnect credentials of photonic circuitry in the area of neuromorphic platforms. The immense potential of neuromorphic photonics for energy efficient and blazing fast processing capabilities will be highlighted in this workshop by industrial and academic pioneers. Recent performance breakthroughs and technology trends will be discussed shedding light into several emerging applications areas. The target audience is MSc and PhD students, researchers and industry leaders. Young researchers and students are highly encouraged to leverage the opportunity of exchanging knowledge with academic and industry leaders by presenting a brief summary of their work in a 10-min presentation during the online poster session.

Speakers and Topics

Prof. L. Pavessi – “Time Multiplexed Photonic Reservoir Computing”

Prof. P. Prucnal – “Prospects and applications of photonic neural networks”

Prof. J. Capmany (UPV)– “NEoteRIC (Neuromoprhic Reconfigurable Photonic Integrated Circuits as Artificial Image Processors)”

Dr. Francesco Da Ros – “ML algorithms for optimized data transmission links”

Prof. D. Psaltis (LightON) – “Photonic Inference and Training in the Cloud”

Dr. B. Offrein (IBM) – “Inference and Training through photonic Xbar arrays”

Prof. W. Pernice – “Brain inspired computing and PCMs”

Prof. B. J. Shastri – “Prospects and applications of photonic neural networks”

Prof. F. Gardes – “Strategies for non-volatile alternation of optical components based on mid-index waveguides”

Prof. A. Hurtado – “VCSEL based neuromorphic architectures”

Prof. A. Tefas – “Noise-aware training of Photonic Neural Networks”

Prof. Darko Zibar – “Machine Learning algorithms for optimized data transmission links”

Prof. P. Stabile – “InP based photonic accelerators: 2D or not 2D?”

Prof. N.Pleros and Dr. Miltiadis Moralis-Pegios – “Compute with Light: Architectures, Technologies and Training Models for Neuromorphic Photonic Circuits”

Prof. Fabrice Raineri – “InP-Nano laser for neuromorphic computing”

Prof. K. Vyrsokinos – “Spatial reservoir computing based on a reconfigurable neuromorphic platform for high speed signal processing”

Prof. A. Bogris(UoA) – “Integrated Photonic accelerator for telecomm applications”

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